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Vandersloot becomes 4th in WNBA history with 2,000 assists

Allie Quigley scored a season-high 23 points, Courtney Vandersloot became the fourth player in WNBA history with 2,000 career assists and the Chicago 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.

Chicago Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot (22) blocks the shot of Minnesota Lynx guard Crystal Dangerfield (2) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Tuesday, June 15, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP PhotoStacy Bengs)

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

Chicago 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.

Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles (34) shoots as Chicago Sky center Stefanie Dolson (31) defends during the second half of a WNBA basketball game Tuesday, June 15, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP PhotoStacy Bengs)

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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Chicago Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot (22) smiles with teammates Dana Evans (11) and Stefanie Dolson (31) after scoring a basket during the first half of a WNBA basketball game against the Chicago Sky on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP PhotoStacy Bengs)

Chicago Sky guard Diamond DeShields (1) shoots over Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles (34) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Tuesday, June 15, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP PhotoStacy Bengs)

Chicago Sky's Kahleah Copper shoots as Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles (34) defends during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Tuesday, June 15, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP PhotoStacy Bengs)

Minnesota Lynx's Napheesa Collier (24) shoots next to Chicago Sky's Candace Parker (3) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Tuesday, June 15, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP PhotoStacy Bengs)

Chicago Sky's Candace Parker (3) passes the ball past Minnesota Lynx's Bridget Carleton (6) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Tuesday, June 15, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP PhotoStacy Bengs)

Minnesota Lynx's Napheesa Collier (24) goes up to the basket past Chicago Sky's Candace Parker (3) during the second half of a WNBA basketball game Tuesday, June 15, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP PhotoStacy Bengs)