Liberty at Storm: game at a glance
|F N. Powell||6-2||6.0||4.1|
|F P. Pierson||6-2||12.5||5.1|
|C Kia Vaughn||6-4||7.7||5.2|
|G L. Mitchell||5-5||8.3||3.5|
|G C. Pondexter||5-9||20.8||4.0a|
|F Katie Smith||5-11||6.5||2.4|
|F Camille Little||6-2||11.0||5.1|
|C L. Jackson||6-6||4.0||6.0|
|G Sue Bird||5-9||13.0||5.2a|
|G T. Wright||5-11||8.4||4.1a|
Notes: Seattle will try to avoid losing its fourth consecutive home game. It last hit that low during its inaugural season from June 28 to July 3, 2000. That Storm team finished 6-26. ... New York defeated Seattle 77-59 in June. ... The Storm marks the end of a five-game road trip for the Liberty. New York lost 87-62 at Los Angeles on Saturday night. ... The Storm is in the midst of a seven-game homestand with three remaining. ... Storm rookie Shekinna Stricklen is averaging 10.5 points off the bench in August. ... New York is clinging to the fourth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Seattle is fourth in the West.
Local connections: Liberty players Leilani Mitchell (Richmond), Alex Montgomery (Tacoma) and Katelan Redmond (Spokane) are Washington natives.
Injury updates: Forward Tina Thompson (knee) is expected to return to action for the Storm. Center Ann Wauters (Achilles) is out.