NBA

Chicago Sky at New York Liberty

· Women's National Basketball Association
9-13, 5-6 Away
Final
91 - 76

19-4, 11-1 Home

Ionescu, Jones lead New York to 91-76 win over Chicago as Angel Reese extends double-double streak

Angel Reese's late flurry secures her 15th straight double-double

Angel Reese extended her WNBA record double-double streak to 15 straight games, finishing with 10 points and 10 rebounds. She got her 10th rebound with just over 2 minutes left in the game, which drew a loud cheer from the crowd of 17,758, the largest in Liberty history at Barclays Center.

“They love women's sports,” Reese said. “Just being able to go in this direction and continue to strive for great things. You never know the limit here. So many records have been broken, not just with me, but so many different players in this league.”

New York (19-4) led 68-66 early in the fourth quarter before going on a 7-2 run to create some space.

Reese's 10th point got the Sky (9-13) within 78-72 with 3:51 left. After a timeout, Ionescu hit a 3-pointer and the Sky never recovered.

Chennedy Carter scored 22 points to lead the Sky.

Chicago jumped to a 37-24 lead midway through the second quarter behind Carter before Breanna Stewart got going to rally the Liberty to within 40-38 at halftime. Stewart scored the first seven points of a 14-1 run to get New York back in the game.

Ionescu had her first points of the game to cap the run and tie the game at 38. She had missed her first seven shots. She was much better in the second half.

“I was just trusting the looks — I was getting good looks at the basket, they were just long,” Ionescu said. “I was driving and getting into the pick-and-roll with (Jonquel), which was beneficial for us in the fourth quarter.”

Before the second quarter began New York honored many of its former players, including ring of honor members Kym Hampton and Sue Wicks. The announcer saved Sky coach Teresa Weatherspoon for last and her former teammates went over and mobbed her after the ceremony ended. Weatherspoon got a warm ovation from the sellout crowd.

“Amazing feeling to have an opportunity to see one another, reminisce a little bit," Weatherspoon said. "Do something like this in front of an amazing crowd here. It’s an awesome feeling. I love those young women with all my heart and they know that. The love we share is really real.”

Both teams were playing the second game of a back-to-back. The Sky beat Atlanta in Chicago on Wednesday while New York won at Connecticut.

The two teams play again on Saturday in Chicago.

Regular Season Series

NY leads series 2-1

Recent Plays

4th 0.0 End of Game 76 - 91
4th 0.0 End of the 4th Quarter 76 - 91
4th 24.1 Kayla Thornton makes 27-foot three point jumper (Kennedy Burke assists) 76 - 91
4th 43.1 Michaela Onyenwere makes layup (Kamilla Cardoso assists) 76 - 88
4th 1:00 Kayla Thornton makes 22-foot three point jumper (Kennedy Burke assists) 74 - 88

Statistics

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34-74 FG 30-63
45.9 Field Goal % 47.6
4-10 3PT 13-23
40.0 Three Point % 56.5
4-7 FT 18-20
57.1 Free Throw % 90.0
36 Rebounds 30
10 Offensive Rebounds 4
26 Defensive Rebounds 26
23 Assists 25
3 Steals 8
1 Blocks 8
12 Turnovers 7
1 Team Turnovers 1
13 Total Turnovers 8
0 Technical Fouls 0
0 Total Technical Fouls 0
0 Flagrant Fouls 0
21 Points Conceded Off Turnovers 10
2 Fast Break Points 17
56 Points in Paint 28
18 Fouls 9
13 Largest Lead 15

Game Information

Barclays Center

Location: Brooklyn, NY
Attendance: 17,758 · Capacity:

2023-24 Eastern Conference Standings

TEAM W L PCT GB STRK
New York - 4 W4 0.84 21
Connecticut 2.5 6 L1 0.75 18
Indiana 10.5 15 L1 0.42307693 11
Chicago 10.5 14 W1 0.41666666 10
Atlanta 13.5 17 L8 0.29166666 7
Washington 15 19 L2 0.24 6
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