WNBA games preview: Fever to take on Storm twice this week

Matchup of guards: Sue Bird and Kelsey Mitchell

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The Indiana Fever finish an opening three-game home stand at Indiana Farmers Coliseum with a pair of games this week against the Seattle Storm.

  • Tuesday game time: 7 p.m. ET
  • Streaming: Tuesday’s game will be streamed live on FeverBasketball.com and the Indiana Fever’s Facebook page.

The last time these two team met, Indiana lost in Seattle, 88-73 and was new head coach Noelle Quin’s first win at the helm.

Breanna Stewart scored 28 points, Jewell Loyd added 18 and Sue Bird added 12 points and eight assists in that matchup.

The team will look to both Stewart and Loyd to provide scoring and Bird for her veteran leadership. In that game the Storm made 11 3-pointers, four from Loyd, and only missed three free throws.

For Indiana in that matchup, Teaira McCowan had 12 points and 15 rebounds and Jessica Breland added 12 points. The Fever will look to the both of them to provide scoring and Danielle Robinson for leadership to get the win on Tuesday.

The Seattle Storm are coming off a win against the Connecticut Sun while the Fever are coming off of a loss to the Chicago Sky.

Indiana is looking to get their second win of the season while Seattle, the top team in the league, is looking to continue their three game winning streak.

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