The Tulsa Shock announced on Thursday that guard Riquna Williams will undergo surgery on her knee next week at Tulsa Bone and Joint Associates. Williams will miss the remainder of the 2014 season but will remain in Tulsa to support her teammates. Williams is expected to be fully recovered by the start of next year’s training camp.
Atlanta Dream beat the Tulsa Shock, 85-75 on Thursday night, cutting the Shock's chances of making the playoffs.
Atlanta (17-9) was led by Tiffany Hayes with 27 points, while Tulsa (10-18) was led by Odyssey Sims with 22 points. It was Sims' third game in a row as the Shock’s leading scorer. She has also scored more than 20 points the last three games.
Tiffany Jackson-Jones, in her first appearance of 2014 since coming off the I.R., went 2-for-2 from the field, scoring four points in one minute of play.
"The defense stepped it up," said head coach Fred Williams. "We were able to push it in transition and get some run outs. We wanted to make the game more up tempo, which we did in the first half and some in the third quarter."
Saturday evening (Aug. 2) the Shock will host the Minnesota Lynx, Saturday night at the BOK Center. It will be Breast Health Awareness Night. The Shock have partnered with Soulful Survivors, BCAP, Susan G. Komen and Oklahoma Project Woman for the game. The concourse will include educational elements about breast health and organizations involved with awareness. There will be a silent auction during the game with items from the Shock team and items from other sports teams.
Following the conclusion of the game, there will be a live auction on court for the game-worn pink jerseys the Shock players will be wearing, as well as shoes and headbands. The Shock players will present and autograph the auction items to the winning bidders.