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Team play leads Seattle to a commanding 2-0 WNBA Finals lead

The Seattle Storm posted more record-breaking assist numbers assisting on 33 of their 40 made field goals en route to a 104-91 win over the Las Vegas Aces in game two of the WNBA Finals Sunday, Oct. 4.

With the win, the Storm moved one step closer to another WNBA championship as they now lead the Aces 2-0 in the best-of-five-series.

Game three is scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6 from the ‘Wubble’ in Florida.

Guard Sue Bird scored 16 points and handed out 10 assists to go along with two steals.

She was the head of a Seattle offensive engine that posted a record 17 assists in the first half for a second consecutive game.

As a result, the Storm were aided to victory by three 20-point scorers led by former league Most Valuable Player Breanna Stewart’s 22 points.

Forwards Natasha Howard and Alysha Clark both added 21 points of their own.

For a second game straight, Vegas made a second half run aided by a big run in the third quarter.

A 13-4 run to open the 10-minute quarter gave the Aces the lead 55-52.

Veteran Angel McCoughtry scored six of her 17 points during this run.

Being pushed to the brink means McCoughtry has one more chance to avoid being swept in the WNBA Finals for the fourth time.

League MVP A’ja Wilson scored a team-high 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds.

Forward Emma Cannon matched a career-high with 17 points for Vegas.

The Bill Laimbeer-led Aces are staring at a 2-0 finals deficit despite shooting 52 percent from the field and 42 percent from three-point range.

However, their defense allowed the Storm to shoot 57 percent from the floor and 46 percent from beyond the arc.

Vegas is 2-0 this postseason when facing elimination, while Seattle is seeking it’s fourth game in franchise history.

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