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The Storm Lose Big to Chicago, Eliminated From Playoff Contention

The Storm struggled with turnovers, and got dominated on the glass and were dispatched by the Chicago Sky Sunday. The Storm were eliminated from playoff contention earlier in the day as a result of the Los Angeles Sparks 92-73 victory over the Tulas Shock.

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The Storm were defeated by the Chicago Sky  on Sunday, and unfortunately they were not able to keep the game very close . They got off to a a slow start, falling behind 16-0 to start the game, and found themselves trailing by 11, 26-15, after the first quarter. They Sky were able to build on their first quarter lead, extending it to 14, 51-35, at halftime.

It was much of the same in the second half, as the Sky outscored the Storm in the third and the fourth quarter, and ended up pouring it on the Storm quite a bit at the end of the game, pushing their lead to nearly thirty points, knocking off the Storm 93-65. Four players scored 10 or more points for the Sky, and were lead by Allie Quigley as she scored 17 points and knocked three of her four three point attempts.

Despite the blowout loss, there were still a few bright spots for the Storm. Jewell Lloyd led all scorers and tied her career with 21 points as she continues her stellar play. She didn't have the best shooting night, going just seven for sixteen from the field and only knocked down one of her three attempts from deep. But she more than made up for it by attacking the hoop and drawing fouls, as she knocked down all six of her free-throw attempts. Jenna O'hea also had a nice game as she pitched in 13 points and knocked three of her four attempts from long range. It is also worth noting that Sue Bird sat out of tonight's game due to rest.

Though it is disappointing that the Storm will miss the playoffs again this season, it is exciting that they are right in the mix for the number one draft pick for the 2016 draft. If the Storm do in fact get the number one pick, conventional wisdom says that they will select Breanna Stewart from the University of Connecticut. Stewart has drawn comparisons to Chicago's Elena Delle Donne, who is one of the best, if not the best player in the WNBA.