STORM GET A HUGE WIN AS THEY CRUSH THE LA SPARKS 81-9

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Storm get a huge win as they crush the LA Sparks 81-69

Breanna Stewart has been on fire this last week. After posting back to back 30+ point games, Stewie put up a 26 point effort against the mighty LA Sparks to help try an reverse the Storm’s fortunes. Jewell Loyd would add 22 as the Storm drop the Sparks 81-69.

“They’ve proven that they can score in this league, they can take over games and really dominate at certain points,” said Sue Bird, who has played for the Storm since 2002. “Considering it’s only their second and third year, that’s a good sign for things to come. They’re just going to get better and better.”

1 2 3 4 Total
Sparks 21 18 16 14 69
Storm 15 22 23 21 81

In the season opener, the  Storm lost to the Sparks (12-5), the club was without Stewart and Sue Bird, who were out with knee injuries, and it lost by 10.

When the teams met again on Saturday, Stewart hit the 20-point benchmark for the fourth consecutive game, and Bird had an accurate day, hitting 6 of 7 from the field for 15 points. In Seattle’s last game, a loss against the New York Liberty on Thursday, Bird had only two points.

“When we play and we’re running and we’re out in transition, we’re not thinking as much,” Stewart said. “It’s easier to find things and find people. Defenses can’t guard it.”

 Standings

Western confrence W L PCT GB STREAK
Minnesota Lynx 13 2 0.867 L 1
Los Angeles Sparks 12 5 0.706 2 L 2
Phoenix Mercury 10 6 0.625 3.5 W 3
Dallas Wings 9 10 0.474 6 L 1
Seattle Storm 8 9 0.471 6 W 1
San Antonio Stars 1 16 0.059 13 L 2

 

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