With only being 1.5 games back from a playoff spot, the Chicago Sky (12-18) travel to New York, as they look to both gain ground in the standings and end the Liberty’s (19-12) seven-game win streak.
The Lynx, Sparks, Sun are currently the only WNBA teams with 20+ wins this season, but it doesn’t seem to bother the Sky, because they have now beaten them all. The Sky had three starters hit double-figures in Friday’s 96-83 win vs. the Connecticut Sun (20-11). Jessica Breland led the way with 15 points, and Stefanie Dolson was all over the box-score. She had 12 points, nine rebounds, four assists, four blocks and two steals. The Sky also had a trio of bench players score double-digits, led by the newest member of the team, Adut Bulgak scoring 14 points on 6-10 shooting.
The Sun’s leading scorer was Alyssa Thomas with 14 points. Guards Courtney Williams, Jasmine Thomas, and Alex Bentley all chipped in 11 points.
The Sky’s last matchup vs. the Liberty was a 86-82 loss back on July 30. Despite being outscored 26-15 in the second quarter, the Sky clawed back in the game. Dolson shot a potential game-tying jumper with :04 left, but it fell short and the Liberty sealed it at the free-throw line.
The Sky backcourt was stellar, Allie Quigley had a game-high 22 points, including 4-6 from three-point range, seven rebounds and five assists. Courtney Vandersloot added a 12 points and ten assists double-double.
The Liberty had five players score double-figures, including double-doubles from Tina Charles (15 points, 12 rebounds) and Kiah Stokes (10 points, 16 rebounds).
The Liberty have not lost a game since August 4 and are quickly climbing the WNBA standings. And with their recent 74-66 win vs. the Washington Mystics (17-12), it puts them only 1 game back from the Eastern Conference leading Sun.
Sky vs. Liberty tips off at 2:00 PM CDT Sunday, August 27, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Watch the game on NBATV or WNBA League Pass. For live updates, download the Sky mobile app from the App Store or on Google Play.