The Indiana Fever dropped their first game in the series against the Seattle Storm while the Chicago Sky defeat the Minnesota Lynx.
Here’s what happened in Tuesday’s games:
Seattle Storm 87, Indiana Fever 70
Fever guard Kelsey Mitchell scored a season-high 26 points in Tuesday’s loss to the Seattle Storm. Mitchell, this season’s leading scorer for Indiana, shot 9-of-20 from the floor and dished out four assists against the league-leading Storm, who won its fourth straight game. Tiffany Mitchell was able to get to the rim consistently as she tallied her fifth straight game finishing in double figures. Jessica Breland added 10 points and nine rebounds as well for Indiana.
The Fever reduced the Storm lead to six in the second half, but were unable to contain the Seattle trio featuring Breanna Stewart, Jewell Loyd and Sue Bird. Stewart finished with a team-high 20 points, game-best 12 rebounds and five assists for her sixth double-double of the season. Loyd and Bird combined for 25 points and the team shot just under 50 percent from the field.
Chicago Sky 105, Minnesota Lynx 89
The Chicago Sky beat the Minnesota Lynx 105-89 as Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot joined Ticha Penicheiro, Sue Bird and Lindsay Whalen as the fourth player in WNBA history to record 2,000 assists. The veteran guard posted her 60th career game with a double figure assists total. The Sky won its third consecutive game, scoring a season-high in points and was led in scoring by Allie Quigley who had 23 points while Stefanie Dolson chipped in 17.
For the Lynx, the team was led by Napheesa Collier who had 27 points while veteran Sylvia Fowles added 14 points of her own. The team was without Aerial Powers, Natalie Achonwa and Jessica Shepard who are all down with injuries.
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