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Seattle Storm eliminated from playoff picture

ROSEMONT, Ill. – Allie Quigley scored 17 points, Elena Delle Donne reached 1,500 career points, and the Chicago Sky beat the Seattle Storm 93-65 on Sunday night.

The Sky (20-12) moved a step closer to securing home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs and eliminated the Storm (9-22) from playoff contention.

Jamierra Faulkner added 14 points and Delle Donne scored 13. Her 1,500th point came on the second of a pair of free throws that made it 47-27 with 2:55 left in the first half.

Former Gonzaga University player Courtney Vandersloot scored six of her 10 points as Chicago opened the game with a 16-0 run. Seattle cut the deficit to six early in the second quarter, but the Sky pulled away again and were never threatened.

Jewell Loyd led the Storm with 21 points in her return to her hometown. Jenna O’Hea added 13 and Crystal Langhorne 12.


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