Seattle takes on Connecticut after Charles’ 27-point game

July 27, 2022 GMT

Seattle Storm (18-10, 8-6 Western Conference) at Connecticut Sun (19-9, 11-5 Eastern Conference)

Uncasville, Connecticut; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Seattle takes on the Connecticut Sun after Tina Charles scored 27 points in the Storm’s 82-72 win against the Atlanta Dream.

The Sun are 9-4 in home games. Connecticut scores 84.8 points and has outscored opponents by 7.0 points per game.

The Storm are 6-6 in road games. Seattle is the best team in the Western Conference allowing just 76.3 points per game while holding opponents to 42.4% shooting.

The teams play for the third time this season. In the last matchup on June 17 the Sun won 82-71 led by 20 points from DeWanna Bonner, while Breanna Stewart scored 19 points for the Storm.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jonquel Jones is averaging 15.4 points and nine rebounds for the Sun. Alyssa Thomas is averaging 13.8 points over the last 10 games for Connecticut.

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Stewart is shooting 45.6% and averaging 21.0 points for the Storm. Jewell Loyd is averaging 1.7 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Seattle.

LAST 10 GAMES: Sun: 7-3, averaging 82.7 points, 35.7 rebounds, 20.3 assists, 9.7 steals and 2.9 blocks per game while shooting 45.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 77.2 points per game.

Storm: 7-3, averaging 83.6 points, 36.2 rebounds, 21.9 assists, 8.5 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 44.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 75.0 points.

INJURIES: Sun: Jasmine Thomas: out for season (knee).

Storm: Mercedes Russell: out (headaches).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.