Sims leads Shock past Storm 85-67 for sixth-straight win
SEATTLE (AP) Odyssey Sims had 24 points and four assists to lead the Tulsa Shock to an 85-67 victory over the Seattle Storm on Thursday night.
Plenette Pierson scored 17 points, Brianna Kiesel had 13 and Karima Christmas added 10 for Tulsa (16-14), which has won six straight.
Seattle (9-21), which dropped three games back of Los Angeles for the final Western Conference playoff spot, rested Sue Bird. The Storm play at Chicago on Sunday before a home-and-home series with West-leading Minnesota.
Jewell Loyd led the Storm with 16 points and six assists.
Sims and Pierson scored seven points apiece, and Kiesel made a layup to cap a 14-8 run to give the Shock its largest lead, 65-42 with 4:18 to play in the third quarter. The Storm pulled to 67-53 with 1:31 left in the third quarter. The Shock opened the fourth quarter with an 11-0 run and cruised from there.