Top 10 Moments of 2017: #9

00:37 December 23, 2017

As a countdown to New Year, the Seattle Storm is revisiting some of the most memorable moments of the 2017 campaign, starting with No. 10 on Dec. 22, all the way to the top moment of the season on Dec. 31.

 

MOMENT #9

Seattle defeats Los Angeles, the 2016 WNBA Champions, on July 8 by an 81-69 margin at KeyArena.

 

WHY IT WAS SPECIAL

  • The Storm has simply had the Sparks number at home as of late, extending its winning streak to five straight games dating back three seasons.

 

  • For the first time in 2017, Seattle won a game when trailing at the half. The Storm, which entered the game 0-9 in that category, was down 39-37 at the half but outscored the Sparks by 14 (44-30) for the remainder of the affair.

 

  • The Storm posted a ’50-40-90’ effort for the second time in 2017, as it shot 51.9 percent (28-for-54), including 53.3 percent (8-for-15) from downtown and 94.4 percent (17-for-18) at the charity stripe.

 

  • Seattle’s ‘Big 3’ of Sue BirdBreanna Stewart and Jewell Loyd combined to shoot 22-for-35 (62.7 percent) from the floor.

 

  • Stewart just missed a double-double with 26 points and seven rebounds, while Loyd tallied 22 points on 8-for-13 shooting.

 

  • With six rebounds, Alysha Clark reached the 500-rebound mark for her career. She also had four assists.

 

  • Seattle used a 15-3 run midway through the second quarter to attain a 32-29 lead after two free throws by Crystal Langhorne. The Storm outscored the Sparks 22-18 in the frame.

 

TOP 10 TRACKER:

#10: Storm ties WNBA record and sets franchise record for assists (34), sets franchise record for field goals (41) at Chicago.

#9: Seattle defeats Los Angeles, the 2016 WNBA Champions, on July 8 by an 81-69 margin at KeyArena.

#8: Dec. 24

#7: Dec. 25

#6: Dec. 26

#5: Dec. 27

#4: Dec. 28

#3: Dec. 29

#2: Dec. 30

#1: Dec. 31

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