Sky looking for second-straight win over New York

New York is often referred to as, “The City So Nice, They Named It Twice.” Well, try telling that to the Chicago Sky who have compiled an all-time 2-7 road record against the New York Liberty in the Big Apple. But Sky coaches and players are riding in with some confidence after an early season win over New York at Allstate Arena that snapped a five-game losing streak to their Eastern Conference foe. Now the Sky will look to put New York fans in a sour mood by taking a 2-0 season series lead over the Liberty.

Recording an impressive 85-73 win over the Liberty on June 17 at Allstate, the Sky bigs dominated. Sylvia Fowles led the way with 27 points and 11 rebounds. Michelle Snow was 5 of 6 from the floor and finished the game with 13 points and 7 rebounds for the Sky.

The Sky are looking for more of the same and a tough defensive mindset will be the key coming into the game. Epiphanny Prince had four steals in the first matchup against New York, and she already has three 4-steal games this season to lead the league. But Prince has a tall order guarding the Liberty’s star Cappie Pondexter. Last time out she was successful, holding her to 4 of 16 shooting. Prince and her teammates will have to bring the same defensive intensity if they want to win again against this tough New York squad.

With Prince returning home to play in the city where she once scored 113 points as a High School star, and later played college ball at Rutgers University across the river, don’t be surprised to see another big night from the Sky’s second year phenom.

Tune in to Comcast CN100 to see this game! WNBA LiveAccess can be found at www.chicagosky.net. Tip off is 3:00 p.m. Central Time. This game will also be broadcast on NBATV!