Lynetta Kizer scored a season-high 17 points and Indiana rolled over the Seattle Storm 88-65 on Wednesday in Indianapolis for the Fever’s third consecutive victory.
Marissa Coleman reached double figures for a team-best eighth time this season with 15 points, and Tamika Catchings added 12 for the Fever, which shot 50 percent. Indiana (6-6) won by 23 points for the second straight game and reached .500 for the first time since July 10, 2014.
Jewell Loyd scored 15 points and Abby Bishop added 12 for the Storm (3-10), loser of eight of its past nine.
Led by 13 points from Kizer and 11 by Coleman, the Fever raced to a 53-35 halftime lead, the most points Indiana has scored in a half this season.
The Fever scored 24 points off 23 Seattle turnovers and dominated in rebounds 44-20.
The crowd of 12,189 was Indiana’s largest since 2003.
Kizer came off the bench and scored her 17 points in 19 minutes on the floor, making seven of 10 shots.
“Her skill set is tremendous,” Indiana coach Stephanie White said of the 6-4 forward. “She has the skills of a guard.”
Seattle’s leading scorers, Crystal Langhorne and Sue Bird, combined for only 14 points as the Storm finished three points under their league-low scoring average. Langhorne scored eight and Bird six.
“That’s just our identity here,” Kizer said of Indiana’s defense. “It’s something we’re going to hang our hat on and hold ourselves accountable for every day.”
San Antonio 70, Los Angeles 63: Danielle Robinson had 22 points and eight assists to help the Stars beat Los Angeles and keep the Sparks winless on the road this season.
The game swung in the third quarter. Los Angeles was held to only six points — the Sparks’ lowest-scoring quarter of the season. They were 2-for-19 from the field, going without a field goal for 7-plus minutes. San Antonio closed on a 13-1 run to take a 52-44 lead.
Sophia Young-Malcolm and Danielle Adams added 11 points apiece for San Antonio (3-8). Jayne Appel played for the first time since June 19, after getting hit in the mouth that game, and had seven points and seven rebounds. Samantha Logic, the No. 10 pick in the 2015 WNBA draft, made her debut with the Stars after being traded from Atlanta. San Antonio played without Jia Perkins and Kayla McBride.
Jantel Lavender had 19 points and 10 rebounds for Los Angeles (2-9). Nneka Ogwumike recorded her third straight double-double with 16 points and 13 boards.