It’s Storm season.
The Seattle Storm picked up right where they left off in the “wubble” with a rout of the Las Vegas Aces, 97-83, who they swept in the 2020 WNBA Finals.
Breanna Stewart, who won two titles with her UMMC Ekaterinburg team in the Russian Premier League and EuroLeague in April, only began practicing with the Storm this week. She finished with 28 points and 13 rebounds.
Sue Bird passed Lisa Leslie (6,263 points) on the career scoring list and moved into seventh all-time.
Late in the fourth quarter, there was a scary moment when it appeared that Bird injured her left leg on a foul by Aces center Liz Cambage.