Sky vs Mercury Preview 7/19

July 18, 2016

The Chicago Sky will end its two-game road trip tomorrow at Phoenix. It will be the final matchup between the Sky and the Mercury this season. The series is 1-1.

Chicago is coming off its second consecutive win Sunday night over Seattle. The Sky built up a 25-point lead at the half with the offensive finesse that is Elena Delle Donne. Delle Donne recorded a near double-double in the first two quarters with 19 points and nine rebounds. Seattle opened the second half with a vengeance, outscoring Chicago 28-14 in the third quarter. Sue Bird’s 11 points in the fourth quarter tied the score 88-88 with less than 20 seconds remaining on the clock. Delle Donne drained a contested three-pointer over rookie Breanna Stewart to clinch the victory for the Sky with one second left. Delle Donne finished with 35 points and 11 rebounds and Cheyenne Parker recorded her first double-double of her career with 15 points and 11 rebounds.

Last time out, Chicago defeated Phoenix 100-95 at Allstate Arena. Allie Quigley scored a team-high 21 points, followed by Delle Donne’s 19 points. Imani Boyette recorded her second double-double of the season with 12 points and a season-high 13 rebounds. The Mercury’s Diana Taurasi led all players with 26 points in her first game in Rosemont since the 2014 season. DeWanna Bonner contributed 20 points for the visiting team.

Tip-off for tomorrow’s game at Phoenix is scheduled for 9 p.m. CT and will be broadcast live on The UToo Sports. The game can also be viewed on WNBA League Pass. The Sky returns to Allstate Arena Friday, July 22 for its final game before the break. Call 866.SKY.WNBA or visit CHICAGOSKY.NET to purchase your tickets.