Down but never out, the Chicago Sky mounted the largest comeback in WNBA history on Tuesday with a 28-point comeback against the Las Vegas Aces to win 104-95.
From down 28 to a nine-point win 😳The biggest comeback in WNBA history‼️ pic.twitter.com/Bt4fRdNCtc— espnW (@espnW) June 22, 2022
From down 28 to a nine-point win 😳The biggest comeback in WNBA history‼️ pic.twitter.com/Bt4fRdNCtc
The previous mark had been 25 — done three times in the past.
It also came as the Aces set the record for the most first-quarter points in a WNBA game with 41. They led by 23, with Chicago having scored just 18, and extended the lead to 28 in the second quarter. Their 23-0 run was the largest of a WNBA team this season.
From there, the Sky started to chip away, going on a 33-21 run to close out the second quarter and trim the deficit to just 11 at halftime.
Courtney Vandersloot led the Sky with 25 points and eight assists. In her return to the court after being out with a knee injury, Candace Parker had a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Azurá Stevens had a season-high 19 points as the team combined for 34 assists — good for third-most in WNBA history.
Jackie Young had 23 points for Vegas, while Kelsey Plum had 22. A’ja Wilson added 16 points and 11 rebounds.
Between the two teams, there were 37 assists in the first half, which set a WNBA record. A combined 17 3-pointers at halftime also set a league record.
“It’s not something I want to do again,” Allie Quigley joked about the comeback postgame. “Obviously, looking back, it’s unbelievable to be able to come back from that much and just shows what we’re capable of and what we can do when we really put our minds to it and play the style of play we want to play.”
The game was a preview of what awaits fans in July, as the two teams will meet up again in the Commissioner’s Cup championship.