Breanna Stewart scores 23 points, Storm rout Sparks 106-69

July 8, 2022 GMT
Los Angeles Sparks guard Kianna Smith drives to the basket against the Seattle Storm during the second half of a WNBA basketball game Thursday, July 7, 2022, in Los Angeles. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)
Los Angeles Sparks guard Kianna Smith drives to the basket against the Seattle Storm during the second half of a WNBA basketball game Thursday, July 7, 2022, in Los Angeles. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)
Los Angeles Sparks guard Kianna Smith drives to the basket against the Seattle Storm during the second half of a WNBA basketball game Thursday, July 7, 2022, in Los Angeles. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)
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Los Angeles Sparks guard Kianna Smith drives to the basket against the Seattle Storm during the second half of a WNBA basketball game Thursday, July 7, 2022, in Los Angeles. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)
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Los Angeles Sparks guard Kianna Smith drives to the basket against the Seattle Storm during the second half of a WNBA basketball game Thursday, July 7, 2022, in Los Angeles. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Breanna Stewart scored 19 of her 23 points in the first half and the Seattle Storm routed the Los Angeles Sparks 106-69 on Thursday night.

Tina Charles added 18 points for Seattle (15-8). Jewell Loyd had 16 points and seven assists, and Ezi Magbegor finished with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Lexie Brown had 16 points for Los Angeles (10-12). The Sparks had won three in a row.

The Storm shot 64.6% overall (42 of 65) and made 8 of 17 from 3-point range — three by Stewart.

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