WNBA preview: Here’s what to watch Friday

Two games are slated to start the weekend

Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart (30) saves a ball from going out of bounds by tipping it to guard Jewell Loyd (24) during the first half of Game 2 of basketball's WNBA Finals against the Las Vegas Aces, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart (30) saves a ball from going out of bounds by tipping it to guard Jewell Loyd (24) during the first half of Game 2 of basketball's WNBA Finals against the Las Vegas Aces, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Four teams are set to match up on Friday.

Seattle Storm vs. Atlanta Dream, 8 p.m. ET

In their second matchup of the season, the Seattle Storm will take on the Atlanta Dream. Last time this team met, Seattle blew by Atlanta with a final score of 95-71. The Storm shot over 50 percent that game from the field and the three point line while the Dream however only shot 35 percent from the field and 11 percent from the three point line. The Storm had six players in double figures and was led by Jewell Lloyd who had 18 points. Lloyd along with Breanna Stewart and company will bring the fire to take another win in the season series.

The Dream, coming off a loss, is looking to bounce back especially without guard Chennedy Carter. Atlanta will be looking to improve their shooting from the field and beyond the arc. Players like Tiffany Hayes, the leading scorer on the team, and Courtney Williams will lead the way for the Dream. You can catch the action on CBS Sports Network.

Dallas Wings vs. Phoenix Mercury, 10 p.m. ET

Meeting up for the third time this season, the Dallas Wings and the Phoenix Mercury will go to head to head. Sitting at 1-1 on the seasons series, the last time these two teams met the Wings beat the Mercury only by four points. Both teams shot well from the field but the Mercury struggled from the three point line. Leading the way for the Wings was Arike Ogunbowale and rising star Marina Mabrey who will lead the helm again on Friday. With the return of Satou Sabally and Allisha Gray the team is looking to take the lead in the season series.

For the Mercury, the team has been without veteran Diana Taurasi but players like Kia Nurse have stepped in to fill the gap. Leading the way for Phoenix has been Skylar Diggins-Smith, the teams leading scorer, and Brittney Griner, who leads the team in rebounds. The Mercury are also looking to take the lead in the series as this will be the last time these two teams meet. You can catch the action on WNBA League Pass.

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