Should have seen this coming. Thursday during my weekly ESPN.com chat, someone asked when I thought the Chicago Sky would win its first game this season.
So I was perusing the Sky’s schedule and wondering if Chicago might take advantage of an off-to-a-slow-start Minnesota team this Saturday. Or possibly the Sky might beat Tulsa on June 5, as the Shock is a team trying to figure itself out after relocating.
It didn’t even occur to me to consider that the Sky might, in fact, get a victory several hours after the chat. Although it probably should have. Even though it was undefeated Seattle visiting Chicago, road games are tough everywhere for every WNBA team. And Chicago was desperate for a win.
Still, I bypassed “tonight” as an answer and offered up June 5 and the Shock. It was as good as gold to get the Sky a victory ASAP.
Indeed, Chicago did beat the Storm, 84-75, which gave Seattle its first loss and left only Atlanta undefeated. The Dream faces Phoenix tonight, and this afternoon at 1 Central time, Brenda VanLengen and I will chat with Dream’s Angel McCoughtry and Shalee Lehning on the “She’s Got Game” show.