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Sue Bird reaches No. 6 in WNBA career scoring, Storm beat Sparks

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – Breanna Stewart scored 21 points and Sue Bird ranked sixth on the WNBA scoring list in the Seattle Storm’s 84-74 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Sunday night.

Bird passed Katie Smith (6,452) with the game’s first points, a triple, and finished with 13 for the game and 6,464 overall.

Ezi Magbegor added 20 points and Epiphanny Prince had 18 to help the Storm (14-4) keep pace with the Las Vegas Aces for first place in the WNBA standings.

Brittney Sykes and Erica Wheeler each had 19 points for the Sparks (6-11), and Nia Coffey added 11.

The Samuelson sisters, Karlie of the Sparks and Katie Lou of the Storm, played against each other for the first time. Chiney and Nneka Ogwumike were the first sisters to meet in a WNBA game.

Seattle played without All-Star Jewell Loyd, who suffered a left ankle injury Friday night against Atlanta. Loyd is Seattle’s second leading scorer, averaging 18.1 points and 4.4 assists, and playing more than 31 minutes per game.

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