At 10-4, the defending WNBA champion Chicago Sky are cruising along in their quest for a repeat this year. Even with small hiccups out of their control every now and then, Chicago native Candace Parker and company have been mostly untouchable.
That proved to be the case again on Friday night, as the Sky took on the Atlanta Dream (-7.5) at Wintrust Arena. With Parker unfortunately missing the matchup because of an injured knee, a rousing team performance from Atlanta unexpectedly pushed the champs to their limits.
But try as the Dream might, Kahleah Copper (23 points, 10 boards) simply wouldn’t let the Sky fall to a middling .500-ish squad:
Thanks to Copper’s trademark brilliance, the Sky would eventually prevail in a tight 106-100 overtime win. A valiant all-around effort from the Dream gone by the wayside, which the Sky’s Twitter account hilariously made light of after the game:
Shorthanded or not, it’s never a good idea to mess with Copper, the Sky, and their social folks.