BOTTOM LINE: Seattle faces the Washington Mystics after Gabby Williams scored 23 points in the Seattle Storm’s 81-72 win over the New York Liberty.
Storm is 6-3 at his home court. Seattle is the best scoring team in the Western Conference, allowing 76.8 points while holding the opposition at 44.0% shooting.
The mystics left 5-4 from home. Washington is fifth in the Eastern Conference with 25.9 defensive rebounds per game, while Shakira Austin averages 4.7.
The teams meet on Thursday for the first time this season.
BEST PERFORMERS: Breanna Stewart is averaging 21.8 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.1 steals per Storm. Jewell Loyd is averaging 16.9 points in his last 10 games for Seattle.
Ariel Atkins is shooting 40.2% from 3-point range with 2.1 three-pointers made per game for the Mystic, averaging 15.3 points. Natasha Cloud has averaged 10.7 points and 7.8 assists in her last 10 games for Washington.
LAST 10 GAMES: Storm: 7-3, averaging 78.6 points, 32.2 rebounds, 22.2 assists, 8.2 steals and 4.4 blocks per game, shooting 43.1% from the field. Their rivals averaged 75.3 points per game.
Mystics: 5-5, averaging 79.0 points, 36.8 rebounds, 20.3 assists, 7.3 steals and 3.4 blocks per game on 42.4% shooting from the field. Their rivals averaged 76.9 points.
INJURIES: Storm: Not listed.
Mystics: Not listed.