Breanna Stewart produced 27 factors and 11 rebounds to guide the Seattle Storm to a 71-62 win over the Los Angeles Sparks on Wednesday evening in Everett, Washington State.
Los Angeles Sparks 62 – 71 Seattle Storm
Stewart, who additionally had three steals, made 8 of 15 pictures from the ground and was 2 of 5 from three-point vary. She made 9 of 10 free throws.
Jewell Loyd added 18 factors for the Storm (15-4), who received their third straight recreation. Loyd, who had missed Los Angeles’ earlier recreation because of a sprained left ankle, made 5 of 13 pictures. She additionally had six rebounds, three turnovers and two assists.
Erica Wheeler led the Sparks (6-12) with 22 factors. It wasn’t sufficient because the Sparks misplaced their fifth straight recreation.
Wheeler made 8 of 13 pictures from the ground. No different Sparks participant scored in double figures.
Seattle led by as many as 17 factors within the second quarter, however the Sparks minimize their deficit to at least one with 2:04 left within the fourth on a jumper by Arella Guirantes.
However Stewart scored 5 factors – two area targets and one free throw – within the subsequent 36 seconds to stretch Seattle’s result in 66-60 with 1:28 left within the recreation.
Then, after a bucket from Los Angeles’ Brittney Sykes, Stewart made a three-pointer with 62 seconds left, placing the sport away.
Seattle held Los Angeles to 26.7-percent capturing, together with 1-for-6 on three-pointers, in addition to forcing six turnovers.
Phoenix Mercury 99 – 90 Las Vegas Aces (OT)
Brittney Griner scored a season-high 33 factors and grabbed 10 rebounds because the visiting Phoenix Mercury overcame the absence of Diana Taurasi to beat the Las Vegas Aces 99-90 in extra time.
Skylar Diggins-Smith added 27 to assist lead the Mercury (8-9), who bounced again from a 31-point loss to the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday through which Griner had simply six factors.
Sophie Cunningham began rather than Taurasi, who was a last-minute scratch because of undisclosed “soreness” after going via pregame warmups, and she or he scored 13 factors.
A’ja Wilson had 25 factors and 12 rebounds, Chelsea Grey added 19 factors, Liz Cambage scored 16, Jackie Younger had 12 and Kelsey Plum 10 to guide the Aces (14-5), who had received 4 straight.
Griner made a hook shot and two jumpers and Diggins-Smith added a three-pointer because the Mercury scored the primary 9 factors of extra time. The Aces did not rating till Grey’s three-pointer with 49.8 seconds left within the additional session.
Kia Nurse’s three-pointer gave the Mercury a 56-45 edge within the third quarter earlier than the guests went ice chilly.
The Aces scored the subsequent 18 factors as Phoenix went scoreless for greater than six minutes. Diggins-Smith’s two free throws ended the drought with 5.4 seconds to go within the third, leaving Las Vegas with a 63-58 lead.
Brianna Turner made two free throws that pulled Phoenix even at 69 early within the fourth quarter.
The rating was tied 5 extra instances, the final at 84 after Wilson’s two free throws with 5 seconds left. Cambage blocked Griner’s shot on the buzzer, sending the sport into extra time.
Dallas Wings 79 – 85 Minnesota Lynx
Kayla McBride scored 25 factors to raise the host Minnesota Lynx to an 85-79 victory over the Dallas Wings in Minneapolis.
McBride made 9 of 13 pictures from the ground to proceed her torrid stretch. She has scored 75 factors during the last three video games.
Sylvia Fowles collected 15 factors and 11 rebounds for the Lynx (10-7), who’ve received 5 in a row and 10 of their final 13.
Napheesa Collier was held scoreless within the first half earlier than ending with 10 factors. Layshia Clarendon, Damiris Dantas and Bridget Carleton additionally had 10 factors as Minnesota defeated Dallas for the second time in three conferences this season.
Allisha Grey scored 13 factors off the bench and Satou Sabally collected 12 factors and a career-high seven assists for the Wings (9/11). Isabelle Harrison had 12 factors and Arike Ogunbowale added 11.
Harrison’s putback trimmed Minnesota’s result in 80-79 earlier than Fowles answered on the different finish to regain a three-point benefit with 54.4 seconds to play.
Dallas’ Kayla Thornton misfired on a 3-point try following a timeout. McBride made three free throws to seal the victory. Minnesota scored 14 of the primary 18 factors of the fourth quarter to take a 74-69 lead. Carleton drained a 3-pointer and a driving layup to spotlight that surge.