SAN ANTONIO — It has taken a few games, but the Seattle Storm is finding its footing without the franchise’s two cornerstones.
Camille Little had 23 points and 10 rebounds, Tina Thompson scored 10 of her 21 points in the final five minutes, and the Storm beat the San Antonio Silver Stars, 91-86, on Friday night for its third consecutive victory.
The Storm (4-3) has rebounded from a 1-3 start that partly stemmed from season-ending surgeries for All-Stars Lauren Jackson (hamstring) and Sue Bird (knee).
“I think we disappointed ourselves in the start, and we didn’t play to the best of our abilities,” Little said. “We knew we were better than that, and so we’ve just focused as a group so we can play better on both ends of the floor. We’ve been doing that, and we’re going to try to continue doing that.”
Seattle was 23-for-25 on free throws and 6-for-9 on 3-pointers.
Jia Perkins scored 21 points, and Danielle Robinson had 20 for San Antonio (2-5).
The Silver Stars stole the ball with Seattle leading, 88-84, with 21.5 seconds left, but Shameka Christon lost the ball out of bounds after being tripped on a fastbreak attempt. No foul was called on the play, and the Storm regained possession and closed out the victory at the free-throw line.