After a poorly played first half, things didn't get any better for the Seattle Storm in the second half.
Never able to cut into the Minnesota Lynx's 19-point halftime lead, things just got completely out of control in the second half as the Storm fell 92-67.
And with extended garbage time tonight, the Lynx showed what made them so good - emptying the bench for them means inserting three former lottery picks and a former All-Star. Making a particularly strong impression off the bench was reserve guard Candice Wiggins, who shot 5-for-8 from the 3-point line and tied Seimone Augustus for a game-high 16 points.
The Storm simply don't have that kind of firepower this season. And with the opportunity for the Storm to leave the season series tied at two apiece and move within striking distance of first place in the Western Conference, the Lynx denied them in about as harsh a manner as possible.
Although the Storm were less turnover prone in the second half, they were also unable to just make shots while the Lynx's offense kept humming along and shooting 56.2 percent for the game. In what has been a persistent problem this season, the Storm got a lop-sided effort with Swin Cash outscoring the other four starters combined with a game-high 18 points. Cash combined with reserve Le'coe Willingham's 14 points to score 32 of the Storm's 67 points.
The Storm fall to 9-8 and head to Oklahoma tomorrow to take on a 1-16 Shock team that gave them some trouble in their first meeting.