The Seattle Storm host the Las Vegas Aces on Thursday night. It’s the second time they face Las Vegas since Sunday, when Seattle won, 105-98. What’s in store for Thursday?
Seattle Storm (4-1) vs. Las Vegas Aces (0-3)
When: Thursday May 31 at 10 p.m. EST
Where: KeyArena | TICKETS
How to watch: WNBA League Pass (worldwide streaming) | Joe TV (Seattle)
Injuries: For the Storm, Crystal Langhorne (ribs) and Noelle Quinn (knee) are questionable while Sue Bird (neck) is probable. For the Aces, Moriah Jefferson (knee) is out.
Storylines to follow
Breanna Stewart and Jewell Loyd are the WNBA’s dynamic duo of the future. Stewart, the Storm’s do-it-all forward, scored 22 or more points in all but one game this season and is playing at an MVP level, just like Loyd. In fact, the duo has been a major part of the Storm’s success, and a four-game winning streak to this point. If the Aces can’t slow this duo down, they will have a hard time winning this game ... just like last Sunday.
Can A’ja Wilson and Kayla McBride form a dynamic duo of their own? There were glimpses of greatness for Wilson and McBride, who combined to score 48 points in their game against the Storm last Sunday. If these two can develop a great deal of chemistry over the course of the season, the Aces should be in good position for a playoff spot, at a minimum.