Bird, Smith lead Storm in 86-73 win over Shock




TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Sue Bird scored 21 points and Katie Smith added 17 as the Seattle Storm beat the winless Tulsa Shock 86-73 Friday night to snap a four-game losing streak.

Tina Thompson had 16 points on 5-for-6 shooting for Seattle (2-7), which has beaten Tulsa for both its wins this season. It also marked the Storm’s eighth consecutive victory against the Shock dating back to the 2010 season.

Jennifer Lacy scored 16 points to lead Tulsa (0-9).

Bird connected on her first nine shots from the field before missing her first attempt with 52.2 seconds left in the third quarter. Her accuracy set the tone for Seattle as the Storm shot 55 percent from the field.

Bird also became the first player to hit her first nine shots since San Antonio’s Danielle Robinson against the Shock last Sept. 11.