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Photo gallery: The Chicago Sky's missed opportunities to get the ball to Sylvia Fowles

A look at possessions on which the Chicago Sky did not get center Sylvia Fowles a field goal attempt.

Due to some technical difficulties, I missed large chunks of Game 3 of the second half of the 2014 WNBA Finals. Since I was already watching a replay, I went through and took notes about the game in response to a question: why did Sylvia Fowles have just 6 points on 2-for-5 shooting in the second half with Ewelina Kobryn and Mistis Mims (and shout out to DeWanna Bonner's transition defense) guarding her?

I started out by just taking quick notes on every second half possession that Fowles didn't get the ball to figure out what she was doing while searching for possessions where she got open but didn't receive the ball. I took screen shots of plays when she managed to establish position but a) didn't get the ball or b) got the ball and didn't have a field goal attempt (that includes free throws or turnovers; as ESPN analyst Rebecca Lobo has noted, she never attempted to pass the ball out).

Below are those notes in my shorthand, which I'll elaborate on later (stay tuned to our storystream) -- regretfully, I didn't take time stamps because I was initially focused on looking for screenshots (which do have time and score) but they should be in chronological order if you follow the play-by-play.. and I figured I'd share for reference. The plays that I took screenshots on are numbered according to their order above. Please note that not every possession that Fowles failed to get the ball was a bad possession and getting the ball to Fowles didn't automatically make it a good

Play

SylAction

Note

EDDfga

screener

Princefga

P&R screener

EDD3pa

PostingUp (1)

YoungFGM

Elbow

SlootTov

Missed screen on P&R

SlootBadPass

PostingUP (2)

Bonner clogging

EDD3pa

Screener

QuigleyFGA

RightBlock

SlootEntry

KobrynPF

EDDFGA

LeftBlock

QuigleyEntry

MimsPF

EDDLay

Screener

BrelandBadPass

PostingUpCut (3)

(Phillips sagging off Sloot to defend the cut)

Quigley3pm

PostUp (4)

(Wide open vs Mims)

QuigleyAst

Layup off OOB

EDDFTM2

RightBlock

QuigleyFGlay

ScreenAST

Quigley3pa

BUZZER

Fourth

EDDFGM

PostingUp (5)

BrelandFGA

LeftBlock

BrelandTOV

RightElbow

BrelandShotClock

PostingUp (6)

(Bonner pressuring Sloot, Kobryn fronting Fowles)

EDDFGA

LeftBlock/OFoul

(One pass possession)

QuigleyFGAblkd

LeftBlock

OOBLob

ClockTOV at rim

(Fowles lost OOB/buzzer sounded)

SlootLost

FGAlay

QuigleyFTAs

PostingUp (same play as 6)

QuigleyTOV

PostingUp (7)

Dropped or deflect?

EDDAnd1

RightElbow

EDD3pa

Screen

SlootFGM

PostingUP

Sagged off Sloot to guard Fowles

YoungFGM

RightBlock

SlootFGM

PostingUP (8)

WIDEOPEN

EDDFGM

RightBlock

EDD3pa

PostingUp (9)

Taurasi on EDD – wide open sight line to make a pass

QuigleyFGM

Transition

EDD3pa

RightElbow