The Seattle Storm (2-2) defeated the Minnesota Lynx (3-1) at home on Tuesday night, 84-77. Seattle led for most of the game — at one point, by as many as 12 points. However, the Lynx made a big third quarter run though the Storm were able to pull out the win.
Jewell Loyd led with 19 points on 7-of-14 shooting, while Jordin Canada added 17 points and Alysha Clark added 16. For the Lynx, Napheesa Collier scored 17 points and Sylvia Fowles scored 16.
Seattle won the game thanks to a strong shooting night. The Storm made 59.3 percent of their shots from the field and out-rebounded Minnesota, 28-17. The Storm also led by 10 points, 49-39, after the first half.
The Lynx came back strong when Collier, a rookie, scored 10 points in the third quarter to help Minnesota reclaim a brief lead.
Though Minnesota led by as many as four points in the fourth quarter and had the lead with just over four minutes remaining, the Storm didn’t panic. They pulled out an 8-0 run to hand the Lynx their first loss of the season.
Next up for the Lynx
The Lynx will head back home where they will host the Phoenix Mercury on Thursday, June 6, at 8 p.m. ET.
Next up for the Storm
The Storm will hit the road to play the Chicago Sky next Sunday, June 9, at 6 p.m. ET.