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Storm shocked by Sky 73-69

Seattle, WA- Turnovers killed the Storm as they were defeated by the Chicago Sky.

After losing a close game to the Lynx on Tuesday, Seattle needed to desperately pull out a win to keep up with the Las Vegas Aces for the second seed. In the first half, the Storm struggled to find their rhythm early on. Seattle finished the first quarter shooting around 29% and turned the ball over six times. Even though Jordin Canada was not finding her shot in the second, she made key plays on the floor. Canada was everywhere defensively and forced three turnovers in the quarter.

Midway in the second, Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart started to get rolling. The Storm went on a 12-5 run to extend their lead to eight, which was the largest of the game, at that time. However, Seattle's lead would shrink as Candace Parker went to work. Seattle had no answer for CP3 and went into the half clinging onto a 32-28 lead. Jewell Loyd was the leading score at the half with seven points.

The start of the second half was a different story for the Storm. Seattle went on a 12-3 run at the start of the third to give themselves a little breathing room. However, turnovers and forced shots stopped the Storm from putting the game on ice. Missed shots for the Storm turned into seven fast break points for the Sky in the third. Once again the Storm was trying to hang onto their lead and had a five point lead at the end of the quarter.

With under a minute left in regulation and down by three, Loyd missed a wide open three point shot that could have tied the game. Seattle could not stop Chicago down the stretch and went on to lose another tight game.

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