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Bird reaches No. 6 in WNBA scoring, Seattle Storm beat Sparks 84-74

Jul 4, 2021, 8:35 PM | Updated: Sep 13, 2021, 9:52 pm
EVERETT, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 07: Katie Lou Samuelson #33 and Sue Bird #10 of the Seattle Storm r...
EVERETT, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 07: Katie Lou Samuelson #33 and Sue Bird #10 of the Seattle Storm react during the third quarter against the Washington Mystics at Angel of the Winds Arena on September 07, 2021 in Everett, Washington. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Breanna Stewart had 21 points and Sue Bird moved into sixth place on the WNBA career scoring list in the Seattle Storm’s 84-74 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Sunday night.

Seattle Storm 84, Los Angeles Sparks 74: Box score

Bird passed Katie Smith (6,452) with the first points of the game, a 3-pointer, and finished with 13 for the game and 6,464 overall.

Ezi Magbegor added 20 points and Epiphanny Prince had 18 to help the Storm (14-4) keep pace with the Las Vegas Aces for the top spot in the WNBA standings.

Brittney Sykes and Erica Wheeler had 19 points each for the Sparks (6-11), and Nia Coffey added 11.

The Samuelson sisters — Karlie of the Sparks and Katie Lou of the Storm — played against each other for the first time. Chiney and Nneka Ogwumike were the first sisters to face up in a WNBA game.

Seattle played without All-Star Jewell Loyd who suffered a left ankle injury Friday night against Atlanta. Loyd is Seattle’s second leading scorer, averaging 18.1 points and 4.4 assists, and was playing more than 31 minutes a game.

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