Preview: Sunday’s game will feature half the women’s U.S. Olympic basketball roster: Seimone Augustus, Sylvia Fowles, Maya Moore and Lindsay Whalen of the Lynx and Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart of the Storm are on the 12-player team that will represent the U.S. in Brazil. The Lynx (2-0) are coming off a 97-80 victory at Chicago on Wednesday. The Storm (1-1) opened the season with a 96-66 loss at Los Angeles, before rebounding Friday with an 81-80 victory at Phoenix.
Players to watch: C Fowles, who is third in league history with 101 career double-doubles, has had double-doubles in each game this season. Fowles is averaging 20.5 points and 13.5 rebounds per game. F Moore is second in the league in scoring with a 24.5 points per game average. Seattle G Jewell Loyd, the WNBA Rookie of the Year last season, scored a career-high 30 points — including the game-winning basket with 2.9 seconds left — in the Storm’s victory. Loyd leads the league in scoring with a 25 points per game average. F Stewart, the first pick in the WNBA draft this year, is averaging 18.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. G Bird, in her 15th season, scored 17 in the victory over Phoenix.
Numbers: The Lynx lead the league in assists per game (25.5). Of the 12 players on the Storm roster, two are rookies, three are in their second season and two in their third.