The Seattle Storm (11-6) earned their 11th win of the season against the Washington Mystics (11-9) Thursday night at home. Sue Bird had a record winning night just a week after announcing her retirement.
Breanna Stewart Continues to Dominate
The 27-year-old forward — who has agreed to a one-year supermax deal with the Seattle Storm — has had an outstanding season and has led the Storm to several wins this year. Breanna Stewart is leading her team in three major stat categories; points (21.8), rebounds (7.6) and steals (2.1).
Against the Mystics, Stewart scored 19 points, pulled in nine rebounds and recorded seven assists. In addition, she was 40% from the field and 25% from beyond the arc.
Bird Ties Career Wins Record
Bird tied Lindsay Whalen for most career wins with 323 during her first home game following her retirement announcement last week.
Bird scored 12 points, pulled down three rebounds and added eight assists. She was 57.1% from the field and 50% from 3-point range. In addition, Bird recorded three steals and was 100% from the free throw line.
Bird showed us why she leads the league in assists after throwing stellar dimes to her teammates.
Jewell Loyd Made it Rain
Jewell Loyd was on fire from beyond the arc, making six 3-pointers for Seattle. Loyd made 50% of Seattle’s 3-pointers against the Mystics. She led her team in scoring with 22 points. Loyd also contributed three rebounds and three assists.
She was 50% from the field, 75% from 3-point range and 100% from the free throw line.
The Seattle Storm (11-6) will host the Los Angeles Sparks (6-10) on Sat. June 25 at 6 p.m. PST. Seattle is No. 2 in the Western Conference, 2.5 games behind the first place Las Vegas Aces (13-3).