The Silver Stars are back at again, as they face the visiting Seattle Storm tonight at the AT&T Center. The Silver Stars are 2-4 on the season and will look to rebound against a very tough loss against the Sparks. The Seattle Storm are 3-3 on the season and will look to continue their winning streak against the San Antonio Silver Stars. The Silver Stars are still without Sophia Young and Becky Hammon just as the Seattle Storm are without Sue Bird and Lauren Jackson. This is the first of 5 matchups with 4 match ups coming in August.
The AP’s official game day preview of tonight’s game.
Possible Starting Lineups for the Seattle Storm
PG – Temeka Johnson
SG – Tanisha Wright
G – Noelle Quinn
F – Camille Little
F – Tina Thompson
Starting Lineups for the San Antonio Silver Stars
PG – Danielle Robinson
SG – Jia Perkins
SF – Shameka Christon
PF – Delisha Milton Jones
C – Jayne Appel – *update – if Jayne is out, then Danielle Adams will start
– Keys to the Game
1. SCORE – I know this may seem obvious but scoring hasn’t been easy for the Silver Stars as they rank 11th out of 12 teams in scoring (69.7 points per game). They especially need to score as they only managed to score 48 points during the last game.
2. Defend the three point line – In Seattle’s last game against the Washington Mystics, Tina Thompson and Camille Little together shot 57% from long distance (8-14) If the Silver Stars want to win this game, they need to defend and make life difficult for both of them as well as their shooters.
3. Defend Tina Thompson. Tina Thompson despite her age, is still putting up big numbers and this season is averaging 15 points and 5 rebounds a game. Last game, she had 30 points. The Stars will need to defend her and make it difficult for her to get going, therefore increasing their chances of winning the game.
This game will be interesting. I pick the Silver Stars to win this game but by an undisclosed amount simply because it’s difficult to tell what will happen in the game.
– Update – The Silver Stars have signed Chante Black
This game will be on Fox Sports Southwest, NBA TV and on Live Access. Tip off is set for 7 pm local time, 8 pm EST and 5 pm PST.