Tina Thompson had 27 points and 13 rebounds to help the veteran Seattle Storm hold off the San Antonio Silver Stars 72-71 on Tuesday night to fortify their postseason hopes.
Camille Little had 14 points and Tanisha Wright added 11 for Seattle (14-14), which won the season series against San Antonio to claim a possible tiebreaker if the teams close the season tied.
Jia Perkins scored 17 points, Shenise Johnson had 16, Davellyn Whyte added 14 and Danielle Adams 13 for San Antonio (10-18).
The Silver Stars outscored the Storm 7-2 in the final 23.8 seconds to nearly steal the victory.
Johnson made a 3-pointer, stole the inbounds pass from Thompson and fed Perkins for a 3 that pulled San Antonio within 72-71 with 1.7 seconds remaining.
Perkins stole the ensuing inbounds and flung the ball in an apparent shot, which Thompson grabbed amid a series of officials' whistles. After conferring, the referees ruled the game clock, which did not start, should have expired in the final chaotic ...