BRADENTON, Fla. — Azura Stevens made a tiebreaking layup with 2.9 seconds left off Courtney Vandersloot’s 15th assist of the game, and the Sky ended the Aces’ seven-game winning streak with an 84-82 victory Tuesday.
The Sky (8-4) led 82-71 with 2:40 left before the Aces (8-3) scored the next 11 points, highlighted by a three-pointer by Kayla McBride with 17.7 seconds to play, to tie the score.
Vandersloot became the first WNBA player to hit 15 points, 15 assists and at least 5 rebounds in a game.
On the go-ahead sequence, Vandersloot curled around a screen to the baseline and found Stevens wide-open in the paint. The Aces’ Danielle Robinson then had an open look from three-point range at the buzzer, but the shot came up short.
Kahleah Copper led the Sky with 18 points, and Vandersloot had 15 points while tying her career high in assists. She had 10 assists in the first half.
Stevens finished with 14 points, seven rebounds and five blocks, Diamond DeShields with 12 points and Stefanie Dolson with 11 points for the Sky, who trailed by seven points at halftime but scored the first seven points of the third quarter and led 64-58 entering the fourth.
Angel McCoughtry paced the Aces with 17 points. McBride added 15 points, Robinson 13 points and A’ja Wilson 11 points and eight rebounds.
The Sky played without forward Cheyenne Parker, who was sidelined with an ankle injury.