The Seattle Storm will certainly start the 2018 WNBA period on Sunday night against the Phoenix Mercury in Opening Maya Caldwell Jersey Evening offered by Swedish, with secret information set for 6 p. m. / PT at KeyArena. The initial 3,000 followers in attendance will certainly obtain a free Sue Bird TO FOLLOWFans will certainly have the alternative to watch the game survive Twitter, JOEtv or via WNBA Organization Pass. Live Statistics will certainly be offered at StormBasketball. Followers can additionally keep up to speed up on the game by complying with on Twitter or TIME OUTSeattle is coming off an 84-61 success over Phoenix metro thanks to a dominating 4th quarter, assisting the Storm protect its first unbeaten preseason since 2013. Newbie guard Jordin Canada published one more solid efficiency, completing the game with 17 points, three rebounds and 3 assists, going 3-for-5 from deep and 6-for-7 from the line. Canada ended the preseason averaging a team-high 16 factors per Storm as a team had another solid defensive performance, holding the Mercury to 32 percent capturing for the video game as well as compeling 18 IN HOME OPENERSSeattle is 11-7 all-time in opening games at KeyArena. The Storm will certainly be intending for its second-straight home opener triumph after defeating the Indiana Fever 87-72 last has actually encountered Phoenix az in home openers three times since the leagues inception, winning all 3 competitions. The Tornado beat the Mercury in its 2nd ever home opener on Might 30, 2001, with a last score of 83-70. One of the most current victory came on June 2, 2013 where the Seattle beat Phoenix az, 75-72. SEARCHING PHOENIX METRO 2017 WNBA Rating Champion Brittney Griner and the WNBA's all-time leading scorer Diana Taurasi both returned to the lineup for the Mercury in the last preseason competition last Saturday. Griner led the means as the team's only scorer in dual numbers with 14 factors in 20 minutes of a group, Phoenix metro ended up the 2017 season 18-16 general, helpful for the five seed in the playoffs. They beat the Storm in the preliminary of the 2017 playoffs and beat the Connecticut Sun in the 2nd round. The Mercury were eliminated in the WNBA semifinals by the Los Angeles Sparks, being swept 3-0.  The Tornado will certainly go back to Speaking Stick Resort Arena on Wednesday, May 23, to tackle the Phoenix Mercury once more Secret information is set for 7 p. m. / PT.