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Seattle to face Minnesota after Loyd’s 28-point performance

By meerna Jul11,2024
Seattle to face Minnesota after Loyd’s 28-point performance

Minnesota Lynx (16-6, 11-3 Western Conference) vs. Seattle Storm (14-8, 6-6 Western Conference)

Seattle; Friday, 10:00 PM EST

SUMMARY: The Seattle Storm will host the Minnesota Lynx after Jewell Loyd scored 28 points in the Seattle Storm’s 84-79 loss to the Las Vegas Aces.

The Storm is 6-6 in Western Conference play. Seattle is 3-6 against opponents with a positive record.

The Lynx are 11-3 in Western Conference play. Minnesota ranks fifth in the WNBA with an average of 34.8 rebounds per game, led by Napheesa Collier with 10.2.

Seattle is shooting 43.4 percent from the field this season, which is 3.8 percentage points more than Minnesota has allowed its opponents (39.6 percent). Minnesota is averaging 9.9 3-pointers per game this season, an average of 3.4 more than the 6.5 per game that Seattle is attempting.

The teams will face off for the fourth time this season. In their last meeting on June 9, the Lynx won 83-64, led by 32 points from Kayla McBride, while Loyd scored 25 points for the Storm.

TOP PLAYERS: Loyd is averaging 20.2 points, 3.8 assists and 1.5 steals for the Storm.

Alanna Smith is averaging 11.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.9 blocks for the Lynx.

LAST 10 GAMES: Storm: 6-4, averaging 85.3 points, 32.7 rebounds, 22.6 assists, 9.8 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 44.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 79.3 points per game.

Lynx: 7-3, averaging 76.6 points, 35.0 rebounds, 22.3 assists, 8.7 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 42.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 71.3 points.

INJURIES: Storm: MacKenzie Holmes: out for rest of season (knee).

Rys: Olivia Epoupa: outside (thigh), Napheesa Collier: outside (foot).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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