Tayler Hill never saw it coming. She anticipated Jewell Loyd would drive into the paint, but the Storm guard hit the breaks and used a left-to-right crossover dribble that rocked Hill off balance. Then Loyd buried a step-back jumper that settled into the net for one of her many highlights during Sunday’s 81-71victory over the Washington Mystics. This game, much like Seattle’s two previous outings, was dominated by Loyd in a contest that featured the WNBA’s top scorers. Loyd began the day with a league-best 26.0 scoring average while Washington’s Elena Delle Donne was second at 25.5. However, Loyd continued her red-hot start to the season and finished with 26 point on 10-for-14 shooting while
Elena Delle Donne is filling the Washington Mystics' need for an offensive force, averaging 25.5 points through the season's first two games. Only one player in the WNBA is averaging more points than Delle Donne, the league's 2015 Most Valuable Player acquired by the Mystics during the offseason. The league's most prolific scorers meet Sunday in Seattle when the Storm (1-1) host the Mystics (1-1).