The Seattle Hurricanes’ season is over after dropping Game 4 to the Las Vegas Aces 97-92 on Wednesday.
The loss is particularly cruel given the fact that Sue Bird and Brian’s final game of January is at the Climate Promise Arena in front of Storm fans. Game 4 was a barnstormer that featured three lead changes and three ties in the fourth quarter. With Breanna Stewart and Jewell Lloyd more than pulling their weight during the series-clinching loss, Stevie dropped 42 points and four rebounds, followed by Lloyd with 29 points and four boards.
Stewart played all 40 minutes, becoming the fifth player in WNBA playoff history to score at least 40 points, matching her single game outing of 42 points.
“We’re a duo that’s hard to stop,” says Stevie at Hunter Hams. “We’re both early in our careers and we know how scary we can be on the court. You saw that last night.”
Stevie sharing how much she loves playing with Jewel.
Stewie- “We’re an unstoppable duo. We are both early in our careers and know how formidable we can be on the court. You saw it last night.”
— Hunter Hams (@hunter9h) September 7, 2022
Like Stevie and Lloyd on Wednesday, Seattle couldn’t find a third scorer to help lighten the load.
Meanwhile, the Aces were led by four double-digit scorers, Chelsea Gray with 31 points and 10 rebounds, including 15 in the fourth quarter, followed by Aja Wilson with 23 points, 13 boards, three blocks and one. Stealing. Jackie Young contributed 18 points and five rebounds, while Kelsey Plum paced the Aces with 15 points and four rebounds.
The loss puts Seattle into an uncertain future. The Hurricanes have eight players, including Stewie and Gabby Williams, with only two players under contract. Tina Charles is also a free agent She reported He chose After the season ended, according to Percy Allen of the Seattle Times.
Jewell Lloyd on next year’s team- “You get the players you want to play. I hope people see my game, how Stevie and I play, and they want to be here. There will be some recruiting calls and chats, but I’m not a recruiter, so you hope it happens organically.
– Balanced Sports (@balanced_sports) September 7, 2022
The playoffs between the Aces and the Chicago Sky-Connecticut Sun semifinal winner begin Sunday.