Stewart has double-double, Storm secure No. 1 seed in playoffs

SEATTLE (AP) — Breanna Stewart had 22 points and 15 rebounds and the Seattle Storm beat the New York Liberty 85-77 on Friday night to secure the top seed in the WNBA playoffs. Seattle (25-8) has won 15 of its last 18 games and has home-court advantage throughout the playoffs. Sue Bird had 13 points and six assists for Seattle. The Storm set the WNBA single-season record for 3-pointers with its 284th, passing Phoenix’s total from 2007. Stewart made a […]

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Seattle Storm will play 2019 season at University of Washington

SEATTLE – The Storm will stay in Seattle next season. The WNBA team announced Wednesday that it will play its regular season games at the University of Washington’s Alaska Airlines Arena in 2019 while KeyArena is being renovated. The renovation is scheduled to last until sometime in 2020; there was no immediate word on the team’s plans for that season. “Our goal was to keep the Storm in Seattle and this beautiful partnership makes that possible,” said Storm president and […]

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Sue Bird becomes WNBA’s minutes leader, Storm beat Fever 94-79

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Natasha Howard had 19 points, eight rebounds and four assists, Sue Bird became the WNBA leader in minutes played and the Seattle Storm beat the Indiana Fever 94-79 on Tuesday night. Breanna Stewart added 17 points and 12 rebounds for Seattle (23-7), which won back-to-back games in Indiana for the first time in franchise history. Bird scored 16 points with eight assists, passing Tina Thompson (1997-13) at 16,090 minutes. Stewart had 12 points, seven rebounds and four […]

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Storm clinches playoff spot with 85-75 win over defending champion Lynx

SEATTLE (AP) — Breanna Stewart scored 20 points, Sue Bird had 14 points and 11 assists and the Seattle Storm clinched the first WNBA playoff berth this season with an 85-75 victory over the defending champion Minnesota Lynx on Friday night. Stewart drove the lane and finished in traffic to give Seattle a 79-69 lead and she had a left-handed layup on the next possession for a 12-point advantage. Natasha Howard had 15 points, six rebounds and five steals for […]

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Loyd’s 29 points lead Storm by Mercury 102-91

PHOENIX (AP) — Jewell Loyd scored 29 points with five 3-pointers, Natasha Howard had 15 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks, and the Seattle Storm beat the Phoenix Mercury 102-91 on Tuesday night. Loyd and Howard combined for 27 points in the first half as Seattle build a 53-44 lead. The Storm outscored Phoenix 28-16 in the third for an 81-60 advantage. Breanna Stewart added 16 points and eight rebounds for Seattle (20-7). Alysha Clark scored 15 points as 10 […]

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Loyd scores season-high 31 points, Storm beat Sun 78-65

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jewell Loyd scored 20 of her season-high 31 points in the second half and the WNBA-leading Seattle Storm beat the Connecticut Sun 78-65 on Friday night. Loyd, who reached 20-plus points for the second straight game, was 11 of 15 from the field — including four of Seattle’s 11 3-pointers. Sue Bird added 17 points and three 3-pointers to help Seattle (18-6) win for the eighth time on the road this season. She moved into third, […]

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Stewart scores 29 to help Storm beat Atlanta Dream 95-86 for 4th straight victory

ATLANTA (AP) — Breanna Stewart had 29 points, nine rebounds and three blocks to help the Seattle Storm beat the Atlanta Dream 95-86 on Friday night for their fourth straight victory. Sue Bird added 18 points and 10 assists, Alysha Clark scored 14 points and Jewell Loyd had 11 for Seattle (14-5). Natasha Howard had 10 points and 10 rebounds. After Atlanta (8-9) jumped to a 9-2 lead, the Storm scored 14 of the next 15 points and never again […]

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