Chicago Comes Back to Defeat Las Vegas in Thrilling Finish
QUOTE OF THE GAME:
"Before we start, I just want to say it was awesome being out there with my team. We're all fighting for justice this season for Breonna Taylor and still want those cops to be arrested. No justice, no peace. So, I just wanted to start with that." | SKY FORWARD AZURA STEVENS
TODAY'S GAME HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
- Courtney Vandersloot reached double-figures in assists for the 46th time in her career.
- It was her highest assist total on a season opener in Vandersloot's career (previous high 8 in 2019).
- With today's game, the Chicago Sky officially celebrated the start of its 15th season as a WNBA franchise.
- Forward AzurÃ¡ Stevens made her first appearance as a member of the Sky after being acquired from Dallas in the offseason.
- Ruthy Hebard made her WNBA debut after stepping onto the court for the first time in the second half.
- With only two full WNBA seasons under her belt, Diamond DeShields celebrated her 2,000th WNBA career-minute when she reached 5 minutes of play in today's game. Kahleah Copper also surpassed the 2,000-minute career mark, in her third minute.
- Vandersloot became the team's all-time leader in seasons played for the franchise (10) with her appearance today.
- ESPN's Ryan Ruocco on fourth-quarter of game: "Chicago is showing just how talented they are."
NEXT UP: Chicago Sky will hold media availability Monday, July 26 (tomorrow) after practice, beginning at approx.. 2:00p CT (3:00p ET). Members of the media may join availability without RSVPs, via the Zoom link here. Additional information will follow.
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