Tulsa Shock v. Minnesota Lynx

Hope for the season’s home opener.

Photo by Shane Bevel/NBAE, courtesy Tulsa Shock.

Photo by Shane Bevel/NBAE, courtesy Tulsa Shock.

Friday, May 23, 7 p.m.

It’s been a rough road for the Tulsa Shock, Oklahoma’s only WNBA team, but with a new coach and a series of wins in the preseason, fans have reason for a show of optimism. Although the team lost to the San Antonio Silver Stars in last weekend’s season opening game, they lost by a margin of four points (plus the Shock beat the same rival in the preseason). Coach Fred Willliams has said he wanted to develop the team’s mental toughness. That will definitely be put to the test when the Shock play the season’s first home game Friday, May 23, at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave. Skylar Diggins, Odyssey Sims, Glory Johnson and the rest of the team square-off with the Minnesota Lynx at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $12-$155 at www.bokcenter.com.

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