The Chicago Sky will play their final game of a three-game Western Conference road trip Tuesday night when they face the Storm in their second road game at KeyArena this season.
HOME TEAM: Seattle Storm (6-3)
VISITING TEAM: Chicago Sky (3-5)
TIP-OFF: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | 9:00 p.m. CST
HOW TO FOLLOW: Fans can watch the game on The U Too or WNBA League Pass, with live stats available at sky.wnba.com and on Twitter by following @wnbachicagosky.
WEATHERING THE STORM
The last time Chicago visited Seattle, they lost in a nail-biting overtime game 95-91. Chicago led for nearly three and a half quarters until Seattle stormed back into the game to force overtime.
Sky guard Allie Quigley had a season-high 23 points on 8-12 shooting. She was forced to leave the game due to injury on the last possession of the fourth quarter and did not play in overtime.
Jewell Lloyd and Breanna Stewart combined for 57 of the Storm’s 95 points,
The Storm overcame a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter and eventually won the game in overtime.
Seattle increased its all-time advantage over the Sky to 16-11 after their most recent matchup on May 25.
Chicago is 5-9 overall at KeyArena, with the last victory in Seattle coming on July 18, 2017. The matchup concluded with a final score of 94-83.
The Sky look to even up the series 1-1 in the game on Tuesday. Currently, Seattle sits No. 4 in the WNBA and is reaching for a top spot. Chicago on the other hand, needs a win as they fell to No. 9 following their loss in Los Angeles.
The two teams will collide for a third and final time at 11 a.m. CST on July 18 at Wintrust Arena.
PLAYER TO WATCH
Although Chicago fell to 3-5 following the 77-59 loss to Los Angeles on Sunday, June 10, forward Cheyenne Parker posted her second double-double of the season with 17 points and 12 rebounds.
Parker currently ranks fifth in the WNBA in field goal percentage and is tied for No. 10 in rebounds.
In the last four games of the season, Parker has scored in double-digits, including scoring 20 points off of the bench in the game against the Aces. Chicago will need Parker to continue playing high caliber basketball in the game on June 12.
Forward Gabby Williams is tied for first place in the WNBA for steals per game (2.0). Look for her to have active hands on defense against the Storm.
DOING THE DISHES
Guards Courtney Vandersloot and Jamierra Faulkner have been assist leaders for the Sky. Look for them to pass the ball with precision, opening up good shots for their teammates. Faulkner currently ranks No. 9 in the WNBA for assists per game.
HOW TO WATCH
Tuesday night’s matchup will be broadcast on the The U Too. Live streaming will be available through WNBA League Pass on WNBA.com, AppleTV, Chromecast and the WNBA App on iOS and Android devices.