Seattle wins 2nd straight, beating Atlanta 86-73

SEATTLE (AP) Alysha Clarke and Ramu Tokashiki scored 14 points apiece and the Seattle Storm led nearly wire-to-wire for their second straight victory, 86-73 over the Atlanta Dream on Saturday night.

Clarke was 4 of 7 from the field, including a pair of 3-pointers, and Tokashiki was 6 of 9. Sue Bird had 12 assists, two shy of her career best to help Seattle improve to 5-12.

Seattle was down 2-0 when Bird lofted a pass inside to Takashiki, who scored a turnaround jumper in the paint, igniting a 14-0 run. In the run, Bird scooped up one of Atlanta's 19 turnovers, led a fast break and tossed a one-handed pass to Clarke, who pulled up on the left wing to make a 23-footer.

With Atlanta (7-9) trailing by 15, slumping Angel McCoughtry opened the second half with three baskets in 1:17. She finished with 16 points, leaving her four shy of 4,000 for her career.

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