Storm break records in win over Sky

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The Seattle Storm wreaked havoc on the Chicago Sky in a 111-100 win on Tuesday night in Chicago. The Storm dished out 37 assists, a franchise and WNBA league record for assists in a single game. Breanna Stewart and Gabby Williams combined for a total of 46 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists. Stewart picked up 25 points, nine rebounds and five assists while Williams picked up 21 points, four rebounds and seven assists.

Jewell Loyd grabbed 18 points, four rebounds and three assists. Tina Charles picked up 14 points, seven rebounds and three assists. Ezi Magbegor poured in 13 points and an assist. Sue Bird collected 10 points and eight assists.

The first quarter was the Storm’s key to victory outscoring the Sky 38-26. The Storm were outscored in the second quarter by one 29-28. Both teams would go on to score 24 in the third quarter and 21 in the fourth quarter.

The Storm also set a franchise record for points in a half with 66, but the Sky kept it close ending the half on a 13-4 run. The two teams combined for 121 first-half points, the most in a single half in the WNBA this season. The lead changed four times throughout the game while they had five different moments they were tied.

The Storm return to action Aug. 12 when they travel to the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota for a battle with the Minnesota Lynx. Tipoff for that game is set for 6 p.m.