The Chicago Sky Just Pulled Off the Largest Margin of Victory in WNBA Playoff History

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The Chicago Sky Just Pulled Off the Largest Margin of Victory in WNBA Playoff History

Chicago Bulls

THE CHAMPS HAVE ARRIVED.

After a shocking Game 1 loss in their own building to the New York Liberty, the Chicago Sky bounced back in only the way they can. The reigning champions ran Sabrina Ionescu and Co. off the floor by halftime, taking a comfortable 52-28 lead into the locker room. And the foot didn’t come off the gas for a second in the second half.

The reigning WNBA champions ballooned their lead to as much as 42, and they eventually walked off the floor with an effortless 100-62 victory. The 38-point win is now the largest margin of victory in WNBA playoff history.

The Sky didn’t just get their revenge, they embarrassed the seventh-seeded Liberty from the moment the ball tipped off.

Finals MVP Kahleah Copper led the way with 20 points and 3 steals, while Courtney Vandersloot shot 7-10 from the field for 16 points and an extra 3 steals. As a team, the Sky shot 51.3 percent from the field and held the Liberty – who finished with the 5th-best 3-point percentage in the regular season – to just 3-20 from 3-point range. They also outrebounded New York an absurd 45-28.

The series will now head to Brooklyn for a winner-take-all third game on Tuesday. The Liberty will surely come out ready for their own taste of revenge, but it may not matter with the Sky back to looking like their old self.

Let’s get that dub!



Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is the Lead Bulls Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.