The Seattle Storm are a massively changed team from the one that won the Finals last year. But in a rematch of that series, they weathered yet another injury and proved again that they're still a force in the WNBA.
The Mercury's starters scored all but two of the team's points and A'ja Wilson missed two contested shots before the buzzer as Phoenix earned a thrilling win over the Las Vegas Aces in Liz Cambage's debut for her new team.
Kia Nurse and Asia Durr will now be the faces of Jordan Brand in the WNBA after Maya Moore decided to sit out this season. Jordan expanding its influence in the W is another promising sign at a pivotal time for the league.
The Aces were without Liz Cambage for their first game of the season but that didn't stop them from securing a big win over the Sparks and showing the rest of the league why they were picked as favorites to win it all this year.