GAME PREVIEW: Seattle Storm vs. Atlanta Dream

The Storm tips off against the Atlanta Dream on Thursday, Aug. 6 at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN2. Fans can also follow along on Twitter (@seattlestorm) or by visiting
Continuing a tough gauntlet of games every other day, the Seattle Storm (4-1) look to win its third straight against the Atlanta Dream (2-3) on Thursday.
The Dream are looking to snap a two-game losing streak, with their most recent loss to the Phoenix Mercury on Tuesday. Atlanta is led by Betnijah Laney, who averages 17.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2.8 steals per game. Rookie Chennedy Carter co-leads the team in scoring with 17.4 points per game as well.
The Storm took the 2019 season series with the Dream 2-1, with Jordin Canada scoring 21 points, then a career-high, in the most recent matchup last September, a 92-75 victory for Seattle.
WNBA Western Conference Player of the Week Breanna Stewart led the Storm their last time out against the Connecticut Sun, scoring 22 points and adding five rebounds and five blocks in an 87-74 victory. Without Sue Bird, Canada continued her steady performance, scoring 14 points and dishing out six assists.
Additionally, Sami Whitcomb scored a season-high 15 points, and Alysha Clark and Jewell Loyd rounded out Seattle’s double-figure scorers with 13 and 12 points, respectively.
The Storm is seeking its fourth 5-1 start in franchise history. In the Storm’s 2018 and 2010 title-winning years, the team won five of its first six games.
Sept. 1, 2019: Jordin Canada scored a regular season career-high 21 points to lead the Storm over Atlanta, 92-75. She also added eight assists, five steals and two rebounds. Her 21 points led all scorers.
On Saturday, Aug. 8, the Storm will face the Phoenix Mercury at 3 p.m. ET on ABC. Two days later, on Aug. 10, Seattle will have its first shot against the Chicago Sky this season at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2.