The Seattle Storm used 82.4 percent shooting to seemingly demoralize the visiting San Antonio Silver Stars at KeyArena.
But just as significant as the Storm's hot start is the Silver Stars finding a way to play them even in the second quarter and head into the locker room only 44-33.
After using their hot shooting to mount a 31-19 lead after one quarter, the Storm fell victim to familiar problems. They turned the ball over on nearly 30% of their possessions, got beat on the offensive boards by a typically poor rebounding Silver Stars team and began settling for jumpers rather than attacking the basket.
But on the bright side, they're getting a far more balanced performance that they have sometimes gotten against quality opponents. Although forward Swin Cash is leading the way with 10 points, seven of the eight players that got in the game scored and for all that hot shooting Sue Bird only had five points and four assists. Tanisha Wright was impressive as well as a distributor with a game-high six assists.
Silver Stars guard Becky Hammon continued her hot shooting with nine points on 4-for-5 shooting, but Scholanda Robinson's long range shooting is arguably what kept the visitors in the game with a team-high 10 points on 4-for-6 shooting.
The Silver Stars have yet to play their most fluid basketball so the Storm will have to continue playing the defense that helped them hold them to 31.1 percent shooting in the second quarter.