The offense is more diverse this season — with a different leading scorer in each game — than it has been since 2013, the most recent year the Storm reached the postseason. Game at 7 tonight.

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In its first three games, the Storm has had three leading scorers, all of whom put up personal-best performances.

It’s a small sample size, but the box scores after the Storm’s 1-2 start epitomize coach Jenny Boucek’s offensive philosophy.

“We want the ball to find the open player,” she says repeatedly. “I really don’t care who takes the shot or who’s scoring. I just want us being smart and taking good shots.”


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The results have been mixed. Entering Thursday night’s game vs. the Washington Mystics at KeyArena, Seattle ranks fifth in the 12-team WNBA in shooting at 43.3 percent, virtually the same as last year.

The Storm averages a league worst 19.3 turnovers, is eighth in three-point shooting (30.2 percent) and is averaging just 19 free-throw attempts, which ranks 10th.

Still, Seattle has managed to slightly improve its scoring to 72.7 points per game from 70.4 last season.

There’s no disputing the offense is more diverse this season than it has been since 2013 — the most recent year the Storm reached the postseason.

“There’s been a lot of years — since I’ve been here — where we’ve had a balanced attack,” guard Sue Bird said. “But the difference is we had that one player (Lauren Jackson) that usually outscored everybody.

“And you never know, that one player might develop this year.”

In Seattle’s 96-66 season-opening loss at Los Angeles, rookie forward Breanna Stewart led the way with 23 points on 9-of-13 shooting. She played 34 minutes and was 5 of 8 on free throws.

In an 81-80 win at Phoenix on Friday, second-year player Jewell Loyd scored a career-high 30 points. She converted 12 of 20 field goals, including three three-pointers, in 36 minutes.

And in Sunday’s 78-71 home loss to Minnesota, Alysha Clark tallied a personal-best 20 points.

“We’re very versatile, and any given night anyone can get a hot hand,” said Loyd, who ranks fifth in the WNBA averaging 21.3 points. “It’s a tribute to our offense. It gives people an opportunity to be at their best.

“We have great shooters on this team and a drive-and-kick pass philosophy that creates open shots.”

Loyd, last year’s Rookie of the Year, has benefited the most, and at times she has been unstoppable. Last season she averaged 10.7 points and shot 41.1 percent from the field.

This season, Loyd is shooting a ridiculous 53.5 percent.

“Her understanding of this offense and where and how she can find her shots has grown tremendously,” Bird said. “You could tell when she came back from overseas.”

Admittedly, the Storm players are still discovering the best way to incorporate the multitalented Stewart into the offense. She’s one of three WNBA players averaging a double-double (17.0 points and 10.7 rebounds) despite garnering a lot of defensive attention.

“No defense can take away everything,” Stewart said Sunday after Clark’s breakout performance against Minnesota. “When defenses are focusing on certain players more than others, people are going to be wide open, and (Clark) is making them respect her.

“The more weapons we have, the better this team is going to be.”

The Storm is still waiting for center Crystal Langhorne, its leading scorer the past two years, to get comfortable in a new role. She has been pushed out of the paint, and her shots are limited.

Langhorne averaged 8.4 shots and 11.1 points last year. This year, she’s averaging 4.3 points and 3.7 attempts.