Seattle Storm stay atop standings as Stewart leads in 87-74 win over Fever
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Breanna Stewart had 27 points, nine rebounds and four assists and the league-leading Seattle Storm beat the Indiana Fever 87-74 on Tuesday night to end a two-game losing streak.
Seattle (12-3) avenged one of those losses, coming last Thursday to Indiana. The Fever put an end to the Storm’s nine-game winning streak last week with 23 points from Kennedy Burke.
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Natasha Howard had 13 points and nine rebounds, and Alysha Clark added 11 points and eight boards for Seattle (12-3). Sue Bird did not play because of a knee issue and Jewell Loyd was held to nine points on 1-of-7 shooting. The Storm hold a half-game lead over Las Vegas atop the WNBA standings.
Indiana (5-9) played with just nine players as Tiffany Mitchell, averaging 14.1 points per game, was out with a wrist injury. Burke led the way with 17 points and Kelsey Mitchell added 15. The Fever shot 37.9% and turned it over 18 times.