The Storm dominated the first half, leading by as many as 17 points. However, the Lynx were not ready to go down without a fight. They stepped up their game in the second half and pulled within one point after Maya Moore hit two huge free throws with just over a minute left in the game.
Tina Thompson kept her cool and sealed the Storm win by pulling down two clutch rebounds and knocking down two free throws with just one second remaining in the game.
Sue Bird scored a game-high 21 points for the Storm. Tanisha Wright added 12 points, and Tina Thompson contributed 10 points to the Storm's win.
Maya Moore scored a team-high 14 points. Siemone Augustus added 12 points for the Lynx. Rebekkah Brunson brought down 11 rebounds for her team.
The Storm shot 44 percent from the field. They were seven of 16 from three-point range. Bird knocked down five huge threes in the game. They held the Lynx to just 38 percent from the field. The Storm held the Lynx to their lowest-scoring game of the season. The Lynx have averaged more than 85 points per game this season.
The Storm were hot off their victory against the Tulsa Shock and came out fired up to play the Lynx. The Lynx had won their first 10 games of the season, setting a WNBA record for the longest undefeated start to a season.
With this victory, the Storm have accomplished what was starting to look like an almost unattainable goal. The Lynx have been seemingly unstoppable since the 2011 season. Prior to their loss to the Storm, they had won and incredible 16 games in a row, including the 2011 postseason. The Storm had lost the last four times they played the Lynx.
This win is a huge victory for this Storm team. They have struggled with a slow start this season as the team adjusts to accommodate new players. Before their victory against the Lynx, their only two wins of the season were against the winless Tulsa Shock.
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.
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