Seattle Storm at Chicago Sky (20-13, 9-7 Western Conference) (25-8, 15-3 Eastern Conference)
Chicago; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EDT
Bottom line: Seattle faces Chicago Sky after Brawn Stewart scored 35 points in the Storm’s 89-81 loss to the Las Vegas Aces.
Sky has gone 14-3 at home. Chicago is third in the WNBA with 24.1 assists per game. Courtney Vandersloot leads the sky at an average of 6.6.
There are storms 7-8 on the road. Seattle ranks ninth in the WNBA scoring 80.7 points per game while shooting 43.4%.
Both the teams are playing for the third time this season. Sky defeated the Storm 78–74 in their last matchup on July 20. Eli Quigley led the Sky with 18 points, and Stewart led the Storm with 24 points.
Top Performer: Vanderslut averages 11.5 points and 6.6 assists for Sky. Kahlih Copper averages 17.4 points in the last 10 games for Chicago.
Stewart is getting 21.7 points per game with 7.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists for the Storm. Tina Charles has averaged 13.9 points and 8.7 rebounds in the last 10 games for Seattle.
Last 10 games: Sky: 8-2, averaging 86.8 points, 34.2 rebounds, 24.4 assists, 8.0 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 47.6% from the field. Their opponents average 84.5 points per game.
Storm: 5-5, averaging 80.8 points, 34.2 rebounds, 21.6 assists, 7.5 steals and 3.5 blocks per game while shooting 43.9% from the field. His opponents average 79.2 points.
Injury: Sky: None listed.
Storm: Mercedes Russell: out (headache).