Chicago visits Minnesota following Powers’ 32-point game
Chicago Sky (15-5, 9-2 Eastern Conference) at Minnesota Lynx (7-15, 5-7 Western Conference)
Minneapolis; Wednesday, 1 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota hosts the Chicago Sky after Aerial Powers scored 32 points in the Minnesota Lynx’s 102-71 victory over the Las Vegas Aces.
The Lynx have gone 4-7 in home games. Minnesota ranks third in the WNBA with 27.8 defensive rebounds per game led by Sylvia Fowles averaging 6.8.
The Sky are 7-3 on the road. Chicago leads the Eastern Conference shooting 37.3% from deep. Julie Allemand leads the Sky shooting 42.9% from 3-point range.
The two teams match up for the third time this season. The Sky defeated the Lynx 88-85 in their last meeting on June 26. Courtney Vandersloot led the Sky with 18 points, and Kayla McBride led the Lynx with 15 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Fowles is scoring 14.9 points per game with 9.4 rebounds and 0.9 assists for the Lynx. Powers is averaging 13.9 points and 4.4 assists over the past 10 games for Minnesota.
Candace Parker is averaging 13.3 points, 8.6 rebounds and 4.9 assists for the Sky. Allie Quigley is averaging 1.7 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Chicago.
LAST 10 GAMES: Lynx: 4-6, averaging 86.1 points, 38.7 rebounds, 23.0 assists, 5.3 steals and 2.3 blocks per game while shooting 46.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 81.0 points per game.
Sky: 8-2, averaging 90.2 points, 35.3 rebounds, 25.5 assists, 6.5 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 49.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 83.5 points.
INJURIES: Lynx: None listed.
Sky: None listed.