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Dallas Wings look to snap out of funk, host No. 1 pick Stewart and Seattle

Overall No. 1 pick Breanna Stewart is averaging 15.2 points and a WNBA-best 10.1 rebounds a game as a rookie for the Seattle Storm, who visit the Dallas Wings at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Arlington.
Overall No. 1 pick Breanna Stewart is averaging 15.2 points and a WNBA-best 10.1 rebounds a game as a rookie for the Seattle Storm, who visit the Dallas Wings at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Arlington. AP

Seattle Storm at Dallas Wings

7:30 p.m. Thursday, College Park Center, Arlington

TV: FSSW

Records: Storm 4-7; Wings 3-7

About the Storm: On Tuesday, the Storm lost a one-point lead with 47 seconds left in a 77-70 loss at San Antonio. It was Seattle’s third loss in four games for a team still searching for back-to-back wins. Breanna Stewart, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 WNBA draft, finished with 19 points and 13 rebounds. She’s averaging 15.2 points and a WNBA-best 10.1 rebounds per game this season. Sue Bird leads the league in assists (5.6) and is third on the team in scoring (13.5). Team scoring leader Jewell Loyd (17.4) had 16 points in an 18-point loss last September, the most recent game between these teams.

About the Wings: On Tuesday, the Wings rallied from a 10-point deficit for an 80-76 fourth-quarter lead before New York answered with seven straight points and a 91-88 victory. The Wings have lost six in a row, their longest skid since dropping 10 straight last summer. Karima Christmas had 21 points and Odyssey Sims 19 in the loss to New York. Skylar Diggins started her first game since May 21 and had one point in 24 minutes. Glory Johnson has averaged 9.0 points and 5.3 rebounds in three games since returning from suspension. Sims scored 24 points last year against Seattle.

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