Storm vs. Sun: Game preview
Connecticutat Storm 7 tonight at KeyArena
Records: Sun 7-20, Storm 14-14
NOTES: Seattle returned from a trip at 2-1, including a decisive win in San Antonio to win the tiebreaker for the fourth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Tina Thompson had 27 points and 13 rebounds in the win Tuesday. She is averaging 16.3 points and 7.3 rebounds in August. ... Seattle is a half-game behind Phoenix for the third seed in the West playoffs. The Storm’s magic number to clinch a WNBA-record 10th straight playoff berth is two. ... The Sun is on a league-worst five-game losing streak. It lost 91-78 in Los Angeles on Tuesday. ... Connecticut is coached by Anne Donovan, who led Seattle to its first championship in 2004. In her first season with Connecticut, she’s dealing with injuries to key starters and top reserve players. She signed former Storm forward Iziane Castro Marques to fill a void due to injuries. ... Seattle won its past two games at KeyArena, the first time it has won successive games in the facility this season.