A dominant second quarter was enough to get the Storm a road victory Friday in Tulsa. Down 23-17 after one quarter, the Storm allowed just 11 points in the second period to turn a six-point deficit into an advantage of the same size at the break. The turnaround happened quickly, with the Storm blitzing the Shock for 13 unanswered points in the span of three minutes. After leading by as many as 15 in the second half, the Storm withstood a late surge by the home team. Sue Bird's three-pointer with 37 seconds left pushed the Storm's lead to seven points and essentially sealed the game. The win secured a playoff spot for the Storm with three games remaining in the regular season.
Bird was the Storm's leading scorer, needing just 12 shot attempts to put 21 points on the board. She made four of her five attempts from beyond the arc. Bird added five assists. Lauren Jackson scored 20 points on 8-of-15 shooting and the Storm also got 13 points from Swin Cash, who snapped a six-game stretch where she was held below double-figures.