Connecticut Sun 10-7
NUM PLAYER POS HT WT DOB FROM YRS
1 Rachel Banham G 5-9 168 7/15/93 Minnesota 1
5 Jasmine Thomas G 5-9 145 9/30/89 Duke 6
7 Kayla Pedersen F 6-4 190 4/14/89 Stanford 5
10 Courtney Williams G 5-8 136 5/11/94 S. Florida 1
11 Danielle Adams F-C 6-1 239 2/19/89 Texas A&M 5
12 Lynetta Kizer F 6-4 230 4/4/90 Maryland 5
20 Alex Bentley G 5-7 152 10/27/90 Penn St. 4
25 Alyssa Thomas F 6-2 185 4/12/92 Maryland 3
33 Morgan Tuck F 6-2 200 4/30/94 UConn 1
35 Jonquel Jones F 6-6 190 1/5/94 George Washington 1
40 Shekinna Stricklen F-G 6-2 178 7/30/90 Tennessee 5
42 Brionna Jones C 6-3 230 12/18/95 Maryland R
 
HEAD COACH: Curt Miller
ASST. COACHES: Steve Smith
Nicki Collen
ATHLETIC TRAINER: Jeremy Norman
Seattle Storm 8-9
NUM PLAYER POS HT WT DOB FROM YRS
1 Crystal Langhorne F 6-2 185 10/27/86 Maryland 9
2 Alexis Peterson G 5-7 139 6/20/95 Syracuse R
3 Sami Whitcomb G 5-10 145 7/20/88 Washington R
7 Ramu Tokashiki F 6-3 176 6/11/91 Japan 2
8 Carolyn Swords C 6-6 209 7/19/89 Boston College 5
10 Sue Bird G 5-9 150 10/16/80 UConn 15
11 Lanay Montgomery C 6-5 212 9/17/93 West Virginia R
23 Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis F 5-11 180 11/3/93 UConn 2
24 Jewell Loyd G 5-10 148 10/5/93 Notre Dame 2
30 Breanna Stewart F 6-4 170 8/27/94 UConn 1
32 Alysha Clark F 5-11 167 7/7/87 MTSU 5
45 Noelle Quinn G 6-0 178 1/3/85 UCLA 9
HEAD COACH: Jenny Boucek
ASST. COACHES: Gary Kloppenburgh
Ryan Webb
ATHLETIC TRAINER: Tom Spencer
TEAM DOCTORS: Dr. Adam Pourcho
Dr. Jeff Cary

STREAKING SUN COMES TO SEATTLE

The Connecticut Sun (10-7) descends upon Seattle as the holders of a four-game winning streak. A win on Wednesday would match the team’s longest winning streak of the 2017 season and give Connecticut three straight victories away from home. This streak of hot play began with a win against the Storm (8-9) on June 29 at Mohegan Sun Arena. In that game, Connecticut marched to a 96-89 win on the shoulders of Jasmine Thomas’ 29 points and six assists. Beating the Storm would make Connecticut the only team in the league to record two five-game winning streaks in 2017. The Sun is clutching a 0.5 game lead atop the Eastern Conference, edging out Washington by the slimmest of margins. Connecticut also has the distinction of being the only Eastern Conference team with a winning record at home (4-3) and on the road (6-4). Its 8-2 record in the last 10 games ties Connecticut with Minnesota and Los Angeles for best in the league over that span.

TO BE THE BEST, YOU HAVE TO BEAT THE BEST

By many standards, a 50-40-90 split is the mark of a great shooter. Being able to shoot 50 percent from the field, 40 percent on three pointers, and 90 percent on free throws is the mark of incredible sharpshooting accuracy and consistency. Seattle achieved a 50-40-90 game as a team on Saturday against Los Angeles on the way to knocking off the defending champs, 81-69. The Storm was successful on 51.9 percent of its field goal attempts, 53.3 percent on threes and 94.4 percent on foul shots.

BIRD NABS RECORD-TYING 10TH ALL-STAR APPEARANCE

Storm point guard Sue Bird has been named to her 10th WNBA All-Star Game, tying the league record held by Tamika Catchings. Bird also received the honor of being named a starter in the game, which will be the eighth time in her 16 seasons that she is on the court at tipoff of the All-Star game. Her spot on the team is certainly well-deserved, as Bird leads the league with her 6.7 assists per game. The most assists she’s averaged over a whole season is 6.5. Bird is also shooting 41.1 percent from behind the three-point line and 45 percent from the field. Both of these numbers are also better than her career averages. She is closing in on several milestones as well. After already passing 2,500 career assists this season, the 16-year veteran needs just four steals to reach 600 and 319 points to become the eighth player in WNBA history with 6,000 career points. She has her eyes on the career record for assists as well, needing just 88 dimes to pass Ticha Penicheiro for the top spot.

STORM SET TO MAKE HISTORY ON JULY 18 VS. CHICAGO

Only July 18, Seattle will take on Chicago in a historic night for the team and WNBA, as the Storm will become the first professional team to partner with Planned Parenthood. The Storm and Force 10 Hoops have teamed with Planned Parenthood to create “Stand With Planned Parenthood.” This night is designed to support the organization and the services they provide to 2.5 million people across the United States. The pregame festivities will include a rally on the West Plaza of KeyArena, starting at 5:15 p.m. PDT. There will also be several fundraising efforts and an online auction featuring game-worn shoes and other Storm memorabilia. The Storm will also donate $5 for every ticket purchased to Planned Parenthood.

h4>WNBA ANNOUNCES COMMUNITY, MEDIA EVENTS FOR VERIZON WNBA ALL-STAR 2017

The WNBA announced special community and media events for Verizon WNBA All-Star 2017, and the schedule includes the first pitch by WNBA All-Stars at the Seattle Mariners’ Thursday, July 20 game vs. the New York Yankees and a WNBA flag raising at the Space Needle on Friday, July 21. In honor of the WNBA’s commitment to the community and the Emerald City’s first time hosting the All-Star game, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray will proclaim the weekend of the All-Star Game as “WNBA All-Star Weekend.” For a complete list of events, click here.

Atlanta Dream

INSPIRING WOMEN NIGHT

Saturday, July 15 | 6PM

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Chicago Sky

STAND WITH PLANNED PARENTHOOD

Tuesday, July 18 | 6PM

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WNBA All-Star Game

WNBA ALL-STAR GAME

Saturday, July 22 | 12:30PM

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