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“We slowed them down in transition, which is what they are good at,” Currie said of the first half. “In the second half, the game got away from us.”

The Dream couldn’t hold a 17-point second-quarter lead and lost to Tulsa 84-80 in Williams‘ debut on Tuesday. It was the Shocks’ first road victory.

“It kind of flip-flopped,” Williams said of the Washington victory.

“We’ve been flat in the third quarter,” said Arminite Price, who had three of the Dream’s 12 steals. “We wanted to come out with a spark and let it carry over.”