Storm vs. Sky: Where revenge is sweet in Fortress KeyArena

Who: Seattle Storm (21-2) vs. Chicago Sky (12-13)

Where: KeyArena, Seattle, WA | Local TV: KOMO 6/16 | WNBA LiveAccess | Radio: KKNW

What: The Sky's first and only regular season visit to KeyArena this season after handing the Storm their first loss of the season.

When: 7 pm PST

The Story:

SBN Seattle Storystream: Storm Off To Best Start In Seattle Sports History At 22-2 With 80-60 Win

Pre-game notes after the jump, join us in the comments for our running account of the action.

Pre-game notes:

Storm coach Brian Agler:

  • Despite what we might assume, Agler says there's no feeling of additional significance to this game due to the Sky's early season win over the Storm.
  • He complimented Sue Bird for being much more vocal this season than usual, but also credited Swin Cash, Tanisha Wright, and Lauren Jackson (when she just gets sick of the way things are going)
  • On their first performance: "How we played there was unacceptable," said Agler. "We were passive." He attributed the Storm's passivity to why the Sky were able to do what they wanted to do.
  • Interesting comparison for Epiphanny Prince: Cappie Pondexter, just in the way she gets to the rim and finds driving lanes so well.

Sky coach Steven Key:

  • On their early-season win against the Storm: their backs were against the wall at 0-4 while the Storm were 4-0 and they showing that they were hungry.
  • On whether they've had the Storm's number, beating them multiple times in a row: "Does anybody have anybody's number?" He just said it was different circumstances each time that led to victory, rather than a pattern of having something on the Storm.
  • In order to get to the playoffs: "We're going to have to be more consistent on defense."
  • On Epiphanny Prince: "I never thought of her as a rookie," said Key. "She came in confident because of her scoring prowess."
  • On Sylvia Fowles' season: it's a matter of her coming in confident and healthy for the first time.
  • On whether the Sky need a true point guard: He first asked if I was offering him Sue Bird to which I suggested that I could speak to Agler about it. But jokes aside, "What's a true point guard? Last time I checked, a point guard is someone who gets the team into the offense and does so in a timely fashion."
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