Home Team: Los Angeles
Away Team: Chicago Sky
Location: Los Angeles, CA
When is Game Time? 4:00 p.m. CT
Where can I stream or watch on TV? WNBA League Pass and SpecSN
On Friday, June 8, the Sky started their Western Conference road series in Phoenix. The Sky fell 96-79 but forward Gabby Williams had a career-high 26 points, which ties for third in Sky history for points scored by a rookie.
Facing the Sparks
Coming off of tough losses, the Sparks and the Sky both need a win. On Thursday night, the Los Angeles Sparks suffered their first loss to the Seattle Storm at the Staples Center since 2015. They are now 4-2 on the season.
The Sky and the Sparks traded wins back and forth last season, but the Sparks took the season series 2-1. Both teams hope to get the first victory in the three game season series on Sunday, June 10.
Sky General Manager and Head Coach Amber Stocks was previously an assistant coach for the Sparks in 2015 and 2016. She helped turn the franchise around, and has worked to do the same in Chicago. The Sky have won a total of three games at the Staples Center.
The Sunday showdown will also be the first time the Sky have gone up against the Sparks since former Sky veteran Cappie Pondextor signed with the team.
Players to Watch
Rookies Diamond DeShields and Gabby Williams have been trading career games, so look for their impressive play to continue against the Sparks. DeShields put up 25 points against the Las Vegas Aces on Sunday, June 3. Williams scored a season-high 26 points in Friday night’s loss against Phoenix. The Sky puts a lot of trust in their rookies, and will continue to rely on them for the game against Los Angeles.
Welcome Back Quigley
Guard Allie Quigley played her first game since having a strained hip on Friday, June 8. She scored nine points, but her season average is 17.2. As Quigley gets back into the groove of things, look for her to have a higher scoring game against the Sparks.