Sky vs. Mercury

Wednesday marks the first meeting between the Chicago Sky and Phoenix Mercury in the 2014 season. Last season, the teams met twice, with Chicago winning both games. During their first match-up, the Sky topped the Mercury 102-80 on opening night in Phoenix. Elena Delle Donne shined in one of the best rookie debuts in WNBA history scoring 22 points to lead the Sky past the Mercury and fellow rookie Brittney Griner.

In their second meeting, Delle Donne’s epic buzzer beater helped the Sky edge the Mercury 70-68 at Allstate Arena. Epiphanny Prince scored 21 points as Chicago snapped the Mercury’s four-game winning streak. Delle Donne tallied 18 points while Sylvia Fowles added 13 points and 12 rebounds.

The Sky heads to Phoenix following a 90-83 win against the Los Angeles Sparks on Tuesday night. In the first start of her WNBA career, rookie guard Jamierra Faulkner scored season-high 27 points to lead the Sky to a victory in LA for the first time since July 1, 2007. Epiphanny Prince scored 15 points while Jessica Breland turned in her sixth double-double of the season with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Brittney Griner and the Mercury carry momentum from a five-game win streak into tonight’s matchup. The Mercury will need to find a way to slow down Faulkner who has replaced the injured Courtney Vandersloot in the starting line-up for the Sky. The game will also feature an inside battle between Sylvia Fowles, the WNBA’s reigning Defensive Player of the Year, and Brittney Griner, who set the WNBA record for most blocks in a single game with 11 blocks against the Tulsa Shock on Sunday night.

After taking on the Mercury in Phoenix, the Sky concludes its West Coast road trip in Seattle on Saturday night at 9:00pm CT. Watch the Sky take on the Storm live on WNBA LiveAccess.

For Tickets to see the Sky play at Allstate Arena call 866.SKY.WNBA or click here