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Loyd leads 5 Seattle starters in double figures, Storm win

Jewell Loyd scored 13 of her 18 points in the first quarter to lead six Seattle players in double figures, and the Storm cruised past the Atlanta Dream 95-71.
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Seattle Storm's Jewell Loyd in action against the Las Vegas Aces during a WNBA basketball game Saturday, May 15, 2021, in Everett, Wash. The Storm won 97-83. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — Jewell Loyd scored 13 of her 18 points in the first quarter to lead six Seattle players in double figures, and the Storm cruised past the Atlanta Dream 95-71.

Breanna Stewart had 15 points, nine rebounds and five assists, and Sue Bird added 11 points and six assists for Seattle, which rebounded after a last-second loss to Dallas on Sunday. 

Stephanie Talbot chipped in 13 points off the bench, Mercedes Russell also scored 11 and Katie Lou Samuelson added 10. 

Bird and Talbot each made three of Seattle's 12 3-pointers compared to Atlanta's 3-for-26 shooting. 

Tiffany Hayes finished with 22 points for Atlanta.