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Cappie Pondexter Leading Chicago Sky into WNBA Playoffs

Pondexter's status for tomorrow's playoff opener in uncertain, but her presence has been felt since joining the Sky.

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Entering her 10th season in the WNBA, Cappie Pondexter was traded from the New York Liberty to the Chicago Sky for Epiphanny Prince in one of the WNBA's biggest blockbuster deals ever. As she settled back into her hometown of Chicago, Pondexter brought with her experience and veteran leadership to an up-and-coming Sky team. Feeling healthy and rejuvenated, she averaged enjoyed her best shooting season in three years, averaging over fifteen points a game on her way to being voted to her seventh all-star game in August.

Paired with the dominant league MVP, Elena Delle Donne, Pondexter has led the Sky to a 21-13 record, securing a playoff birth and first round matchup against the Indiana Fever for a third consecutive season. Unfortunately, on August 29th, Pondexter sustained a concussion that has caused her to miss the final five games of the regular season.:

Pondexter is a two-time WNBA champion with thirty career postseason games under her belt. Her veteran leadership has been invaluable to the young Sky team, and she has taken away some of the defensive pressure off their rising superstar in Delle Donne. As the Sky prepare for their series against the Fever, Pondexter's presence will be of the utmost importance. Luckily, she has been recovering well from her concussion, and her status for tomorrow night's game has been upgraded to probable.

Check out the video below featuring the Sky's top 10 plays of the season to see what's in store for tomorrow night as the former Knight and her team take on the Indiana Fever at 7:00 pm EST on ESPN2!