Talking Western Conference rivalry and the pursuit of history as the Storm prepares to face the Phoenix Mercury tonight at KeyArena.
Hot Taurasi-led Mercury ready for Storm rematch – Jayda Evans, Seattle Times
When recalling Taurasi’s quote, the Storm’s Swin Cash’s head swiveled like a hawk looking for prey as she scanned teammates after practice at KeyArena.
“Who’s believing what (she’s) saying?’ ” Cash asked rhetorically of her former college teammate at Connecticut. “She’s the master of blowing smoke. She’s so crazy.
Storm aim to keep historical season going – Christopher Wells, seattlepi.com
So far in the season series, Seattle has been perfect with three straight wins over Phoenix, including a historic three overtime victory on July 14.
Lauren Jackson has powered the Storm with an average of 24 points over the course of the three wins. She also has averaged 10.7 rebounds.
Storm vs. Phoenix Preview: Can the Mercury Mount a Challenge Against the Storm? – Q McCall, SwishAppeal.com
As a basketball fan, I confess to being unreasonably excited about tonight’s Phoenix Mercury – Seattle Storm game.
In fact — albeit easily pleased by basketball — I haven’t been quite as excited about a Storm game since the then-6-0 Atlanta Dream came to town.
Is This Year’s Storm the Best Team Ever? – Petrel, SwishAppeal.com
That’s some pretty impressive company. So where would the 2010 Seattle Storm be if the season ended today? They’d be at 2.050 standard deviations above .500, putting them as the 4th greatest WNBA team of all time. And the season has 12 games to go in Seattle! If Seattle sweeps the table, this will undoubtedly nudge the Storm even further up the ladder. The Storm aren’t the greatest team of all time – now – but have a shot at it if they keep the engine finely tuned throught the season.
High-scoring Mercury back on track – Mechelle Voepel, ESPN.com
Ha! Two hundred and fifty points? For two games? How could even my math be that bad? I guess I need a calculator just to add two lousy numbers.
OK, you might not believe this, but … the calculator says the Mercury really did score 250 points in their past two games. And 753 in their last seven. That’s right, the average Mercury point total in July, 107.6, tops even Phoenix’s average daily high temperature for this month, which historically has been about 105.
5 Things I Think I Know – Ben York, SlamOnline.com
I think I know who will be in the Western Conference Finals, but I’m still unsure about the East.
Clearly, the Seattle Storm and Phoenix Mercury have proven to be the best teams in the West; and unless something drastic changes I feel confident that’s how it will be as the season winds down. If Phoenix locks itself in the 2 or 3 seed, I just don’t see a scenario where they won’t be in the Western Conference Finals. Similarly, Seattle is playing too good to be knocked out in the first round.
Storm Can Top Sonics for Best Pro Hoops Start Tonight – Seth Kolloen, TheSunbreak.com
Your local hoops team is off to a 20-2 start and play tonight against Phoenix at Seattle Center. It could be today, or it could be December 23, 1993. Then, the team was the Sonics, the opponent was the Phoenix Suns. Tonight it’s the Storm facing the Phoenix Mercury.
The Sonics lost game #23 (Thunder Dan Majerle went off for seven threes). So with a win against Phoenix tonight, the Storm can claim the best start in Seattle pro hoops history.