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Chelsea Gray had 21 points and eight assists, Candace Parker added 11 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat Seattle 92-69 on Sunday to eliminate the defending-champion Storm from the WNBA playoffs.
It's all-or-nothing Sunday when Los Angeles hosts Seattle and Las Vegas hosts Chicago in the second round of the WNBA playoffs.
The Storm turned to their backcourt for scoring punch, and Jordin Canada and Jewell Loyd delivered, outscoring their Lynx counterparts 48-1.
The Sky and defending champion Storm opened with wins. We wrap up all the first-round action of the WNBA playoffs.
Jordin Canada scored a career-high 26 points and the defending WNBA champion Seattle Storm beat the seventh-seeded Minnesota Lynx 84-74 Wednesday night in a first-round, winner-take-all playoff game.
Before the WNBA's playoffs open Wednesday (ESPN2, 8 p.m. ET), ESPN's panel weighs in with predictions for how the 2019 postseason will unfold.
Chicago's James Wade, in his first season with the Sky, was named the WNBA's coach of the year. Seattle forward Natasha Howard was named defensive player of the year.
LaChina and Dev discuss how both the Lynx and the Storm have overcome season obstacles, but debate whether or not home court advantage will swing Seattle's way.
Can Minnesota knock out reigning champ Seattle? Can Diana Taurasi rally Phoenix past Chicago? The playoffs open Wednesday in winner-take-all games.
Natasha Howard and Jewell Loyd combined to score 30 of their 38 points in the first half and the Seattle Storm beat the Dallas Wings 78-64 on Sunday, helping them clinch the No. 6 seed in playoffs.
Candace Parker scored 20 points, Nneka Ogwumike added 14 points and 10 rebounds and the Los Angeles Sparks wrapped up the No. 3 seed with a 102-68 victory over the Seattle Storm on Thursday night.
Natasha Howard scored 11 of her 22 points in the first quarter and the Seattle Storm got off to a strong start en route to an 82-70 win over the Phoenix Mercury on Tuesday night in a battle for playoff positioning.
The Storm held out hope that Sue Bird would be able to return after having knee surgery before the season, but now say she won't play at all.
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.
Alyssa Thomas had 22 points and 11 rebounds for her seventh double-double, Courtney Williams scored 17 points and the Connecticut Sun beat the Seattle Storm 89-70 on Tuesday night.
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.
Jordin Canada scored 14 points to and the Seattle Storm never trailed in an 82-74 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday.
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.
Aerial Powers led six Washington players in double figures with 16 points and the Mystics beat the Seattle Storm 88-59 on Wednesday night.
Alysha Clark scored 21 points and the Seattle Storm beat New York 84-69 on Sunday, spoiling the Liberty's lone regular-season game at Barclays Center.
Natasha Howard had 23 points, 11 rebounds and six steals, Jordin Canada added a career-high 18 points and six assists and the Seattle Storm beat the Dallas Wings 69-57 on Thursday night.
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.
Points Per Game
Assists Per Game
Field Goal Percentage
Rebounds Per Game
Steals Per Game
Blocks Per Game
Points Per Game74.8
Rebounds Per Game32.0
Assists Per Game17.7