For Seattle everyone besides Alexis Gray-Lawson and Tanisha Wright played in the win. Rookie forward Tianna Hawkins played the most minutes with nearly 23 minutes, and got 8 points, 3 steals, and 5 rebounds, four of them on the offensive end. Only issue is that she was 3-10 shooting overall, which we can’t really find out why when the game wasn’t on TV.
For LA, no one really had any breakthrough stats, though A’dia Mathies got the start with none of the top players played besides Nneka Ogwumike who had 7 points and 5 rebounds in just shy of 20 minutes. Even then Mathies was 1-7 shooting and that’s hopefully just a bad day at the office.
We finally saw a team just take a lot of threes with LA attempting 20 such shots, but only three of them went in, and I don’t know if these were just desperation shots or because the new three may be too far back in the women’s game as some have implied. The Storm only took nine threes, but made four of them, two by veteran post Tina Thompson.