The Storm's drought in Connecticut is over. Bouncing back from a loss Saturday at New York, the Storm defeated the Sun 89-83 Sunday in overtime. The odds were stacked against the Storm entering the game. Not only had Seattle lost eight consecutive games at Mohegan Sun Arena, not only was it the second game of a back-to-back, but the Storm was also short-handed without starting center Ann Wauters due to a calf injury. Yet the Storm rallied from an early deficit to take the lead in the fourth quarter. With 13 seconds remaining and the game tied, Sue Bird went to the free throw line with a chance to give the Storm the lead. Remarkably, she missed both attempts, but misses by Asjha Jones and Tina Charles meant the Storm's first overtime period since 2010. There, Bird and Katie Smith came up with key three-pointers and Little scored five points to help the Storm seal the victory.
Little finished with a career-high 27 points on 10-of-13 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds. Tina Thompson, who stepped into the lineup for Wauters, added 20 points and seven boards, making three three-pointers. Bird had 11 points and eight assists and Ewelina Kobryn came off the bench to score a career-high 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting. Kara Lawson led Connecticut with 22 points. Jones (15 points, 11 rebounds) and Charles (13 points, 14 rebounds) had double doubles but tough Storm defense held them to combined 10-of-38 shooting.
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"We were terrible in New York and that is something we talked about. We didn't play like ourselves so we wanted to go back to the things that allowed us to win five games in a row."
- Tina Thompson Complete Quotes/Notes
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Camille Little helped the Storm win in overtime with the best scoring performance of her career.
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