Anytime a team gets down by 26 points in the first half, there's likely more than one explanation for it.
That might be especially true when that team is the Seattle Storm.
And going up against an extremely talented Minnesota Lynx team, that's probably even more true as the defending champs find themselves down 50-24 at halftime at KeyArena.
Rebekkah Brunson continued her outstanding play in the first half with a game-high 18 points on 8-for-9 shooting to go with eight rebounds. Maya Moore has eight points on 4-for-4 shooting. Point guard Lindsay Whalen appears headed to a double-double with a game-high eight assists to go with seven points. The sum total is a team that's shooting 64.7 percent against a Storm team that prides itself on defense.
Statistically, that's what it boils down to: the Storm are just not able to stop the Lynx right now.
Camille Little leads the Storm with six points on 3-for-5 shooting.
The Storm were down at halftime by 18 points against the Phoenix Mercury last year and came back to win. But by all appearances, they just didn't show up tonight.
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