Stewart scores 27, Storm stay atop WNBA standings

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Breanna Stewart had 27 points, nine rebounds and four assists and the league-leading Seattle Storm beat the Indiana Fever 87-74 on Tuesday night to end a two-game losing streak.

Seattle (12-3) avenged one of those losses, coming last Thursday to Indiana. The Fever put an end to the Storm’s nine-game winning streak last week with 23 points from Kennedy Burke.

Natasha Howard had 13 points and nine rebounds, and Alysha Clark added 11 points and eight boards for Seattle (12-3). Sue Bird did not play because of a knee issue and Jewell Loyd was held to nine points on 1-of-7 shooting. The Storm hold a half-game lead over Las Vegas atop the WNBA standings.

Indiana (5-9) played with just nine players as Tiffany Mitchell, averaging 14.1 points per game, was out with a wrist injury. Burke led the way with 17 points and Kelsey Mitchell added 15. The Fever shot 37.9% and turned it over 18 times.

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