Sky's 28-point comeback makes WNBA history
LAS VEGAS -- Courtney Vandersloot scored 25 points and the Chicago Sky completed the biggest comeback in WNBA history, rallying from 28-down to beat the Las Vegas Aces 104-95 on Tuesday night.
The previous record was a 25-point rally most recently done in 2013 by the Sky.
Las Vegas shot 63% from the field in the first quarter, and scored 41 points to set a franchise record for points in a quarter. But Chicago outscored Las Vegas 59-25, after falling behind by 28 points, to enter the fourth quarter with a lead.
The Sky went on an 18-0 run in the third quarter to take its first lead, 67-66, since it was 4-2.
Candace Parker added 17 points and 10 rebounds and Azura Stevens and Emma Meesseman each scored 17 points for the Sky (11-5).
The win means the two teams split their head-to-head meetings so homecourt for the WNBA Commissioner's Cup championship game will come down to the second tiebreaker. That's point differential in the cup games and the Aces have a huge lead over the Sky with two games left to play.
Jackie Young scored 23 points and Kelsey Plum had 22 points and 8 assists for Las Vegas (13-3).
Chelsea Gray was the only Las Vegas starter not in double figures by halftime, but she had 6 assists.