Preview: Indiana Fever (June 11, 2019)

The Storm travels to Indianapolis with hopes of capturing a win against the Indiana Fever.


Tuesday’s game in Indiana will be streamed live on Twitter. Fans can also follow live stats at, or on Twitter by following @SeattleStorm.


Seattle was unable to catch the Chicago Sky on Sunday, falling 78-71. Natasha Howard and Jewell Loyd both finished with 20 points, while Blake Dietrick made her 2019 Storm debut. The Storm was held to under 40 percent shooting and shot 16.7 percent (3-for-18) from three.

Chicago reserve Cheyenne Parker came off the bench hot finishing with a double-double and team-high 18 points and 11 rebounds. Allie Quigley and Courtney Vandersloot were held to a combined 15 points, while the Sky frontcourt propelled the team to a game-high 26 points in the second quarter.

Sparked by a driving layup from Natasha Howard at the 6:54 mark of the second quarter, the Storm countered the Sky lead with a 17-1 run to finish out the first half and cut the deficit to only 10 at the break.

Jewell Loyd dropped seven points and grabbed two steals in the third quarter as the Storm scored 12 points off of eight turnovers. Despite a 9-0 run from Chicago early in the fourth, the Storm was cut the deficit to single digits, but ran out of time to complete the comeback.


The Storm has the advantage over the Fever with a 20-19 all-time record, but is 6-14 on the road.

Last season Seattle swept Indiana to win the season series (3-0) and has won the series the last two years.


The Fever fell short of the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday, 94-87. Indiana guard Kelsey Mitchell finished with a season-high 26 points, while Kennedy Burke and Tiffany Mitchell came off the bench to combine for 35 points, and three rebounds.

Despite starting the fourth quarter down by 27 points, the Fever responded in a big way to cut the deficit to single-digits.

Phoenix’s bigs overpowered Indiana, as Dewanna Bonner collected 25 points and seven rebounds, while Brittney Griner who poured in 26 points and five rebounds. Leilani Mitchell came off the bench to put up a season-high 17 points and six assists.


The Storm continues its road tour with a 2018 Finals rematch against the Washington Mystics, on Friday, June 14 at 4 p.m. PT on CBS Sports Network.