The Storm opened their semifinals playoff series with a victory. Seattle beat the Aces 76-73 in Las Vegas. Jewell Loyd scored a game-high 26 points, while Breanna Stewart chipped in with 24. Tina Charles had a double-double with 13 points and 18 rebounds. The Storm were able to hold on after taking an 11-point lead after the first quarter. Seattle lead the series 1-0 and the teams met for Game Two on Wednesday night.