Courtney Vandersloot sinks three-point buzzer beater for Chicago win

Courtney Vandersloot #22 of the Chicago Sky handles the ball during the game against the Minnesota Lynx on June 26, 2022 at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images).

Chicago’s Courtney Vandersloot stepped up Sunday night, sinking a must-see buzzer beater to clinch an 88-85 victory over the Minnesota Lynx.

The veteran guard’s clutch three-pointer blunted a late 9-0 run from the Lynx, extending the Sky’s win streak to three games.

Six Chicago players finished in double figures, with Vandersloot leading all scorers, notching 18 points behind 53.8 percent shooting from the field. Emma Messeman added 15 points and four assists, while Candace Parker logged 13 points, eight rebounds and two assists.

Vandersloot revealed that in the moment, she thought, “just get a shot up” after the final called-up play broke down.

“We have a trust in each other,” Vandersloot added. “My teammates trust in me to make a play, especially down in the clutch.”

Chicago’s win improves the team’s record to 13-5 on the season, now just a half a game back from top-ranked Las Vegas.