PREVIEW: Connecticut (June 15)


The Seattle Storm continues its homestand as it takes on the first-place Connecticut Sun on Friday at KeyArena. Tip-off is set for 7 P.M./PT.


HOME TEAM: Seattle Storm (7-3)

VISITING TEAM: Connecticut Sun (7-2)

TIPOFF: 7 p.m./PT


Fans can watch the game on NBATV, 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 Chicago Sky in comeback fashion for the second time this season in its last game, winning 96-85.

After being down as much 14 in the third period, Seattle opened the fourth period on a 14-2 run to reclaim the lead at 79-75. Chicago fought back and tied the game back up at 83 apiece with 4:07 remaining. Seattle went on a 13-2 run over the last four minutes of the game to complete the comeback and ultimately win by 11.

Breanna Stewart led the way for the Storm with a season-high 30 points and seven rebounds. This game marks the fifth 30 point game for Stewart in her three-year career.



Connecticut holds a 20-11 all time advantage over Seattle since it relocated from Orlando, with the Sun currently riding a three-game winning streak over the Storm, including five straight in Connecticut.

The Sun swept the season series with the Storm last season, winning all three matchups. The last Storm win came on June 24, 2016, where Seattle defeated Connecticut 98-81.

The Storm will battle the Sun two more times this season. Seattle battles Connecticut one more time at KeyArena on July 1. The last game of the season series will be played in Connecticut at Mohegan Sun Arena on July 20.



Connecticut is 7-2 on the season, dropping its last game against the Washington Mystics 95-91. Courtney Williams led the way in that game for the Sun with 34 points and five rebounds.

Williams leads the Sun in scoring on the year with 14.6 points per contest. The Sun have five other players who all average double digit points in Jasmine Thomas (13.9), Chiney Ogwumike (13.7), Alyssa Thomas (12.0), Alex Bentley (10.6) and Jonquel Jones (10.1).



Seattle will play game four of its five game homestand on Tuesday, June 19 against the Las Vegas Aces, with a tip-off is set for 7 p.m. PT.