82-75. The Storm impose their team play and outperform the Mercury

The reserve escort Epiphanny prince scored 15 points and led the balanced attack of the Seattle Storm, which they defeated by 82-75 at Phoenix mercury in what was his last game of the first half of the WNBA regular season.

Meanwhile, the eaves Katie Lou Samuelson she equaled her career record with 14, as well as grabbing four rebounds that also helped the Seattle team win, which featured four players with double-digit numbers.

Triple the escort Jewell loyd with 1:48 to play gave the Storm (16-5) a six-point lead and the veteran point guard’s penetrating shot. Sue bird was the one that sentenced the victory of the Seattle team with a partial of 80-72 and 43.9 seconds to be disputed.

Seattle enters the Olympic hiatus with the best record in the WNBA and will return from there to open a five-game tour, with a stretch of 47 days until their next home game, on August 27, when they visit the Chicago Sky.

The eaves Breanna Stewart and Bird added 13 points each, while the pivot Mercedes mitchell he led the inside game with 10 rebounds and scored eight points.

Escort Kia Nurse She added 28 points, including seven triples, which was her personal best, in addition to capturing six rebounds and distributing five assists that left her as the leader of the Mercury (9-10).

The also escort Skylar Diggins-Smith added 17 points and the pivot Brittney griner he finished with 16 points, nine rebounds and three assists, which also could not prevent the defeat of the Phoenix team.

At a pre-match ceremony, Samuelson, Loyd, Breanna Stewart and Bird They were recognized for being part of the United States basketball team that will compete in Tokyo 2021. Bird he will be looking for his fifth Olympic gold medal, which would be a record.

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