SEATTLE (AP) - Sue Bird had 14 points and seven assists tonight as the Seattle Storm beat the Washington Mystics 64-49.
Lauren Jackson scored 13 points, Sheryl Swoopes had 11, Swin Cash had 10 and Yolanda Griffith scored nine to help Seattle improve its record to 9-7. They're now in third place in the Western Conference, one-half game behind second-place San Antonio.
The Mystics cut a 13-point Storm lead to seven in the third quarter. But Jackson hit a 3-pointer from the right corner to give the Storm a 47-37 lead to end the period.
The victory allowed the Storm to bounce back from a 76-62 loss at Los Angeles on Tuesday, their fourth loss in five games.
Their next game is Thursday at home against the New York Liberty.
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