Seattle earns 1st win with new coach, Storm win 98-89 over Phoenix
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Seattle earns 1st win with new coach, Storm win 98-89 over Phoenix

The Seattle Strom recently let go of Jenny Boucek in this troubled season and Sunday we got to see interim coach Gary Kloppenburg take a shot at the reeling green and gold. The win stops a 4 game losing streak in a season that was beginning to look unsalvageable. With the win the Storm are still in the playoff hunt as they move into a tie with he Chicago Sky at 11-16 for the eighth and final spot with just 7 games left

Breanna Stewart and Jewel Lloyd would each bring in 20 points to lead the team. Center Crystal Langhorne would also prove particularly efficient with 8-9 from the field with 19 point

This league’s #1 team, Minnesota Lynx (21-4) come into Key Arena after having wrapped up a playoff spot. A win could propel the Strom into the 8th and final spot for the playoffs.


Rank Team W L PCT GB
#1 Minnesota Lynx – x 21 4 0.840
#2 Los Angeles Sparks – x 19 8 0.704 3
#3 Connecticut Sun – x 17 9 0.654 4.5
#4 Washington Mystics 16 10 0.615 5.5
#5 New York Liberty 15 12 0.556 7
#6 Phoenix Mercury 14 13 0.519 8
#7 Dallas Wings 13 16 0.448 10
#8 Chicago Sky 11 16 0.407 11
#9 Seattle Storm 11 16 0.407 11


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Abraham DeWeese is an avid local sports fan and a “Man-About-Town” in the Seattle sports scene. He's a lifelong resident of the Seattle area, living in the beautiful Greenlake neighborhood.