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Cash scores 20 as Storm beat Liberty, 78-70

SEATTLE (AP) — Swin Cash had 20 points and 11 rebounds to help the Seattle Storm beat the New York Liberty 78-70 on Tuesday with Lauren Jackson on the sideline with a mild concussion.

Jackson, averaging a team-best 21.4 points and 9.0 rebounds, was injured when she was hit in the face by Los Angeles' DeLisha Milton-Jones while going for a rebound during the Storm's 75-62 victory on Saturday. Jackson is listed as day to day.

Sue Bird scored 11 of her 16 in the fourth quarter for the Storm (16-2), who have won seven straight games. LeCoe Willingham, subbing for Jackson, had 13 points and Camille Little finished with 12.

Taj McWilliams-Franklin led the Liberty (7-9) with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Cappie Pondexter added 16.

New York carried a 58-54 lead into the fourth quarter but Bird's three-point play with 5:56 left put Seattle in front for good at 65-63.

The Storm shot a season-best 55.6 percent (30 of 54) from the field and limited the Liberty to just 37.5 percent (27 of 72).