The sky bounced from behind to shoot down A-88, 86
In the Sunday opener, Chicago Sky took revenge with an 88-86 Las Vegas Ace from behind.
Kahleah Copper replaced All-Star Diamond DeShields and led Chicago with 18 points, while Gabby Williams added 14 points. DeShields only played for 15 minutes because of his naive injury.
Last September, Las Vegas lifted halftime by Dearica Hamby in the final seconds of the game and sent Sky from the playoffs. In the first game of 2020, more than two-quarters of the time, Aces looked like they had escaped again, leading the third-point leader by 12 points.
Hamby scored a layup with 4:29 left and added his team with an 86-77 advantage. But the Chicago team is alive and running 11-0, Allie Quigley (Allie Quigley) shot just 14.7 seconds from the three-pointer. Las Vegas could not answer, and their opponent continued to win.
Quigley struggled throughout the game, increasing his field goal percentage by 25% and hitting an unlikely shot from the bottom left corner. She said that this game is something that the team has been working hard in practice.
“We are very familiar with the look we want. This is exactly what we want around the corner,” she said. “(Guard) Jackie Young passed the screen pretty well, so I had to make some fake shots, and luckily it came in, with 14 seconds left.”
Sky did not play the best basketball for a long time, they have been trying to limit Aces forward Angel McCoughtry and A’ja Wilson to get 25 points and 22 points, respectively, to 57.3%. Las Vegas also leads their opponents 42-33.
Chicago coach James Wade said his team still has a lot to do.
“We see our weaknesses. I think we foul too much.” He said. “We are just not subject to discipline. We have to do a lot of things. It is good to win, but we still have a lot of loopholes to solve. We have to solve a lot of problems, so I am satisfied with winning, but not how we achieve our goals. Not satisfied.”
Quigley said that she had a lot of emotion in winning.
She said: “(I) felt relieved because my game was very bad, but I am glad we were able to win this victory.” “This is an ugly game. Of course we did not try our best, so we were able to steal in the last few minutes. Up to that is huge.”
Wade does not believe that defeating the ace is revenge for the heartbreaking loss last year.
He said: “The pain caused by the loss in the playoffs last year will still be there, so it will not help me in any way.” “I’m glad we won. That is indescribable. The feeling of loving it, and how it is The feeling inside you. So, I mean it’s good to win this victory. It’s good to beat the team, but I don’t care who I play tonight, I just want to win.”
Sky goes off work on Monday, and then holds the Los Angeles Sparks on Tuesday night.
This post is written by Sherron Shabazz