The Chicago Sky made history in Sin City Tuesday night by clawing back from a 28-point deficit to defeat the Las Vegas Aces 104-95.
“We don’t feel like we are out of any game,” head coach James Wade said after the historic win. Chicago’s victory marked the largest comeback in WNBA history.
Shots were not falling early for the Sky, while everything was clicking for the Aces in the first half. But once Chicago got into a rhythm, the script began to flip.
The Sky put together three deficit-slashing stretches throughout the game. A 16-2 run in the second quarter, a 26-7 run in the third, and a 31-9 run from the middle of the third through the middle of the final frame.
It all started with Azurá Stevens. She came off the bench and was perfect from the floor, shooting 6-for-6 with 14 points.
“We couldn’t make a basket in the first quarter,” said Courtney Vandersloot. “She came in and was 6-for-6. That’s huge.”
Vandersloot was another key factor in Chicago’s massive comeback. Scoring from all over the court, she finished with a season-high 25 points, eight assists, seven rebounds, and two steals.
Tuesday also marked Candace Parker’s first game back after sitting out the last two contests due to knee troubles. Her leadership and championship experience helped fuel the Sky to victory.
Parker recorded 17 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, and two steals. Those steals brought her to 22nd all-time, tying Sophia Young-Malcolm with 477.
What’s On Tap Next?
The Chicago Sky continue their road trip when they visit the Los Angeles Sparks on Thursday. It’s going to be another late one, so get your coffee ready. Tip-off is at 9:30 PM CT and the game will air on Marquee Sports Network and Spectrum SportsNet.
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