9 P.M. at SEATTLE • No TV, 106.1-FM
Lynx update: Having clinched the Western Conference title, the Lynx do not have a whole lot to play for here. Still, Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said she resists the idea of sitting some or all of her starters. "We want to go there and win the game," she said. "We want to go there and get a hard road win, and we know it's going to be hard to win in Seattle. But that's our mind-set.'' In a sense, again, with both Lindsay Whalen (Achilles) and Seimone Augustus (midfoot sprain) in the lineup, the Lynx have been resting starters for a while. Still, fans shouldn't expect players such as Maya Moore, Sylvia Fowles and Rebekkah Brunson to play loads of minutes. The Lynx are 4-0 vs. Seattle this season, including a win there June 25 in which the Lynx came back from an 18-point deficit. Moore had 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists vs. Seattle at Target Center on Tuesday. G Anna Cruz had 15 points and a career-high eight assists. The Lynx have won 15 of their past 18 games vs. Seattle.
Storm update: This is the end of a rebuilding year for Seattle. G Jewell Loyd, who had 13 points vs. Minnesota on Tuesday, is a leading candidate for rookie of the year. Key players such as F Alysha Clark, F Ramu Tokashiki and Loyd are all young players who should gain from playing significant minutes. Over the past five games, G Jenna O'Hara is averaging 10.2 points and shooting 50 percent on three-pointers (8-for-16). A win would give the Storm an 8-8 home record with one game left. Seattle enters the game on a three-game losing streak. F Abby Bishop (hamstring) is doubtful. G Monica Wright (knee), a former Lynx player, is out.