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Fever snap Storm's 9-game winning streak

Jewell Loyd scores a career-high 35 points
Credit: AP
Seattle Storm's Jewell Loyd attempts a shot against the defense of Indiana Fever's Kennedy Burke, left, and Kelsey Mitchell during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Kennedy Burke scored a career-high 23 points, Teaira McCowan had 10 points and 10 rebounds, and the Indiana Fever snapped the Seattle Storm’s nine-game winning streak with a 90-84 victory. 

Seattle hadn’t lost since July 30 when it fell to the defending champion Washington Mystics after making just 5 of 25 3-pointers. The Storm, which tied a WNBA record on Aug. 12 with 18 3-pointers, was 5 of 21 from 3-point range against the Fever. Kelsey Mitchell added 17 points and Natalie Achonwa scored 14 for Indiana. 

Jewell Loyd scored 14 of her career-high 35 points in the third quarter to keep Seattle in it.   Breanna Stewart scored 18 points, but was only 5-18 from the field including 1-8 from 3-point range.

Sue Bird was a late scratch from the Storm's line-up with a sore knee.