Courtney Vandersloot gets 2,000th assist in Sky’s win over the Lynx

Vandersloot joined Sue Bird, Ticha Penicheiro and Lindsay Whalen to reach the mark.

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The Sky’s Courtney Vandersloot became the fourth WNBA player with 2,000 assists in Tuesday’s win over Minnesota.

The Sky’s Courtney Vandersloot became the fourth WNBA player with 2,000 assists in Tuesday’s win over Minnesota.

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MINNEAPOLIS — Allie Quigley scored a season-high 23 points, Courtney Vandersloot became the fourth player in WNBA history with 2,000 career assists and the Sky beat the Minnesota Lynx 105-89 on Tuesday night.

Vandersloot joined Sue Bird, Ticha Penicheiro and Lindsay Whalen to reach the mark. Vandersloot also reached double-digit assists for the 60th time in her career, finishing with 10 points, 13 assists and four steals.

Quigley made a 3-pointer on back-to-back possessions to give Chicago a 78-57 lead late in the third. Minnesota went without a field goal for three-plus minutes in the quarter, and the Sky started the fourth on a 12-4 run for a 27-point lead.

Stefanie Dolson added 17 points, Diamond DeShields and Kahleah Copper each scored 16, and Candace Parker 12 for Chicago (5-7).

The Sky scored 39 points in the first quarter after making 16 of 22 field goals, including 6 of 10 from 3-point range.

Napheesa Collier scored 27 points for Minnesota (4-6). Sylvia Fowles added 14 points. Kayla McBride was 1 of 5 from the field and Crystal Dangerfield made just 2 of 8.

Collier scored 21 points in her first 12 minutes of play and had 23 at the break on 8-of-14 shooting.

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