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The Minnesota Lynx wrapped up their final practice in Minneapolis on Thursday afternoon before leaving for Seattle on Friday.
The Lynx and Storm, who will square off at 8 p.m. Saturday in Seattle, come into the game two of the top teams in the Western Conference.
Minnesota is in first in the West with a 6-0 record, while Seattle is right behind in second in the conference at 4-1 overall.
“It’s early, but both teams are starting off wanting to score the basketball,” Maya Moore said after practice Thursday. “They are always a tough team to play. . . It will be a fun challenge for us early on in the season.”
The game Saturday will feature two of the best offenses and defenses in the entire WNBA.
Minnesota is fourth in the league in points per game with 81.8 and is second in points allowed with 71.8.
Seattle sits in second in points per game, averaging 83.4 a contest, while giving up 76.4 points a game, which ranks fourth in the WNBA.
“Their strengths and our strengths, it’s hard to know because we only know against the teams we have played,” Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve said. “I think that going into the season, all of us knew that Seattle finished the season strong last year and I think really found their identity. It’s not a surprise that they are a team that has come in and is doing well.”
The Lynx and Storm are set to battle at 8 p.m. Saturday at KeyArena in Seattle. The game will be aired on WNBA League Pass and 106.1 BOB FM.
“Seattle has been a fun place for us to play. I think most people will tell you that we enjoy going to Seattle,” Reeve said. “It’s hard, it’s not that you enjoy it because it’s easy. You enjoy it because it’s hard and you know their fans will be there and they play great at home. We enjoy that challenge of going there and trying to beat a team on their floor.”