The Connecticut Sun know exactly how Seattle is feeling as the Storm visit Mohegan Sun Arena today for a WNBA game (5 p.m., CPTV Sports).
Seattle, featuring U.S. Olympian and former UConn point guard Sue Bird, were embarrassed Saturday by the New York Liberty, shooting only 32 percent in a 77-59 loss to the Liberty at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
The Sun were in a similar position on Friday night.
A week removed from their worse loss of the season, a 95-61 disaster at Indian, Connecticut responded with a solid 77-64 road victory over Eastern Conference rival Washington.
Expect Seattle (6-8) - which had a five-game winning streak snapped by the Liberty - to come at Connecticut (10-3) with the same fire and intensity that the Eastern Conference-leading Sun displayed against the Mystics.
"We were pretty mentally ready to play this game," Sun coach Mike Thibault said Friday night.
Thibault will look for a similar performance today as Connecticut begins a stretch of six games in 13 days before taking a month off for the London Olympics. Four of those games will be on the road, where the Sun are 9-1.
Connecticut is led by a pair of Bird's U.S. Olympic teammates, forward Asjha Jones and center Tina Charles. Jones, who starred with Bird at UConn, had 20 points and 11 rebounds against Washington (she was 8-for-13 from the floor) while Charles added 13 points and 10 rebounds.
- Day Staff Reports