Unbeaten Sky open home schedule against Mystics
It’s a small sample size to be sure, but Chicago Sky guard Dana Evans is averaging a career-best 7.5 points per game through two contests.
Ask teammates about Evans’ greatest contribution to the Sky’s 2-0 start entering Friday’s home opener against the Washington Mystics, however, and they look to the other side of the ball.
Chicago has held foes to an average of 67.5 points as it braces for Washington, which is off to a 1-2 start.
The Mystics haven’t exactly had trouble scoring in the first week of the season; it’s defending and delivering in the clutch that has tripped them up.
Washington suffered a home-and-home sweep at the hands of Connecticut on Sunday and Tuesday, surrendering 168 points while losing by a combined 13.
Connecticut neutralized Elena Delle Donne’s game-high 27 points Tuesday by closing the game on a 7-2 run.
The Sky are coming off Sunday’s 75-69 road victory at Phoenix. Copper scored 15 points to lead four players in double figures.
Chicago announced Tuesday that forward Isabelle Harrison, a seventh-year pro in her first season with the team, will be out indefinitely after undergoing surgery to repair a torn left meniscus.
Chicago went 3-1 against Washington last season, including victories by 10 and nine points at Wintrust Arena.