Tracking the Sky’s performance so far.
Our own Nick Niendorf takes a closer look at what he observed, in-person, at the Chicago Sky home opener, in his latest SkyCast by High Post Hoops.
“It was a very positive performance for the team,” Niendorf said. “And really the offense overall was just a treat to watch. The Sky shot 36-for-70 from the field and they really hit a lot of their open looks at this time around. Whereas against the Lynx, I felt that they did a good job of generating open looks but just could not capitalize on them.”
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Allie Quigley led the attack with 25 points in their win over the Seattle Storm, and Niendorf helps break down why she was so effective.
“She was also just completely unguardable on the break, you know, she can take it herself coast to coast, she knows the right passes to make,” Niendorf said. “When the defense steps up and she is obviously somebody that the defense has have to hunt down when she’s off ball, which generally leaves other players open. And defenses are obviously going to choose to leave literally anybody else on the floor open from three. But when those other players are another capable shooter, that that changes things for defenses in transition.”
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The Sky return to action on Sunday June 9, when they face that same Seattle Storm team Chicago beat in the home opener.
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