NEW YORK LIBERTY (4-11) vs. CHICAGO SKY (6-9)
Sunday, July 1 • Chicago, IL (Wintrust Arena)
6:00 PM (ET) • TV: League Pass, MSG+
Tina Charles’ 19.6 points per game are tied for seventh in the league (as of 6/30).
Charles’ 6.7 rebounds per game rank for 12th in the league (as of 6/30).
Kia Nurse’s is fifth among rookies with 10.8 points per game (as of 6/30).
Brittany Boyd’s 4.6 assists per contest slot seventh in the WNBA (as of 6/30).
Bria Hartley is 14th in the league with 3.8 assists per game (as of 6/30).
Nurse made her WNBA debut against the Sky (5/20), scoring 17 points off the bench on 50 percent shooting from the field.
Charles is averaging 21.5 points per game in two matchups against the Sky this season.
The Liberty scored a season-high 99 points in the last matchup against the Sky (6/29).
The Sky are averaging 97.7 points per game over their current three-game win streak.
Brittany Boyd and Courtney Vandersloot have proven to be two of the best facilitators in the league this season, as both rank top-seven in assists per game. The pair missed the season’s first matchup between these two teams, but they made up for lost time in the most recent contest with impressive passing performances. Vandersloot racked up 11 assists while turning the ball over just once, while Boyd finished with six helpers and zero turnovers.
On June 30, 2018, New York and Chicago combined for 202 points as the Sky bested the Liberty, 103-99.
Rookie Diamond DeShields led the Sky with 22 points, and she was one of just six Chicago players to score in double figures.
Tina Charles led the Liberty with 24 points, and Epiphanny Prince chipped in 21. The loss was New York’s fifth in a row.
ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER MILESTONE
With her seventh point of the game against the Sky on Friday, Tina Charles surpassed Tangela Smith to move into 17th on the WNBA all-time scoring list. The veteran now needs 54 points to move past former teammate Swin Cash into 16th all-time.
Epiphanny Prince’s season got off to a slow start as she worked her way back from a concussion. But over the past two games, the veteran has broken out, averaging 21.0 points per contest on 64 percent shooting from the field. She has also drained seven of her 10 attempts from distance over that span, and she has yet to miss from the free throw line this season.
Despite a pair of a tough losses, the Liberty offense has had impressive performances in each of the past two contests. Over that span, they’ve shot 50.4 percent from the field and 85 percent from the charity stripe while racking up 24.0 assists per game.