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  • #61
    Sky catch a break--Stewie and Bird will be sitting out the game tomorrow for load management. I still can't figure out what the hell the Commissioner's Cup was supposed to be, but they did play in that game (that doesn't count toward the standings). Maybe the WNBA needed Jackie Moon to do some promotional work for them.

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    • #62
      Sloot and the Sky edge the Storm by 2 in OT. Sloot didn't score much but dished out 11 assists. If Bird is going to be sitting out some games to rest down the stretch, makes an opportunity to reel her in a little bit more.

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      • #63
        The Sky did what the Sky do. They can't guard the other teams post. The Storm's Ezi Magbegor had 21 points on 9-19 shooting and 3-3 from the charity stripe to go with 9 rebounds. Mercedes Russell had 10 points on 3-5 shooting and 4-4 from the charity stripe to go with 11 rebounds. Jewell Loyd led the Storm in scoring with 26 points but she only shot 7-30 land was 10-11 from the charity stripe. The Sky's Deshields and Copper did a pretty good job on Loyd defensively but did tend to foul a little to often (or were called for phantom fouls on flop or two). The other major Sky malady this year is turnovers and once again the Sky did not disappoint by having the most turnovers 18-8.

        In games decided by 5 points or less the sky were 1-4 with no overtime victories. So with a little luck, and no Bird or Stewie, the Sky were able to get the victory in OT and move to 11-10 overall.

        Sloot also had 8 rebounds today to go with her 11 assists. Sloots assists per game are now over nine at 9.1 apg.

        Nice to see Chicago came up with 6,231 fans for today's game.

        ZagDad

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        • #64
          Another game of poor shooting but dishing out 12 assists for Sloot. Bad 2nd half, saw a 3 point halftime lead turn into a 12 point deficit. Then w/ 4 minutes left they decided to start playing ball. Quigley nearly led them back w/ a 3 point shooting barrage, but too little too late. 80-76 final. Parker had an invisible performance. So did Dolson.

          Sloot goes over 200 assists for the season, 5th year in a row. She should pass Whalen some time around the middle of next year to move to #3 on the all time list.

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          • #65
            Yeah, Sloot had another relatively poor shooting game going 2-7.

            Parker turned her ankle early in the 3rd quarter and did not return. Parker only played 16 minutes so you would expect her numbers to be down. She only had 2 points but she did have 6 rebounds and a couple of assists in her 16 minutes. Not the reason the brought her to Chicago, but not totally invisible. One problem was the people they brought in to replace Parker (Hebard, Dolson & Ndour-Fall) played a total of 30 minutes and went 1-7 for 2 points. Need more help from your bench than that. Dolson has been a starter for much of the year.

            The other main reason for the loss was while the Sky kept the turnovers in check today (10 t/o's), they once again got hammered on the boards 45-32 with Dallas also winning the battle of the O-boards (15-10). you can't keep getting handily beat inside (points and rebounds) and expect to win.

            Sky are definitely a mid-pack team and while they most likely will make the playoffs, their time in the playoffs will be very limited unless they can turn-around their level of play.

            Sky have 10 games left. If Sloot keeps up with her 9.3 apg average, she will have a total of 297 assists for the season. This would be her second highest annual number of assists to only the 300 assists she gathered in 2019, surpassing her current second highest number of 258 assists in 2018.

            With a total of 2,109 assists so far this year, Sloot is currently 236 assists behind Lindsey Whelan (2,345 assists). As Seacat said above, she should move into 3 place on the all-time assists leaderboard by mid-season next year. Sloot is currently 491 assists behind 2nd place Ticha Penicheiro (2,600 assists). After the remainder of this year, CV should be about 400 assists behind Ticha, and assuming continued good health, Sloot should catch Ticha for #2 sometime in the backhalf of season 2023. To become #1 in assists, she will need to play, injury free, about 4 more years longer than Sue Bird but she is catching Bird at about 100 assists per season, so depending on how long Bird continues to play, maybe it may take playing only 3+ years after Bird retires to get to #1 on the list.

            ZagDad

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            • #66
              Sky trailing the Lynx by 4 at the half. No Parker today, and Quigley gets the starting nod instead of DeShields. Sloot found her offense. 16 points on 6-8 shooting, including an 10 point barrage in about a minute just before the half. Quigley has 15. If only the rest of the team could contribute something. The other 3 starters have combined for 5 points, 8 points from the bench (6 from DeShields).

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              • #67
                The usual. Chicago just can't defend. Scored 95, and still lost by 6. Sloot and Quigley each scored 27, on a combined 20-30 shooting. 8 assists for Sloot. Copper and Dolson finally got going a bit in the 2nd half.

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                • #68
                  Originally posted by seacatfan View Post
                  The usual. Chicago just can't defend. Scored 95, and still lost by 6. Sloot and Quigley each scored 27, on a combined 20-30 shooting. 8 assists for Sloot. Copper and Dolson finally got going a bit in the 2nd half.
                  Yep. If you score 95, no excuse to lose the game.

                  Minnesota shot 54% overall and 62.5% from 3. Fowles shot 6-9, McBride 5-10, Clarendon 8-12, and Dangerfield 5-8. Tough to win, when it is lay-up after lay-up.

                  Ever since Fowles left the Sky, Chicago has not had a consistent defense.

                  ZagDad

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by ZagDad84 View Post
                    Yep. If you score 95, no excuse to lose the game.

                    Minnesota shot 54% overall and 62.5% from 3. Fowles shot 6-9, McBride 5-10, Clarendon 8-12, and Dangerfield 5-8. Tough to win, when it is lay-up after lay-up.

                    Ever since Fowles left the Sky, Chicago has not had a consistent defense.

                    ZagDad
                    Wasn't Parker the DPOY last season? I mean it was a complete joke (should've been Alysha Clark), and she's missed quite a few games this year, but her addition seems to have had zero impact on their defensive prowess. Actually her addition has had zero impact overall I'd say. They're exactly as mediocre as they were last season.

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by seacatfan View Post
                      Wasn't Parker the DPOY last season? I mean it was a complete joke (should've been Alysha Clark), and she's missed quite a few games this year, but her addition seems to have had zero impact on their defensive prowess. Actually her addition has had zero impact overall I'd say. They're exactly as mediocre as they were last season.
                      Yep, how has that big time trade helped the Sky?

                      DeSheilds and Copper have the ability to dominate their opposition (offensively) but they are so inconsistent, they cant be counted on game after game. Sloot and Quigley are not the fleetest of foot, so the Sky need somebody in the post to cover the slicers, but Dolson never has been that person (offensive minded). The Sky have a similar problem to the Lady Zags, too frequently they provide too much "help" defense, leaving people absolutely wide open.

                      Sigh, another season thrown away by the Sky.

                      ZagDad

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                      • #71
                        Sky was up big early, had to hang on against a BAD Atlanta team (they've lost 16 of 18 I think). Sloot w/ 12 pts/10 assists/5 reb, 5-10 shooting. Parker was back and actually had a good game, 18/9. Quigley led them again w/ 21 pts.

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                        • #72
                          Top 8 teams make the playoffs. Seeds #1 & #2 get a double bye into the semi-finals. Seeds #3 & #4 get a single bye into the quarterfinals. Seeds #5 thru #8 play in the first round. Teams will be re-seeded after each round.

                          Chicago Sky are now in 6th place out of a 12 team league. The Sky are 2 games behind 5th place Phoenix and 3 games out of 4th place Minnesota with 8 games remaining. Conversely, the Sky are 2 games out of 7th, 8th and 9th and 2.5 games out of 10th place. With their remaining games, 4 are on the road and 4 are at home with 6 games against teams currently above them in the standings including 2 against #3 Seattle, 1 against #5 Phoenix and 3 against #2 Las Vegas. Good news is that the Sky have played much better on the road (8-4) then they have at home (4-8). Bad news is that in the last 10 games, the Sky are only 5-5 and every team above them has a winning record in their last 10 games so the likelihood of the Sky moving up in the standings is remote. Good news is that every team below them in the standings has a losing record in their last 10 games, so the likelihood of the Sky falling out of the playoffs is small, but don't put anything past the Sky at the end of the Season. They could easily tank in the last 8 games of the season and fall completely out of the playoffs.

                          For those keeping up with the Sloot assist watch, Sloot has averaged 10.5 apg over the last 13 games. Sloot is also leading the WNBA in steals per game at 2.0. If CV continues at this pace, the 2.0 spg would be her highest number ever in her 11 years in the league by a bunch. Her previous best average is 1.4 spg which she has done 3 times in her career. If Sloot continues at this pace with steals, she will break into the Top-20 all-time in steals next year. It will take her about 4 more years (3 years after next year) to get into the Top-10 all-time in steals.

                          ZagDad
                          Last edited by ZagDad84; 08-26-2021, 09:18 AM.

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                          • #73
                            Sky vs Seattle tonight 7:00 PM PST on NBA TV.

                            ZagDad

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                            • #74
                              Also on Joe TV in the Puget Sound area. This game is UGLY!

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                              • #75
                                Well what do you know? Sky beat the Storm, and they didn't even play particularly well. Copper was great. Trailed almost the whole way but took the lead late. Sloot w/ 7 pts/8 assists/4 rebs.

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