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Diggins leads Shock past Storm for fourth straight win

TULSA, Okla. – The Shock’s homecourt is no longer friendly to opponents.

Skylar Diggins scored a career-high 26 points and Tulsa finished off a four-game homestand with a 4-0 record after an 85-79 victory over the Seattle Storm on Sunday.

The Shock had been 22-50 at home coming into this season.

“Wow,” Tulsa’s Jennifer Lacy said of opponents’ record at the BOK Center. “The one we did lose was by one point. We just want to make it a point to protect our home.”

Tulsa (4-5) blew a third quarter lead but charged back behind Diggins and double-doubles from Courtney Paris and Glory Johnson.

Tanisha Wright scored 24 points to lead the Storm. Sue Bird was next with 12 followed by Shekinna Stricklen with 11. Former Shock guard Temeka Johnson came off the bench to score nine points for Seattle (5-8).

“We just didn’t do a good job down the stretch,” Wright said. “We need to start finishing and winning basketball games.”

Tulsa owned the boards with a 36-23 rebounding advantage.