Jewell Loyd scored 29 factors and Breanna Stewart added 19 to assist the Seattle Storm rout the New York Liberty 99-83 on Friday evening at Barclays Middle.
The groups additionally performed Wednesday evening and the Liberty got here away with a four-point win, rallying from a 10-point deficit within the fourth quarter. The Storm didn’t have Sue Hen and Stewart within the lineup for that recreation because the pair missed the crew’s final two video games — each losses — whereas resting after serving to the U.S. win a seventh consecutive gold medal on the Olympics.
Stewart additionally frolicked at residence with spouse Marta Xargay Casademont and their new child daughter Ruby, who was born through surrogate Aug. 9.
Hen, a New York native, obtained a heat ovation from the gang when she was launched earlier than the sport. This was her first time enjoying at Barclays Middle. She missed the crew’s one recreation in 2019 that was performed in Brooklyn as a result of she was recovering from a knee surgical procedure.
She scored the 6,five hundredth level of her profession and completed the sport with 10 factors and 6 assists.
Now with the 2 again within the lineup, the Storm (17-7) turned a one-point halftime deficit right into a blowout. The sport was tied at 59 halfway by way of the third quarter when Seattle closed the quarter on a 17-4 run. Loyd and Stewart every scored six factors through the burst.
The Liberty (11-13) couldn’t recuperate within the fourth quarter.
Sami Whitcomb scored 15 of her 26 factors within the first quarter to steer the Liberty.