SEATTLE (AP) — Breanna Stewart had 22 points and nine rebounds and the Seattle Storm escaped with a 79-78 victory over the San Antonio Stars on Friday night when Kelsey Plum's basket with 0.8 seconds left was ruled a 2-pointer after a review showed her toe on the 3-point line. Alysha Clark made two free throws, and Jewell Loyd one to give Seattle (13-16) a 79-76 lead. Seattle, which beat league-leading Minnesota on Wednesday night, was taking on a Stars team (7-23) that had already been eliminated from the playoff chase but came in with four wins in its previous five games. The Stars led by 11 in the second half before the Storm rallied. Loyd added 18 points and Sue Bird, who missed the Minnesota
It was just two weeks ago that the Connecticut Sun edged the visiting Phoenix Mercury despite 33 points by returning hometown hero Diana Taurasi. Then, she had 13 points and 10 rebounds and Taurasi scored 14 of her 25 points in the fourth quarter as the Mercury opened a three-game road trip with a win at Washington.
Indiana Fever players are expected to lock arms with opposing players during the national anthem in their upcoming WNBA games this weekend, the team announced on its website. The demonstration will be a show of unity against bigotry, hate and racism in the wake of a white nationalist protest protecting a Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Va. The Fever join the Los Angeles Sparks, Washington Mystics, Minnesota Lynx and Seattle Storm as teams that similarly locked arms during the national anthem during their respective games. Indiana plays against Minnesota on Friday at 8 p.m. ET and Washington on Sunday at 5 p.m. ET. WNBA players join NBA and NFL players who have also used their platform