Stewart and Seattle ready to face New York


Seattle Storm (9-6, 5-4 Western Conference) at New York Liberty (6-9, 5-4 Eastern Conference)

New York; Sunday, 12 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Breanna Stewart leads Seattle in a game against New York. Stewart leads the league with an average of 22.1 points per game.

The Liberty went 4-5 in home games. New York ranks fourth in the Eastern Conference with 19.3 assists per game, led by Sabrina Ionescu with an average of 5.8.

The Storm went 3-3 away. Seattle is the best team in the Western Conference, allowing just 77.1 points per game while holding opponents to 44.3% shooting.

The teams are meeting for the third time this season. The Storm won 92-61 in the final game on May 29.

TOP PERFORMERS: Ionescu is averaging 17 points, 6.3 rebounds and 5.8 assists for the Liberty. Sami Whitcomb is averaging 1.8 makes 3 points over the last 10 games for New York.

Jewell Loyd is shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc on 2.5 3-pointers per game for the Storm, averaging 17.6 points and 3.5 assists. Stewart is shooting 47.3 percent and averaging 23.6 points over the last 10 games for Seattle.

LAST 10 GAMES: Liberty: 5-5, averaged 79.6 points, 36.0 rebounds, 20.8 assists, 5.8 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 43.2% from the field . Their opponents are averaging 78.8 points per game.

Storm: 7-3, averaging 78.8 points, 31.6 rebounds, 22.8 assists, 8.5 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 43.0 percent from the field. Their opponents average 76.1 points.

INJURIES: Liberty: Betnijah Laney: out (knee), Jocelyn Willoughby: out (quad).

Storm: None listed.

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

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