Ionescu leads New York in a game against Chicago


Chicago Sky (8-4, 6-1 Eastern Conference) at New York Liberty (5-8, 4-3 Eastern Conference)

New York; Sunday, 2 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Sabrina Ionescu and the New York Liberty host the Chicago Sky. Ionescu is ninth in the WNBA with 16.8 points per game.

The Liberty are 4-3 in conference play. New York are averaging 15.6 turnovers per game and are 1-2 when they have fewer turnovers than their opponents.

The Sky’s record in Eastern Conference action is 6-1. Chicago is 1-0 in games decided by 10 or more points.

The teams are playing each other for the second time this season. The Sky won the last encounter 83-50 on May 12, with Dana Evans scoring 15 points in the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Ionescu is averaging 16.8 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.1 assists for the Liberty. Natasha Howard is averaging 16.3 points and 6.6 rebounds while shooting 55.2% over the last 10 games for New York.

Candace Parker is scoring 13.1 points per game with 8.3 rebounds and 4.6 assists for Sky. Emma Meesseman is averaging 12.4 points and 5.5 rebounds while shooting 56.7% over Chicago’s last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Liberty: 4-6, averaged 76.9 points, 35.2 rebounds, 19.6 assists, 6.1 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 42.8% from the field . Their opponents are averaging 80.8 points per game.

Sky: 7-3, averaging 80.8 points, 35.1 rebounds, 22.2 assists, 7.5 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 45.5 percent from the field. Their opponents average 77.8 points.

INJURIES: Liberty: Betnijah Laney: out (knee), Jocelyn Willoughby: out (quad).

Sky: None listed.

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

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