Seattle Storm Vs. San Antonio Silver Stars Final Score: Storm Get A Solid 70-60 Win On The Road

With just under three minutes left in the fourth quarter, forward Swin Cash banked in a 3-pointer from the left wing to put the Seattle Storm up by 10 points. 

Aside from the fact that it was unclear as to whether she called her bank on a Saturday evening, this is the same player that is coming off 22.5 percent 3-point shooting in August.

And that was just the type of game the Storm had in beating the San Antonio Silver Stars 70-60 in the second of back-to-back road games tonight - there were times when they weren't just getting good scoring opportunities, but everything seemed to be falling.

After a cold first quarter, the Storm shot just over 50 percent over the final three quarters. When considering the string of cold shooting nights the Storm had earlier this season, it was refreshing to see that type of progress with the WNBA playoffs approaching on September 15.

Cash didn't actually shoot that well in scoring 14 points on 6-for-16 shooting and grabbing a team-high 12 rebounds, but that performance was also her largest point total since mid-August in a blowout against the Atlanta Dream. Storm point guard Sue Bird led the scoring effort with 15 points on 5-for-8 shooting and setting up teammates with a team-high six assists. 

However, Bird's seven turnovers tell another unfortunate story for the Storm - turnovers haunted them once again in a third quarter that they committed 8 of their 19 turnovers, which is more than they've had in any game since center Lauren Jackson's return.

Jackson's presence was noticeable tonight as her ability to draw opposing post players out to the perimeter opened up space for players like Cash and even shooting guard Tanisha Wright to go to work in the post. Jackson wasn't shy about taking 3-pointers either, going 3-for-5 from beyond the arc and finishing the game with 13 points and four rebounds. Perhaps more importantly, Jackson played just under 23 minutes, which is closer to what coach Brian Agler might like and gave her some measure of rest in the second half after averaging 28 minutes over the past three games.

Silver Stars forward Sophia Young scored a game-high 22 points and tied for a team-high five rebounds, but the Storm did do a better job of keeping her off of the free throw line in the second half in holding her without a free throw attempt.

The implications of the game will be clearer later tonight after the Los Angeles Sparks and Phoenix Mercury complete their game on NBA TV, but for now it's fair to say that this is a significant win for the Storm: it was a quality win on the road in which they found a way to overcome that persistent turnover problem.

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