Preview: Sad ending to painful season for Seattle Storm

Sep 22, 2011

What a difference a year makes. They were the WNBA champs in 2010, but the Seattle Storm is already out of this year's playoffs. They were eliminated in the first round by the Phoenix Mercury Monday night at KeyArena.

It's the sixth time in seven years the Storm has exited the playoffs in the first round. This was a tough year for the team – with Lauren Jackson out for much of the season to recover from hip surgery. And we've now learned that another key player was battling an injury during the season.

KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel will have more tomorrow morning at 5:35 and 7:35 on 88.5 KPLU. Check back here for a blog of our commentary.