By Wyatt Yearout
The No. 1 Seattle Storm tips off its four-game road trip in a Monday matinee with the New York Liberty at the Madison Square Garden, with tip-off set for 8 a.m./PT.
HOME TEAM: New York Liberty (7-20)
VISITING TEAM: Seattle Storm (21-7)
TIP-OFF: 8 a.m./PT
The Storm defeated the defending champion Minnesota Lynx 85-75 in its last contest to clinch a spot in the 2018 WNBA Playoffs.
Breanna Stewart led the way for the Storm with 20 points and seven rebounds, while Sue Bird tallied her fifth double-double of the season with 14 points and 11 assists.
Seattle is 17-19 all-time against New York, with Seattle winning the first matchup this year 77-62 back on July 3.
This matchup features the number one and two scorers in the WNBA since the start of the 2016 season in Stewart and Tina Charles. Stewart currently sits in the lead with 1,906 points while Charles is at 1,888 points since 2016.
The Storm will battle the Liberty one more time this season, with the series finale is being played on Aug. 17 at KeyArena.
SCOUTING NEW YORK
New York is 7-20 on the season, currently sitting with the 11th-best record in the league.
The Liberty dropped its last matchup to the Indiana Fever, 68-55. Charles led the way for New York with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Charles leads the Liberty this season at 18.2 points and 9.8 rebounds per contest.
Seattle plays at Indiana on Tuesday, with a tip-off set for 4 p.m./PT.