Preview Wings vs. Sky 7/12

The Chicago Sky (4-12) look to keep their winning momentum, as they take on the visiting Dallas Wings (9-10).

Sky’s Courtney Vandersloot had a double-double for the ages in the recent July 8 dominating 100-76 win vs. the Minnesota Lynx. She had a career-high 26 points, tied a career-high with 13 assists and also snagged a game-high 7 rebounds.

Vandersloot helped charge the Sky to a 31 point first quarter. She scored on the game’s opening possession, and collected 11 of her 26 points in the opening period.

The Sky’s post play, in both scoring and assisting, came up big as well. Forward Tamera Young had 18 points, 5 assists, and center Stefanie Dolson added 12 points, 6 assists.

The Sky more-than-doubled the Lynx’s assists production and combined for a 31 assists to the Lynx’s 15 assists. They shot a remarkable 59.7% from the field, while holding the Lynx to only 40.3% shooting. The Sky also held the Lynx’s WNBA All-Star forward Maya Moore to 0-3 from the field. The Sky set a franchise-high in points in the paint (54), a season-high in second chance points (21), and tied their season-high in fast break points (19).

The Sky will face the Dallas Wings for the first time this season, and for the first of their three scheduled meetings. The Sky swept the 2016 season series 3-0.

The Wings have impressive wins vs. the defending champion L.A. Sparks (12-5) and the current Eastern Conference standings leader, the Connecticut Sun (10-7). The Wings are on a current hot streak, 5-2 in their last 7 games.

The Wings are led by former WNBA All-Star Skylar Diggins-Smith. She is their leader in points per a game (17.7), assists per a game (5.8), and steals per a game (1.3). Diggins-Smith is coming off of back-to-back 20+ points and 7+ assists games. They are coming off a July 9 78-98 loss to the Atlanta Dream (8-8), where they shot a disappointing 32.5% from the field. They also had 17 turnovers, while the Dream only had 5.

Wings vs. Sky tips off at 11:30 am CDT Wednesday, July 12, at All-State Arena in Rosemont.
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