As the WNBA takes a month-long break, we take a look back on the Chicago Sky’s season to this point.
With 11 returnees from last season, one Most Valuable Player and one rookie on Chicago’s roster, the Sky were deemed to have another successful season. Chicago ended the 2015 regular season in second place in the Eastern Conference with a 21-13 record.
The Sky, which has an overall record of 11-13, tipped the season off with a 2-4 record in May. After defeating the Connecticut Sun 93-70 on opening night, Chicago dropped four consecutive games all by less than seven points. The Sky bounced back by the end of May, flipping a four-game losing streak into a four-game winning streak from May 29-June 10.
However, Chicago fumbled through the remainder of June on a seesaw. The Sky embarked on a three-game road swing in Phoenix, Los Angeles and Atlanta and was defeated in all three matchups. On June 21, the Sky was able to recoup, but the victory was not long-lived as Chicago fell in the last two games of June.
Fans saw more intensity in the Chicago team during July, with the Sky going 5-4. The month of July saw two road wins (Seattle & Phoenix), one overtime victory (7/1) and game-winning baskets by Courtney Vandersloot (7/1), Elena Delle Donne (7/17) and Jessica Breland (7/19).
Chicago currently averages the least turnovers per game (12.7), compared to all teams in the WNBA. This trend continues from last year when the Sky finished the regular season with a league-low of 12.1 turnovers per game.
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