Minnesota Seattle Notes

Seattle 76 (17-13)
Minnesota 60 (14-17)

August 18, 2005
KeyArena; Seattle, WA

Postgame Notes

The win was the 100th of Anne Donovan's WNBA career. She becomes the fourth player in WNBA history to win 100 games, joining Richie Adubato, Van Chancellor and Michael Cooper. She is the first female coach to win 100 games.

Seattle moved within one win of clinching a playoff berth. The Storm remains a half-game ahead of Houston in the race for second place in the Western Conference. Minnesota dropped to a tie for fifth in the West with idle Los Angeles, a game back of fourth-place Phoenix.

The Storm extended its winning streak at KeyArena to seven games. Minnesota has lost five straight on the road.

Lauren Jackson recorded her 10th double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds. That ties her for tops in the WNBA with Detroit's Cheryl Ford.

Iziane Castro Marques (16 points) scored double-figures for the seventh time this season, all at KeyArena.

Lynx forward Tamika Williams grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds. That's the most grabbed by a Lynx player this season.

Nicole Ohlde led Minnesota with 17 points. She scored double-figures in consecutive games for the first time since the Lynx traded Katie Smith.

The Storm led by as many as 20 points and led by double-figures the last 17:08 of the game.

Minnesota's 21 first-half points were the fewest scored by a Storm opponent in a half this season.

The Lynx went over five minutes without a field goal in the first half and shot just 26.5% in the half.

Lynx center Vanessa Hayden left the game 46 seconds in with a right shoulder subluxation. She did not return.

The Storm matched its first-half total of 28 points in the first 7:16 of the second half.

Minnesota committed a season-low nine turnovers, the third straight game their turnover total has been a season low.