Kizer, Mitchell Score Career Highs, Fever Beat Storm 85-75
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lynetta Kizer scored 20 points, Tiffany Mitchell added 19 — both career highs — and the Indiana Fever beat the Seattle Storm 85-75 on Wednesday night.
Indiana led by 22 points with 1:04 left in the third quarter but Seattle went on a 9-0 run, spanning the break, to pull to 72-59 with 8:14 remaining. The Fever answered with the next seven points as the Storm did not score again until the 4:37 mark.
Marissa Coleman added 11 points for Indiana (3-3), which is ranked No. 6 in the AP WNBA power poll. Briann January came off the bench in her first game of the season and scored four points in 16 minutes.
Mitchell had 13 first-half points, Kizer added 11 and the Fever built a 51-38 halftime lead after shooting 21 of 34 (61.8 percent) from the field.
Breanna Stewart scored 16 of her 22 points in the second half and Sue Bird had 14 points and six assists for eighth-ranked Seattle (2-4).
Indiana has won five straight games against Seattle and nine of its last 10 against the Storm.