Tina Thompson and the Seattle Storm are heating up just in time to make a run at a WNBA-record 10th straight playoff berth.
Seattle’s tumble on Sunday kept the team from reaching .500.
Temeka Johnson scored nine of her 18 points during a key eight-minute stretch in the second half and the Seattle Storm beat the Los Angeles Sparks 77-57 on Tuesday night.
The Chicago Sky got off to a slow start. However, once they got going, there was no stopping them.
The Storm will host Hannah, an 11-year-old child from the Make-A-Wish program, which grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions, on Aug. 20 as Seattle welcomes the Los Angeles Sparks to KeyArena.
Tina Thompson put up a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds, and Tanisha Wright added 16 points, and the Storm earned a 69-63 victory against the San Antonio Silver Stars on Sunday.
In their first meeting of 2013, Seattle fell to host Minnesota Lynx 90-72 Sunday night at the Target Center.
Storm President & CEO Karen Bryant was selected to receive the Community Spirit of Seafair award, given to individuals who have made a meaningful impact on the City of Seattle.
Tina Thompson has been selected as the WNBA Western Conference Player of the Week for games played July 22 through July 29. This is Thompson’s first honor of this season and the seventh of her career.