ATLANTA — The Seattle Storm is the lowest-scoring team in the WNBA, and it showed during the third quarter against the Atlanta Dream on Friday.
The Storm was held to four points during the third quarter of a 68-59 loss to the Dream.
The only points Seattle scored during the key quarter came on a pair of baskets by Temeka Johnson as Atlanta pulled ahead by 16. Seattle used a 11-1 run to make it 58-52 but could get no closer.
“We just have to be aggressive,” Johnson said. “Take what we want, not what people give us. And have the taking mentality in the third quarter.”
Johnson and Tina Thompson each scored 11 points for the Storm (1-3).
Angel McCoughtry, last season’s leading scorer in the WNBA, scored 23 points, and Jasmine Thomas added 13 for the Dream (5-1).
“We’re going to have to just keep fighting,” Thompson said. “We’re not going to give in. Just going to keep fighting. Keep working, getting better, executing. I think that if we continue to focus on that then we’ll be OK.”
McCoughtry also had team highs with nine rebounds, seven assists and five steals.