After the final buzzer of Friday’s 86-78 loss to the Phoenix Mercury, the round of post-game activity at the BOK Center started in the quite normal and usual manner, just another day at the office for the Tulsa Shock.
A head coach meeting a waiting press corps to talk about the game, the highlights, the areas of opportunities, just like every other home game over the past 14 months.
“As I spoke with the young ladies telling them that they really fought hard, that’s the thing. They battled all the way through it once again,” Tulsa Shock coach Nolan Richardson said as he looked forward to a rematch on Sunday. “Well, we don’t have to scout ’em anymore, we’ve done enough scouting tonight with them.
“We know they’re a good basketball team, they play extremely well at home, extremely well. They shoot the ball extremely well so we’re going to have our work cut out but again I think that for our ladies it’s important for them to go out – for the challenge and show that they’re able to play with anybody.”