Elena Delle Donne scores 45 in Sky’s OT win

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Elena Delle Donne | AP file photo

The Sky were back home on Wednesday for the first time in almost three weeks, and no one enjoyed it more than Elena Delle Donne.

She scored a career-high 45 points, including 19 of 19 from the free throw line, grabbed 11 rebounds and added a career-high six blocks to lead the Sky past the Atlanta Dream 100-96 in overtime.

The victory moved the Sky to 4-3 on the season.

The Dream’s Angel McCoughtry made a lay-up to tie the game at 86 with 8.3 seconds left to go in regulation.

Delle Donne stumbled and lost the ball, but the Dream’s doSancho Lyttle missed a 19-footer for the win.

The Sky secured the win in overtime when Delle Donne made two free throws with six seconds left. Delle Donne set the league record for most free throws made in a single game without a miss.

The Sky outscored the Dream 14-10 in overtime, completing their second consecutive win.

Eastern Conference Player of the Week for two consecutive weeks, Delle Donne was averaging a league-best of 29.3 points per game going into the home game against Atlanta. She had 30 points by the end of 3rd quarter.

Delle Donne also set the WNBA record for most points scored by a single player in the team’s first seven games with 221 points.

The Sky look to keep the team’s momentum up as they travel to Indiana on Friday to play the Fever at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

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