PREVIEW: Washington (Game 2 WNBA Finals)

By Wyatt Yearout

The Storm will look to stay undefeated at home in the postseason as it hosts Game 2 of the WNBA Finals against the Mystics on Sunday. Tip-off is set for 12:30 p.m./PT on ABC.

 
HOME TEAM: Seattle Storm
AWAY TEAM: Washington Mystics
TIP-OFF: 12:30m p.m./PT

SERIES COUNT: Seattle leads series 1-0

 
HOW TO FOLLOW
Fans can watch the game on ABC or live streamed on ESPN3, with live stats available at StormBasketball.com. Live updates will also be provided on Twitter by following @SeattleStorm.

 
LAST TIME OUT
The Storm defeated the Mystics in Game 1 by a final margin of 89-76. Seattle shot 54.7 percent for the game and led by as much as 27 in the third.

Jewell Loyd posted 23 points to lead Seattle on an efficient 9-for-12 from the field.

Breanna Stewart posted 22 points and dished out five assists. Natasha Howard added 19 points and five rebounds.

 
SERIES HISTORY
Seattle is now 1-0 all-time in postseason play against the Mystics, as well as 22-16 in regular season games.

Including the regular season, the Storm has won 15 of the last 16 home season games against the Mystics, a hot streak dating back to 2006. Seattle’s only loss during that stretch was an overtime game on May 26, 2016 (84-82).

The Storm went 2-1 in regular season games against Washington this season. The Mystics won the last regular season game against the Storm, 100-77, back on Aug. 9. Seattle won the first two matchups of the season, winning 81-77 on May 29 and defeating Washington 97-91 on July 8.

 
WASHINGTON IN GAME 1

Arial Atkins posted a team-high 23 points in Game 1 for the Mystics.

The Storm outscored the Mystics, 50-32, in the paint, as well as 18-0 in fast break points.

In the postseason, Elena Delle Donne has led the way with 19.5 points and 11.2 rebounds per game.

 
UP NEXT
Seattle plays Game 3 of the WNBA Finals on Sept. 12 at 5 p.m./PT. The game will be played at EagleBank Arena on the Campus of George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.