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Balanced, and depleted, Storm cruise past Wings, 95-81

Seattle Storm’s Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, left, drives past Dallas Wings’ Kaela Davis during the second half of a WNBA basketball game Friday, July 12, 2019, in Seattle. Mosqueda-Lewis led the Storm with 18 points in their 95-81 victory. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)
Seattle Storm’s Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, left, drives past Dallas Wings’ Kaela Davis during the second half of a WNBA basketball game Friday, July 12, 2019, in Seattle. Mosqueda-Lewis led the Storm with 18 points in their 95-81 victory. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)
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SEATTLE – Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 8 points and the injury-plagued Seattle Storm cruised to a 95-81 victory over the Dallas Wings on Friday night to snap a three-game skid.

The defending-champion Storm were without three-fifths of last year’s starting lineup: reigning WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart (Achilles), Sue Bird (knee) and Jewell Loyd (ankle) – who was named an All-Star game starter Thursday.

Jordin Canada and Natasha Howard scored 14 points apiece, Mercedes Russell added 13 and Sami Whitcomb 12 for Seattle (9-8). Canada also had a career-high 12 assists.

Whitcomb and Alysha Clark hit back-to-back 3-pointers to make it 6-3 and the Storm led the rest of the way. They took a 33-13 lead into the second quarter and led by as many as 28 points.

Arike Ogunbowale led the Wings (5-10) with 23 points, and Glory Johnson added 18 points, nine rebounds and three steals. Dallas fell to 0-7 on the road and is the last team in the WNBA without a road win.

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