• Fago Franklin III

`Storm powers through Sun in OT 90-87

Seattle- The Storm gets the win in over time against the Sun



After coming off an overtime win against the Dallas Wings, the Seattle Storm wanted to impose their will against DeWanna Bonner and the Connecticut Sun early on. Breanna Stewart was hot in the first quarter and scored 12 points to get the Storm rolling. After the hot start, Seattle's offense started to stall. Sue Bird was having a tough start and could not hit wide open shots and collectively Seattle was shooting around 45% from the field. Despite letting the Sun get back into the game, Seattle finished the half on 9-0 run and went into the locker room with a 46-40 lead.


In the second half, turnovers killed potential scores for the Storm. They had five turnovers that led to some transition points for the Sun and got themselves back in the game. Let's take it to the fourth quarter. Jewell Loyd and Bird hit some big shots down the stretch to keep Connecticut at bay for a bit. With under .50 seconds left in regulation, the Sun nailed a three point shot to tie the game at 77 apiece.


Bird was fouled on the ensuing possession and hit both of her free throws. Dijonai Carrington tied the game up on a back door cut. With .7 seconds left in regulation, Bird turned the ball over as time expired.


At the start of overtime, Bird started a 8-0 run to put her team up eight. Each time the Sun went down and scored, the Storm answered. With .10 seconds left in OT, the Sun turned the ball over and Seattle went on to escape the trap game.





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