Shock beat Mercury in final regular-season game before move

Ponca City Now - September 14, 2015 10:09 am

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – Rookie Brianna Kiesel scored a career-best 28 points to help the Shock beat Phoenix 91-87 on Sunday in their final regular-season home game in Tulsa before the franchise moves to Dallas next year.

Tulsa’s fans will have at least one more chance to watch the team play. The Shock (18-16) will play the Mercury in a home playoff game Saturday. This is the franchise’s first postseason berth and first winning season since it moved from Detroit before the 2010 season.

The game had no meaning for playoff seeding — Phoenix was locked into the No. 2 seed and Tulsa into the No. 3 slot, and their series will start Thursday in Phoenix. Still, the crowd of 6,064, one of the largest of the season, was energetic on Fan Appreciation Day and stood and cheered well after the final buzzer.

 

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