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Chicago visits Connecticut following Vandersloot’s 23-point game

July 30, 2022 GMT

Chicago Sky (22-7, 12-3 Eastern Conference) at Connecticut Sun (20-9, 11-5 Eastern Conference)

Uncasville, Connecticut; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Chicago takes on the Connecticut Sun after Courtney Vandersloot scored 23 points in the Sky’s 89-81 victory against the New York Liberty.

The Sun are 11-5 against Eastern Conference opponents. Connecticut ranks third in the Eastern Conference at limiting opponent scoring, giving up 77.9 points while holding opponents to 43.7% shooting.

The Sky are 12-3 in Eastern Conference play. Chicago is 5-0 in games decided by 10 or more points.

The teams play for the third time this season. The Sky won the last meeting 91-83 on June 29. Candace Parker scored 25 points to help lead the Sky to the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jonquel Jones is averaging 15.1 points and 8.8 rebounds for the Sun. Alyssa Thomas is averaging 14.2 points over the last 10 games for Connecticut.

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Parker is averaging 13.7 points, 8.9 rebounds and 4.5 assists for the Sky. Allie Quigley is averaging 1.7 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Chicago.

LAST 10 GAMES: Sun: 7-3, averaging 84.3 points, 34.8 rebounds, 20.7 assists, 9.8 steals and 2.7 blocks per game while shooting 46.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 79.4 points per game.

Sky: 8-2, averaging 84.9 points, 36.7 rebounds, 23.1 assists, 7.5 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 46.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 80.3 points.

INJURIES: Sun: Jasmine Thomas: out for season (knee), Bria Hartley: out for season (knee).

Sky: None listed.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.