Sky Ready for San Antonio
The last time San Antonio and Chicago met, at Allstate Arena on June 28, Sophia Young and All-Star rookie Danielle Adams led the way for the Silver Stars as San Antonio utilized their deep bench to outlast the Sky 84-74.
Chicago Sky Head Coach and General Manager Pokey Chatman was particularly impressed with 6-1 forward Danielle Adams.
The Silver Stars have since fallen from the top of the Western Conference. After back-to-back losses against the reigning champion Seattle Storm and blowing a 12-point halftime lead to first place Minnesota Lynx, San Antonio has cooled off from their early 7-1 start. However, all-stars Becky Hammon and Sophia Young were able to knock off the struggling Tulsa Shock. Though it wasn’t one of the best performances for San Antonio, they still are tied second place in the Western Conference despite losing again to Indiana on Tuesday.
The Sky meanwhile are also up and down. After losing heartbreakers to New York and LA, Chicago routed the first place Fever to show that they are still a team to be reckoned with as the teams vie for postseason positioning. Forward Tamera Young’s shutdown defense held Tamika Catchings to only 8 points, while Shay Murphy on her second 7-day contract with the team, scored a career high 21 points off the bench to help secure the victory.
But on Tuesday, the Sky lost their shooting touch against the Sun and wasting another strong performance by Sylvia Fowles, who finished with 19 points and 11 rebounds to fall one game behind Atlanta for the fourth and final playoff spot in the East.
Tune in on Sunday, August 14th to Comcast Xfinity CN 100 to watch the all the action as the Sky continue to push for the playoffs. Tipoff is at 2 p.m. CT