EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Breanna Stewart scored 27 parts and grabbed 11 rebounds to aid the Seattle Storm beat Los Angeles 71-62 on Wednesday night for the Sparks’ fifth straight loss.
Stewart took over gradual in the fourth quarter, scoring 12 straight Seattle parts. She gave Seattle a 59-54 lead with 3: 30 final and capped the non-public flee with a 3-pointer to invent it 69-62.
Jewell Loyd added 18 parts, coming again from an ankle hurt that had her cross over the sport between these two teams in Los Angeles on Sunday. With Las Vegas dropping in time past law, Seattle now has a two-game lead in the Western Conference for the boom in the Commissioner’s Cup championship game.
Seattle (15-4) led 23-9 after the first quarter and by as many as 17 parts in the half. However turnovers hurt the Storm in the 2d half, finishing with a season-excessive 19. Seattle used to be also held to 37.7% taking pictures, together with 5 of 20 from 3-point vary.
Erica Wheeler led Los Angeles (6-12) with 22 parts on 8-of-13 taking pictures. Amanda Zahui B. had nine parts and nine rebounds. The Sparks are restful without Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike and Kristi Toliver.
Seattle Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf sat courtside.
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