A couple of announcements on the Storm’s schedule. First, the league has announced that the Storm’s Saturday, Aug. 21 game vs. Los Angeles (Fan Appreciation Night) will move from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. to accommodate a national TV broadcast on ESPN2. The Storm will have two upcoming games on ESPN2, as well as two broadcast locally on KONG 6/16 – tomorrow vs. Chicago and Aug. 7 vs. Tulsa.
Second, the WNBA has announced a change to the postseason schedule. As opposed to the previous best-of-three format in the first two rounds that saw the home team host the last two games and go on the road for Game 1, the league will now go to a 1-1-1 format. Since the Storm has secured home-court advantage as the No. 1 seed, the team will begin the playoffs at home by hosting Game 1 before going on the road for Game 2 and returning to Seattle for Game 3, if necessary.