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Angel Reese Gets Love from WNBA Fans Despite Sky’s Loss to Alyssa Thomas, Sun

CHICAGO, IL -  JUNE 12: Angel Reese #5 of the Chicago Sky plays defense against Alyssa Thomas #25 of the Connecticut Sun during the game on June 12, 2024 at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2024 NBAE (Photo by Randy Belice/NBAE via Getty Images)

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The Connecticut Sun improved their WNBA-best record to 11-1 with an 83-75 victory over the Chicago Sky on Wednesday at Wintrust Arena in Chicago.

Chicago trailed by as many as 13 points in the fourth quarter before guard Diamond DeShields trimmed the deficit to just four, 79-75, on a three-pointer with 28 seconds on the clock. But Sun forward DeWanna Bonner sank four straight free throws to stave off the comeback bid.

It was yet another game in which Sky fans could at least look at the performances of their young stars and envision what this squad can achieve in another year or two.

Angel Reese extended her double-double streak to four contests, finishing with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Kamilla Cardoso, who’s no longer on a minutes restriction, had 10 points, nine rebounds and three blocks. Chennedy Carter scored 10 points off the bench.

Reese in particular had social media buzzing, with some calling her the standout from the WNBA’s 2024 draft class so far.

This was always going to be a rebuilding year for the Sky, one which their best hope was that they’d identify the pieces that will form the foundation for their next phase of playoff contention. The early returns on Reese and Cardoso are exactly what you’d want in that respect.

Chicago has a great opportunity to add two wins before the week is out. The Sky hit the road to play the 1-12 Washington Mystics on Friday and then head to Indianapolis for a date with the 3-10 Indiana Fever on Sunday.

The latter will pit Reese and Carter against Caitlin Clark for their first meeting since Carter’s flagrant foul on the No. 1 overall pick sparked days of discourse.