Angel Reese scores 14th consecutive double-double as Chicago Sky beat Atlanta Dream

Basketball: On Wednesday, the Chicago Sky defeated the Atlanta Dream 78-69. Chennedy Carter scored 19 points, and in the final seconds, Angel Reese extended a WNBA record by recording her 14th consecutive double-double

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On Wednesday, Chicago Sky defeated Atlanta Dream 78-69. Chennedy Carter scored 19 points, and in the final seconds, Angel Reese extended a WNBA record by recording her 14th consecutive double-double. Chicago Sky rookies Kamilla Cardoso and Angel Reese made WNBA history together by both recording a double-double for the third time this season in the same game. In WNBA history, that is the most double-doubles that a rookie combination has combined for. 

In the end, Cardoso had 10 points and 11 rebounds, while Reese had 11 points and 13 rebounds. Of the 43 rebounds Chicago Sky had, the two had 24 in total. Following the game, Cardoso reiterated the caution that the league had received when the Sky selected both her and Angel Reese. 

With 1:03 remaining, Carter forced a jump ball, and Chicago was up 70-69. After the action, Atlanta coach Tanisha Wright was assessed a technical foul; however, Dana Evans missed her first of 33 free throw tries this season.

After Chicago got the ball back, Carter made a jump shot from the free-throw line to give Chicago a 72-69 lead. With 25.8 seconds remaining and an Atlanta miss, Carter found Angel Reese free below the hoop for a five-point advantage.

Chicago Sky gains control of game

Evans intercepted an inbounds pass and was fouled with 20.6 seconds remaining before converting two free throws for Chicago. Marina Mabrey blocked an Atlanta Dream shot before swiftly passing it to Reese, who was fouled with 6.4 seconds remaining. Reese received a favorable roll on his first try to accomplish the double-double.

Reese passed Candace Parker on Sunday to own the record for the longest double-double run in the league. For Chicago (9–12), she ended with 11 points and 13 rebounds. Allisha Grey of Atlanta (7–14) scored twenty points. Haley Jones and Naz Hillmon each got twelve points. The Dream was not shared by Rhyne Howard, Jordin Canada, or Aerial Powers.

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