Preview: Minnesota Lynx (June 4, 2019)

June 3, 2019

The Seattle Storm (2-2) looks to capture a win in an early-season rematch against the Minnesota Lynx on Tuesday, June 4. Tip off is set for 7 p.m. PT at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Wash.

HOW TO FOLLOW

Tuesday’s game is one of 20 WNBA games to be live-streamed on Twitter and the first of 16 games to be locally televised on JOEtv. Fans can also follow live stats at StormBasketball.com, or on Twitter by following @SeattleStorm.

LAST TIME OUT

Seattle held its own against the Chicago Sky but ultimately fell short to the home team. Natasha Howard nearly missed collecting her third double-double of the season with 21 points and nine rebounds. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis started hot and finished with a season-high 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting.

Despite a strong showing from the Storm, Sky All-Star Allie Quigley put up 25 points on the night, going 11-of-17 from the field. Chicago forward Diamond DeShields finished with a season-high 21 points.

After trading leads in the final quarter, Courtney Vandersloot made the go-ahead driving layup with 14.6 seconds remaining to seal the deal.

SERIES HISTORY

Seattle is set to play Minnesota for the second time this season. Last time, the two played in Minneapolis where the Lynx were able to capitalize on the Storm’s missed opportunities. Despite a strong second half from Natasha Howard, Seattle was held to only 24 points after the first 20 minutes of play.

Lynx guard, Odyssey Sims led her team by netting 15 points and five assists, while Sylvia Fowles contributed with 13 rebounds.

The Storm holds the advantage over the Lynx with a 22-12 all-time home record.

SCOUTING MINNESOTA

The undefeated Lynx are coming off a road win against the Dallas Wings. Sylvia Fowles notched a double-double on the night with 19 points and 12 rebounds, along with forward Damiris Dantas who led the Lynx in scoring with 20 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter.

With another strong performance for the Lynx, Odyssey Sims posted eight points and four assists in the second half. The Lynx led by as many as 17 points in the second half, but escaped with a narrow 70-67 win.

UP NEXT

The Storm are back on the road starting Sunday, June 9 at 3 p.m. PT in Chicago. The road swing continues through the week with visits to Indiana, Washington and Connecticut. Seattle will return home to host the Los Angeles Sparks, Friday June 21 at the Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Wash. at 7:30 p.m. PT.