VIDEO: New York Liberty Head Coach Walt Hopkins along with stars Leaonna Odom and Kia Nurse share their thoughts after the team’s 105-64 loss to the Seattle Storm in WNBA action on 8/18
The Liberty (1-10) fell to the Storm (11-1),105-64, on Tuesday night. New York shot 32.8% from the field and 22.2% from beyond the arc.
New York had 37 rebounds, 12 assists and 24 bench points.
Seattle’s 105 points is the most New York has allowed in regulation in franchise history.
Jewell Loyd scored 5 of Seattle’s first 7 points to jumpstart their 7-0 run with 7:16 remaining in the first quarter before a New York timeout.
New York went on a 5-0 run with more than three minutes remaining in the first quarter. In total, Seattle outscored New York 27-16 in the first quarter, despite leading by as many as 13.
Seattle outscored New York 61-28 in the first half. 61 first-half points ties for the third-most points allowed by the Liberty in the first half of a game.
Despite the Storm outscoring the Liberty in the second half, 44-36, New York won the final frame by a score of 22-21. Prior to tonight’s fourth quarter, Seattle won 20 of its last 23 quarters of play.
Up Next: The New York Liberty will take on the Chicago Sky on Thursday, August 20, at 7 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network, YES Network and Fox Sports GO.
Kia Nurse scored a game-high 21 points on a season-best 50.0% shooting from the field (6-12) and beyond the arc (4-8).
Jazmine Jones recorded her fourth consecutive game in double-digit scoring figures with 10 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists.
Amanda Zahui B also totaled 10 points including 3 rebounds and 2 steals.
Paris Kea scored her first basket in seafoam with 8:04 remaining in the contest. Kea finished with 4 points in her debut for New York.
The Storm extended their winning streak to nine behind a balanced scoring performance. Six of Seattle’s players totaled double-digit points including former Liberty guard Epiphanny Prince (16), Breanna Stewart (14), Jewell Loyd (14), Sami Whitcomb (14), Natasha Howard (12) and Sue Bird (10).
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