Sylvia Fowles stars as Chicago Sky beat Indiana Fever 88-69: WNBA Recap

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Sylvia Fowles stars as Chicago Sky beat Indiana Fever 88-69: WNBA Recap

On Sunday night, Sylvia Fowles recorded a double-double with a game-high 21 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Chicago Sky past Indiana Fever 88-69 at Allstate Arena, snapping Fever’s six-game winning streak. However, Indiana is
still heading the Eastern Conference with a 15-7 record. The victory also snapped two-game losing streak of Chicago.
Fever coach Lin Dunn acknowledge the brilliant performance of their conference rival and said, “Chicago is very good, it does not surprise me at all as hard as they played they are playing for a playoff spot,” “They outworked us,
outhustled us, they beat us 'up and down the floor and I am very disappointed in our effort, very disappointed in our energy.”
Shay Murphy also punctuated a career-high 21 points, grabbed six rebounds and stole the ball three times. She shot 6 for 11 from the field, including 3 for 4 beyond the arc, and 6 for 7 from free throw line. Cathrine Kraayeveld
came off the bench with 12 points on 4 for 6 shooting from three-point range while Tamera Young had 10 points, six rebounds and three assists in the victory.
Only two Fever players reached double figures in the losing effort. Katie Douglas led Indiana with 14 points, pinning 3 of 7 three pointers, four rebounds and three assists while Tangela Smith ended with 10 points and two steals
for Fever, who have lost four of their previous 10 games.
Chicago shot 47.5 percent from the field, including 50 percent from 3-point range, and 84.6 percent from free throw line.  Indiana shot just 43.9 percent from the floor, including 27.3 percent on three-pointers, and 62.5 percent
from the line. Sky were also dominant in the paint and grabbed 39 rebounds as compared to just 26 by the Fever.
Indiana held a 13-6 advantage with 02:50 to go in the first quarter but Chicago went on a 12-2 run to take an 18-15 lead into the second. Fever fought back in the second quarter though and gained a 34-30 advantage, before Sky responded
with five consecutive points to take a 35-34 lead at halftime.  The second half started with a barrage of jumpers and layups from both the teams.
However after the initial five minutes, Fever went cold whereas Chicago continued to rain the shots. The 17-2 spurt in the rest of the period proved decisive and it took the bite out of Indiana’s game. Sky maintained their double-digit
lead throughout the fourth quarter and walked away with 10th victory of this season.



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