A day later, discussion of the Storm’s comeback win over Minnesota Tuesday at KeyArena.
Storm rallies to win 16th straight at home – Jayda Evans, Seattle Times
Then Little snagged the biggest rebound of the game, a Whalen missed layup with 38.8 seconds left. Minnesota (12-20) was forced to foul, and Storm guard Tanisha Wright made two ensuing free throws and the Lynx missed two three-point attempts.
“Millie really got us going,” said Wright, whose team improved to 13-6 when trailing after three quarters. “In the huddle she was the one demanding things. Demanding to get things done. Demanding to get rebounds. Demanding to get stops. She was serious and aggressive with it.”
Storm rallies again, stays perfect at home – Todd Dybas, seattlepi.com
The Storm moved to 16-0 in KeyArena, tying the WNBA record for the most wins at home. One home game remains.
It took a massive switch to keep the home record undamaged. The Storm was outrebounded 23-16 in the first half. There was a discussion at halftime. The Storm outrebounded Minnesota 27-14 in the second half.
Storm stay perfect – Aaron Lommers, Everett Herald
Through one half of Tuesday night’s game between the Seattle Storm and the Minnesota Lynx, the Storm did not look like a team that was undefeated at home.
But it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.
The Storm finished like the team that is 26-6 and has the best record in the WNBA, defeating the Minnesota Lynx 68-64. The Storm outscored the Lynx 40-25 in the second half to earn the victory.
Storm Rebounding Helps Them Overcome Halftime Deficit – Nate Parham, SB Nation Seattle
After the Lynx held the Storm without an offensive rebound in the second quarter and ahead 23-16 in the rebound column, fortunes reversed in the second half with the Storm winning 27-14 on the boards. Ultimately, the shift in rebounding begins to tell the story of why the Storm managed to remain undefeated at home and improve to 26-6 on the season in front of 7,394 fans at KeyArena.
“We missed a lot of shots, so they had a lot of opportunities to rebound,” said Whalen. “Defensive rebounding percentage means more than total rebounds. They have some great inside players and great rebounders. We worked as hard as we could.”
Why “disappointing” seems inadequate to describe the Lynx’s 68-64 loss to the Storm – Q McCall, SwishAppeal.com
Either way, perhaps the beauty of competition in the relatively harmless confines of sports is that participants are expected to come back and willingly throw themselves into the same situation again, as Reeve alluded to after I wished her good luck as we parted after our post-game interview.
“Thanks,” she said as she turned to walk away. “I hope to see you back here again next week.”
15 Years Later, Another Seattle Team Refuses to Lose – Seth Kolloen, TheSunbreak.com
I have this common experience every time I go to a Seattle Storm game. At some point, I think, “Well, they are going to lose. There’s just no reason for them to win this game.”