Elizabeth Cambage scored 20 points and the Tulsa Shock held off a late surge by the San Antonio Silver Stars to win 73-67, in WNBA action Friday night at the BOK Center. With the win, the Shock improved to 9-18, matching the team's high win total in four seasons in Tulsa.
Also scoring in double figures for the Shock were Candice Wiggins with 16, Glory Johnson had 15, and Angel Goodrich added 10.
"It's just good to get the win, even though it was very ugly," said Cambage, who scored nine points in each of the second and third quarters. "We have to fight harder against the (L.A.) Sparks and this win will help us."
Tulsa held San Antonio to only eight points in the first quarter and led 40-22 at halftime. However, the Silver Stars battled back in the second half, outscoring Tulsa, 45-33.
"You knew it wasn't going to be that easy," said Tulsa head coach Gary Kloppenburg. "You know how when teams get down, they're going to make a run, but I thought we made some plays down the stretch. We were happy to come out with a win any way we can get it. It's difficult to get wins in this league."
Shameka Christon scored 18 points off the bench to lead the Silver Stars (9-17), who are 1-6 in their past seven road games and 3-11 on the year outside Texas. Shenice Johnson added 13 points, eight in the fourth quarter, and eight rebounds.
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Tulsa will play at Los Angeles on Sunday, in a game that will be nationally televised on NBA-TV, 7:30 p.m. Central. The Shock's next home game is Aug. 30 against San Antonio, 7 p.m., at the BOK Center.