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  • Chicago Sky rookie Elena Delle Donne, right, had 20 points against the Fever in Game 1, but it wasn't enough to get the win. The Sky faces elimination in Game 2 Sunday at Indianapolis, where the Sky is 2-15 alltime.

      Chicago Sky rookie Elena Delle Donne, right, had 20 points against the Fever in Game 1, but it wasn't enough to get the win. The Sky faces elimination in Game 2 Sunday at Indianapolis, where the Sky is 2-15 alltime.
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Chicago Sky (24-11) at Indiana Fever (17-18)

What: Game 2, Eastern Conference Semifinals; Indiana leads series 1-0.

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When: 2 p.m. Sunday

Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse

TV: ESPN2

Skinny: After Friday's 85-72 loss at home, the Sky faces elimination in this 3-game playoff series. The Fever owned the Sky in the opener, carving up the Sky's defense and getting great looks at the basket. The worst-shooting team in the WNBA (39 percent), the Fever drained 50 percent of its field goals and 63 percent of its 3-pointers. Guard Shavonte Zellous (3-of-3 from 3-point territory), paced the Fever with 20 points.

The Sky, insisting that jitters were not an issue in Game 1, will be looking to get its transition game going. Indiana held the Sky to just 2 fast-break points. Rookie of the Year Elena Delle Donne finished with 20 points for the Sky while Sylvia Fowles, the WNBA defensive player of the year, got her 18th double-double of the season with 16 points and 10 rebounds. The Fever out-rebounded the Sky 32-21.

In its eight years, the Sky is 2-15 in Indianapolis, but one of those wins came this season (71-61).

Next: Game 3, if necessary, Tuesday at Allstate Arena. Time TBA.

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