Following a dominant 95-71 win Wednesday night over the Atlanta Dream, the Seattle Storm beat them once again 86-75 tonight.
With this win, the Storm now break a tie with the Connecticut Sun for the best record in the WNBA improving to 9-2 on the season. Meanwhile, the Dream have now lost four straight games dropping to 4-6.
Jewell Loyd led the Storm with 20 points and four rebounds. This was her third 20-point game in the last four games. Breanna Stewart recorded her 5th double-double this season finishing with 18 points and 13 rebounds.
Courtney Williams led the Dream recording her 3rd double-double this season with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Cheyenne Parker finished with 17 points in just her second start of the season while Tiffany Hayes posted 11 points and four assists.
The Storm’s win comes in spite of the fact that they turned the ball over more than the Dream with 12 turnovers to Atlanta’s five.
After an even first quarter that ended with the Dream leading 22-20, the Storm turned the momentum in their favor in the second quarter outscoring them 25-13 to end the half up 10 points. The second quarter was disastrous for the Dream shooting a horrid 1-for-14 from the field.
Courtney Williams scored 13 of her 19 points in the first half with 11 points coming in the first quarter. Meanwhile, Breanna Stewart scored 11 first half points for the Storm.
Despite the Dream shooting a better percentage than the Storm in the third quarter shooting 71% to the Storm’s 41%, they were unable to cut in to their lead ending the quarter down 11 only able to drop the lead to as low as six points. The fourth quarter was more of the same except the Dream shot a much worse 29% in the period.