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Loyd scores 20, Storm hit 14 3s in 105-71 win over Mystics

Stewie leaves the game with a foot injury
Credit: AP
Seattle Storm's Sue Bird shoots a 3-pointer against the Washington Mystics during the first quarter of a WNBA basketball game Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021, in Everett, Wash. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times via AP)

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Jewell Loyd scored 20 points, Sue Bird added 14 points and seven assists and the Seattle Storm cruised to a 105-71 win over the Washington Mystics. 

The Storm (20-10) moved into third place in the playoff race with two games to play. Seattle raced out to a 10-point lead in the first quarter, hitting eight 3-pointers. Bird made all four of her attempts from behind the arc in the quarter. 

Seattle kept it going and Katie Lou Samuelson was fouled as she hit a 3 in transition and converted the 4-point play to give Seattle a 67-45 lead with 6:28 left in the third quarter. 

Moments later Breanna Stewart gingerly walked to the locker room with a left foot injury and did not return to action. Shavonte Zellous hit four 3-pointers and finished with 17 points for Washington (10-18).