Leading all scorers with 21 points, Sue Bird rallied the troops into a winning game last night against the Minnesota Lynx in Seattle (65 – 62). The Lynx suffered their first defeat of the 2012 season. Their 10 wins were the most ever to start a year in WNBA history.
The Storm also snapped Minnesota’s 13-game winning streak, which was tied with the Storm’s 2010 streak for third longest in WNBA history.
Lynx Head Coach Cheryl Reeve said post-game, “I thought Seattle played really hard and were far more determined than we were to win the game. We didn’t show up until the second half and that was a little bit disappointing. But Seattle earned it. They played really, really hard and they hung their hat on their defense tonight and that gave them a chance to win the game.”
Reeve added, “For whatever reason, we couldn’t get connected in the first half enough for a very hungry and motivated Seattle team. But that’s what happens when we don’t bring everything that we have for 40 minutes. We’re disappointed in ourselves, but much respect to Seattle for coming in and doing what they needed to do.”
According to the Storm’s official website: “The Storm will take tomorrow off and get back to work in practice on Tuesday, trying to get better with this brief break before the San Antonio Silver Stars come to town on Friday.”