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Breanna Stewart scores 35, grabs 10 boards; Storm beats Wings 91-84

Seattle Storm’s Alysha Clark, left, Natasha Howard, Sue Bird (10) and Breanna Stewart come off the bench to greet teammates during a timeout in the first half of a WNBA basketball game against the Connecticut Sun on Friday, June 15, 2018, in Seattle. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)
Seattle Storm’s Alysha Clark, left, Natasha Howard, Sue Bird (10) and Breanna Stewart come off the bench to greet teammates during a timeout in the first half of a WNBA basketball game against the Connecticut Sun on Friday, June 15, 2018, in Seattle. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)

SEATTLE – Breanna Stewart had a season-high 35 points, including three 3-pointers, and 20 rebounds to help the Seattle Storm beat the Dallas Wings 91-84 on Saturday night.

Natasha Howard scored 17 points and Jewell Loyd added 13 points, eight rebounds and six assists for Seattle (16-6).

Dallas (12-9) had its five-game win streak snapped.

Stewart was fouled as she hit a short jumper in the lane and missed the free throw, but Howard’s offensive rebound and putback gave the Storm an 80-77 lead with 90 seconds to go. Liz Cambage answered with a layup, but was immediately called for a technical foul. Stewart hit the ensuing free throw and then Sue Bird made a 3-pointer from the left wing to push the lead to five with a minute remaining. Loyd, Alysha Clark and Stewart combined to make 7-of-8 free throws from there to seal it.

Cambage led Dallas with 23 points, on 10-of-15 shooting, and Skylar Diggins-Smith had 21 points, seven assists and a season-high five steals. Kayla Thornton added a career-best 18 points.


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