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Gallery: L.A. 72, Storm 66

May 18, 2012


On Opening Night Friday, the Storm built a lead as large as 21 points only to see the Los Angeles Sparks rally in the fourth quarter and steal a 72-66 victory at KeyArena, the team's first Opening Night loss since 2005.


The Storm broadcast team of Adia Barnes and Dick Fain in their new home for televised games at center court.
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The Laurelhurst Elementary Unicycle Team performed before the game.
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13-year-old Hailey Kilgore belts out the National Anthem.
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Sue Bird high fives fans along the aisle during a special pregame introduction for Opening Night.
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Camille Little and Tanisha Wright battle for a rebound.
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Rookie Shekinna Stricklen scores her first WNBA basket.
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Doppler participates in the new "Angry Sue Birds" timeout skit.
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Katie Smith and Tanisha Wright wait patiently to return to the game.
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During halftime, the Dunking Ushers returned to KeyArena to entertain fans.
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Doppler skies high to dunk.
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Storm players focus on defense as the top picks in the 2012 WNBA Draft (Stricklen and Nneka Ogwumike) battle.
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The Storm Dance Troupe performs.
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Smith helps direct her teammates on D.
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Head Coach Brian Agler exhorts his team in the huddle.
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Disappointed Storm players go through the postgame handshake line.
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