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Sky and Aces to face off in the second-ever Commissioner’s Cup

The two top teams of the WNBA standings will face off tonight in the second-ever Commissioner’s Cup. In Chicago’s WinTrust Arena, the top-seeded Chicago Sky will play against the second-seeded Las Vegas Aces.

Last year, the Seattle Storm took down the Connecticut Sun in the first-ever Commissioner’s Cup, securing extra prize money on the season. The initiative was introduced through the WNBA’s new collective bargaining agreement.

The prize pool of $500,000 is split between both teams in the final, with the winning team receiving $30,000 per player and the losing team receiving $10,000 per player. The MVP of the game also receives an additional $5,000.

The competition was introduced as a way to have more monetary incentives for the league’s athletes. This season, two teams that clinched their playoff spot will meet in Tuesday’s game.

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Chicago and Las Vegas have played one another twice this season, splitting the series 1-1. Las Vegas took the first win 83-76 at Wintrust Arena, but the Sky beat the Aces right back on their own home court as they took a 104-95 win at Michelob ULTRA Arena.

The two teams will face off once more in Las Vegas on Aug. 11 after the Commissioner’s Cup.

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