The Seattle Storm (14-16) visit McCamish Pavilion in the third and final regular season match up against the Atlanta Dream (10-20) tonight, on WNBA League Pass.
With this season series tied 1-1 and postseason play on the line, both squads will be fighting for a victory. The Dream much more so, having dropped nine games straight. Atlanta’s last victory (July 25) came against the Phoenix Mercury in a 99-91 overtime battle. With only four games left to play, the Dream are four games out from the eighth and final playoff spot. The Dream will need to bring all they’ve got if they want to stay in the race.
The visiting Storm are making a late playoff run after winning four games in a row to push them to seventh place in league standings. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs. Seattle’s timely success comes after a late coaching change that saw assistant Gary Kloppenburg promoted to interim coach on Aug. 10, after the Storm parted ways with coach Jenny Boucek. In the team’s 103-66 blowout win over Chicago, Seattle recorded a franchise-record 34 assists, as the Storm went over the century mark for the second time this season. Breanna Stewart, who was named Western Conference Player of the Week for the second time this season, led all scorers Sunday, with 19 points.
Tune in tonight at 7:00 p.m. ET, as the Storm and the Dream fight to keep their playoff ambitions alive, and Seattle veteran Sue Bird goes for the WNBA’s all-time assist leader. Bird needs 12 assists to pass Ticha Penicheiro.
The streaking Connecticut Sun (17-9) head to McCamish Pavilion to take on the Atlanta Dream (10-18) in their third and final meeting of the regular season.
With this season series tied, both teams will be hungry for a victory, but for different reasons. Connecticut has secured their playoff berth and are looking to stay hot after rolling off five straight home wins. The Sun cruised to a 104-71 victory the last time they saw the Dream, with five players from Connecticut scoring in double figures. In their most recent win over Dallas, both Alyssa Thomas and Jonquel Jones had double-doubles as the Sun beat the Wings 96-88. Thomas scored 21 points and a career-high 13 rebounds, while Jones added 19 points and 16 boards. Courtney Williams also finished with 19 points.
Desperate for a win, Atlanta has just six games left on their regular season schedule to try and move up the ranks for that eighth and final playoff spot. Sitting at No.10 in league standings, the Dream have struggled to finish games dropping seven in a row. In Saturday’s loss to San Antonio, the Dream were led by Brittney Sykes with 28 points, and Elizabeth Williams finished with 16.
Tune in tonight at 7:00 p.m ET, on NBATV.
The New York Liberty (13-12) head to McCamish Pavilion to take on the Atlanta Dream (10-16) as the two battle it out in their third and final meeting of the regular season.
After splitting this season series 1-1, both teams are looking to finish out the season strong and secure a playoff berth. The Liberty who are coming off an 81-76 victory over Indiana, are currently in sixth place in the league standings. With just nine games left on their regular season schedule, New York hopes to get a ‘W’ tonight, before facing Los Angeles Sunday. Tina Charles scored 26 points in Tuesday’s victory and Shavonte Zellous added 16.
Atlanta, currently ranked ninth in league standings, is fighting to stay in the race for the eight and final playoff spot. However, the Dream are struggling down the stretch as they have dropped five games straight coming in to tonight’s contest. Three of those losses were at the hands of top ranked Minnesota, who defeated Atlanta 81-72 on Tuesday. Elizabeth Williams scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the loss, while Tiffany Hayes and Layshia Clarendon each added 13 points.
Catch this game on WNBA League Pass at 7:30 p.m. ET.