SEATTLE, WA. – The Wings fell to the Storm 91-84 to move to 12-9 on the season and snap their five-game win streak despite 44 combined points from Liz Cambage and Skylar Diggins-Smith.
The Wings and the Storm both started the game off hot with each team shooting 55 percent from the field in the first period. After 13 lead changes in the opening quarter, the Wings held a 27-25 advantage.
A late second quarter three-pointer by Breanna Stewart gave the Storm a 46-44 heading into the break. Kayla Thornton led all scorers with 14 points in the first half on 5-for-7 from the field, including 3-for-5 from beyond the arc. Cambage added 13 first-half points and two rebounds.
Seattle used a 10-0 to start the third quarter and take their largest lead of the game, 56-46. But the Wings battled back to within two, 64-62, heading into the fourth. Diggins-Smith scored nine points in the third quarter for a total of 16 through three quarters.
The Storm went on to pick up a 91-84 win to take the series lead 2-1 on the season. Cambage led the way for the Wings, scoring 23 points on 10-for-15 shooting and grabbing four rebounds. Diggins-Smith finished with 21 points, seven assists and five steals. Thornton recorded a new career high with 18 points on 7-for-9 from the field. Rookie Azurá Stevens scored six points and recorded a career-high nine rebounds.
Breanna Stewart led the Storm with a game-high 35 points on 12-for-22 from the field, including 3-for-6 from downtown. She also added 10 boards to lead all players.
The Wings return home for a two-game stretch against the New York Liberty on July 17 and the Washington Mystics on July 19. Tip-off against the Liberty is set for noon CT.