A playoff atmosphere filled Wintrust Arena on Tuesday night as the Chicago Sky hosted the Seattle Storm in their regular-season home finale. An entertaining contest did not leave the home fans disappointed despite the Storm topping the Sky by a final score of 111-100.
It was an emotional evening for the Chicago basketball fans as WNBA great Sue Bird played what likely was her final game in the city of Chicago.
The four-time champion led her team on a historic night that saw the Storm dish out 37 assists, which is now a WNBA record. Bird finished the game with a team-high eight assists.
It was all Seattle from start to finish. The visitors jumped in front early with 36 first-quarter points, which is the most the Sky have allowed in the opening frame this season. The Storm led by 11 at half powered by a 66.7% shooting performance from the floor.
Courtney Vandersloot and Kahleah Copper helped propel a Sky comeback in the second half. The home team eventually cut the lead to single digits a few times, but it ultimately was not enough to surpass the Storm. Chicago's All-Star duo combined for 45 points on the night.
Seattle star Breanna Stewart, who has been on an absolute tear in her last few games, put up 25 points, seven assists, and three steals.
What’s On Tap Next?
The Chicago Sky will hit the road for their final two regular-season games. On Friday, they visit the Las Vegas Aces, the only team that has truly given the Sky any trouble this season. Chicago heads to Phoenix on Sunday to take on the Mercury for their final game of the regular season.