Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/31/14
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Sue Bird scored 31 points and the Seattle Storm earned an 83-68 win over the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday. Camille Little added 18 and Ewelina Kobryn scored 10 for the Storm (8-9). DeWanna Bonner led Phoenix (4-13) with 12 points and Alexis Gray-Lawson scored 11. Bird's run began in the first quarter when she scored 13 points on 5-of-5 shooting, outscoring Phoenix 13-12. A pull-up 15-footer on the break and three 3-pointers were among her field goals during the quarter, helping Seattle increase its lead to 22-12 by the end of the quarter. Bird scored 13 more in the second quarter though she recorded her only two missed shots - a free throw, and a 3-pointer at the end of the quarter. She closed the half 9-for-10 from the field for 26 points, and added two rebounds and two assists. A third-quarter 3-pointer pushed Bird to 29 points, her most since her career-high 33 points set her rookie season in 2002. Two free throws upped her total to 31. She sat most of the fourth quarter and d...
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