This five-game winning streak is the Storm's longest since 2010, when the team was on the road to their second WNBA Championship.
Sue Bird scored a game high 25 points to lead the Storm. Bird scored 18 points in the second half. Ann Wauters had 14 points and seven rebounds. Ewelina Kobryn played an outstanding first half and scored nine points in just over 12 minutes of play. I am really pleased to see her stepping up for the team and growing more confident.
The Mystics put up a fight to start the second half and tied the score at 36. However, they were never able to hold the lead. The Storm led the game by as many as 14 points. The Storm scored 30 points from the free throw line, an advantage that helped secure the victory. The Mystics knocked down only 17 free throws.
Crystal Langhorne achieved a double-double, contributing 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Mystics.
The Mystics have lost their last four games.
Roster Changes Ahead
The Storm waived Victoria Dunlap from the roster. Head coach Brian Agler has said that he intends to add a veteran player to the team. He mentioned that he has been in talks with Svetlana Abrosimova, who is a free agent.
The Road Trip Continues
The Storm have three games left on their road trip. They will face the New York Liberty, Connecticut Sun and Los Angeles Sparks before returning to their home court. The Sun currently hold the number one spot in the Eastern Conference. The Storm have lost their previous three regular-season games against the Sparks.
Although they have some tough games ahead of them on their road trip, I am happy to see the Storm look more confident, remaining competitive through all four quarters of the game. With just a 2-6 record on the road, the Storm will be looking to pick up some big wins against very competitive teams during their road trip.
Anne Bucher has been a devoted follower of the WNBA since its inception in 1997. A Texas native, she cheered the Houston Comets on to their four consecutive championship titles. Now she lives in the Northwest and roots for the Seattle Storm.