Candace Parker had a season-high 25 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists and the Chicago Sky beat the Connecticut Sun 83-91 for the Sky’s fourth consecutive victory in a game that Parker reached the 1,500 assist mark in her WNBA career.
She became the first player in WNBA history to eclipse 6,000 points, 3,000 rebounds and 1,500 assists. Chicago went on a 31-9 run in the first half and led by as many as 23 points. The Sky shot 83.3 percent in the first half.
Allie Quigley added 13 points for the Sky (14-5), which is off to its best 19-game start in franchise history. Azura Stevens and Gardner each scored 10 points, and Courtney Vandersloot had nine points and six assists for the reigning champions.
Jonquel Jones had 24 points, 11 rebounds and five steals registering her sixth double-double this season. Alyssa Thomas added 23 points and Brionna Jones scored 18 points for the Sun (13-7). DeWanna Bonner was held to eight points on 3-of-12 shooting.