Through three quarters, the Seattle Storm put itself in position to pull the upset Wednesday in Chicago, but the team's offense disappeared in the final period as the Sky pulled away for the 74-58 win. Chicago won its sixth consecutive game and moved atop the Eastern Conference at 7-1 while the Storm dropped to 1-7, extending the worst start in franchise history. For much of the game, the Storm hung close, and an 8-0 run to end the third quarter brought the team within just four with momentum. However, the Storm scored just one field goal in the first 7:24 of the final period as the Sky put the game away.
The Storm's offense ran best with Sue Bird at the controls. Bird broke out of a slump with nine points and 10 assists. Ann Wauters was on the receiving end of several of those dishes, finishing with 12 points and eight rebounds. Tina Thompson added 13 points. Chicago got a combined 33 points from stars Sylvia Fowles, who added 15 rebounds, and Epiphanny Prince, who had seven assists and six rebounds. The Sky also got double-digit scoring from Tamera Young (12) and Ruth Riley (10) while dominating the glass. Chicago had 18 offensive rebounds to the Storm's three.
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"I thought defensively, we did a pretty good job on Prince and Fowles in regards to guarding them on their offense but we didn't do a very good job of keeping Fowles off the boards and giving them too many second chances."
- Brian Agler Complete Quotes/Notes
PHOTO OF THE NIGHT
Ann Wauters reached double figures for the first time in the month of June.
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