Storm's Howard plays despite abuse allegations

McCann: WNBA's lack of a domestic assault policy a 'glaring issue' (1:37)

Sports Illustrated legal analyst Michael McCann joins OTL to talk about the WNBA's handling of domestic abuse and the latest on the Storm's Natasha Howard. (1:37)

Seattle Storm forward Natasha Howard scored 14 points in Sunday's 78-69 victory over the visiting New York Liberty one day after her wife raised allegations of domestic violence on social media.

"Natasha will play in the game tonight," Storm co-owner Lisa Brummel said in a statement. "We are in continued communication with the [WNBA], and their investigation is now in process."

As of Sunday night, there had been no legal charges filed against Howard.

On Saturday, Howard's wife posted video on Twitter from March in which she yelled at Howard about being threatened by the Storm forward. She also posted screenshots of conversations she had with Howard's agent and the team's general manager.

"The organization is aware of the recent allegations against Natasha. We are in communication with the league and looking into them," the team said in a statement from Brummel and CEO/general manager Alisha Valavanis.

The WNBA also released a statement Sunday saying, "We are aware of the situation involving Natasha Howard and are in the process of gathering additional information."

Howard was not made available for comment prior to Sunday's game. When asked about Howard's performance amid the allegations, Seattle coach Dan Hughes said after the game: "She's an All-Star. I think that's what that (performance) says.''

Howard is averaging 17.6 points and 8.5 rebounds this season. The 27-year-old former Florida State player was selected to the All-Star Game for the first time in her career this season.

This is the second domestic incident in the WNBA this season. Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams was arrested in April after authorities say she attacked her former girlfriend at a Florida home. Williams had her court hearing postponed last month and has been playing for the Sparks all season.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.