The Storm put together one of their best all around games Friday, outworking the Stars on both ends of the floor all four quarters, and coming away with an impressive 83-69 win. The Storm were able to dictate the pace, upping the tempo on offense and pushing the Stars out of their comfort zone-the Stars are last in points per game in the WNBA and like to play at a relatively slow place.
Christina Longhorne led the way for the Storm, scoring 22 points, on 8-12 from the field and also snagged 10 rebounds, recording her first double double of the season. Sue Bird also added 10 points, knocked down two threes, and also dished out five assists. Alysha Clark also pitched in 10 points on four for nine from the field.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Storm were able to stymie both Kayla McBride and Jia Perkins, holding them to seven points on 3-14 from the field, and seven points on 3-14 from the field as well, respectively. The Storm also dominated the glass, out-rebounding the Stars 37-28.
Los Angeles fell to the Indiana Fever 76-66 tonight, meaning the Storm moved up a game in the standings, and now trail the Sparks by just three games for the final playoff spot.