Jackson dominates in Storm win over Sky, 94-76
The Associated Press
Lauren Jackson scored 33 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Seattle Storm to a 94-76 victory over the Chicago Sky on Tuesday night.
Jackson, the league’s leading scorer who came in averaging 22.5 per game, had 16 points and eight rebounds in the first half for the Storm (7-6), then put up 15 in the third quarter.
Seattle led by as many as 16 in the first half and 23 in the third quarter.
Jia Perkins scored 19 and Candice Dupree had 18 points for the Sky (6-8), which lost its third consecutive game. Dupree entered the game averaging 19.7 points, third best in the league.
The Storm are 6-0 when Jackson scores more than 20 points in a game and 1-6 when she doesn’t. She scored at least 30 points for the fifth time this season.
Jackson came within two points of her career high, which she tied on Sunday in a win at Los Angeles. Jackson went to the bench with 7:37 left in the game and the Storm ahead by 20.
Jackson spent much of the game defending Dupree, who scored only two points in the opening quarter and nine in the first half.
Jackson shot 11-for-20 from the field and 9-for-10 on free throws. She made six free throws in the third quarter. Jackson scored most of her points on inside baskets, but also made two 3-pointers in 30 minutes.
Chicago starting guard Dominque Canty missed the game with a sprained ankle. She is listed as day-to-day heading into Friday’s game at Sacramento. Canty averages a team-high 4.2 assists and ranks second at 10.8 points per game.
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