Storm defeats Lynx, 103-88
Bradenton, FL- Natasha Howard's 19 points contributed to a fifth consecutive win for the Seattle Storm, as they defeated the Minnesota Lynx 103-88.
Howard had everything going for her, as she was hitting her shots on the offensive end and held down the fort on the defensive end. Howard had a couple of steals that lead to fast break points for her team. Collectively, Seattle forced 24 turnovers and scored 28 points off of those turnovers.
“I think we did a really good job of making things difficult for them,” head coach Gary Kloppenburg said. “We cashed in on it, we pushed the ball on the other end, got some easy baskets, and that’s what you want to do. If you’re playing pressure defense, you wanna cash those turnovers in and get points out of them."
Seattle had five players in double figures and their bench production stepped up when the Lynx was trying to spring together some drives to cut the deficit down. Sue Bird had a decent game, as she had 8 points and dished out 7 dives. With the win over the Lynx, the Storm are in full control of first place in their conference, as well as best record in the WNBA.