Game Preview: Fever Take on Sky at Home For Final Commissioner’s Cup Matchup of Season

The Indiana Fever welcome the Chicago Sky to Indiana Farmers Coliseum for the second of three matchups this season.

In the first meeting on May 24 at Wintrust Arena, Chicago defeated Indiana, 95-90. The high-scoring affair saw eleven players total finish in double figures, including Fever guard Kelsey Mitchell ending the night with 25 points, highlighted by 15 points on 5-of-6 shooting and 4-of-4 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter. Mitchell enters the weekend as the third-leading scorer in the WNBA at 19.2 points per game.

Last time out in the Coliseum saw Indiana drop a 93-80 decision to the Phoenix Mercury. Kelsey Mitchell led the way for the Fever on Wednesday as well, scoring 19 points in the second half on the way to a 26-point performance. In her franchise record-breaking 139th consecutive game played, Mitchell recorded her 10th game of the season with at least 20 points.

For the Sky, they enter Indianapolis coming off a 106-100 overtime win at home to the Atlanta Dream. Even without forward Candace Parker due to a knee injury, Chicago hit a season-high 14 three-pointers. They were led by forward Kahleah Copper, who led all scorers with 23 points to go along with 10 rebounds.

Following Sunday, Indiana will hit the road for four games starting on Thursday at the Dallas Wings at 8 p.m. ET. All four road games will be streamed on the official Indiana Fever Facebook page in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.

Injury Report 
Fever – None
Sky – TBD

Probable Starters

Indiana Fever (4-13)
F – Victoria Vivians (11.6 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 28.1 mpg)
F – NaLyssa Smith (12.9 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 30.0 mpg)
C – Queen Egbo (7.3 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 24.5 mpg)
G – Kelsey Mitchell (19.2 ppg, 3.8 apg, 32.8 mpg)
G – Danielle Robinson (8.1 ppg, 4.1 apg, 25.1 mpg)

Chicago Sky (10-4)
F – Kahleah Copper (13.7 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 29.8 mpg)
F – Emma Meesseman (13.1 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 29.6 mpg)
C – Azurá Stevens (10.6 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 21.8 mpg)
G – Allie Quigley (9.5 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 25.7 mpg)
G – Courtney Vandersloot (11.1 ppg, 7.0 apg, 27.4 mpg)

Extra Notes

  • The Fever are 36-24 all-time against the Sky.
  • Sky guard Julie Allemand will come to Indianapolis for the first time as a visitor after being drafted by the Fever in 2016 and playing her rookie year with the team in 2020.
  • Fever rookie guard Destanni Henderson leads the league in three-point percentage at 48.6 percent.

Broadcast Information
Livestream: Indiana Fever Facebook Page
Pat Boylan (play-by-play), Bria Goss (analyst)