PREVIEW: Chicago (June 12)

By Wyatt Yearout

The Seattle Storm will look to bounce back from a tough loss to the Dream as they take on the Chicago Sky on Tuesday at KeyArena. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.

 

HOW TO FOLLOW

Fans can watch the game on NBATV, The U Too 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

In its last contest against the Atlanta Dream, Seattle dropped its second home loss of the season in a 67-64 defeat.

The Storm had a tough time finding a rhythm on the offensive end throughout the game. After being down as much as 13, Seattle was able to take a one-point lead with just over two minutes remaining.

Down the stretch, Atlanta converted on some big buckets and was able to get stops on the other end. Seattle had a chance to tie down three with the ball with 17 seconds left, but couldn’t get anything to fall, ultimately falling by three.

Natasha Howard led the way for Seattle with 15 points and a career-high 15 rebounds.

 

SERIES HISTORY

In the first matchup between the two teams this season, Seattle came back from a 14-point fourth quarter deficit to win the game in overtime, 95-91. Jewell Loyd posted 29 points in that game, tying a season-high. Breanna Stewart tallied 28 points, six rebounds and five assists.

Seattle boasted a 2-1 record vs. Chicago last season, with the road team being the victor in all three contests. The Storm secured its largest margin of victory of the 2017 season against the Sky on 8/20/17, where Seattle defeated Chicago 103-66 behind 19 points and nine rebounds from Stewart.

The Storm plays the Sky just once more this season in Chicago on July 18, where Seattle will be going for its third straight road win over Chicago.

 

UP NEXT 

Seattle continues its home stand on June 15 as they take on the Connecticut Sun, with a tip-off set for 7 p.m.