Bottom line: Gabby Williams faces Seattle against the Washington Mystics after scoring 23 points in the Seattle Storm’s 81-72 win over the New York Liberty.
Storm is 6-3 on their home court. Seattle is the best team to limit opponent scoring in the Western Conference, allowing 76.8 points while keeping opponents for 44.0% of the shooting.
The mystics have moved 5-4 away from the house. Washington, led by Shakira Austin, is fifth in the Eastern Conference with 25.9 defensive rebounds per game, averaging 4.7.
Teams will match on Thursday for the first time this season.
Top Performer: Breena Stewart averages 21.8 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.1 steals for the Storm. Jewel Lloyd averages 16.9 points in his last 10 appearances for Seattle.
Ariel Atkins is shooting 40.2% beyond the arc, with 2.1 med 3-pointers per game for the Mystics, while averaging 15.3 points. Natasha Claude averages 10.7 points and 7.8 assists in her last 10 appearances for Washington.
Last 10 games: Hurricanes: 7-3, averaging 78.6 points, 32.2 rebounds, 22.2 assists, 8.2 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 43.1% from the field. Their opponents average 75.3 points per game.
Mystic: 5-5, averaging 79.0 points, 36.8 rebounds, 20.3 assists, 7.3 steals and 3.4 blocks per game while shooting 42.4% from the field. His opponents average 76.9 points.
Injury: Hurricane: None listed.
Mystic: None listed.