"Storm Win Game One, But Dream Show They Belong"


I know -- a win is a win and moral victories are such an abstract notion that they probably aren't worth our time to put much credence in at this stage in the season. However, here's what I found surprising about Game One: although the two teams played even in offensive rebounding percentage (about 30% each), the turnover percentage differential (Dream 14% - Storm 21%) was such that the Dream actually came out as the better team statistically (Four Factors analysis and MEV). That's neither usual for a Storm game or any WNBA game. Bottom line: as awesome as Sue Bird was, Game One might have shown us that this will be a more tightly contested series than most people think.