WASHINGTON – Jewell Loyd scored 14 points, including the go-ahead jumper with 8.6 seconds left, and the Storm overcame a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Washington Mystics 74-71 on Friday in a rematch of last season’s WNBA Finals.
Natasha Howard had 19 points and 11 rebounds for the defending champion Storm (5-3), which scored the last 10 points. Howard’s basket with 49 seconds left tied the score at 71.
Washington (4-3) didn’t score in the last 2:47. Elena Delle Donne scored 19 points on a poor shooting night (7 of 22).
The Mystics shot 34.8% from the field, compared with 46% for Seattle.
Storm center Mercedes Russell had career highs of 15 points and 11 rebounds. She made 7 of 9 shots.