Chicago Secures Win Over New York After 16 Lead Changes, 89-81


On Friday, the New York Liberty (10-18) fell to the Chicago Sky (22-7), 89-81, in the final game of their 2022 four-game season series.

At Wintrust Arena, the Liberty finished on 43.1% (28-65) shooting from the field, 26.9% (7-26) from three, and 90% (18-20) at the free throw line.

Up Next: The New York Liberty will return home to host the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday, July 31 at 2 p.m. ET.



Q1: New York went on an 11-2 run from the 3:37 mark of the first to the 0:53.6 mark of the quarter.

Q2: The Liberty went on a 9-4 run from the 4:52 mark of the second to the 2:58 mark of the quarter.

Q3: Chicago went on a 12-4 run from the 7:34 mark of the third to the 3:52 mark of the quarter.

Q4: New York went on a 6-0 run from the 5:55 mark of the fourth to the 3:14 mark of the quarter to take 78-77 lead. Chicago responded with a 12-3 run from the 2:51 mark of the fourth through the end of the game.


Four Liberty players scored in double figures in tonight’s game (Ionescu, Howard, Johannès, Dolson).

 Sabrina Ionescu finished with a team-high 16 points on 40% (4-10) shooting from the floor, including 87.5% (7-8) from the charity stripe, a team-high six assists, and four rebounds.

 Natasha Howard finished with 15 points on 46.2% (6-13) shooting from the field, a team-high 10 rebounds, four assists, three steals, and two blocks – her seventh double-double of the season.

 Marine Johannès totaled 13 points on 66.7% (4-6) shooting from the field, including 50% (1-2) from deep, and five assists.

Highlighted by her seven-point first quarter, Stefanie Dolson finished with 12 points on 50% (5-10) shooting from the floor, including 40% (2-5) from three-point range, four rebounds, and three assists.

 At the 4:43 mark of the fourth quarter, Rebecca Allen, who finished with six points, three steals, and two blocks, recorded her 100th career steal, becoming the 94th player in WNBA history to amass both 100 career steals and blocks. She also became just the fifth player in franchise history to do so, joining Sue Wicks, Shameka Christon, Janel McCarville, and Tina Charles.

For Chicago, Courtney Vandersloot added a game-high 23 points and a game-high nine assists, while Kahleah Copper finished with 16 points and a game-high 11 rebounds.