Stewart scores 33, Seattle beats Minnesota 89-77

SEATTLE (AP) — Breanna Stewart had a season-high 33 points with eight rebounds and five assists, Jewell Loyd added 17 points and the Seattle Storm beat the Minnesota Lynx 89-77 Wednesday night.

Seattle made its first four 3-pointers for a 12-0 lead and Stewart made the sixth storm of the first quarter, in eight tries, for a 23-9 advantage. The Storm set a season-high with 56 points in the first half.

Seattle finished 11 of 25 from long range with four from Stewart and three from Sue Bird. Stewart was 13th of 20 out of the field, finishing five points shy of her career high.

Bird scored 13 points and Gabby Williams added 11 for Seattle (20-12). Briann January scored her 1000th career field goal.

Nikolina Milic scored 13 points and Sylvia Fowles added 12 for Minnesota (12-20).

Seattle, which won its sixth straight home game in front of a capacity crowd of 13,500, hosts Las Vegas in Bird’s final home game of the regular season on Sunday before finishing with three away games. The Lynx host Seattle on August 12 in the final matchup of the regular season between Bird and Fowles. Stewart scores 33, Seattle beats Minnesota 89-77

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