The In-form Chicago Sky is Set to Dominate the First Round of the Playoffs


The New York Liberty is all set to go head to head against the Chicago Sky in the third game of the playoffs’ first round on August 24 at the Barclays Center. The series is now shifted to New York for the decider, game three, as the series got squared at 1-1. The Liberty prevailed in the first game with a score of 98-91 on the cards. Meanwhile, the Sky made a remarkable comeback in the second game, crushing Liberty by a colossal margin of 38 points. Now, Chicago seems poised to continue with the same momentum and dominate the round. On the other hand, Liberty will be devising ways to deny their first-round upset tomorrow at 9:00 PM.

Who Got the Form?

Although Liberty will have the advantage of a home crowd, the Sky are running high after rattling them in the second game by a huge margin. Kahleah Cooper is playing at the top of her game. She scored 20 points and grabbed three rebounds. Meanwhile, on the contrary, no player from the Liberty managed to breach the double-digit on the board except the ten points of Sabrina Ionescu. Moreover, Chicago is currently averaging 86.3 points, while their defense is allowing 81.3 points per game. They are second in the league in terms of offense and fourth in terms of defense. Meanwhile, the New York Liberty are averaging 79.6 points per game, and their defense is conceding 82 points per game. Their defense is ranked sixth in the league, while their offense is ranked ninth. All in all, Sky will enter the game as hot favorites to clinch a victory.

Head to Head

Total played matches: 46

Chicago Sky won: 30

New York Liberty won: 16

Who will Win the Game?

The Liberty’s offense struggled severely in the previous game, as they just managed three shots from three-point range. They will need a different strategy to tackle the Sky’s defense, otherwise, their chances of winning the game are negligible. They have to make a promising start to the game, and a big lead in the first quarter will put some pressure on the Sky’s defense, and high-quality performance from Ionescu will put them in the driving seat of the game.

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