The Seattle Storm defeated the Atlanta Dream 79-77 in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals at KeyArena in Seattle, Washington, on Sunday.
Seattle guard Sue Bird hit a mid-range jump shot with 2.6 seconds left to provide the winning margin. Atlanta’s Angel McCoughtry missed a potential game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer.
The Storm now lead the best-of-5 series 1-0. Game 2 is scheduled for Tuesday night at 6 PM in Seattle’s KeyArena.
The Storm remain undefeated at home during the 2010 WNBA season.
WNBA MVP Lauren Jackson of the Storm led all scorers with 26 points. McCoughtry and Iziane Castro Marques led the Dream with 19 points each.