The Seattle Storm are one win away from earning their fourth WNBA Championship. Seattle currently holds a 2-0 advantage over the Las Vegas Aces leaving many to assume that this might very well be a sweep.
Seattle is clicking on all cylinders offensively right now after an 104-91 point effort in Game 2. Las Vegas has no answer for Seattle offensively as they are averaging a staggering 98.5 points per game so far in the Finals. Breanna Stewart has elevated her level of play in the Finals averaging a 29.5 points per game and looking like the best player in the world.
The thing that makes Seattle so difficult offensively is how multi dimensional they are. While Stewart has the ability to average close to 30 a game, Jewell Loyd is scoring 28 points in Game 1 and Alysha Clark and Natasha Howard both scored 21 in Game 2. The weapons Seattle has offensively makes it nearly impossible for anyone to game plan and match up against. You try to contain one, another two go off. It is just what this Storm team is, and when you have two of the best point guards in the game in Sue Bird and a young Jordin Canada, they know how to get high percentage shots and facilitate a fluid and consistent offense.
A’ja Wilson has been the anchor for the Las Vegas Aces scoring 19.5 points per game. Angel McCoughtry has taken on more minutes and averaging 18.5 points per game. The loss of Dearica Hamby hurts the Aces from a matchup standpoint and ability to put points up on the board.
Regardless of who can score what, Las Vegas has to defend if they want to stretch this series out. Allowing Seattle to score around 100 a night is going to cut it. If Las Vegas can find ways to limit their turnovers, control the glass and force Seattle to miss shots and keep it around 80… they can push this Finals out and give themselves a chance. Otherwise? Yes, this is a Seattle Sweep.