Stars-Sky preview

Stars-Sky preview

Updated Mar. 4, 2020 5:40 p.m. ET

Two struggling teams will try to end their losing streaks on Tuesday when the San Antonio Stars visit the Chicago Sky at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill.

San Antonio (2-9) has lost two in a row and six of its last seven to reside in last place in the Western Conference, one game behind the Seattle Storm and 9 1/2 behind first-place Minnesota. The Stars are winless on the road this season.

Chicago (5-7) has followed a four-game winning streak by dropping three in a row, falling to Phoenix, Los Angeles and Atlanta. The Sky, who are 2-2 at home this season, are fourth in the Eastern Conference but still within striking distance, three games behind first-place Atlanta.

San Antonio is coming off a 93-90 loss to Connecticut. Kayla McBride scored 26 points, but the Stars lost despite shooting 51.6 percent from the field and making 10-of-17 from 3-point range.


Chicago is coming off a 101-97 overtime loss to Atlanta. Elena Delle Donne had 26 points in the loss.

San Antonio and Chicago have already met once this season. The Stars rallied from a 15-point deficit to beat the Sky 79-78 on May 27 in San Antonio. Haley Peters scored each of her 16 points in the fourth quarter to lead the comeback. She made a 3-pointer in the final minute that proved to be the game winner.

Delle Donne had 27 points and nine rebounds in that contest. She is fifth in the WNBA in scoring at 18.4 points per game.

San Antonio's Moriah Jefferson is third in the league in 3-point shooting at 45.5 percent. Jefferson averaged 15.7 points per contest in the last three games, scoring 19 against Seattle, 15 versus Indiana and 13 against Connecticut.

The Stars and Sky will meet once more this season when San Antonio visits Chicago again on Sept. 4.