The Chicago Sky (4-7) earned their second-straight triumph against the Indiana Fever (1-11), 83-79, having the bushed the Fever connected June 9. The triumph solidifies the Sky’s 2nd spot presumption successful the Eastern Conference Commissioner’s Cup standings, with 4 games near to play for the Sky. Candace Parker recorded her archetypal vocation double-double with Chicago, going for 20 points and 14 rebounds successful conscionable her 3rd crippled played for the team.
The crippled was mostly nip and tuck. The Sky did negociate to unfastened up a seven-point pb astatine the half, 56-49, but the Fever closed wrong 1 constituent entering the last play of play. Indiana did instrumentality a little 2 constituent lead, 73-71 with conscionable nether 5 minutes to play and Chicago would necktie the crippled aft a brace of made escaped throws by Parker.
For Indiana, 2 baskets by Kelsey Mitchell would spot the Fever necktie the crippled connected 2 abstracted occasions, to see tying the crippled astatine 77 apiece with conscionable nether 2 minutes to play. Mitchell finished with 16 points connected 7-of-11 shooting.
Allie Quigley scored the Sky’s last six points, starting with a 3-point changeable conscionable seconds aft Mitchell tied the game. A 1-of-2 outing astatine the foundation stripe by Quigley enactment the Sky up by 4 points with 90 seconds near successful the game. Teaira McCowan would propulsion the Fever backmost wrong 2 points but a last handbasket from 12 feet retired by Quigley sealed the crippled for the Sky. Quigley scored a season-high 16 points successful 21 minutes of play disconnected the bench. Kahleah Copper and Stefanie Dolson contributed 14 and 11 points, respectively, arsenic starters.
For Indiana, Teaira McCowan was the high-scorer with a season-high 20 points and 13 rebounds, which was her sixth double-double of the season. McCowan played 33 minutes contempt not being successful the starting lineup. Tiffany Mitchell contributed 10 points and Lindsay Allen came disconnected the seat to people 12.
The Fever changeable 48.2 percent from the tract but were conscionable 4-of-11 connected 3-point shots and were conscionable 15-of-22 from the escaped propulsion line. The Sky overcame a 42.9 percent shooting show by shooting 8-of-18 from beyond the arc and 21-of-25 connected escaped throws.
For their adjacent game, the Sky volition look to support the turnaround going against the Minnesota Lynx successful Minneapolis astatine 9 p.m. ET connected Tuesday. Meanwhile, the Indiana Fever invited the league-leading Seattle Storm connected Tuesday astatine 7 p.m. ET.
Minnesota Lynx (4-5) implicit Los Angeles Sparks (4-5), 80-64
The Lynx bounced backmost with a triumph implicit the Sparks aft the Washington Mystics ended their three-game winning streak. This makes back-to-back losses for the Sparks. Crystal Dangerfield was the high-scorer for the Lynx with 16 points portion she made a season-high 4 3-pointers.
With the objection of a little 9-8 pb for the Sparks, the Lynx ne'er trailed successful the game. They built a 49-35 halftime pb that would wholly evaporate arsenic the 4th fourth started. The Sparks outscored the Lynx 22-8 successful the 3rd 4th and the crippled was tied astatine 57 points apiece. The Lynx returned the favour and won the last quarter, 23-7.
Sylvia Fowles scored 7 of her 15 points successful the 4th fourth and contributed 9 rebounds, 5 steals and 4 blocks. Rachel Banham was 4-of-4 from beyond the arc and finished with 12 points.
For Los Angeles, Te’a Cooper scored a career-high 17 points and accrued her double-figure scoring streak to 5 games. Kristi Toliver scored 13 points but was conscionable of 5-of-18 from the floor, signaling conscionable her fourth game successful double-figure scoring. Amanda Zahui B. scored 15 points successful a season-high 36 minutes of play.
The Lynx won successful spite of committing 22 turnovers, acknowledgment to 50 percent shooting from beyond the arc (11-of-22) and shooting 19-of-21 from the foundation line. The Lynx held the Sparks to 32.9 shooting from the floor, including 3-of-17 successful the 4th quarter.
As mentioned, the Lynx look the Sky astatine location successful their adjacent game. The Sparks volition instrumentality location to play the Phoenix Mercury connected Wednesday astatine 10:30 p.m. ET.