Home Team: Chicago Sky
Away Team: New York Liberty
Location: Chicago, IL
When is Game Time? 6 p.m. CST
Where can I stream or watch on TV? WCIU, WNBA League Pass, Twitter
After dominating the Fever 82-64 in Indiana on Saturday, the Sky look to bring that momentum home Sunday, May 20 as they take on the New York Liberty at 6 p.m. The Sky are 4-1 in their last five home openers.
LOFTY PLAY AGAINST LIBERTY
Look for a stellar performance out of the Sky’s Stefanie Dolson who plays particularly well against the New York Liberty. Dolson has a career average of 10.1 points per game, yet boasted an average of 18.7 points per game against the Liberty last year.
Dolson will be supported by teammate Kahleah Copper, who averaged 6.7 points per game in her 2017 campaign, yet put up an average of 12.7 points per game in three matchups against the Liberty.
The Liberty, being led by Tina Charles and Sugar Rodgers, will not go down without a fight. In the three 2017 matchups, the two averaged 20 points per game and 10 points per game, respectively.
SKY SEASON OPENER STANDOUTS
On Saturday, against the Indiana Fever, Allie Quigley came out red-hot hitting six of her first eight shots, totaling 14 points before halftime. Quigley finished with a whopping 19 points in 27 minutes.
Diamond DeShields, the 2018 No. 3 overall draft pick dazzled in her first WNBA game, draining her first career bucket 1:59 minutes into the game. DeShields fell just short of a double-double, finishing with 18 points and eight rebounds in 25 total minutes.
Stefanie Dolson and Cheyenne Parker each helped lift the Sky past the Fever with 11 points and seven rebounds, and 10 points and eight rebounds, respectively.
Alaina Coates, the 2017 No. 2 overall draft pick, and Gabby Williams, the 2018 No. 4 overall draft pick, each appeared in their first WNBA game during the team’s season opener. Coates finished with five points in 12 minutes and Williams finished with four points and six rebounds in 27 minutes.
UP NEXT: OPENING NIGHT AT WINTRUST ARENA
Sunday marks the first ever home game for the Chicago Sky at the brand new Wintrust Arena. Tickets start as low as $13 and the first 3,000 fans will receive a clear plastic tote bag presented by University of Chicago Medicine. To reserve your seat, visit sky.wnba.com/tickets or by calling (866) SKY-WNBA.