Storm could not complete the second half comeback, as they were defeated by the Mystics 87-83
Seattle, WA- The Storm was defeated by the Washington Mystics 87-83.
Early on, Seattle struggled to find their offense against the Washington Mystics. Collectively, the Storm was shooting around 33% from the field in the first quarter. On the defensive end, Seattle had a difficult time stopping Tina Charles. Charles was in double figures at the start of the second quarter
For the first time in over a month, the Storm tailed by 15 in the second, which was the largest deficit that they trailed by this season. However Sue Bird and the Storm chopped down the Mystics lead and went on a 8-0 run before the end of the half to cut their lead to seven, 43-36.
Seattle came out the gate in the third and went on 10-0 with under nine minutes in the quarter to take the lead for the first in the game. It seemed like all of the momentum was shifting to Seattle, but Washington was sticking around. Each time Seattle scored, the Mystics came right back with a mini-run of their own. At the end of the quarter, the Storm once again trailed, 69-64.
With under .30 seconds left in regulation and down by two, Breanna Stewart missed a point blank shot and eventually the Storm went on to lose their third game of the season.