Five games into the WNBA's shortened 22-game regular-season schedule, the Storm's identity bears a striking resemblance to last year's overachieving, defensive-minded team rather than the 2018 offensive juggernaut that steamrolled to a league championship.

"We're a pretty tough-minded team," coach Gary Kloppenburg said. "We have good defenders and I think they take pride in getting prepared every game. They try to take some things away from everybody that we play. That's our foundation.

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