The Tulsa Shock, finally showing some signs of life in its fifth season, may be the WNBA’s hottest team.
Skylar Diggins is playing like a serious candidate for league MVP and her teammates are filling roles as the Shock are soaring for the first time since it moved to Tulsa five years ago from Detroit.
Tulsa has won six of its last eight games. The Shock started the season 0-5.
The new-look Shock comes home for a two-game homestand with games on Saturday (Los Angeles) and Sunday (Phoenix) at the BOK Center.
The Shock won twice on the road in the past week.
Diggins had 33 points in a victory at Chicago on Sunday then followed up with 32 points in a victory at Indiana on Wednesday night.
Suddenly, Tulsa is more than a spoiler. The Shock is a serious playoff contender.
The Shock won 107-102 in overtime at Indiana. Diggins was fantastic down the stretch of the game.
"When she’s (Diggins) on, she’s on," said Tulsa coach Fred Williams.
Diggins is averaging 20.5 points per game and has been fantastic all season. Glory Johnson has averaged 15 points per game. The addition of rookie Odyssey Sims (12.1 points) has helped turn Diggins into the superstar most expected. In her second season, Diggins has been the spark to Tulsa’s turnaround.
She led a Tulsa comeback from 17 points down to beat Indiana.
"I was proud of the way my team resisted and was able to get key plays from a lot of people to help us win this game," said Diggins.