BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Breanna Stewart scored 22 points and hit three of Seattle’s 11 3-pointers as the Storm beat the Connecticut Sun 87-74 on Tuesday night.
Sami Whitcomb hit 3 of 5 from 3-point range and finished with a season-high 15 points for Seattle (4-1). Jordin Canada added 14 points, Alysha Clark 13 and Jewell Loyd scored 12.
Seattle guard Sue Bird missed the game to deal with a bone bruise in her left knee. She’s day-to-day.
Brionna Jones led Connecticut (0-5) with 20 points, 18 of which came in the first half, and Alyssa Thomas had 14 points and 13 rebounds.
The Storm scored the final 13 points of the third quarter to take a 61-53 lead and then Stewart hit one 3 and Clark added two more in an 11-0 spurt that pushed the lead into double figures for good midway through the fourth.
MERCURY 81, DREAM 74
Diana Taurasi scored 16 of her 20 points in the fourth quarter, had six rebounds and six assists and the Mercury beat the Dream.
Brittney Griner added 18 points and Skylar Digging-Smith and Bria Hartley each scored 10 for Phoenix (3-2), which has won three in a row.
Rookie Chennedy Carter had a season-high 26 points for Atlanta (2-3) and Betnijah Laney added 17 points, seven rebounds, five assists and four steals.
SKY 82, WINGS 79
Azura Stevens had 15 points and 10 rebounds, Courtney Vandersloot added 14 points and 10 assists, and the Sky beat the Wings.
Allie Quigley and Cheyenne Parker scored 15 points apiece and Kahleah Copper 11 for Chicago (4-1).
Arike Ogunbowale had 26 points and five assists for Dallas (2-3). Kayla Thornton scored 13 points and Allisha Gray added 12.
Ogunbawale made a wide open layup to trim Dallas’ deficit to 80-79 with 13.5 seconds left. After the Sky called timeout and the ball was moved to midcourt where, immediately after the inbound pass, the Wings trapped Vandersloot and forced a jumper ball. Dallas gained possession but, after a timeout, Parker had the last of her foul steals, poking the ball away from Dallas rookie Satou Sabally.
Vandersloot made two free throws with 0.1 seconds remaining.