PREVIEW: Atlanta (June 10)

By Wyatt Yearout

Seattle will play its first of five straight games at home as they take on the Atlanta Dream on Sunday at KeyArena, with tip-off set for 4 p.m./PT.

Sunday’s game will be the first ever “Paws in the Paint” theme night, where fans will be able to bring their canine companion to the game.



Fans can watch the game on JoeTV or WNBA League Pass, with live stats available at Live updates will also be provided on Twitter by following @SeattleStorm.



The Storm defeated the Sparks in its last game in blowout fashion, winning 88-63.

Seattle came out strong out the gate, limiting Los Angeles to just nine points in the opening quarter while scoring 24 to take a 15 point lead after one.

The Storm defense remained strong throughout the contest, holding the Sparks to 37.3 percent shooting for the game and just 10 points in the final period to eventually win by 25.

Seattle had four players score in double figures, led by Alysha Clark with 17 points to go along with a career-high 5 steals.



The Dream handed the Connecticut Sun its only loss of the season back on June 5, winning 82-77. Tiffany Hayes led the way for Atlanta in that game with 22 points and seven rebounds.

Atlanta currently ranks 12th in the league in field goal percentage at 38.5 and 11th at points per game at 76.3

Hayes is the Dream’s leading scorer on the season, posting 17.3 points per contest.



Atlanta holds a 12-11 all-time advantage over the Storm, winning the last matchup against Seattle 89-83 back on Aug. 23, 2017.

At KeyArena, the Storm holds an 8-3 advantage over the Dream. The Dream defeated Seattle last year 91-86 at KeyArena back on June 13, earning its first win at KeyArena since July 11, 2012.

Seattle matches up with Atlanta two more times this season on July 6 and July 22, both being played in Atlanta at the McCamish Pavilion.



Seattle will look to improve to 2-0 at home against the Chicago Sky in its next matchup on Tuesday, June 12. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m./PT.