The Seattle Storm (5-1) look to continue their fine start to the season when they visit the Dallas Wings (2-3) on Saturday in a WNBA Western Conference tilt.
The Storm has surged out of the starting gate winning five of its first six games including its most recent outing on Thursday in which the Storm crushed the Las Vegas Aces 101-74. In the win, the Storm hit 17 of their 3-point shots to set a new WNBA record. Breanna Stewart led the Storm with 21 points.
Dallas has alternated between wins and losses this season with a loss in its last outing falling to the New York Liberty 94-89 on Tuesday. The Wings were led in the loss by Elizabeth Cambage with 28 points and 16 boards and Skylar Diggins-Smith with 20 points. However, the Wings ran out of flight in the fourth quarter being outscored 35-21 after leading by nine points at the start of the fourth.
Jewell Loyd leads the Storm in scoring with an average of 22.5 points per game. Breanna Stewart is the second leading scorer and leading rebounder with averages of 21.3 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. Sue Bird leads the team in assists with an average of 6.3 per game. The third and final player averaging double figures in scoring for Seattle is Natasha Howard with an average of 12.5 points per game.
Skylar Diggins-Smith leads the Wings in scoring and assists with averages of 19.8 points and 5.8 assists per game. Elizabeth Cambage is the second leading scorer and leading rebounder with averages of 19.0 points and 12.0 rebounds per game. Three other Wings’ players are averaging double figures in scoring per game.