Storm sweeps Mystics in WNBA playoffs, advances to face Aces
SEATTLE (AP) — Breanna Stewart had 21 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists, Sue Bird added season highs of 18 points and 10 assists and the Seattle Storm beat the Washington Mystics 97-84 on Sunday to sweep the first-round series.
Fourth-seeded Seattle will face top-seeded Las Vegas in the second round. The best-of-five series begins next Sunday in Las Vegas.
Jewell Loyd was 5 of 10 from 3-point range and finished with 19 points for the Storm. Gabby Williams, who suffered a concussion in the third quarter and did not return, scored 14 points.
Natasha Cloud made 5 of 8 from 3-point range and finished with 21 points for Washington.
WINGS 89, SUN 79
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Kayla Thornton scored 20 points, Teaira McCowan had 17 points and 11 rebounds and Dallas beat Connecticut to force a deciding third game on Wednesday night in Texas.
Allisha Gray had 15 points, eight assists and three steals for the sixth-sededed Wings. Marina Mabrey added 14 points.
Jonquel Jones had 20 points and nine rebounds for third-seeded Connecticut, and Brionna Jones also scored 20 points.