Back to back games are hard enough without having to beat a team that has won 14 straight games.
Against a fatigued Tulsa Shock squad, the Seattle Storm cruised to a 111-65 victory tonight at Key Arena, breaking the WNBA record for margin of victory, but more importantly moving one game closer to securing home court advantage throughout the playoffs.
Storm guard Svetlana Abrosimova scored 20 points and had 8 assists in a game that was pretty much decided at halftime with the Storm up 33 points. Forward Swin Cash was big in the first half with characteristically aggressive play and finishing with 18 points and 7 rebounds on 8-10 shooting.
The Storm got out to a 13-0 lead in the first quarter and finished the quarter ahead 28-9 holding the Shock without an offensive rebound. Offensive rebounding ended up being the difference in the big halftime spread with beating the Shock on the offensive glass 10-1 in the first 20 minutes.
With the win, the Storm advance to 24-4 and got some rest for their starters while the Shock fall to 5-24.
To review a moment-by-moment account of the blowout, see the game thread at SBN's Swish Appeal.