Sky 75, Liberty 55
Rookie Elena Delle Donne scored 23 points and Chicago routed New York in a matinee game on Thursday.
The win gave Chicago sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference. It's the latest that the Sky (11-4) have been in first since the team came into the WNBA in 2006. Chicago is still looking for its first trip to the postseason.
The Sky did it without starting center Sylvia Fowles, who missed the game after aggravating a right ankle sprain in Chicago's win over Connecticut last week.
Chicago jumped all over the Liberty, building a 13-0 lead early in the game and never looked back.
Plenette Pierson and Kelsey Bone each scored 11 points to lead New York (6-9), which has dropped five of its last six games.
Chicago rookie Delle Donne tops the voting for All-Star team
Elena Delle Donne became the first rookie to lead the WNBA All-Star voting when the starters were announced Thursday night.
Delle Donne received 35,646 votes, nearly 2,000 more than Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker.
The Chicago Sky first-year player, who was the No. 2 pick in the WNBA draft this past April, will be joined on the Eastern Conference squad by teammate Epiphanny Prince.
New York's Cappie Pondexter, Indiana's Tamika Catchings and Atlanta's Angel McCoughtry also will be in the starting lineup.
Parker is joined in the West by Phoenix teammates Brittney Griner and Diana Taurasi as well as Minnesota Lynx stars Maya Moore and Seimone Augustus.
The All-Star game will take place on Saturday, July 27 at Mohegan Sun Arena (3:30 p.m.) The reserves will be announced on Tuesday.
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