SEATTLE -- Jordin Canada scored 17 points, Natasha Howard added 14 points and nine rebounds and the Seattle Storm beat the Chicago Sky 79-76 on Friday night.
Alysha Clark banked in a one-handed shot just before the shot-clock buzzer to give Seattle a 79-76 lead with 10.1 seconds left. Chicago forward Diamond DeShields missed a 3-pointer, and Seattle ran out the clock.
Mercedes Russell added 12 points to help defending champion Seattle (8-5) improve to 5-0 at home.
Jewell Loyd, Seattle's second-leading scorer, sat on the bench with a walking boot on her right ankle. The Seattle Times reported she will miss at least two weeks after spraining her ankle Tuesday night in a loss at Las Vegas.
DeShields led Chicago (6-5) with 19 points, and Jantel Lavender had 13 points and 10 rebounds.
It was the first of six consecutive games for Seattle at Alaska Airlines Arena on the University of Washington campus.
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