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Jackson fronts Storm with 33 points and 12 rebounds

SEATTLE - Lauren Jackson figures the Seattle Storm should be able to play every game as well as they did against the Chicago Sky.

Jackson scored 33 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Storm to a 94-76 victory over the Sky on Tuesday night.

Jackson, the league's leading scorer who came in averaging 22.5 per game, had 16 points and eight rebounds in the first half for the Storm (7-6), then put up 15 in the third quarter.

Seattle led by as many as 16 in the first half and 23 in the third quarter.

"It's funny how the team goes from one extreme to the other," said Jackson, as she compared two wins in a row this week to two consecutive losses last week. "Hopefully, we stay on this roll. Honestly, this is what we should be doing every game.

"Losing is obviously frustrating and stirs up a lot of stuff. Winning just makes everything better again."

Jia Perkins scored 19 and Candice Dupree had 18 points for the Sky (6-8), which lost its third consecutive game. Dupree entered the game averaging 19.7 points, third best in the league.

The Storm are 6-0 when Jackson scores more than 20 points in a game and 1-6 when she doesn't. She scored at least 30 points for the fifth time this season.

Jackson came within two points of her career high, which she tied on Sunday in a win at Los Angeles. Jackson went to the bench with 7:37 left in the game and the Storm ahead by 20.

Mystics 91, Sun 75:

At Uncasville, Conn., Alana Beard scored 20 points, 16 in the second half, to the lead the Mystics over the Sun on Tuesday night.

Comets 75, Silver Stars 67

At Houston, Tina Thompson scored all 17 of her points in the second half to lead Houston to a win over San Antonio.

Monarchs 59, Liberty 46

At Sacramento, Calif., Rebekkah Brunson had 15 points and eight rebounds, and the Sacramento Monarchs never trailed.

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