“First-Ever Faceoff! Fever and Sky Clash in Chicago – You Won’t Believe What Happens Next


The Indiana Fever (7-10) continue their road trip with their third matchup of the season against the Chicago Sky. Sunday’s game will mark their first meeting at Wintrust Arena and is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. ET, airing on ESPN.

Indiana is currently enjoying a four-game winning streak, their first since August 2015, and they hold a 2-0 record against the Sky this season. Last Sunday at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, the Fever defeated the Sky 91-83. Their first encounter this season saw Indiana narrowly win 71-70 at home.

Both teams are coming off wins, with Indiana defeating the Atlanta Dream 91-79 at State Farm Arena on Friday, and Chicago breaking their four-game losing streak with an 83-72 victory over the Dallas Wings at home. In Indiana’s win over the Dream, NaLyssa Smith led with 21 points, while Kelsey Mitchell and rookie Caitlin Clark contributed 18 and 16 points, respectively. Aliyah Boston and Katie Lou Samuelson each added 10 points. Indiana dominated inside with 48 points in the paint and recorded a season-high 24 assists.

On Friday, Caitlin Clark made history as the fastest rookie in WNBA history to achieve 250 points and 100 assists in just 17 games. If she scores 24 points and grabs eight rebounds against the Sky, she will set another record, reaching 300+ points, 100+ rebounds, and 100+ assists in 18 games, surpassing Shannon Johnson who achieved this in 22 games.

In Chicago’s recent win against Dallas, Marina Mabrey and Chennedy Carter both scored 19 points, Dana Evans contributed 12 points, and rookie Angel Reese had a standout game with 18 rebounds and 16 points, marking her seventh consecutive double-double—a rookie record in WNBA history. The Sky dominated in the paint (48-22), on fast breaks (14-11), and in bench points (18-13).

During their last meeting, Indiana had six players shooting over 50% from the field, with four players scoring in double figures. Caitlin Clark led all scorers with 23 points on efficient shooting. Kelsey Mitchell and NaLyssa Smith added 17 and 15 points respectively. Marina Mabrey and Chennedy Carter led Chicago with 22 and 18 points, while Angel Reese contributed another double-double with 13 rebounds and 11 points. Kamilla Cardoso also had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Sky. Indiana outscored Chicago in the paint (50-44), while the Sky had the edge in bench points (20-17) and fast-break points (17-12).

Probable Starters

Indiana Fever (7-10)

Guard – Caitlin Clark (16.2 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 6.2 apg)
Guard – Kelsey Mitchell (16.0 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 2.0 apg)
Center – Aliyah Boston (12.7 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 2.5 apg)
Guard – Kristy Wallace (5.4 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 2.3 apg)
Forward – NaLyssa Smith (11.8 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 1.3 apg)

Chicago Sky (5-9)

Guard – Marina Mabrey (15.1 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 4.1 apg)
Guard – Dana Evans (10.5 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 3.7 apg)
Guard – Chennedy Carter (13.7 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 2.4 apg)
Forward – Angel Reese (12.4 ppg, 10.8 rpg, 1.9 spg)
Center – Kamilla Cardoso (8.5 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 1.0 apg)

Game Status Report

Indiana: Temi Fagbenle – OUT (Left Foot)

Chicago: Elizabeth Williams – OUT (Knee), Diamond DeShields – PROBABLE (Ankle)

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