Two long streaks collide in Tulsa; Lynx hope both continue
June 9, 2012 — 6:59pm
Two teams with long streaks meet Saturday night at the BOK Center in Tulsa.
The Shock have lost 13 games in a row going back to last season but are coming oh so close to ending that streak. On Friday at Chicago, Tulsa lost to the Sky in overtime 98-91. The Shock are 0-7 this season with three of those losses coming by three points or fewer.
The Lynx are 8-0 this season, 14-0 going back to last year's playoffs. They also have an eight-game winning streak on the road. The big question with them is the status of Seimone Augustus. Will she play and how effective will she be? Augustus missed the last game with a strained right quad.
If the Lynx beat the Shock, they will tie the WNBA record for most consecutive wins to start the season. Los Angeles started 9-0 in 2001 and '03.
The Lynx lead the league in points per game (85.9), shooting percentage (52.3) and assists (19.1) per game. They are second in three-point shooting (40.2).
Tulsa is first in the WNBA in points off turnovers (23.9).
* Tulsa's 6-8 center Liz Cambage is not with the Shock these days. She is training with Australia for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The Aussies are in Turkey and beat the Turks 57-49. Cambage did not start, but had 16 points and seven rebounds in 16 minutes. ... Quanitra Hollingsworth, a former Lynx now with the New York Liberty, started for the Turks and had five points and six rebounds.
Roman Augustoviz spends Minnesota's winters covering college hockey, specifically the Gophers, and other University of Minnesota sports. During the summer, he writes about the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx, with a dose of U sports sprinkled in. Follow @RomanStrib on Twitter. E-mail Roman.
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