July 14: Stewie vs. Liz
In a matchup of MVP contenders, Stewart outplayed the Dallas center Liz Cambage while scoring a season-high 35 points to lead the Storm to a 91-84 win on July 14. She also had 10 rebounds and converted 12 of 22 shots, including 3 of 6 three-pointers. WNBA scoring champion Cambage finished with 23 points.
July 28: All-Star starting debut
Stewart made her first start and second straight appearance in the WNBA All-Star game on July 28 in Minneapolis. With 10 points she led a starting lineup that included Storm teammate Sue Bird, Phoenix’s Diana Taurasi, Minnesota’s Sylvia Fowles and Washington’s Elena Delle Donne.
August 6: Broadway Sensation
In front of a Madison Square Garden crowd of 12,488 that included family, friends and Chelsea Clinton, Stewart – a North Syracuse, N.Y. native – returned home and lit up the Big Apple with 32 points in 33 minutes en route to a 96-80 victory over the Liberty on Aug. 6.
August 17: 100 games, 2,000 points
In her 100th game, the 23-year-old Stewart scored her 2,000th career point during an 85-77 win against New York on Aug. 17 to become the fourth-fastest and second-youngest in WNBA history to reach the milestone. In the game, Stewart canned five of six three-pointers – tying a career high.
Said Stewart: “This is only my third year in the league, but I know what I want to do. I know the type of player I want to turn into and I’m kind of making that happen sooner than later.”
August 19: Move over Lauren
In the Aug. 19 regular-season finale, Stewart set a Storm single-season record with 742 points and 270 field goals. Both records were previously set by Lauren Jackson in 2007.
Said Stewart: “Anytime I’m able to break a record and break one that Lauren Jackson created is huge.”