With the Washington Mystics committing 11 first half turnovers while only shooting 25.8 percent, this has not been a particularly pretty game.
And it's hard to know how much of that is just poor play from the Mystics or good defense from the Seattle Storm.
With center Crystal Langhorne sitting this game out due to back pain, the Mystics offense stalled to a near-complete halt in the second quarter as they shot 1-for-15 and committed seven turnovers after the two teams played basically even in the first quarter. Four of those turnovers were Seattle steals, but so many of them were gimmes that it's hard to figure out how much was just sloppiness instead of good defense.
Either way, a Storm team looking for some rhythm this season will probably take a 35-26 lead on the road.
The Storm were led by point guard Sue Bird who has nine points and four assists with no turnovers while Swin Cash added eight points, including 3-for-4 shooting from the free throw line. Mystics rookie forward Victoria Dunlap got the start today and led the Mystics with seven points on 3-for-5 shooting.