Home Team: Chicago Sky
Away Team: Las Vegas Aces
Location: Wintrust Arena, Chicago, IL
When is Game Time? Tuesday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m. CT
Where can I stream or watch on TV? League Pass and The U Too
Coming off a strong performance in a win over the Minnesota Lynx, Chicago looks to continue its winning ways Tuesday against Las Vegas in the last of three matchups between the two teams.
In Chicago’s most recent match-up, they came away with a much needed win against the defending champion, Minnesota Lynx. Chicago shot 52.9 percent from the 3-point line and held Minnesota to 63 points and 35.5 percent from the field. With the win, the Sky sit at 7-12 on the season in the No. 10 spot, one game behind the Aces.
Facing the Aces
Las Vegas and Chicago have already played two close games, and both teams have one win against the other. Overall, the Sky has a 15-13 record against the Aces.
Chicago took the first win without starting guard Allie Quigley and starting center Stefanie Dolson. Forward Diamond DeShields had 25 points, forward Cheyenne Parker earned a double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Guards Jamierra Faulkner and Courtney Vandersloot also scored in double-digits, and forward Gabby Williams grabbed 10 more rebounds for the Sky.
In their most recent match-up in Las Vegas, the Aces secured a win over the Sky 84-80. That win moved Las Vegas ahead of Chicago in the WNBA standings. A’ja Wilson scored 24 points and had seven blocks. Kayla McBride scored 28 points and led the Aces with seven assists. The Aces held the Sky to 38.1 percent from three.
On July 10, these teams will play their final game of the series, and if it’s anything like the first games, it will be a close one. Both teams are fighting for a playoff spot, and this game has the potential to be a deciding factor in their chances to snag the No. 8 seed.
Players to watch
Parker started in the Sky’s win against the Lynx, and she led the team with eight rebounds. She also added six points, two blocks, and one steal on Saturday. Parker leads the team in blocks at 1.2 per game and in rebounds at 6.8 per game.
Quigley is averaging 16.7 points per game, and scored 15 points in the win against Minnesota. She shot 60 percent from three in Saturday’s win and ranks No. 5 in the WNBA for three-point percentage at 47.1 percent from beyond the arc.
Vandersloot leads the WNBA in assists averaging 7.6 assists per game. In Saturday’s win, she grabbed seven rebounds, dished nine assists while also scoring 12 points. So, Vandersloot will be a key player in leading the Sky to a victory tonight.