Chicago Sky scores last 9 points in overtime to defeat Connecticut Sun 95-92

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Kahleah Copper scored 27 points, Allie Quigley hit two big shots in overtime and the Chicago Sky beat the Connecticut Sun 95-92 in a matchup between two of the WNBA’s top teams on Sunday.

The Sun (20-10) led 92-86 after Jonquel Jones made 1 of 2 free throws with 2:02 remaining in overtime. Quigley responded with a 3-pointer and Courtney Vandersloot hit two free-kicks to pull the Sky (23-7) within 92-91 with 90 seconds remaining.

After a Sun turnover, Emma Meesseman made a go-ahead layup with 47.3 seconds left, and Quigley scored low with 8.1 seconds remaining to cap the scoreboard and go on a game-ending 9-0 run.

Vandersloot had 16 with 12 assists, passing Lindsay Whalen to move into third place among WNBA career assist leaders. The Sky Guard has 2,350 in her career.

Quigley had 13 points and five assists, while Azura Stevens had 12 with 10 rebounds for her first double-double of the season. Meesseman added 10 points and five assists as all five starters scored in double figures.

Candace Parker missed her second straight game with a non-COVID-related illness.

DeWanna Bonner led the Sun with 23 points and nine rebounds, while Alyssa Thomas had 22 with eight assists and five steals. Courtney Williams had 16 points and eight rebounds, and her basket with 15.2 seconds left sent the game into overtime tied at 84.

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