The Seattle Storm fell behind early and could never catch up in an 80-67 loss to the Silver Stars Saturday in San Antonio. An offensive drought saw the Storm scored just one basket in more than eight minutes as the Silver Stars used a 16-2 run to open up a double-digit lead. The Storm made a push late in the second quarter and got within seven just after halftime, but another drought allowed San Antonio to pull away. The final 13-point margin was the closest the Storm got in the fourth quarter.
The Storm shot just 36.4 percent from the field and struggled from downtown, making eight threes in 30 attempts (26.7 percent). The offensive glass was the team's bright spot, as the Storm came up with a season-high 14 offensive rebounds. Rookie Shekinna Stricklen had four of them, finishing with 14 points and eight rebounds, both new career highs. Camille Little and Tina Thompson joined her in double figures with 10 points apiece. Tanisha Wright scored nine points and handed out six assists. It was a rough night for Sue Bird, who shot just 1-of-13 from the field, finishing with five points. The Silver Stars were led by their bench, which combined to outscore their starting five 41-39. Danielle Adams had 13 points and rookies Ziomara Morrison had 12 and Shenise Johnson 10.
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"We're going to really analyze how we're doing things; what we're calling offensively, combinations on the floor, and maybe the process of what we're playing out there offensively."
- Brian Agler Complete Quotes/Notes
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Tanisha Wright scored nine points and handed out a game-high six assists.
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