September 2, 2011 in Sports

Seattle Storm qualify for playoffs

Associated Press

TULSA, Okla. — Sue Bird scored 21 points and the Seattle Storm rallied for a 78-72 victory over the Tulsa Shock on Friday night that gave them a playoff spot.

Lauren Jackson added 20 points and Swin Cash had 13 for the Storm (18-13), who trailed by nine points at halftime.

Seattle had won four straight coming in but trailed after a first quarter that saw Tulsa hit five 3-pointers, three by Jennifer Lacy.

Lacy finished with 18 points, Amber Holt added 17 and Tiffany Jackson had 12 points and 10 rebounds.

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