The Chicago Sky are the reigning WNBA champions, and they reminded us why on Tuesday night.
In a matchup against a Las Vegas Aces squad that held the best record in the league, Candace Parker and Co. pulled off the largest comeback in WNBA history. The Sky trailed by a total of 28 points in the first half, ending the 1st quarter down a seemingly insurmountable 41-18.
What happened next was a true display of dominance. After chipping the lead down to 11 heading into halftime, the Sky outscored the Aces 30-11 in the 3rd quarter to take the lead. While things were much closer in the final frame, that was all they needed to thrust them toward the historic 104-95 victory.
What’s even more impressive is the Sky managed to pull off this epic comeback with Finals MVP Kahleah Copper having an off-shooting night with just 9 points. Guard Courtney Vandersloot led the way with 25 points, but a total of five players finished the game with at least 13 points. Azura Stevens was one of them, who sparked the team with 19 points and 7 rebounds on 8-10 shooting off the bench.
Chicago also finished with a season-high 34 assists, a mark that still felt extremely impressive for the unit currently averaging the most assists per game in the WNBA (22).
Anyway, if you aren’t following along with this team, I’m not sure what you’re waiting for. They continue to play at a championship level on a nightly basis, and I can’t wait to see what they can accomplish next.