Alongside Caitlin Clark, Angel Reese has improved her skills in the WNBA, making her mark in her rookie season and emerging as a formidable talent. Playing for the Chicago Sky, Reese broke Candace Parker’s record of nine double-doubles set in 2015 by recording ten straight double-doubles in a single season. Reese reached a career-high by scoring exactly ten points and grabbing sixteen rebounds in a tough 70-62 defeat against the Minnesota Lynx.

The Sky forward’s shooting performance was difficult, as she only managed a 4-for-16 record from the field.

Fans were worried about her ability to continue her double-double streak, which she held at nine points until the last thirty seconds of the game. After Lindsay Allen’s desperate step-back 3-pointer went in, the tension reached a fever pitch as Chicago trailed by nine points.

During a critical play at Wintrust Arena, Reese secured an offensive rebound and forced Napheesa Collier to foul. Reese maintained her composure despite a dramatic situation involving a missed free throw that caused everyone to gasp.

With just 23 seconds remaining, she calmly made the second shot to maintain her remarkable run in the middle of the Sky’s 70-62 loss.

Reese’s performance underscored the league’s growing talent pool and refuted the notion that the league’s soaring popularity was only due to former college star Caitlin Clark’s fans following her to the pros.

“There are several reasons why we watch women’s basketball outside simply one individual. It’s because of me too,” Clark was quoted as saying by themirror.com

Clark’s near-triple capabilities take Mercury by storm

Despite a difficult shooting night, Clark turned in a nearly triple-double performance just hours after Reese’s historic accomplishment. After being selected first overall, the player only made four field goals and went 2 for 10 from beyond the arc. However, she was unwavering in her focus at the free-throw line, making 5 of 6 attempts, leading to 15 points, 12 assists, and 9 rebounds, as the Indiana Fever defeated the Phoenix Mercury 88-82.

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