Basketball skills come in handy off the court, whether tossing wadded-up paper into a wastebasket or swatting an invasive species of bird out of a tree. See some buzzard beaters with this GrouponLive deal
- One G-Pass to see the Seattle Storm take on the Washington Mystics
- When: Tuesday, June 18, at 7 p.m.
- Where: KeyArena
- Door time: One hour before tip-off
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
- $20 for seating in rows 19 or above of sections 101, 103, 113, 115, 117, or 127–128 (a $39.86 value)
- $28 for seating in rows 13–16 of sections 101, 115, or 117 (a $56.40 value)<p>
How G-Pass Works:</b> Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won’t need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app.
The Scouting Report
In the Storm’s home opener against the Phoenix Mercury on June 2, forward Camille Little took a risk. With her team clinging to a three-point lead and still 57 seconds left to go, she opted for a three-pointer. She drained it, stretching the Storm’s lead to six—all but ensuring the team’s victory and Little’s banishment from the Mercury’s birthday parties. Such clutch performances have become a common theme for the Storm, considering the team has made nine-straight trips to the postseason. They continue their pursuit of yet another playoff berth on June 18, when they defend the KeyArena floor in a cross-country matchup against the Washington Mystics.
Like thunderclouds rolling over Puget Sound, the Storm didn’t wait long to make it rain on Seattle. In October of 2004—only five years into its history—the franchise claimed its first WNBA championship. In the deciding game of that series, the Storm kept the Connecticut Sun from scoring for nearly five minutes, the result of the team’s lockdown defense and the saran wrap stretched across the Sun’s basket. It was a legendary performance, and one that set off a string of nine consecutive playoff appearances and a second title in 2010. In that year, they also tied the league’s regular-season record for wins, eventually sweeping the Atlanta Dream in the finals.