GAME HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE
● Washington saw four players and Chicago saw five players (Kahleah Copper, Stefanie Dolson, Courtney Vandersloot, Allie Quigley and Candace Parker) score in double figures as the Sky fell to the Mystics in overtime, 85-89.
● Chicago guard Allie Quigley passed DeWanna Bonner for 19th all-time on the WNBA three-pointers made list with 430, and finished the game 4 of 8 from beyond the arc.
● With her sixth rebound tonight, Sky forward Candace Parker became the ninth player in WNBA history to grab 3,000 rebounds. In fact, she reached this total in just 349 games, which is the fourth-fastest in league history.
● Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot dished out 15 assists against the Mystics, which was her 65th game with double-figure assists. As a result, she moved past Ticha Penicheiro (64 games) to set a new WNBA record.
NEXT UP: The Sky trio of guard Courtney Vandersloot, forward Candace Parker and forward Kahleah Copper will participate in the 2021 WNBA All-Star Game on Wednesday, July 14, at the Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. In addition, Sky guard Allie Quigley will take part in the MTN DEW 3-Point Contest during halftime. Sky fans can cheer on Chicago’s 2021 All-Stars and Quigley by tuning in live on ESPN at 6 p.m. CT (7 p.m. ET).
● Washington capped off its first quarter scoring on a 14-4 run.
● Midway through the third quarter, the Mystics went on an 8-2 run to extend their lead to 58-52.
● Chicago sparked a 5-0 run over a 1:15-minute span roughly halfway through the fourth quarter to cut into Washington’s lead.
● The Sky went on an 18-6 run late in the fourth quarter.
● The Mystics kicked off overtime play with a 5-0 run to take an 87-82 lead with 3:32 left in the game.
● Saturday’s contest was a back-and-forth matchup, as there were 15 lead changes and six occurrences when the game was tied.
● The Sky finished just 22.2 percent from beyond the arc while the Mystics converted 33.3 percent of their shots from deep.
● Four Sky players logged 30-plus minutes on the floor (Copper, Dolson, Vandersloot, Parker) and Vandersloot led all Sky players with 40:24 minutes played. Washington’s Tina Charles led all players on Saturday with 42:34 minutes played.
● Washington led by as many as 11 points while Chicago led by as many as four points.
● For the Sky, Parker recorded 13 first-half points, good for her third-highest first-half point total in a game this year. Previously, she had scored 15 first-half points against the Indiana Fever and 14 first-half points against New York Liberty.
● The Sky outscored the Mystics in fast break points (20-6).
● Parker recorded her 139th double-double with a 17-point, 13-rebound performance on Saturday.
● Courtney Vandersloot recorded 15 assists, her second-highest total of the season. Her highest assist total was 16, which she recorded on May 23 against the New York Liberty.
● Stephanie Dolson scored a season-high 20 points and went 9 0f 12 from the field across 30 minutes of action.
● Mystics center Tina Charles went 7 of 14 from the field in the first half and totalled 16 points after the first two quarters of play. The 2012 WNBA MVP finished with 34 points against Chicago, as this was her 18th game scoring at least 20 points against the Chicago Sky in her career.
● Washington converted 57.6 percent of its shots in the first half in comparison to shooting XXX percent over the final two quarters of action.
● Charles led all Mystics players with XX points to set a new WNBA record, as this was her seventh consecutive game having scored at least 25 points. The record for consecutive games with 25-plus points (6) was previously shared by Maya Moore (2014) and Arike Ogunbowale (2019).
● Guard Natasha Cloud recorded a season-high 11 rebounds.