Seattle Storm

Sue Bird returns as Seattle Storm defeat the Washington Mystics

Seattle Storm

It's a Bird. It's a- ok yeah it's a bird not just any bird.

Sue Bird returned to the lineup for the WNBA leading Seattle Storm after a two-week absence due to a sore knee and gave the Storm (14-3) a boost in Seattle's 71-64 victory over the Washington Spirit (4-12) to remain in first place in the WNBA.ย 

The 39-year old WNBA legend missed all of the 2019 season due to a knee surgery and has averaged 10.1 points and 4.6 assists in five games this season.ย 

In her return, she scored nine points on 3-6 from the field in 24ย minutes played.ย 

Seattle led for the vast majority of the game before Washington made it interesting late, cutting the Storm's lead to five.ย 

The win gave Seattle revenge from when Washington gave the Storm one of their three losses on the season on July 30th when the Spirit made 15 three-pointers en route to a 89-71 win.ย 

Wednesday evening, the Spirit could not repeat that explosion from beyond the arc making just seven three-pointers on 27 attempts.ย 

Despite a rough game from the field, Breanna Stewart led the Storm in scoring with 16 points despite shooting 4-17 from the field.ย 

Natasha Howard and Jewell Lloyd joined Stewart in double figures with 13 points a piece.ย 

Additionally, Howard grabbed nine rebounds surpassing 1,000 career rebounds.

Next, the Storm will take on the Los Angeles Sparks on Friday, September 4thย at 7:00 p.m. PT. ย