The Chicago Sky were able to clinch the first spot in the playoffs after gaining their 20th win of the season over the Seattle Storm, 78-74.
The Sky won their fifth straight win on Wednesday and was led by Allie Quigley (18 points), Emma Meesseman (16 points and 10 rebounds), Kahleah Copper (11 points and eight rebounds), and Candace Parker (10 points and eight rebounds). Breanna Stewart scored a game-high 24 points, followed by 18 points from Jewell Loyd, and Tina Charles rounded out the double-digit scorers with 11 points and six rebounds.
“That’s amazing,” Julie Allemand (four points, two rebounds, two assists) said about the Sky getting their 20th win of the season. “I think we need to keep pushing, and we need to play every game like it’s just a game, and we have to win. When we think about it, that’s great, but we don’t have to focus on that too. We just have to think about the next game and try to win all the time. That’s our goal, to be first at the end of the day and just keep pushing.”
Chicago secured their tight win after Copper sank 2-4 free throws in the closing seconds of regulation.
The Sky return to action on Friday with a home game against the Dallas Wings.