Home Team: Chicago Sky
Away Team: Minnesota Lynx
Location: Chicago, IL
When is Game Time? Saturday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m. CT
Where can I stream or watch on TV? League Pass, The U Too
On the heels of tough loss on Thursday against the Las Vegas Aces where Chicago fell 84-80, the Sky will look to bounce back against the Minnesota Lynx at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Wintrust Arena.
The defending WNBA-champion Lynx are coming to town and are headlined by guard Maya Moore, who has poured in 20+ points in seven of her last nine games and is the current leader in All-Star voting. Center Sylvia Fowles is leading the league in rebounds (11.8) and field goal percentage at 59.6 percent.
Let It Fly
The Sky and the Lynx are a top of the league in 3-point percentage. The Lynx are first in the league at 36.8 percent and the Sky are right behind them at 36.6 percent. Look for this game to be a shootout between both teams, especially between sky guard Allie Quigley and Lynx guard Rebekkah Brunson. Brunson and Quigley rank No. 5 and No. 6 in the league in 3-point percentage, respectively.
Who To Watch
With guard Jamierra Faulkner out for the rest of the season due to injury, the Sky will be without a player who can create baskets for herself and teammates off the dribble. Look for the Sky bench, led by forward Cheyenne Parker, to try and make up for her absence. Parker and center Astou Ndour will have a tough matchup having to guard Fowles.
Vandersloot is still leading the team and the league in assists. She averages 7.4 assists per game, so the Sky will need her to create looks and opportunities for her teammates to score.
Minnesota’s strong offense will be tough for Chicago to handle, so look for Williams to lead the Sky’s team defensive pressure. Williams continues to lead the league in steals per game and should get the assignment of guarding Fowles for the majority of her minutes.