Casual basketball fans like high scoring games. And for matinee games when children come, these types of games are going to be really entertaining.
The end result was that the Chicago Sky won a shootout, 105-100 over the New York Liberty. They did so without Elena Delle Donne who is suffering from a Lyme Disease flare up, and Sylvia Fowles how is still out due to injury.
Chicago's Epiphanny Prince led all scorers with 30 points, and made a three point shot with 2:28 in overtime to give the Sky the lead for good in this game. In addition, Jessica Breland added 22 points, eight of them in overtime. Courtney Vanersloot, Tamera Young, and Markeisha Gatling also scored in double figures for Chicago.
For the Liberty, Cappie Pondexter scored 29 points on 10-of-18 shooting, and she actually had a chance to win the game in regulation after scoring 12 points in the fourth quarter. But that shot didn't go through, and we saw an overtime period where both teams scored a combined 33 points in a five-minute span. Tina Charles added 25 points. However, Charles fouled out with with 1:15 left in overtime.
This is definitely a hard fought win for the Sky, who have lost four straight heading into this contest. They now continue their three-game homestand this Friday against the Indiana Fever and finish it on Sunday against the surging Tulsa Shock. Yes, they're surging.
For the Libs, they have lost seven of their last eight games, with their only win against the Washington Mystics, who are also in a slump. Head Coach and General Manager Bill Laimbeer has said that effort and chemistry are a concern. Laimbeer needs to improve that someway and somehow, fast, while this season is still salvageable.