Indiana snaps Storm’s 9-game winning streak despite Loyd’s 35
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) – Kennedy Burke scored a career-high 23 points, Teaira McCowan had 10 points and 10 rebounds, and the Indiana Fever snapped the nine-game winning streak of the Seattle Storm with a 90-84 victory on Thursday night.
Seattle (11-2) hadn’t lost since July 30 when it fell to the defending champion Washington Mystics after making just 5 of 25 3-pointers. The Storm, which tied a WNBA record on Aug. 12 with 18 3-pointers, was 5 of 21 from 3-point range against the Fever.
Kelsey Mitchell added 17 points and Natalie Achonwa scored 14 for Indiana (5-7). Julie Allemand had 12 points, seven rebounds and six assists. The Fever dominated the paint, outrebounding the Storm 46-30.
Jewell Loyd scored 14 of her 35 points in the third quarter to keep Seattle in it.
— Seattle Storm (@seattlestorm) August 21, 2020
Breanna Stewart scored 18 points on 5-of-18 shooting and Natasha Howard added 11 points.
Seattle was off to its best start to a season in franchise history.