Down three points with 12 points left, the Chicago Sky inbounded the ball to point guard Courtney Vandersloot from the left side of the court (at the 0:47 second mark in the video above).
But after dribbling back and forth with nowhere to go, Vandersloot picked up the ball with no open teammates a few feet above the three point and started pivoting looking for an option with Minnesota Lynx point guard Lindsay Whalen taking away her passing angles. Vandersloot did get the ball to star teammate Elena Delle Donne, who ran over to bail her out and get a desperation heave off at the buzzer that fell short.
Yet the question still remained: what exactly happened on that last play when Vandersloot appeared to get flustered? She discussed it after the game.
"I think they took away what we were going for," Vandersloot said in the ChicagoSkyBasketball video above. "When it comes down to it, we got a good look considering that we didn't execute that as well. But it happens."
Whatever the Lynx took away, Vandersloot picking up the ball only exacerbated the problem and prevented the Sky from getting anything close to a good look.
Despite coming into the game undefeated, execution has been a problem for the Sky on more than one occasion this season - with so little time in the preseason for WNBA teams, this is something one would hope they'd clean up.
For more on the game, check out our recap.