Published on June 28th, 2018 | by Landon Buford0
Seattle Storm Beat Los Angeles Sparks 81-72
The Seattle Storm are hosting the Los Angeles Sparks at Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. At the end of the first quarter, the Seattle Storm leads the Sparks 26 to 18 with Jewell Loyd and Natasha Howard leading the way early with a combined total of 13 points. As for the Sparks, Chelsea Gray and Jantel Lavendar have provided most of the scoring with a combined 9 points after one.
At the end of the second quarter, the Seattle Storm leads the 41-35, as Sue Bird and Natasha Howard leading the way with a combined 16 points. The Sparks were able to cut into the Storm’s eight-point lead after the first. Candace Parker is leading the charge for the Sparks with 10 points.
At the conclusion of the third period, the Storm leads the Sparks 59-57 it has been a duel between Breanna Stewart and Candance Parker as each as 16 and 24 points respectfully.
The Seattle Storm go on to win for the 11th time this year by handing the Sparks their 4th loss of the season. Breanna Stewart and Candace Parker lead their respective team with 27 points. The final score was 81-72 the Storm will be home against the Connecticut Sun on Sunday at 4 pm at the Key. As for the Sparks will head to Vegas to take on the Aces for the first leg of back to back.
After the game, I was able to ask both Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart about the possibility of them throwing their hats in as potential owners of Sonics upon their return. Here is what both had to say.
“If by hat you mean money, that is a different question, but being someone that was here when the Sonics were here. I love that people are talking about it not just Dwyane Wade, but other people throughout the NBA and even Russell Wilson in the NFL. People have been talking about wanting the Sonics back, and it has obviously been the topic of conversation since they left. I think for us anything we can do to help I do not think it would be a monetary thing or not.” Says Bird.
“I don’t think it is a monetary thing, so much, I feel enough people would invest in it. Its just actually getting them here.” Said Stewart.
Bird would continue by stating that she thinks it will happen and “the fact that people are talking about it the process will happen sooner. ” I would love to be a part of anything and anyone that is trying to bring the Sonics here.”