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Storm Roundup: Seattle stay hot and extend winning streak

Storm on Five Game Winning Streak

After a momentum building win against the then undefeated Minnesota Lynx on Fathers Day it was important for the team to follow up with a big week at home before they take off for another extended road trip.

The Storm did just that as they have realed off five consecutive wins boosting them to 6-7 on this season after a franchise worst 1-7 start.

The first of these two victories came against the San Antonio Silver Stars on friday who had defeated the Storm by thirteen earlier this season in San Antonio.

The Storm led for the majority of the game and led by as much as 11 points early in the second half. However by the fourth quarter the Storm was holding onto a slim lead. Tanisha Wright and Sue Bird made some clutch free throws in the final minute of the game to seal an 82-76 win.

Wright led the team with her season high 20 point effort and all five Storm starters as well as Tina Thompson , who came off the bench, scored in double digits.

The Storm had a quick turn around to get ready for the Washington Mystics who came into town on Sunday.

The Storm fell behind 7-2  in the early going before Brian Agler called a timeout just 3:43 into the game. Following that timeout the Storm fought back from the small early deficit to take the lead for good just past the halfway point of the first quarter.

Tanisha Wright

Tanisha Wright and Sue Bird made some clutch free throws. (Photo AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

The Storm took an 11 point lead into halftime

The Mystics were able to cut the lead down to seven multiple times in the third quarter but never got any closer. Seattle pulled away for good  half way into the third quarter and coasted to a 72-55 win. Both Sue Bird and Ann Wauters finished the game with 14 points to lead the team.

The team then traveled on the road for the second leg of the home-and-home stand with the Mystics.

The two teams played a much tighter game the second time around.

The Storm jumped out to an early  and took a 26-12 lead four minutes into the second quarter but a late firts half run by the mystics cut the Storm’s lead down to six at the half.

The Mystics came back from the small deficit to tie the game at 36 and then a few minutes later at 42.  However just ten seconds after the Mystics had tied the game Sue bird set up Ann Wauters for a three pointer which gave the Storm the lead for good.

Bird had a game high 25 points in the game with 18 of those points coming in the second half.

Wauters, who scored 14 points, was the only other Storm player to reach double digits in the Storms 79-71 victory.

The Storm will put their five game winning streak on the line when the four game road trip continues in New York City on Saturday night.
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