Storm blew passed the Lynx 90-66 with the help of Sue Bird
Orlando- Sue Bird steals the spotlight, as the Storm steamrolls passed the Minnesota Lynx for their second win of the season, 90-66.
In the first half, the Storm was very aggressive with pushing the tempo offensively against the Lynx. Sue Bird and Jordan Canada kept pushing the pace and making it hard for the Lynx's bigs to defend the painted area. The biggest lead the Storm had in the first half was 10 points, but the Linx got back into the game as Napheesa Collier scored a couple of big buckets to cut the Storm's lead to four late in the second quarter. With under four minutes left until the half, Birdshot a three to start a mini Storm run, but a late run by the Lynx that started with Slyvia Foles blocking a shot and throwing an outlet pass to her teammates kept the game close. At the end of the first half, the score was 41-35, in favor of the Storm. Foles breaks the WNBA All-Time Rebound record in her 13th season with 3,357, at the end of the half.
In the second half of play, Bird gave fans a scare, as she went down after she twisted her ankle. Bird took a few minutes to gather her composure and went back into the game. With her Bird back in the line-up, the Storm went on a 10-4 run and extended their lead to 15 late in the third quarter. Going into the fourth quarter, contributions by Breanna Stewart, Epiphanny Prince, and Jewell Loyd blew the game wide open for the Storm, as they marched to their second win of the season. Bird finished with 16 points, 2 rebounds, and 4 assists.
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