PREVIEW: Washington (July 8)

By Wyatt Yearout

The Storm will go for its fifth-straight win as it takes on the Washington Mystics on Sunday at KeyArena. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m./PT. The first 3,000 fans in attendance will receive a Breanna Stewart bobblehead.

 

HOW TO FOLLOW

Fans can watch the game on JOEtv 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 took down the Atlanta Dream, 95-86, in its last contest to secure its fourth-straight victory and improve to 14-5 on the season.

The Storm went on a 14-0 run towards the end of the third quarter to take a 19-point lead into the second half. Atlanta went on a few small runs in the second half but could not put together a comeback as Seattle rode the cushion the rest of the way to win by nine.

Stewart posted 29 points and nine rebounds for Seattle. Sue Bird chipped in a season 18 points to go along with 10 assists, nothing her 26th-career double-double.


SERIES HISTORY

The Storm owns a 21-15 all-time advantage over the Mystics, and Seattle won the first matchup of the season, 81-77, on May 29.

Seattle has won three games in a row when hosting Washington at KeyArena. The last time Seattle dropped a game at home to Washington came on May 26, 2016, where the Mystics won, 84-82. Seattle is 13-1 against the Mystics since the 2006 season.

This marks the second of three contests between the two teams this season. Seattle will play in Washington on Sept. 9, where it will attempt to win its first game there since Sept. 9, 2016.

 

SCOUTING WASHINGTON

Washington is led by Elena Delle Donne, who is posting 20.5 points and 6.6 rebounds this season. Delle Donne missed the first game against the Storm back on May 29.

The Mystics game on Sunday against the Storm will be the second of a back-to-back, as they take on the Los Angeles Sparks on Saturday evening.


UP NEXT

The Storm is back in action on Tuesday as it takes on the Los Angeles Sparks. Tip-off is set for noon at KeyArena.