Seattle is one game away from shutting the door on the Lynx and going back to the Finals
Seattle- The Storm defeats the Lynx 89-79 and are one game away with advance to the Finals.
Seattle improved much better with handing the zone that the Minnesota Lynx threw at them. The Storm was much more patient with getting the ball in the middle of fthe floor and taking quality shots. Natasha Howard was very aggressive with being active on the board and put Napheesa Collier in foul trouble early on. The Storm finished the first half on a 13-0 run and had a double digit lead at the break, 46-33.
The Storm poured it on the Lynx in the second half, as they went back to playing Seattle basketball. On the offensive side, Sue Bird was controlling the pace of the game and quickly threw passes into the post, because Collier was being passive on the defensive end with her three fouls. Late into the third quarter, Minnesota went on a 9-0 run to make the game interesting to say the least. The Storm saw their 18 point lead dissolve into single digits, as the Lynx got hot from behind the arc.
Seattle tightened their defense and made the adjustments that they needed to stop the Lynx from getting wide open shots. The Lynx turned the ball over five times and it led to seven fast break points. Jewell Loyd was a key factor in Game 2, as she was in Game 1. Loyd hit some big three pointers in the fourth to help her team pull out the victory. Seattle had four players in double figures.