Live Blog: Chicago Sky vs Indiana Fever

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Update: 12:07 PM blog is up, game starts at 1:00 PM. Will be updating with reactions as the game begins:

12:21 PM: Locked in a DFS lineup on FanDuel. I’m not a huge fan of DFS, particularly when there’s only one game like today, but I figured I’d give it a try. I think the new scoring system is very interesting with MVP, Star and Utility. Will definitely make a lineup for tomorrow’s full slate, but I figured I’d at least try my luck today. If Kelsey Mitchell pops off when she’s not in my lineup, I’m going to be very sad.

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12:57: scrolling down twitter and I see this. Very interested to see where the LV-CT line opens tomorrow. Should be a max play on CT with Jonquel Jones back and no Mcbride or Plum for LV.

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1:03: Starting lineups

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1:08: Fun Fact: Didnt realize Jazmon Gwathmey went to James Madison. One of the rare WNBA players that didnt go to a Power 5 school. No Courtney Vandersloot for the Sky. Big loss as she is still fulfilling overseas obligations in Turkey.

1:16: Achonwa is getting bodied by Dolson

1:17: Erica Wheeler popping off, filling up the stat sheet early for the Fever.

1:18: TV timeout. Fever lead the Sky 9-7. Dolson going to the line for an And-1 opportunity. Good pass from Deshields, who has looked good in her debut after sitting out during preseason. 4:56 remaining in the 1st quarter.

1:21 Two fouls on Dolson. Not good for the DFS lineup lol, with the 2x multiplier. The MVP-Star-Utility model is very interesting for scoring and really makes you consider who’s your MVP to get 2x points. You have to be smiling if you have Erica Wheeler as your MVP right now.

1:24: Tough two first possessions for blog favorite Kelsey Mitchell, tossing up a quick missed 3 and a turnover. Not playing Kevin McGuff clown ball anymore.

1:25: kelsey must read the blog,..blows past everyone for an easy 2.

1:27: post play is disgusting for both teams right now. Lot of missed layups around the basket and turnovers.

1:31: End of the first quarter. Fever lead the Sky. 17-14. Erica Wheeler’s leading the way for the Fever with 4 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists. Allie Quigley’s leading the way for the Sky with 5 points. Full box scores are below:

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1:37: Allie Quigley is heating up.

1:41: TV Timeout. Erica Wheeler headed to the line for two free throws. Offense starting to click for both teams. Sky lead the Fever 25-24. 4:56 remaining in the 2nd quarter.

1:43: Mavunga was a bad pick in the DFS lineup…playas fuck up

1:44: Amber Stock’s crazy eyes are just staring into my soul rn

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1:46: Fever look soft af down low. Durpree and Achonwa need to figure it out

1:52: Achonwa’s climbing up the shit list quick. Get a rebound for me one time

1:54: Halftime: Sky lead the Fever 36-34. Good end to the half for the Fever. Dupree starting to heat up. Allie Quigley is popping off for the Sky with 14 points at the half. To put it bluntly, she’s the only player on the point finding any kind of consistent success on the offensive end. If L Bag betters want to cash their ticket today, Pokey Chatman is going to need to wake up and contain Quigley. Box scores below:

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The Fever’s run to end the half has me still confident in the L Bag bet of the day with the Fever -2. DFS lineup likely dead with a donut from Mavunga, and not having Quigley in the lineup. Tough to win with only one game on the docket. Literally, zero room for error.

2:03: Love Tamika Catchings on the call. Need former greats calling games for their former teams. Love Tamika’s continued involvement with the Fever and how the city of Indianapolis embraces her.

2:13: Fever missing good looks. Deshields is starting to get comfortable

2:15: Dupree and Anchonwa STINK right now

2:17: Open up lines for tomorrow now. Give me Washington by a trillion. Fever cant get shit going offensively.

2:19: TV Timeout. Sky lead the Fever 43-40. Quigley leads all scorers with 16. Eric Wheeler is leading the fever with 8 points

2:24: Fever post are pathetically bad right now.

2:26: Kelsey Mitchell having a green light to shoot clown ball threes is problematic. Fever look completely out of sorts right now

2:30 And-1 opportunity incoming for Tiffany Mitchell. Fever trail the sky 53-46

2:32: Wheeler misses first free throw before a Amber Stocks timeout. Free throw differential killing the Fever right now. Sky are 14 for 19 from the line compared to the Fever’s 4 for 7 from the free throw line

2:34: Kahleah Copper hits a buzzer beater to end the 3rd quarter putting the Sky up 56-48 over the Fever. Big Third Quarter for the Sky. L Bag Betters assholes are tight rn heading into the 4th. Box scores below:

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2:37: Diamond Deshields looks really good.

2:39: Lets go baby. Wheeler popping off.

2:41: Get Mavunga out of the game. Chatman. Fuck

2:42: Sky leading 66-56. L Bag pick of the day is not looking good rn. Sad

2:43: Diamond Deshields looks like a player that has played professional basketball for a year. By far the best rookie on the court today.

2:46: Bet is dead. DFS team coming alive

2:49: Fever look awful today. Mavunga killed what couldve been a great DFS lineup with Deshields popping off.

2:53: I had a feeling this would happen with such new rosters but losses like this hurt. Pick coming soon for the NBA game tonight. Would like to see Victoria Vivians get more minutes for the Fever.

2:54: Sky win 82-64. Fever get murdered. L Bag pick losses. DFS lineup losses money. Thanks Mavunga…Tomorrow we have a full slate to get on track. Game summary Deshields is a stud, Fever have a long way to go. Achonwa is soft. Box score below:

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L BAG ATS: (27-25-1)

L BAG WNBA ATS: (3-1-0)

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