Preview: at Atlanta (July 6)

By Wyatt Yearout

The Seattle Storm will go for four consecutive wins as it takes on the Atlanta Dream on Friday at the McCamish Pavilion, with a tip-off set for 4 p.m./PT.

 

HOW TO FOLLOW

Fans can watch the game on Fox Sports Southeast – Atlanta or WNBA League Pass, with live stats available at StormBasketball.com. Live updates will also be provided on Twitter by following @SeattleStorm.

 

LAST TIME OUT

A dominating defensive performance led to Seattle defeating the New York Liberty 77-62 in the Storm’s last outing.

After a mainly back and forth first two quarters, Seattle closed the second period on a 14-2 run to take an 11-point lead into half. The Storm shut down any comeback attempt in the second half, leading to a season best for points allowed and the third-straight Storm win.

Jewell Loyd and Breanna Stewart each led the way for Seattle with 21 points. Sue Bird chipped in 11 assists, marking her fifth-straight game with nine or more assists.

 

SERIES HISTORY

Atlanta holds a 13-11 all-time advantage over Seattle. The Dream defeated the Storm in the first matchup this season on June 10 by a final margin of 67-64.

Back in 2016, these two teams met in the first round of the WNBA Playoffs, when the Dream bounced the seventh-seeded Storm, 94-85.

Seattle matches up with Atlanta just once more this season on July 22, again being played in Atlanta at the McCamish Pavilion.

 

SCOUTING ATLANTA

The Dream is 8-8 on the season, sitting tied with Dallas for the seventh-best record in the league.

Atlanta defeated the Indiana Fever 87-83 in its last contest back on July 1. Brittney Sykes led the way for the Dream in that game with 20 points and seven assists.

Leading the Dream this season are Tiffany Hayes and Angel McCoughtry, who are averaging 17.0 and 16.8 points per game, respectively.

 

UP NEXT

Seattle returns to the Emerald City for its next matchup with the Washington Mystics on July 8. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m./PT.