Storm update: Seattle vs. San Antonio

  • Thu Sep 20th, 2012 11:31pm
  • Sports

Today’s game

Opponent: San Antonio Silver Stars

When: 7 p.m.

Where: KeyArena, Seattle

TV: None

Radio: KTPK 1090 AM

Scouting Report

With the playoffs fast approaching, the Seattle Storm should be as close to 100 percent healthy as they have been in some time for tonight’s regular-season home finale against the San Antonio Silver Stars.

Center Lauren Jackson is expected to return to the lineup after missing three games with a hamstring injury. Point guard Sue Bird returned on Tuesday after missing the same amount of games with a hip injury.

The return of the two stars couldn’t come at a better time, the Storm have just tonight’s match up with San Antonio and Sunday’s road game against Phoenix to prepare for their first round best-of-three playoff series with the defending WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx. The Lynx have held the league’s best record wire-to-wire this season and with just two games to play, are closing in on the best record in league history.

Minnesota will host the Storm next Friday in Game 1 and Game 2 will be held in Seattle on Sunday night. If necessary, Game 3 will be played back in Minnesota.

One question mark for the Storm this evening is guard/forward Svetlana Abrosimova. Abrosimova sprained her wrist in Tuesday’s win over Chicago and is listed as day-to-day. If Abrosimova and Jackson are both able to play tonight, it will be just the sixth time this season that the Storm have had all 11 players available for a game.

Injuries have certainly played a big role in the Storm’s 14-18 record this season, but seeing what they can do as a healthy unit in these final two regular season games will go a long way towards showing if the Storm have what it takes to pull off a playoff upset.

Aaron Lommers, Herald Writer