The defense leads Storm to the victory of the first game 76-73

Loyd scores 26 points, Stewart adds 24 and Charles records a franchise-high 18 rebounds as Seattle wins Game 1 of the WNBA semifinals

LAS VEGAS – jewel loyd scored 26 points including 10 in the fourth quarter and tina charles pulled off a franchise-record 18 rebounds while adding 13 points and Seattle’s defense clamped down on the highest-scoring team in the league as the Storm cruised to a 76-73 victory over top-seeded Las Vegas in Game One. of the WNBA Semifinals on Sunday afternoon. at the Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas.

Loyd continued his hot shot of late, scoring a game-high 26 points on 10-for-19 while adding four assists and a steal. This comes just 14 days after Loyd scored a career-high 38 on 13-of-23 shooting in a 109-100 loss to the Aces to close out the regular season.

Seattle was able to outrebound the Aces 37-34 thanks in large part to a franchise-record 18 career playoff points from Charles. He also had 13 points in the game for his eighth career playoff double-double of his and first since the 2015 season.

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