The Storm moved to 19-2 on the season with Tuesday’s win in San Antonio, the team’s 10th in a row, and finished up a 3-0 road trip. Here’s what people said about the game.
Storm wins; 19-2 start second-best in WNBA history – Terrence Thomas, special to the Seattle Times
The Storm made six consecutive three-pointers during a game-changing run overlapping the third and fourth quarters, rallying past San Antonio 80-74 Tuesday before 12,414 fans at the AT&T Center.
“I think these kinds of games test your character,” said Storm guard Tanisha Wright, who had eight points and seven assists. “It shows what you have inside of you — whether or not you’re going to fold or rise to the occasion.”
Seattle fights back late to beat San Antonio – Christopher Wells, seattlepi.com
Leading the way for the Storm was the consistent Lauren Jackson. After a slow start, she rebounded to score 21 points on 8 of 13 shooting from the floor. She also had seven boards and a steal.
Sue Bird also had a solid game with 20 points on 6 of 10 shooting from the field, four assists and two steals.
Storm’s surge too much for Silver Stars – Terrence Thomas, San Antonio Express-News
The Silver Stars fumbled away a 10-point lead late in the third quarter and lost to Seattle 80-74 before 12,414 fans at the AT&T Center.
“They know we had an opportunity to win this game, so they’ll be hurting,” Silver Stars coach Sandy Brondello said. “We’re getting to where we need to be to beat the best teams in the league.”
Statistical Summary: Storm 80, Silver Stars 74 – Q McCall, SwishAppeal.com
Even in a seemingly monotonous stretch march to the playoffs, what makes the Storm remain exciting is that they seem to embody what it means for resilient individuals to come together as a resilient unit to respond to novel challenges. If you appreciate the dynamics of team play in a fluid sport like basketball, the fact that this team will find ways to win when the chips are down is impressive. Especially when it’s not just Lauren Jackson doing it alone.