The Chicago Sky kicks off a four-game road trip on Friday, June 20 against the Indiana Fever at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
This is a rematch of the 2015 Eastern Conference Semifinals that saw Fever veteran Tamika Catchings deliver a stellar three-game series, where she put up averages of 23 points, eight rebounds and four assists to lead the Fever to a series victory. Elena Delle Donne did not let the Sky go down quietly putting up 40 points (.680 field goal percentage), six rebounds and three assists during the elimination game. Catchings announced prior to the start of the season that 2016 would be her last in the WNBA. In 35 games against Chicago, Catchings has averaged 14.7 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game.
The Sky brings a 4-4 record into Friday’s game, and a three game winning streak, after a wire-to-wire victory over the Washington Mystics 98-72 on Friday, June 3. The Sky’s 98 points were the team’s highest point total of the season. Delle Donne paced the Sky with a game-high 18 points, and Cappie Pondexter added 16 points. Pondexter is only nine points away from becoming the seventh player in WNBA history to reach 6,000 career points.
The Fever also holds a 4-4 record on the season, and is coming off an 88-77 victory over the Connecticut Sun. Tiffany Mitchell, the ninth overall pick of the 2016 WNBA Draft, led the Fever with 21 points, to go along with four rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Tamika Catchings contributed 12 points, while Erlana Larkins had six points and brought down 10 rebounds.
The Sky swept their season series with the Fever during the 2015 season. The Sky averaged 96 points over the four contests, holding the Fever to 76 points per game.
Tip-off between the Sky and Fever is scheduled for 6 p.m. CDT. The Sky will make stops in Phoenix, Los Angeles and Atlanta, before returning to Rosemont to host the San Antonio Stars on Tuesday, June 21 at 7 p.m. CDT. Tickets start as low as $18. Call 866.SKY.WNBA or visit CHICAGOSKY.NET to purchase tickets today.