Connecticut Sun head to the Sky

September 7, 2022 GMT

Connecticut Sun (25-11, 11-7 Eastern Conference) at Chicago Sky (26-10, 15-3 Eastern Conference)

Chicago; Thursday, 8 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago Sky host the Connecticut Sun.

The Sky are 15-3 in Eastern Conference games. Chicago is eighth in the WNBA with 34.8 rebounds led by Candace Parker averaging 8.6.

The Sun are 11-7 against Eastern Conference opponents. Connecticut ranks second in the Eastern Conference with 21.1 assists per game led by Alyssa Thomas averaging 5.9.

TOP PERFORMERS: Parker is averaging 13.2 points, 8.6 rebounds and 4.5 assists for the Sky. Allie Quigley is averaging 2.1 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Chicago.

Jonquel Jones is shooting 51.5% and averaging 15.0 points for the Sun. Natisha Hiedeman is averaging 1.7 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Connecticut.

LAST 10 GAMES: Sky: 5-5, averaging 84.5 points, 33.5 rebounds, 24.0 assists, 7.9 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 46.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 82.0 points per game.

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Sun: 7-3, averaging 84.6 points, 39.6 rebounds, 21.3 assists, 8.1 steals and 3.2 blocks per game while shooting 46.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 74.2 points.

INJURIES: Sky: None listed.

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

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