WNBA: Jewell Loyd continues tear, Seattle Storm top New York Liberty

Jewell Loyd has actually been on fire considering that returning from Tokyo.

She scored 16 points in the Commissioner’s Cup national championship and after that, when the routine season resumed this past Sunday, she tossed in 26 points in 40 minutes of play in an overtime video game. She followed that up with 35 points on Wednesday and 29 points on Friday as her Seattle Storm beat the New York Liberty 99-83 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn in the latter contest.

Loyd’s efforts in the very first 2 regular-season video games post-Olympic break were eclipsed by gut-wrenching losses. Her fellow U.S. Olympians Breanna Stewart and Sue Bird remained of both contests to rest.

On Friday night, Stewart notched 19 points, 14 rebounds, 3 helps and 2 blocks and Bird included 10 points and 6 assistants to assist get Seattle back in the win column. Loyd’s scoring overall was assisted by a 7-of-9 effort from beyond the arc that marked her profession high in made triples.

The Storm enhanced to 17-7 and moved a half a video game behind the idle Connecticut Sun and Las Vegas Aces.

Seattle lost a thriller to the Liberty on Wednesday and routed 30-23 after one on Friday. But it sufficed to one at the break and after that won the 3rd 30-16. Ezi Magbegor and Jordin Canada likewise scored 10 points for the winners.

The Liberty stayed in seventh location and in playoff position, however was up to 11-13. Sami Whitcomb was exceptional with 26 points and 8 helps in defeat. Teammate Natasha Howard included 11 points, 13 boards and 3 blocks.

The video game was a 3-point shooting center with the Storm going 14-of-26 (53.8 percent) and the Liberty going 12-of-30 (40 percent).

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Indiana Fever (5-18) over Dallas Wings (10-14), 83-81

Danielle Robinson (18 points, 5 helps) transformed on the game-winning 3-point have fun with 7 seconds to go. She took Marina Mabrey 1-on-1 and made a righty layup through contact. Arike Ogunbowale then missed out on a deep 2 with 1.2 ticks staying.

Seven gamers bet the Fever and 6 reached double figures.

Indiana routed by as lots of as 12 points, by 8 with 3:46 to play and by 7 with 2:53 to play prior to closing the contest on a 9-0 run. Emma Cannon (16 points) made a layup to suffice 5, and later on back-to-back Robinson layups sufficed to one with 1:06 to go. Robinson scored the last 7 points for the Fever.

Kelsey Mitchell included 14 points and 4 helps to the winning cause while Lindsay Allen had 13 and 5. Victoria Vivians (3 takes) and Teaira McCowan (2 takes) both notched 11 points and 6 rebounds.

Isabelle Harrison published 22 points, 7 boards and 3 blocks in defeat while Mabrey and Ogunbowale completed with 18 and 14 points, respectively. Ogunbowale likewise dispensed 6 helps.

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