The last time the Seattle Storm started off the WNBA Season with a hot 5-1 start was back in 2018. By the end, they had defeated the Washington Mystics in the finals to win their third championship.
Oddly enough, this season feels like deja vu. Almost like I’m reliving that exciting 2018 championship season all over again.
Yes, I understand we’re only 6 games into the season…and I may be getting ahead of myself, but basketball is back. Sue Bird, Breanna Stewart, and the Seattle Storm are back. How can you not get excited about that?
Already, this team is playing like bonafide championship contenders. If it wasn’t for an off-shooting night, they could have been undefeated thus far. But give the Washington Mystics credit; they played lights-out and deserved the dub.
Also, besides the nail-biter game against the Atlanta Dream, the Storm have won every other game convincingly. Even dominating the second-ranked team in the league, the Minnesota Lynx, and winning by 30+ points.
I’ve been impressed at how well this team has been playing. Of course, you have the superstar Breanna Stewart, scoring at will, grabbing rebounds, and blocking shots. She’s top 10 in the league in scoring and rebounds and playing like she wants another WNBA MVP trophy.
However, I’ve been more impressed with other players who have stepped up. You still have Jewell Lloyd averaging 13.9 points per game, who can get hot at any time and can shoot from beyond the 3-point line. Then there’s Jordin Canada, filling in for the injured Sue Bird. She’s a great facilitator and a crafty scorer as well.
Now getting back to the regular season, they’re going to need to keep up this momentum in their next game against the third-ranked team, the Chicago Sky.
Courtney Vandersloot has looked impressive. She’s making plays and getting her team involved. Already she has 4 games with 10+ assists. She also leads the league in assists with 8.9 per game.
It’s looking to be a fun matchup and the game should be competitive from start to finish. This game could also have future playoff implications.
My prediction will be a Seattle Storm win, 91-83.
I’ll be tuning in for the game Monday night, August 10th at 6 PM PT, rooting for the Seattle Storm, and you should too.