SEATTLE – Tanisha Wright scored a season-high 20 points and the Storm used a 15-0 run midway through the game to beat the San Antonio Silver Stars, 82-76, for their third consecutive win Friday night.
Wright’s free throws down the stretch were key, and her steal and basket sealed the win for Seattle (4-7).
Sue Bird scored 10 points and hit two free throws with 17.5 seconds remaining. Katie Smith scored 13, Camille Little 12 and Tina Thompson 12 for Seattle.
Jia Perkins scored 20 points to lead San Antonio (4-5).
Smith hit a 3-pointer with 1:46 remaining to put Seattle in front 69-62. Consecutive 3-pointers by Perkins kept San Antonio close late in the fourth. Wright was fouled repeatedly down the stretch to extend the game, but made eight of 10 to maintain Seattle’s lead.
The Storm struggled in the first. Seattle shot 27.8 percent from the field, missing numerous open shots. Six San Antonio turnovers helped keep Seattle in the game during the opening quarter.