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Diamond DeShields Helps Sky Edge Dream

DeShields scored 22 points in the victory over Atlanat



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    CHICAGO, IL - July 17: Diamond DeShields #1 of the Chicago Sky drives to the basket against the Atlanta Dream on July 17, 2019 at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

     Diamond DeShields scored 20 of her season-high 22 points in the first half, Stefanie Dolson made a go-ahead layup with 2.3 seconds left and the Chicago Sky beat the Atlanta Dream 77-76 on Wednesday.

    DeShields made 1 of 2 free throws with 31.3 seconds left to pull Chicago to 76-75, and the Sky forced Atlanta into a long 3-pointer by Alex Bentley at the other end. After a timeout at 6.9, Courtney Vandersloot drew two defenders on a drive into the lane and found an open Dolson under the basket. Atlanta had an open shot in the corner at the buzzer but Brittney Sykes' shot was off the mark.

    DeShields was 10 of 13 from the free-throw line and also grabbed eight rebounds for Chicago (10-8), which has won three straight games. Dolson finished with six points and nine rebounds.

    Renee Montgomery led Atlanta (5-12) with 23 points and six assists. Jessica Breland had 10 points and 13 rebounds. The Dream led by double figures midway through the third quarter.

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