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
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.
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.
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.