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New York Liberty (5-9) at Sky (8-5), 7:30 p.m., Friday, Allstate Arena

TV:Comcast CN100

Last time:Liberty defeated visiting Seattle, 77-59 Saturday; Sky defeated the visiting Atlanta Dream, 71-69, Sunday.

Skinny: It's a big, back-to-back weekend for the Sky, which has the chance to knock off two Eastern Conference rivals in New York and Indiana on consecutive days. It is the second of four back-to-backs for the Sky this season … The Sky is coming off one of its best wins Sunday, rallying from 14 points down to defeat Atlanta, the two-time defending Eastern Conference champs. The Sky bench scoring was impressive from three reserves, Shay Murphy (13 points), Sonja Petrovic (12 points) and Le'coe Willingham (11 points). Center Sylvia Fowles collected her 12th double-double in 13 games with 21 points and 12 rebounds … New York guard and Chicago native Cappie Pondexter is tied with Fowles for fourth in the WNBA in scoring with an 18.8-point average. The Liberty has lost four of its last six games while the Sky's win over Atlanta was its first in five games.

Next:Sky at Indiana Fever, 6 p.m. Saturday, CN100

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