Sky Hold Off Mystics

With the win, Chicago shifts into a tie for second with Washington and can earn a playoff berth with one win in its final two games or a New York loss.

The Sky took command from the tip, scoring five unanswered points in the early going. Sylvia Fowles dominated the paint with nine points and five rebounds as the Sky closed the first quarter on a 12-3 run to establish a nine-point advantage, 19-10.

Chicago scored two points to start the second quarter before the Mystics connected on eight unanswered points to cut the lead to three points. Allie Quigley came alive scoring five points in the second quarter after Elena Delle Donne nailed a three-pointer to disrupt Washington's momentum. The Sky maintained a 31-29 advantage at the half.

In the third quarter, Sylvia Fowles scored eight points, including the Sky's first six to help Chicago maintain control. Epiphanny Prince delivered six points in final four minutes of the quarter to give the Sky a 52-45 advantage heading into the fourth.

WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week, Allie Quigley, provided clutch baskets down the stretch, scoring six points in the fourth quarter to help the Sky secure a 72-69 victory. Quigley finished in double figures for the fourth consecutive game with 11 points. She also tied a career-high with six assists. Delle Donne paced the Sky's bench with 18 points while Fowles notched her twelfth double-double of the season.

Monique Currie paced the Mystics with 18 points. Washington was without forward Kia Vaughn (suspension) and guard Kara Lawson (ankle).

Fowles, Quigley and the Sky look to continue their playoff push with a game in Indiana before closing out the regular season at home against the San Antonio Stars. The Sky face the Fever on Saturday, August 16 at 6:00pm CT at Bankers Life Fieldhouse and then have a quick turnaround as they host the Stars on Sunday, August 17 at 5:00pm CT back at Allstate Arena. To purchase tickets call 866.SKY.WNBA or click here.