Just days ago, the Seattle storm managed to edge the Minnesota Lynx to move into the playoff standings. On Friday night, the Seattle Storm were able to grab their second-straight close win over an opponent. The San Antonio Stars have been surging over the second half of the WNBA season and seemed like they were about to come back to win their eighth game of the season. However, the Storm had different plans on their home court Friday evening. Here's the latest on how Seattle picked up the one-point victory and kept their spot alive for the WNBA playoffs.

WNBA game recap

The exciting finish in Seattle saw Stars rookie Kelsey Plum nail a long-range shot with 0.8 remaining. Unfortunately, after the officials reviewed her shot, it was ruled a two-pointer as the replay footage showed her toe was touching the 3-point line. The Storm were able to run out the clock and walk away with a 79-78 win.

Seattle Storm All-Star Breanna Stewart led her team tonight with 22 points on 7-for-19 shooting. Stewart also grabbed nine rebounds, dished out three assists, and had three blocks. Teammate Jewel Loyd scored 18 points on 7-for-12 shooting, while Sue Bird had 14 points and six assists.

For the San Antonio Stars, Kayla McBride led all starters with 18 points on 7-of-14 shooting.

McBride hit 4-of-7 of her 3-point shots in the game. Kelsey Plum had 15 points on 50 percent shooting while Isabelle Harrison finished with a double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds. D Hammy came off the bench and shot 9-for-13 to add 19 points.

For the game, the Storm shot just 45.6 percent while San Antonio shot 49.2 percent including a 38.1 percent 3-point rate.

The Stars also dominated the rebounding battle with a 37-23 edge. However, San Antonio squandered the ball way more, as they had 16 turnovers compared to just seven for the home team.

Standings & what's next

Tonight's victory gives the Seattle Storm a record of 12-16 overall and 9-6 at home. Seattle is holding onto the eighth and final playoff spot in the WNBA standings and have maintained their lead over the Chicago Sky.

The Storm will play again on Sunday when they take on that Sky team in Chicago at 6 p.m. Eastern Time.

For the San Antonio Stars, they drop to 7-22 on the season with a 1-12 record away. The team still is in the last place in the WNBA standings and has been eliminated from playoff contention. Next up, they'll play the Sparks in Los Angeles on Monday at 10:30 p.m. Eastern Time.