In Case You Missed It: Chicago Sky defeat Connecticut Sun 101-95 in Double-OT

Playoffs are an exciting time for teams involved no matter the sport. Chicago fans have a long history of playing in some big games with high intensity which they all saw once again on Tuesday evening. The Chicago Sky battled a really good Conneticut Sun team on the road and came out victorious. Sky took Game 1 of the WNBA Semifinals 101-95 in double-overtime.

This win over the Sun is the Sky’s first semifinals win since October 2, 2016.

For more coverage of the Chicago Sky, I recommend following Chicago Sun-Times reporter Annie Costabile on Twitter. Also, read her full recap here.

Top Performers

  • Courtney Vandersloot- 12 points (4/11 FG), 10 rebounds, 18 assists, 4 steals, 2 blocks, 4 turnovers
  • Candace Parker- 22 points (8/15 FG), 5 rebound, 6 assists, 2 steals, block, a turnover
    • Lead team with her 22 points.
  • Allie Quigley- 19 points, (5/12 FG), 2 rebound, 3 assists, a turnover

More on Vandersloot- Video, Tweets, and other notes

Vandersloot had just the second triple-double in WNBA playoff history. It was the first one since Sheryle Swoopes had 14-10-10 in 2005 for the Comets.

Sloot’s 18 assist is a playoff record. She surpasses Sue Bird who previously held the record with 16 assists.

Next Game

Sky look to extend their semifinals lead to 2-0 over the Sun on Thursday, September 29, 2021 at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Tip-off is 7:00 p.m. CT (8:00 p.m. ET). Fans can watch it on ESPN2 as well as in person as tickets are available.

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