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Photo Gallery: Storm 83, Phoenix 68

July 8, 2012


On the same night fans got Sue Bird Bobbleheads, Bird returned from a strained hip flexor to score 26 of her 31 points in the first half as the Storm took an early lead over the Phoenix Mercury and never looked back. Check out top photos from the game, both on and off the court.


Storm fans Samantha (left) and Lily Pell show off their new bobbleheads.
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Bird autographs a bobblehead box.
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Players huddle outside the locker room before running out on the court.
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Before the game, Storm CEO Karen Bryant and Lisa Brummel from Force 10 Hoops honored Camille Little (1,500 points) and Ann Wauters (2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds) for recent milestones.
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Svetlana Abrosimova takes in the ovation as she is introduced for the first time at KeyArena since returning to the Storm.
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Sue Bird looked for her own offense early and scored nine of the Storm's first 12 points.
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Phoenix's Alexis Hornbuckle finds no room to operate against Katie Smith's defense.
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Head Coach Brian Agler instructs the team during a timeout.
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Tanisha Wright goes to the reverse.
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Abrosimova throws up a shot attempt.
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At halftime, fans competed in a series of contests, including emptying boxes of tissue paper.
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Camille Little heads to the glass for a rebound.
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Doppler leads the Doppler Train around the court.
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Shekinna Stricklen knocks down a three-pointer as Coach Agler looks on.
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Seahawks Kam Chancellor (L) and Richard Sherman (R) throw signed T-shirts to fans.
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Doppler fetes Bird at the conclusion of her terrific performance.
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