Jackson, Storm rout ShockSep 7, 2012 - 4:29 AM Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Lauren Jackson scored a season-best 23 points and Shekinna Stricklen added 15 points and eight rebounds off the bench, as the Seattle Storm used a big third quarter to bury the Tulsa Shock, 101-74.
Svetlana Abrosimova and Sue Bird each chipped in with 11 points in the victory. Jackson scored seven points in the first quarter, more than her total in two of the three games since her return from injury.
Yet, the Storm held just a 26-24 lead. Ivory Latta, Riquna Williams and Glory Johnson kept Tulsa in the game for much of that period, but Seattle started to pull away in the second. Latta ended with 18 points, Williams scored 17 points with five assists and Johnson donated 15 points in defeat.
Jackson was back at it with 10 points in the third quarter, more than Tulsa's total (9) in the period. She scored the period's first seven points with her three-pointer opening a 60-40 lead. Her jumper moments later made the score 68-44, and the rout was on from there.
Seattle led by as many as 34 points early in the fourth stanza before emptying its bench.
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