Storm's offense comes alive in a must win game against the Sky 111-100
Seattle- The Storm broke history for their franchise, scoring 66 points in a first half and pulling out a victory of the Chicago Sky.
Seattle walked into the Sky's home court with one thing on their minds and that one thing was to somehow find a way to win two games out of three to secure home court advantage against the Washington Mystics in the first round of the playoffs. But first, they had to take care of business against Chicago.
Tina Charles and Jewell Loyd were very aggressive early on. Both players put a lot of pressure on the 3-2 zone that Chicago was in and punished them inside, as well as out. At one point in the first quarter, Seattle shot around 82% from the field and went 20 out of 22 scoring in the paint. They finished the quarter, scoring 38 points and had a double figure lead over the Sky.
Seattle's offense started rolling in the second. It seemed like the shooting god's put a battery in the Storm's back and cranked it up. The Storm inside monsters with Charles and Breanna Stewart was a Nightmare on Elm Street for Chicago. They had no answer for Stewart, Charles, or any of the Storm players. Seattle walked into half in historical fashion with a 66-55 lead. The 66 points that the Storm scored was the most in franchise history.
The second half, Seattle had a couple of turnovers that sparked a run by the Sky. Chicago made the game interesting, cutting into the Storms' lead early in the fourth to single digits. Sue Bird and Loyd hit some crucial shots in the quarter. Seattle closed out the mini scare late in the fourth, going on a 12-4 run to close out the game.