Shekinna Stricklen poured in a career-high 26 points to lead the Seattle Storm to a 76-67 victory over the Tulsa Shock on Thursday.
Tina Thompson tallied 20 points and 10 rebounds and Tanisha Wright added 15 points, five boards and six assists for the Storm, who wrap up their regular- season Saturday before opening the postseason against the top-seeded Minnesota Lynx on Sept. 20 at Target Center.
Riquna Williams led the Shock with 17 points and nine rebounds and Roneeka Hodges netted 15 points off the bench for Tulsa, which has lost four of its last six games.
Tulsa visits playoff-bound Seattle on Saturday in the season finale for both teams.
The Shock held a 60-59 edge with 4:40 remaining, but the Storm ripped off nine straight points to grab an eight-point lead.
Jennifer Lacy's 3-pointer with 1:10 left brought the Shock within three, but Seattle went 4-for-4 from the free throw line down the stretch to hang on for the victory.