Streaking teams are set to collide, as WNBA action resumes following the All-Star break.
The Connecticut Sun will host the Chicago Sky on Tuesday at Mohegan Sun Arena in a game which pits two of the league’s hottest teams against one another. The Sun and Sky both are riding four-game winning streaks, and one of those runs ultimately will continue at the expense of the other.
The Sky vs. Sun game might be an offensive showcase, as the teams own the second- and fourth-highest points-per-game averages in the WNBA at 79.8 points and 78.3, respectively.
Chicago trounced Connecticut 93-75 on June 23 in the teams’ only meeting of the season to date. That defeat ended the Sun’s season-best winning streak at seven games.
Players to watch
Connecticut’s Shekinna Stricklen won the WNBA 3-point contest, and Jonquel Jones finished runner-up in the skills competition during All-Star weekend. They’ll demonstrate those talents in earnest against Chicago.
Sky guard Diamond DeShields and forward Allie Quigley shined during the All-Star Game, scoring 27 points combined with five 3-pointers.
Thumbnail photo via Chris Poss/Connecticut Sun