The Storm had its three-game winnng streak snapped in an 87-74 loss at Atlanta, but Sue Bird set a WNBA record for career games played.
ATLANTA — Elizabeth Williams scored a season-high 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help the Atlanta Dream win their franchise-record seventh straight game with an 87-74 victory over the Seattle Storm on Sunday afternoon.
Seattle’s Sue Bird, already the all-time WNBA assists leader, played her 500th career game, passing DeLisha Milton-Jones (499) for the WNBA record for games played.
Angel McCoughtry and Tiffany Hayes added 16 points each for Atlanta, which took the season series 2-1 with the win over the Storm.
The Dream (15-9) scored the last five points of the second quarter and led 50-34 after Hayes’ three-pointer to open the third. The Storm (18-7) cut the deficit to 52-45 in the middle of the third but got no closer.
Most Read Sports Stories
- Jadeveon Clowney would like to return to Seahawks but will test market — and two teams are reportedly interested
- From UW to the Secret Service, Dave Hoffmann has attacked every challenge — and he hasn't done it alone
- It took awhile for Seattle Prep's Nic Welp to grow, but now that he has, he's the man inside
- Jadeveon Clowney isn't the biggest personnel question the Seahawks face this offseason. Here are four others.
- Matisse Thybulle accuses 76ers teammates of stealing his phone. Where he finds it is hilarious and relatable.
The Storm still has the best record in the WNBA.
Breanna Stewart had 31 points and eight rebounds for Seattle, which had its three-game winning streak snapped. Bird added 12 points with four three-pointers and Jewell Loyd scored 11 points.
The Storm was held to just 40.3 percent (29 for 72) shooting, its third-lowest shooting performance of the season.
Atlanta outrebounded Seattle 42-35 and owned a plus-20 advantage in points in the paint.
The Storm suffered its first road loss of July, falling to 4-1 this month on the road.
Seattle closes its four-game road swing before the WNBA All-Star break at the Indiana Fever on Tuesday with tipoff set for 4 p.m. PDT.