PREVIEW: at Minnesota (Aug. 12)

The No. 1 Seattle Storm plays its final road game of the 2018 regular season on Sunday against the Minnesota Lynx in a game that will decide the season series between the two Western Conference rivals. Tip-off at the Target Center is set for 4 p.m./PT.

HOME TEAM: Minnesota Lynx (17-13)
VISITING TEAM: Seattle Storm (23-8)
TIP-OFF: 4 p.m./PT

 
HOW TO FOLLOW
Fans can watch the game on ESPN3 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
Seattle had its five-game winning streak snapped in its last contest, falling to the Washington Mystics, 100-77, on Aug. 9 in the nation’s capital.

Both Jewell Loyd and Natasha Howard tallied 15 points for the Storm in the losing effort. Seattle trailed by just one (12-11) in the first quarter before the Mystics utilized a 33-14 run to pull away.

 
SERIES HISTORY
The Lynx own a 38-30 all-time advantage over the Storm, with the home team winning the first two contests. Minnesota won the first matchup this season, 91-79, back on June 26. Seattle won the last game, 85-75, back on Aug. 3 in the Emerald City.

Seattle has not beaten the Lynx in Minneapolis since July 17, 2010, when the Storm won by an 81-71 margin.

If Seattle comes out on top, it will mark the first season series win over Minnesota since 2010 when Seattle won, 3-1. The Storm has also won the season series over Minnesota in 2009 (3-1), 2008 (3-0), 2006 (3-0), 2004 (2-1), 2002 (2-1) and 2000 (2-1).

 
SCOUTING MINNESOTA
The Lynx are 17-13 on the season, currently sitting in sixth place in the league standings.

Minnesota defeated the Las Vegas Aces, 89-73, in its last matchup on Aug. 9. Maya Moore led the way with 34 points for Minnesota.

Moore leads the Lynx on the season, averaging 18.4 points and 5.1 rebounds per contest.

 
UP NEXT
Seattle returns to KeyArena for its next matchup against the New York Liberty on Aug. 17. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m./PT.