The Storm continues its road trip tonight in Minnesota, facing the league-leading Lynx. On the verge of the Storm’s 17th game of the season, Jayda Evans offers midseason grades in the Seattle Times and looks at what lies ahead.
The Storm is playing without three-time MVP Lauren Jackson in a competitive Western Conference where 2 ½ games separate fourth place from first. Coach Brian Agler is optimistic about the defending champs’ playoff future.
“I really think our best basketball is ahead of us,” he said. “We’ve kept our identity that we’re a solid defensive team. There are some people that have really had good years, like Ashley (Robinson). But our best days are still ahead of us, and we’re going to work hard to make that happen.”
In the Everett Herald, Aaron Lommers has a preview of tonight’s game.
The Lynx ended the Storm’s 23-game winning streak dating back to 2009 in the second game of the season on June 9. Just over two weeks later, the Storm tasted revenge, with a convincing victory over Minnesota at KeyArena. The Lynx took the first meeting of the season in Minneapolis on July 16.
Swin Cash’s journal returns to SlamOnline.com for a recap of Cash’s All-Star Weekend, which culminated in MVP honors. Be sure to check out all the behind-the-scenes photos.
San Antonio has always held a special place in my heart. It was only nine years earlier that I hoisted the NCAA Championship trophy after going a perfect 39-0 at UConn while picking up my first MVP award. So, fast-forward to this past weekend and even though the West didn’t win the game, I was blessed to hoist another MVP trophy in good ol’ San Antonio.