The Chicago Sky (12-21) look to head into the offseason on a winning note, as they host the Seattle Storm (14-19) for the WNBA regular-season finale.
Sky speedster Kahleah Copper bolted for a career-high 21 points (15 points in first half) in Friday’s 87-110 loss to the Minnesota Lynx (26-7). All-Star center Stefanie Dolson was dialed in, she shot 4-5 from downtown enroute to collecting a double-double (20 points, 10 rebounds). The WNBA leader in assists Courtney Vandersloot (8.0 per a game) added 14 points, 9 assists, and the Eastern Conference leading three-point shooter (44%) Allie Quigley chipped in an additional 11 points.
The Lynx had three players score 20+ points. Center Sylvia Fowles took charge with 27 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals. Renee Montgomery got 21 points on 4-5 shooting from long, and Maya Moore scored 20 points, including 4-7 from downtown.
The Lynx outshot the Sky 67% to 44% overall and 53% to 40% from three-point distance. The Lynx also won the rebound battle 30-20.
The Sky will play the Storm for the third time this season. The series is tied 1-1 with the visiting team winning each time. Their most recent matchup was a 103-66 win for the Storm back on August 20. In the contest, Dolson scored 10 points and was the only Sky player to hit double-figures. Quigley and Cappie Pondexter each added 9 points.
The Storm leader was Breanna Stewart, she had 19 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Alysha Clark and Jewell Loyd each added another 17 points.
It was a tough night all around for the Sky. They shot just 18% from three-point range, had 16 turnovers, and were out-rebounded by the Storm 42-28.
Storm vs. Sky tips off at 5:00 PM CDT Sunday, September 3, at All-State Arena in Rosemont. Tickets start as low as $18. Call 866.SKY.WNBA or visitCHICAGOSKY.NET to purchase tickets today. You can also watch the game on The U Too. For live updates, download the Sky mobile app from the App Store or on Google Play.