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The Storm wrapped up the regular season with a 94-85 win against the Mercury, which gave Seattle a first-round bye.
Considering its history with injured players, there was reason to believe the Storm was simply being cautious while holding out star forward Breanna Stewart from its final two regular-season games, including Friday, Sept. 17's, matchup against the Phoenix Mercury.
Without WNBA MVP candidate Breanna Stewart, who sat out because of a left-foot injury, Seattle fell behind early and looked out of sync, especially on the offensive end, during an 81-53 loss to the Los Angeles Sparks.
Basketball players are fond of saying "She's a bucket" when portraying someone who has had a prodigious scoring performance. In the case of Mercedes Russell, the term aptly describes the soft-spoken Storm center who seemingly scores every time she shoots.
The Storm is well represented on the WNBA’s “The W25,” a collection of the league’s top all-time top 25 players to commemorate its 25th season.
What happens when a 3-point shooting team can no longer shoot 3s? Well, you get a disjointed performance much like the Storm’s 85-75 come-from-behind victory Thursday night, Sept. 2, against the New York.
Seattle’s three-game losing streak likely doomed the defending WNBA champion’s chances of capturing a No. 1 or No. 2 playoff seed, which guarantees a coveted double-bye to the semifinals.
Two weeks ago, the Storm came out of the Olympic break first in the league. Seven games later, the Storm has fallen to third in the WNBA standings after a 107-75 defeat to the Chicago Sky on Sunday, Aug. 29, and there’s no indication that its late-season plummet will end any time soon.
The Storm lost its second consecutive game, falling to Chicago 73-69 in its first game at home since before the Olympic break.
Sylvia Fowles scored 29 points and grabbed 20 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Lynx to a 76-70 win over the Seattle Storm on Tuesday night, Aug. 24.
Before leaving the nation's capital, the Storm stopped by the White House on Monday, Aug. 23, marking the return to normalcy when sports teams regularly received invitations to celebrate championships and their athletic achievements.
The Storm signed forward Karlie Samuelson for the remainder of the season in a move that reunites her with sister Katie Lou, who has become a starter during her first year in Seattle.
The Storm overcame long bouts of offensive sluggishness and uncharacteristic sloppiness from its superstars thanks to a stellar performance from its supporting cast who led the way to an 85-78 victory over the Washington Mystics.
For the first time since an offseason trade sent them to New York, the Storm will face forward Natasha Howard and sharpshooting guard Sami Whitcomb, who are thriving with their new team.
The bench will have its chance on Sunday as the Storm begins a five-game road trip in Chicago.
Sue Bird is set to chase an unprecedented fifth Olympic gold medal at Tokyo. However, the future Hall of Famer also confirmed to The Seattle Times these will be her last Olympics.
Katie Lou Samuelson’s dreams of making history at the Summer Olympics came to a halt this weekend. The Storm forward said she was heartbroken about testing positive for COVID-19 despite being among the 99% of WNBA players who are fully vaccinated.
So much has changed with the Storm since opening the season with a pair of games against the Aces. Sunday's rematch carries playoff and Commissioner Cup implications for the WNBA's top two teams.
The Seattle Storm and the Connecticut Sun will be missing their respective head coaches when they face each other for the first time this season Tuesday night, May 25.
While much has changed for the defending WNBA champions, the Storm knocked off the preseason favorite Las Vegas Aces in its opener to ring in 2021 the same way it ended last season.
Jordin Canada fully understands how fortunate she is to have landed with the Storm with the No. 5 overall WNBA draft pick in 2018. But, as the dynamic guard enters a contract year, her future in Seattle is uncertain. For now, she's focused on bringing another title to Seattle.
Odds are against Williams securing one of the Storm's coveted 12 roster spots and yet she believes being selected by Seattle has been a 'blessing.'
Laksa, whose first and last name is pronounced “KIT-ee-uh” and “LOCK-suh,” was drafted last year by Seattle but returned home where she played for her national team and professionally for TTT Riga.
The Seattle Storm opens defense of its 2020 title with a WNBA Finals rematch against the Las Vegas Aces on May 15 at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett.
The Seattle Storm unveiled a set of new uniforms today alongside the rest of the WNBA to celebrate the league's 25th anniversary.
Dan Hughes spent the past year hunkered down at home in Beavercreek, Ohio, with his wife Mary, but now he’s returned to his happy place — back on a basketball court and coaching.
The defending WNBA champion Storm continued to remake its roster in a series of offseason moves, including Wednesday’s four-team blockbuster trade that sent All-Star Natasha Howard to the New York Liberty for two first-round picks, including the No. 1 overall pick in 2021, as well as a second-round pick in 2022.
There’s a poignant moment during an interview with Sue Bird when ESPN’s Lisa Salters asks the suddenly opinionated Storm star if she ever wants to revert to the soft-spoken wunderkind who shied away from controversial topics.
WNBA players wore black T-shirts that read “Vote Warnock” to games on Tuesday to support Rev. Raphael Warnock, who is challenging Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) for her Senate seat.
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Breanna Stewart scored 27 points and the Seattle Storm made all 10 of their free throws at the end to fend of the Atlanta Dream and Chennedy Carter 93-92 on Thursday night.
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Breanna Stewart had 21 points, nine rebounds, five assists and four steals and the Seattle Storm never trailed in their 81-75 win over the Los Angeles Sparks on Saturday night.
Any other year, an early-season matchup between two undefeated WNBA heavyweights who won the league title the previous two seasons would be cause for all sorts of hyperbole and over-the-top proclamations.
SEATTLE — A month ago Sue Bird was standing in the streets of Seattle joking with Storm fans in a video clip about — shocker — returning to the team for a 19th WNBA season.
SEATTLE — The last time anyone saw Breanna Stewart on a WNBA court, the 2018 Player of the Year cradled the league’s championship trophy like a baby in one arm while clutching the Finals MVP award with her other hand.
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Sparks, under the guidance of first-year coach Derek Fisher, have battled through adversity all season and leaned on that experience in their single-elimination second-round playoff game with defending-champion Seattle.
SEATTLE — Jordin Canada had a career-high 21 points, eight assists and five steals and the Seattle Storm held on for a 92-75 win over the Atlanta Dream on Sunday.
SEATTLE — Teaira McCowan had 22 points and 19 rebounds and the Indiana Fever kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a 63-54 win over the Seattle Storm on Sunday.