UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Shekinna Stricklen scored 24 points and made a pair of free throws with 4.3 seconds left to help the Connecticut Sun rally from a late seven-point deficit and beat the Seattle Storm 79-78 on Friday night.

NEW YORK — Seattle coach Dan Hughes walked off the court after the Storm beat New York impressed with the atmosphere he just saw.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Candace Parker scored a season-high 21 points, Nneka Ogwumike added 13 points, 10 rebounds and three steals and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Seattle Storm 83-75 on Sunday.

SEATTLE — Several weeks before perennial WNBA All-Star point guard Sue Bird underwent knee surgery that could possibly sideline her for the entire 2019 season, Storm coach Dan Hughes decided to fundamentally change the team’s personality.

SEATTLE — During a brilliant four-year career at Washington, Kelsey Plum almost single-handedly transformed UW women’s basketball games into must-see theater while attracting sellout crowds to witness the NCAA record-setting scoring dynamo.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Natasha Howard scored a career-high 33 points, Sami Whitcomb made five of Seattle’s 12 3-pointers and the Storm closed the game on a 10-0 run to beat the Minnesota Lynx 90-79 on Wednesday night.

SEATTLE — Two days after domestic-abuse allegations were made public against Storm All-Star forward Natasha Howard by her wife, the team and the WNBA declined further comment as the league continued its investigation.

SEATTLE — DeWanna Bonner and Brittney Griner each scored 20 points to help the Phoenix Mercury beat Seattle 69-67 on Sunday, handing the Storm their first home loss of the season.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Liz Cambage had 14 points and 13 rebounds, A’ja Wilson added 12 points, eight boards and three blocks, and the Las Vegas Aces used a closing 7-1 run to beat the short-handed Seattle Storm 60-56 on Tuesday night.

SEATTLE — Jewell Loyd scored 21 points, including the go-ahead basket with 24.6 seconds left, to lift the Seattle Storm to a 65-61 win over the Indiana Fever on Sunday.

SEATTLE — Isaiah Thomas was restless and looking to get on the basketball court, so the Denver Nuggets point guard and former Husky star sent a message via social media to the Storm.

INDIANAPOLIS — Jewell Loyd hit three free throws in the final 24.4 seconds and Natasha Howard scored 26 points as the Storm pulled out an 84-82 win over Indiana in front of 3,506 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in WNBA play Tuesday night.

SEATTLE — The Storm waived second-round draft pick Anriel Howard to make room on the 12-player roster for free agent Blake Dietrick, which shores up the depth at point guard.

EVERETT – Sitting at a postgame news conference after the Storm’s 84-77 WNBA victory over Minnesota, Alysha Clark scanned the stat sheet and gasped at Seattle’s season-high 20 turnovers.

EVERETT — After collecting their diamond-encrusted rings and unveiling a new championship banner, the Storm officially closed the books on the 2018 season.

NEW YORK (AP) — Breanna Stewart will act as an ambassador for the WNBA this season and be paid by the league after the reigning MVP tore her Achilles tendon over the winter and is out for the year, a person familiar with the details said.

SEATTLE — Entering her 18th year in the WNBA, Sue Bird had a bad feeling this offseason was a little different from others.

SEATTLE — “Hello, my name is …” sticker tags might have been appropriate at the opening of the Storm’s training camp considering all the fresh faces.

SEATTLE — With a 38-year-old point guard, a reigning MVP superstar and a veteran roster, the defending WNBA champion Storm is in win-now mode and seeking to become the first team in 17 years to collect back-to-back titles.

SEATTLE — Barring an extremely unlikely blockbuster trade, the Storm had no chance of selecting Oregon standout Sabrina Ionescu, a guard who surprised many with her decision to return to school for her senior season.

SEATTLE — The defending WNBA champion Seattle Storm will open the 2019 season against the Phoenix Mercury on May 25 in a rematch of the playoff semifinal from last season.

SEATTLE — Sue Bird headlines the 12 players picked to play for the USA Basketball Women’s National team that’s seeking its third consecutive FIBA World Cup championship.