Chicago visits Los Angeles following Parker’s 31-point outing

July 13, 2022 GMT

Chicago Sky (17-6, 11-2 Eastern Conference) at Los Angeles Sparks (10-13, 6-8 Western Conference)

Los Angeles; Thursday, 10:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Chicago takes on the Los Angeles Sparks after Candace Parker scored 31 points in the Sky’s 90-75 victory against the Atlanta Dream.

The Sparks have gone 5-6 at home. Los Angeles is 6-5 when it has fewer turnovers than its opponents and averages 14.4 turnovers per game.

The Sky are 8-4 on the road. Chicago ranks third in the WNBA with 24.0 assists per game led by Courtney Vandersloot averaging 6.4.

The teams play for the third time this season. In the last meeting on June 24 the Sky won 82-59 led by 15 points from Azura Stevens, while Nneka Ogwumike scored 15 points for the Sparks.

TOP PERFORMERS: Ogwumike is averaging 18 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.7 steals for the Sparks. Liz Cambage is averaging 11.7 points and 7.1 rebounds over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.

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Parker is scoring 14.1 points per game with 8.7 rebounds and 4.8 assists for the Sky. Kahleah Copper is averaging 16.0 points and 5.0 rebounds while shooting 50.0% over the past 10 games for Chicago.

LAST 10 GAMES: Sparks: 5-5, averaging 79.2 points, 33.6 rebounds, 20.0 assists, 7.8 steals and 2.9 blocks per game while shooting 43.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 85.0 points per game.

Sky: 8-2, averaging 91.0 points, 36.5 rebounds, 25.5 assists, 6.5 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 50.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 82.6 points.

INJURIES: Sparks: None listed.

Sky: None listed.

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