Sky picks up third straight win, stay perfect in Commissioner’s Cup
The Chicago Sky aimed to win 3 games in a row and stay perfect in WNBA Commissioner’s Cup contests. They did just that against the Washington Mystics as they picked up the 91-82 win Sunday.
The Sky got out to a very hot start, shooting 62.5% from the floor with Courtney Vandersloot and Emma Meesseman leading the way. Vandersloot finished with 8 points while Meesseman put up 13 points. They each had 6 assists.
“Emma is really hard to play against on the defensive end,” head coach James Wade said after the game. “She’s able to go out and not only stop her man but also help others. That’s what we need from that position: lot of mobility, toughness and just disruption.”
The second quarter was a different story. The Mystics opened up on a 9-3 run to tie the ballgame up early. Majority of their scoring came from the combination of Tianna Hawkins and Myisha Hines-Allen, who finished with 21 and 13 points respectively.
Chicago opened up the second half with a 9-3 run of its own, starting with a Candace Parker baseball pass to Kahleah Copper who made the lay-in in transition. Copper finished with a team-high 15 points. Parker put up another double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds.
Dana Evans capped off the excitement as the clock wound down with a buzzer-beater three-quarters court shot at the end of the third quarter. Evans finished with 12 points. That gave Chicago the extra momentum, allowing the Sky cruise the rest of the way to a win.
The Chicago Sky will see the Mystics again on Wednesday in Washington D.C. Tip time is set for 7 p.m. on CBS Sports Network.