The Storm continued to get it right, even on the road.
In the first of a four-game road trip Tuesday night in Washington, D.C., Seattle (6-7) never lost the lead against the Mystics to win its fifth game in a row, 79-71. Granted, the Mystics (2-9) are the worst team in the Eastern Conference, but after a rugged start to their WNBA season, the Storm isn’t worried about the quality of the opposition.
After a 72-55 win in Seattle Sunday over Washington, the rematch was nearly as good for the Storm in securing its second road win of the season. Sue Bird had a game-high 25 points on 9 of 14 shooting from the field, and Ann Wauters added 14 points and seven rebounds.
The Storm went up 17-10 after the first period and held a 32-26 lead at halftime. The margin grew to 14 points before Washington closed in the fourth quarter, getting the lead down to five. But steady free throw shooting down the stretch clinched the win.
Crystal Langhorne led the Mystics with 20 points and 10 rebounds. The Mystics missed 12 of their 16 three-point attempts.
The Storm road trip continues Saturday with a 1 p.m. game in New York.