WASHINGTON (AP) - Sue Bird scored 25 points and Ann Wauters added 14 as the Seattle Storm completed a home-and-home sweep of the Washington Mystics with a 79-71 win on Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory.
The Storm (6-7) never trailed and held a 30-17 advantage at the free throw line in the opener of a four-game road swing. Seattle continues racing up the Western Conference standings after opening the season losing seven of eight games.
Crystal Langhorne led the Mystics (2-9) with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Washington, returning home following a winless road trip has lost four straight and eight of nine overall.
After the Mystics tied the score at 36 in the third quarter, Wauters' 3-pointer put the Storm ahead 45-42 and started an 11-2 run. Seattle's lead didn't dip below five in the fourth quarter.