The Silver Stars are in action tonight as they host the new and improved Chicago Sky. The Silver Stars had 5 days rest, after having a week long rest prior to their last game. The Silver Stars played well in their last game and will need to continue play well against a playoff contender in the Chicago Sky. The Chicago Sky have been very impressive as they are 3 – 0 early in the season and have been nearly dominant in their three wins. This is also the first of two match ups between the two teams in three days.
Here is the official game day preview from AP
Here is a fellow Silver Stars blogger on today’s matchup
It will be a special night for Jia Perkins as she only needs NINE points to reach 3000 for her career. It has been wonderful watching Jia play with the San Antonio Silver Stars and be a scorer whether she comes off the bench or starts. Every time she hits a three(and especially last season) it never gets old tweeting (or yelling) out her name. JIIIIAAAA
Projected Starters for the San Antonio Silver Stars
PG – Danielle Robinson
SG – Jia Perkins
SF – Shameka Christon
PF – Delisha Milton Jones
C – Jayne Appel
Projected Starters for the Chicago Sky
PG – Courtney Vandersloot
SG – Allie Quiqley
SF – Elena Delle Donne
PF – Swin Cash
C – Sylvia Fowles
WHAT TO EXPECT
This game will feature one of the “three to see” rookies in Elena Delle Donne. She is quite the versatile player and will be difficult to match up for the Silver Stars. I suspect Delisha or Shameka to defend her as none of the other Star players can match her in either quickness or size. Chicago will also have to do without Epiphanny Prince as she was competing in Eurobasket for Russia and now is dealing with an ankle sprain. If Epiphanny Prince played in this game, I would have said that the Sky would have won their fourth consecutive game. However, the Sky will struggle offensively and if the Silver Stars make them work defensively, then this could be quite the battle.
WHO WILL WIN?
San Antonio Silver Stars by 2. It will be close yet I see the Stars being able to come away with win #2 of the season.