Loyd, Bird combine for 44 points, Storm rally by Lynx 90-78

  • Minnesota Lynx forwards Damiris Dantas (12) and Bridget Carleton (6) work against Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart (30) for a rebound during the first quarter of a WNBA basketball game Thursday, May 20, 2021, in Minneapolis. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP)

    Minnesota Lynx forwards Damiris Dantas (12) and Bridget Carleton (6) work against Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart (30) for a rebound during the first quarter of a WNBA basketball game Thursday, May 20, 2021, in Minneapolis. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP) Associated Press

  • Minnesota Lynx guard Crystal Dangerfield, left, scores against Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart (30) and guard Sue Bird (10) during the second quarter of a WNBA basketball game Thursday, May 20, 2021, in Minneapolis. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP)

    Minnesota Lynx guard Crystal Dangerfield, left, scores against Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart (30) and guard Sue Bird (10) during the second quarter of a WNBA basketball game Thursday, May 20, 2021, in Minneapolis. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP) Associated Press

  • Minnesota Lynx's Aerial Powers (3) grabs a rebound against Seattle Storm forward Kennedy Burke (8), left, and guard Jordin Canada (21) during the second quarter of a WNBA basketball game Thursday, May 20, 2021, in Minneapolis. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP)

    Minnesota Lynx's Aerial Powers (3) grabs a rebound against Seattle Storm forward Kennedy Burke (8), left, and guard Jordin Canada (21) during the second quarter of a WNBA basketball game Thursday, May 20, 2021, in Minneapolis. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP) Associated Press

  • Minnesota Lynx guard Crystal Dangerfield (2) shoots next to Seattle Storm forward Candice Dupree (4) during the first quarter of a WNBA basketball game Thursday, May 20, 2021, in Minneapolis. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP)

    Minnesota Lynx guard Crystal Dangerfield (2) shoots next to Seattle Storm forward Candice Dupree (4) during the first quarter of a WNBA basketball game Thursday, May 20, 2021, in Minneapolis. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP) Associated Press

  • Minnesota Lynx guard Crystal Dangerfield (2) celebrates a 3-pointer during the second quarter against the Seattle Storm in a WNBA basketball game Thursday, May 20, 2021, in Minneapolis. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP)

    Minnesota Lynx guard Crystal Dangerfield (2) celebrates a 3-pointer during the second quarter against the Seattle Storm in a WNBA basketball game Thursday, May 20, 2021, in Minneapolis. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP) Associated Press

  • Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles (34) scorea against Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart (30) during the first quarter of a WNBA basketball game Thursday, May 20, 2021, in Minneapolis. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP)

    Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles (34) scorea against Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart (30) during the first quarter of a WNBA basketball game Thursday, May 20, 2021, in Minneapolis. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP) Associated Press

  • Minnesota Lynx guard Crystal Dangerfield (2) scores against Seattle Storm guard Jordin Canada (21) during the second quarter of a WNBA basketball game Thursday, May 20, 2021, in Minneapolis. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP)

    Minnesota Lynx guard Crystal Dangerfield (2) scores against Seattle Storm guard Jordin Canada (21) during the second quarter of a WNBA basketball game Thursday, May 20, 2021, in Minneapolis. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP) Associated Press

  • Minnesota Lynx guard Crystal Dangerfield (2) scores a 3-pointer as Seattle Storm forward Stephanie Talbot (7) defends during the second quarter of a WNBA basketball game Thursday, May 20, 2021, in Minneapolis. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP)

    Minnesota Lynx guard Crystal Dangerfield (2) scores a 3-pointer as Seattle Storm forward Stephanie Talbot (7) defends during the second quarter of a WNBA basketball game Thursday, May 20, 2021, in Minneapolis. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP) Associated Press

 
 
Updated 5/20/2021 9:14 PM

MINNEAPOLIS -- Jewell Loyd scored 23 points, Sue Bird added 21 points with eight assists, and the Seattle Storm used a 37-point fourth quarter to rally past the Minnesota Lynx 90-78 on Thursday night.

Seattle (2-1) had just 33 points at the break and trailed by as many as 19 points in the first half.

 

Minnesota led 75-67 with 4:44 remaining in the fourth quarter, but didn't score again until Bridget Carleton made two free throws with 80 seconds left. Seattle went on a 15-0 run during the span, taking its first lead, 78-75, since early in the game on Loyd's 3-pointer with 3:01 left.

Loyd and Bird each made five 3-pointers as Seattle was 12 of 25 from distance compared to Minnesota's 5-for-17 shooting.

Jordin Canada added 16 points and Breanna Stewart finished with 13 points and seven rebounds for Seattle, which has won 10 straight in the series.

Minnesota dropped to 0-3 - its worst start to a season since 2007.

Crystal Dangerfield, who was scoreless Tuesday against New York, had 22 points for Minnesota. Sylvia Fowles added 20 points with nine rebounds.

Fowles made all five of her field goals in the first quarter, scoring 11 points to help Minnesota take a 26-16 lead. The Lynx increased their advantage to 48-33 at the break behind 13 points apiece from Dangerfield and Fowles. Loyd kept Seattle within reach by making three 3-pointers while Stewart missed her first five shots.

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The Lynx are waiting for Napheesa Collier's debut after she arrived late due to playing overseas. She is going through COVID-19 protocols and needs six negative tests before playing.

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