"We’ve seen that before. We ran the same thing (that Connecticut was running), but Sue sort of tweaked it at the end, they took her cut away, and she popped out and caught it, took a dribble or two to her right and hit the shot. It was Sue Bird making a play," said Head Coach Brian Agler.
Bird, who finished with 20 points, received an inbound pass from Katie Smith and hit the 3 from the top of the arc as defending champion Seattle (12-8) moved into sole possession of second place in the Western Conference.
Tanisha Wright added 18 points, Swin Cash had 14 and Camille Little 13 for the Storm, who won three in a row for the first time this season.
"I was really proud of our whole team and Sue made some great decisions tonight. I’ve seen her make that shot a number of times," said Swin Cash. "In Sue Bird we trust. She’s proven herself over and over again. When she puts that shot, it’s going in."