Tulsa Shock's home opener

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Monday, May 27, 2 p.m.

It must have come as a surprise for the Tulsa Shock when Liz Cambage, the 6-feet-8-inch center from Australia, announced last week that she would play for Tulsa in 2013 after she had stated the opposite weeks earlier. The surprise, however, is surely a welcome one for the WNBA team, which will play its first home game of the new season at 2 p.m. Monday, May 27, against the Washington Mystics. The BOK Center, 200 N. Denver Ave., welcomes the Tulsa team back after its single preseason game at home earlier this month when the Shock lost to the Atlanta Dream. A new line-up and Cambage’s presence on the court could spark a change for the better as the team works to improve its stats. And Cambage, who also plays in a league in China and for the Australia Women’s National Basketball Team (the Opals), just may see fit to repeat that historic slam dunk she landed at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Cambage is scheduled to join teammates Skylar Diggins, Candice Wiggins and Glory Johnson as a new season gets started. If the preseason is a clue to how the rest of the season will go, 2013 will be a decisive year for the Tulsa team. Tickets to Monday’s home opener are $10-$115, available at www.wnba.com/shock.

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