CANBERRA, Australia -- Seattle Storm forward and former WNBA most valuable player Lauren Jackson played her first competitive game in 11 months this weekend, admitting she was "terrible" while scoring 13 points to lead the Canberra Capitals to victory in Australia.
The 33-year-old Jackson had knee and hip operations this year which prevented her from playing for Seattle and then Australia during the September world championships.
The WNBL's Capitals, who had lost six of their last 10 games, won 73-70, with Jackson making three of nine field goals after entering the game midway through the first quarter.
Jackson, who also had five rebounds, tweeted after the game:
Carrie Graf, Canberra's coach and former Australia coach, said Jackson "was extremely nervous, but she scored some vital points."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.