After trailing for the first 39 minutes, the Storm still had a chance to steal a win at Connecticut Friday night, but could not come up with the necessary shot to tie or take the lead late in the game. Down by as many as 19 at one point, the Storm rallied behind the energy provided by Swin Cash, who was a perfect 12-of-12 at the free throw line and scored a game-high 25 points. Cash was instrumental in a 15-2 run to end the third quarter that made up much of the deficit.
Twice in the last minute, the Storm took over down two or three. Both times, Sue Bird missed shots that could have tied the score. She felt her miss with 4.2 seconds left went off defender Asjha Jones, but referees disagreed and a pair of Kalana Greene free throws finished off the 75-70 win. Tina Charles led the Sun with 20 points and 10 rebounds, while Lawson scored 16 and Renee Montgomery had 10 points and eight assists. Camille Little and Le'coe Willingham scored 10 points apiece for the Storm, which shot 3-of-21 (14.3 percent) from three-point range.
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"Of course, there is something to be said about a team that can come back,
but there also needs to be something said about why we are falling behind
like that. I think that is what we are going to focus on in trying to
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Swin Cash's aggressive play helped the Storm come back.
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