Bird ignites Storm
SEATTLE – Sue Bird showed just how comfortable she’s getting with her new teammates.
The Seattle Storm point guard scored 27 points, and Camille Little added 19 points and nine rebounds to lead the Storm to their first victory of the season, 76-58 over the Tulsa Shock on Friday night.
Bird hit 5 of 7 3-pointers for Seattle (1-3) after she had made just 5 of 17 in the first three games of the season. Bird and Little had seven points each as the Storm outscored Tulsa 21-11 in the third quarter to break open a close game.
“I think being comfortable helps, and we’re getting more and more comfortable with each other,” said Bird, who has five new teammates this season because of trades, draft picks and free agent signings. “You’re able just to go out there and play and not have to think so much.”
Jennifer Lacy scored 12 points to lead Tulsa (0-5), which has lost 11 straight dating to last season, when it finished 3-31.
Seattle coach Brian Agler notched his 212th career win to give him the most in women’s professional basketball, surpassing Van Chancellor of the Houston Comets. Agler has won 140 WNBA games and won 72 in the old ABL.