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Recaps: Courtney Vandersloot’s career performance highlights exciting Friday night in hoops

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The Sun couldn’t outlast the Storm, the Sky cut the Wings down and the Fever broke a five-game losing streak to beat the Sparks.

Courtney Vandersloot notched her first career triple-double — and the first in Chicago Sky history — to lead the Sky against the Dallas Wings on Friday night.
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Seattle Storm (78) vs. Connecticut Sun (65)

Jewell Loyd’s season-high 31 points led the way for the Storm in the win against the Sun. After a slow start, the Storm and Sun traded baskets well into the fourth quarter. One game away from playing in her 500th career game, Sue Bird added 17 points and 5 assists.


Chicago Sky (114) vs. Dallas Wings (99)

Courtney Vandersloot recorded the Sky’s first-ever triple-double performance in the win over the Wings with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 15 assists. The Sky took the lead quickly and never looked back. Liz Cambage led the Wings in the loss with 23 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.


Indiana Fever (78) vs. Los Angeles Sparks (76)

The game of the night came down to the last play and the last-place Fever edged out the Sparks on their home court! Candice Dupree and Cappie Pondexter both had 16 points in the victory. The Sparks’ Candace Parker had 24 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists in the loss, tallying her seventh double-double of the season. Jantel Lavender chipped in 23 points. The Sparks were shorthanded, as Nneka Ogwumike did not play due to illness.