• Chicago began the first five minutes of the game on a 13-5 run, with four of its starting five players scoring.
• The Sky continued its strong first quarter with an 8-0 run late in the frame.
• Indiana opened the first 2 minutes of the 2bd quarter on a 7-0 run to trim Chicago’s lead to eight (27-19). The run carried over from the first quarter (9-0).
Chicago produced 10 points off the Fever’s 8 turnovers in the 1st quarter. Sky also outscored Fever 12-2 in the paint during the opening frame.
• All five of Chicago’s starters had a plus-minus of more than 10 during the first quarter: Kahleah Copper (15), Gabby Williams (15), Stefanie Dolson (4), Allie Quigley (15), Courtney Vandersloot (17).
• Indiana’s bench outscored the Sky’s 20 to 11.
• The Sky outscored the Fever 32 to 28 in the paint. Chicago came into the game second in the league in points in the paint (39.1), trailing only the Las Vegas Aces (42.2).
• Chicago shot 16-18 (88.9%) from the free-throw line, the seventh time this season it produced an 80% or higher clip from the charity stripe.
Forward Gabby Williams made her first start of the 2020 season tonight. Over the course of her last two games, she has a plus-minus of 40 despite just scoring a total of just seven points.
• Stefanie Dolson recorded at least one 3-point field goal for the fourth consecutive game, scoring eight points on 3-7 (42.9%) shooting.
• Courtney Vandersloot and Allie Quigley scored 14 of the Sky’s first 19 points. They finished with a combined 38 points on 14-27 (51.8%) shooting. Vandersloot’s 17 points in the first half was the third-highest of her career in a half (20 vs. Washington on 9/22/12 & 19 vs. Atlanta 8/5/17. In addition, her 23 points tonight is a season-high (previously set at 21 vs. Phoenix on 8/6)).
• Vandersloot’s second assist gave her 1800 assists for her career. She is now one of five players to accomplish that feat, including Sue Bird, Ticha Penicheiro, Diana Taurasi and Lindsay Whalen.
• Sky’s’s 27 points in the 1st quarter was a season-high. The Sky shot 11-20 (55%) from the floor and a perfect 4-4 from the free-throw line.
• Kahleah Copper pushed her double-digit scoring streak to 11 games off her 26-point performance, which was a career-high (previously set at 23 vs. Dallas on 7/20/18)
• Cheyenne Parker’s first 3-point field goal tonight gave her seven for the season, which is a career-high (previously set at six made in 2018 and 2020).
Fever scored just 12 points (tied for its season-low) in the 1st quarter for the 2nd time in its last three games (vs. CON on 8/18).
• Kelsey Mitchell’s 16 points tonight extended her double-digit scoring streak to 10 games.
• Indiana had four players reach a double-digit scoring total, with Candice Dupree (18), K. Mitchell (16), Natalie Achonwa (15) and Julie Allemand (12) scoring 61 of the team’s 76 points. Allemand played all 40 minutes in tonight’s game.