In the toughest game of the season at KeyArena since Minnesota embarrassed Seattle in June, the Storm defeated Connecticut 81-79 on a three-pointer by All-Star PG Sue Bird with 3.1 seconds remaining Friday.
The two-point margin is the Storm’s closest win of the season, winning four games by seven points or fewer. Unlike 2010, the Storm has faltered in nail-bitters, losing five by nine points or fewer this season. That’s part of what makes Bird’s clutch shot so special, perhaps a signaling of the return of an unstoppable team?
Seattle departed early Saturday morning for a two-game road trip against Atlanta and New York that will help further solidify the Storm’s season. Currently the team is second in the Western Conference and euphoric about Friday’s win before 7,289 Storm Crazies.
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For a statistical analysis of how the remaining playoff push is going to unfold in terms of viewing pleasure, check out this in-depth piece by blogger Nate Parham. Seattle (12-8) plays at Atlanta (8-11) at noon on NBA-TV.