Turnovers haunted the Seattle Storm as they lose their second consecutive game
Bradenton, FL- The Seattle Storm loses their 2nd consecutive game, as the Las Vegas Aces gets a 82-74 victory.
The Storm looked flustered trying to stop Aja Wilson in the first half. Wilson was matched up with Natasha Howard and Howard could not stop Wilson from getting to her sweet spots on the floor. Even when the Storm tried to help out Howard and Double team Wilson, Wilson still found a cutter or an open player to knock down wide-open threes. Wilson had 11 points, 2, assists, and 8 rebounds at the half.
Turnovers were a huge portion of why the Storm could not get in a rhythm. They had 6 turnovers in the half. Outside of Breanna Stewart, who had a sensational half with 15 points and 9 rebounds, all of the other stars were held in check by the Aces. The Aces had a 45-29 lead at the end of the break.
In the second half, turnovers, turnovers, and more turnovers haunted the Storm as they looked uneasy bringing the ball across the court, as well getting into their offense. Jewell Loyd struggled to get any shots to go in the basket and was getting beat on every play down the floor. Usually, Loyd is a great perimeter defender, but she was late getting into the play, as well as late closing the spacing between the Aces'players and basket. Seattle had 16 turnovers, which turned into 25 fastbreak points for the Aces. However late in the fourth quarter, the Storm went on 12-0 run to cut the deficit down to six points, but the Aces hit a couple more shots down the stretch to halt the Storm and get the victory.
Stewart finished the game with 29 points, 2 assists, and 18 rebounds. Natasha Howard finished the game with 16 points and 9 rebounds.
Wilson finished the game with 23 points, 2 assists, and 14 rebounds.
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