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Loyd scores 20 points, Storm beat Lynx for 2-0 series lead

The Seattle Storm beat the Minnesota Lynx 89-79 on Thursday night.
Credit: AP
Seattle Storm guard Jewell Loyd (24) drives around Minnesota Lynx guard Odyssey Sims (1) during the second half of Game 2 of a WNBA basketball semifinal round playoff series Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

BRADENTON, Fla. — Jewell Loyd scored 20 points and the Seattle Storm beat the Minnesota Lynx 89-79 on Thursday night to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-5 WNBA semifinal series. 

Loyd had 10 points in a 12-0 run to end the first half, including consecutive 3-pointers, for a 46-33 lead and the Storm led the rest of the way, fending off multiple Lynx charges. 

Breanna Stewart, Alysha Clark, and Natasha Howard all scored in double digits for the Storm  Sue Bird dished out five assists to go along with five points.

Damiris Dantas made five 3-pointers and led the Lynx with 23 points. Odyssey Sims added 18 points.

The Storm have beaten the Lynx eight straight games.