EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Breanna Stewart had 15 points and eight rebounds and the Seattle Storm cruised to an 82-72 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Friday night.
Stewart sat out the fourth quarter for the Storm (5-1), who led 77-50 at the end of the third. Candice Dupree capped Seattle’s scoring on a basket that made it 82-53 with 8:32 left in the game. The Storm had made 58% of their shots (35 of 60) at that point before missing their final 12 field goal attempts of the game.
Dupree and Jewell Loyd added 12 points each, Sue Bird scored 11 and Epiphanny Prince 10.
The Storm made their first six shots to open the game with a 15-2 lead. The Lynx (0-4) tied it at 29 early in the second, but Seattle outscored Minnesota 29-6 over the rest of the quarter to pull away for good.