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18,300 Fans Came For The Caitlin Clark Show, Stayed For The Jewell Loyd Masterclass In Seattle

By Brenden Potts, 06/28/24, 9:45PM CDT


In a sold-out Climate Pledge Arena, the Seattle Storm got their 11th win against the Caitlin Clark-led Indiana Fever. The 89-77 win improves the Storm to 11-6, which totals their win total from the last season. For the Fever, the loss drops them to 7-12. Seattle was led by Jewell Loyd, who finished with a season-high 32 points on an efficient 66% field goal percentage. Loyd wasn't the only one who contributed to the win, as Nneka Ogwumike finished with 15 points, 11 rebounds, and three blocks. The Storm's point guard Skylar Diggins-Smith only scored eight points, but she impacted the game with her elite passing, dishing out nine assists.

Indiana seemed out of sync in this contest, which explains the lack of scoring from their stars. Clark finished with 15 points, but 12 were in the first half. Her co-star, Aliyah Boston, scored 11 points on 16 shots (31%) but grabbed 14 rebounds.  Despite the loss, the Fever dominated the Storm on the glass, winning the rebounding battle 44 to 24.

Game Notes

Loyd scored 30 points in a game for the 23rd time in her career, which is tied for the sixth-most in WNBA history. Her 23 30+ point games are the second most in the WNBA since debuting in 2015 (Stewart, 26).

With her nine assists, Diggins-Smith passed Jasmine Thomas to move up to 16th in WNBA regular season assists.

Ogwumike's double-double is her fourth of the season and 105th of her career, which is the fifth-most in WNBA history.

Clark has surpassed 300 points, 100 assists, and 100 rebounds in a season. She accomplished this in 19 games, the fastest in WNBA history.

Seattle faces the Dallas Wings in their next game on June 29th, which is a continuation of their nine-game homestand.

Indiana will hope to improve their record when they travel to Phoenix to face the Mercury, which is part of their current four-game road trip.

Jewell Loyd