CHICAGO- The Chicago Sky beat the Atlanta Dream 108-98 on Sunday to advance to the semifinals of the WNBA playoffs.
The Sky broke it open in the first five minutes of the third quarter. Tamera Young made fast-break layups on consecutive possessions during Chicago’s 10-2 run to start the quarter for a 66-52 lead. Atlanta was outscored 31-20 in the quarter.
Chicago cruised in the fourth – setting a season-high for total points – and will face Los Angeles in a best-of-five series.
Reigning MVP Elena Delle Donne missed her sixth straight game with a thumb injury for Chicago, but it didn’t seem to faze the Sky on the offensive end. Chicago had 26 assists, made 55 percent of its shots, and Young and Cappie Pondexter each scored 16 points.
Young earned the start at point guard and played 30 minutes. The Laney High School alum went 8-of-15 from the floor, with three rebounds and four assists.
Chicago heads to the west coast for game one of the WNBA semifinals against Los Angeles on Wednesday, Sept. 28. The game will air at 10 p.m. est. on ESPN 2.
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