By Wyatt Yearout
Seattle will be looking for its third-straight win as it takes on the New York Liberty on Tuesday at the Westchester County Center. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m./PT.
HOME TEAM: New York Liberty (5-11)
VISITING TEAM: Seattle Storm (12-5)
TIP-OFF: 4 p.m./PT
HOW TO FOLLOW
Fans can watch the game on MSG+ 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 Connecticut 84-70 in its last contest to improve to 2-0 against the Sun on the season.
After Connecticut cut the lead to just four points early in the third quarter, Seattle went on a 15-2 run and eventually stretched its lead to over 20 points to put the game out of reach.
The Storm featured a balanced attack on offense, with a season-high six players scoring in double figures in Natasha Howard (13), Breanna Stewart (11), Jewell Loyd (11), Sue Bird (11), Jordin Canada (11) and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (10).
Seattle is 16-19 all-time against New York, with the Liberty winning the season series last year, 2-1.
In the Storm’s first meeting with the Liberty last season on May 26, Sami Whitcomb poured in a career-high 22 points on 6-for-8 shooting from beyond the arc to help lead Seattle to a 87-81 comeback victory.
The Storm will battle the Liberty two more times this season. They play in New York once more on Aug. 6 at 8 a.m./PT, and the series finale is on Aug. 17 at KeyArena at 7 p.m./PT.
SCOUTING NEW YORK
New York is sitting at 5-11 on the season, currently No. 11 record in the league.
The Liberty needed overtime to defeat the Chicago Sky in their last matchup, taking the contest 97-94. Tina Charles led the way for New York with 28 points and seven rebounds.
Charles leads the Liberty on the season at 20.1 points and 6.8 rebounds per contest.
The Storm will remain on the road for its next contest against the Atlanta Dream on Friday, with a tip-off set for 4 p.m./PT