Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Sun 74, Storm 67. In a wild game with 12 lead changes, the Storm (7-6) sees a 10-game home winning streak come to an end, whereas the Sun (9-2) gets its sixth win in their last seven. Sheryl Swoopes puts the Storm ahead 65-63 at 2:20, but Barbara Tuner -- an ex-Storm player -- hits a 3-pointer for Connecticut to go up 66-65 with 1:15. Four Storm fouls in the final 30 second gave the Sun enough free throw juice to win.
Five players on the Sun scored in double figures, all the more interesting as the Storm stared the game with an 11-2 run. Coach Mike Thibault responded by putting all five starters on the bench.