Tina Thompson scored 30 points, including five 3-pointers, to lead the Seattle Storm to a 96-86 overtime win over the Washington Mystics on Tuesday night.
“She’s a winner and she’s proven that,” Seattle coach Brian Agler said about Thompson, the 38-year-old who will retire after this season. “It’s nice for us and our fans and our players to have her on our team so we can enjoy this and see her at her best.”
Tanisha Wright had five of her 17 points in OT as Seattle (3-3) outscored Washington 18-8 in the extra period.
Temeka Johnson added 16 points and Camille Little scored 15 to help the Storm snap a three-game Washington winning streak. Seattle made 23 out of 24 free throws.
Crystal Langhorne scored a season-high 23 to lead Washington (4-2). Reserve Matee Ajavon had 17 points while Monique Curry and Michelle Snow had 12 apiece. Ivory Latta added nine points and six assists.
Johnson scored 12 and Thompson 10 to help put the Storm up at halftime, 47-40.