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Photos: Chicago Sky lose home opener 93-85 to New York Liberty

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Photos from the Chicago Sky’s home opener vs. the New York Liberty on May 23, 2021.

(John J. Kim)

Socially distanced courtside fans watch the second quarter between the Chicago Sky and New York Liberty at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot (22) looks to pass the ball as New York Liberty forward Natasha Howard (6) defends in the third quarter at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021.

Chicago Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot (22) looks to pass the ball as New York Liberty forward Natasha Howard (6) defends in the third quarter at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Sky forward Ruthy Hebard (24) leans back from the defense of New York Liberty forward Michaela Onyenwere (12) defends in the third quarter at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021.

Chicago Sky forward Ruthy Hebard (24) leans back from the defense of New York Liberty forward Michaela Onyenwere (12) defends in the third quarter at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Sky player Candace Parker heads off the court during a timeout in the first quarter against the New York Liberty at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021. Parker did not play because of a left ankle injury.

Chicago Sky player Candace Parker heads off the court during a timeout in the first quarter against the New York Liberty at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021. Parker did not play because of a left ankle injury. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Sky guard Shyla Heal (4) dribbles past the defense of New York Liberty guard Sami Whitcomb (32) in the first quarter at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021.

Chicago Sky guard Shyla Heal (4) dribbles past the defense of New York Liberty guard Sami Whitcomb (32) in the first quarter at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)

New York Liberty guard/forward Betnijah Laney (44) defends Chicago Sky guard/forward Kahleah Copper (2) in the second quarter at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021.

New York Liberty guard/forward Betnijah Laney (44) defends Chicago Sky guard/forward Kahleah Copper (2) in the second quarter at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)

New York Liberty guard Sabrina Ionescu (20) looks to pass the ball as Chicago Sky guard Stephanie Watts (5) defends in the first quarter at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021.

New York Liberty guard Sabrina Ionescu (20) looks to pass the ball as Chicago Sky guard Stephanie Watts (5) defends in the first quarter at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)

New York Liberty guard Sabrina Ionescu (20) falls to the floor as Chicago Sky guard Shyla Heal (4) defends in the third quarter at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021.

New York Liberty guard Sabrina Ionescu (20) falls to the floor as Chicago Sky guard Shyla Heal (4) defends in the third quarter at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Sky player Candace Parker cheers on teammates during a timeout in the first quarter against the New York Liberty at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021. Parker did not play because of a left ankle injury.

Chicago Sky player Candace Parker cheers on teammates during a timeout in the first quarter against the New York Liberty at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021. Parker did not play because of a left ankle injury. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Sky player Candace Parker cheers on teammates in the first quarter against the New York Liberty at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021. Parker did not play because of a left ankle injury.

Chicago Sky player Candace Parker cheers on teammates in the first quarter against the New York Liberty at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021. Parker did not play because of a left ankle injury. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Sky and New York Liberty players scramble for the ball in the second quarter at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021.

Chicago Sky and New York Liberty players scramble for the ball in the second quarter at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)

The Chicago Sky and New York Liberty warm up for a game at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021.

The Chicago Sky and New York Liberty warm up for a game at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Sky forward Ruthy Hebard (24) passes the ball to guard Diamond DeShields (1) in the first quarter against the New York Liberty at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021.

Chicago Sky forward Ruthy Hebard (24) passes the ball to guard Diamond DeShields (1) in the first quarter against the New York Liberty at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)

New York Liberty guard Sabrina Ionescu (20) dribbles as Chicago Sky guard Diamond DeShields (1) defends in the first quarter at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021.

New York Liberty guard Sabrina Ionescu (20) dribbles as Chicago Sky guard Diamond DeShields (1) defends in the first quarter at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Sky forward Ruthy Hebard (24) heads downcourt after making a basket in the first quarter against the New York Liberty at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021.

Chicago Sky forward Ruthy Hebard (24) heads downcourt after making a basket in the first quarter against the New York Liberty at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Sky guard Diamond DeShields defends New York Liberty guard/forward Betnijah Laney (44) in the first quarter at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021.

Chicago Sky guard Diamond DeShields defends New York Liberty guard/forward Betnijah Laney (44) in the first quarter at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Sky guard Stephanie Watts (5) defends New York Liberty guard Sami Whitcomb (32) in the first quarter at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021.

Chicago Sky guard Stephanie Watts (5) defends New York Liberty guard Sami Whitcomb (32) in the first quarter at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Sky guard Shyla Heal (4) cheers on teammates in the first quarter against the New York Liberty at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021.

Chicago Sky guard Shyla Heal (4) cheers on teammates in the first quarter against the New York Liberty at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Sky player Candace Parker walks onto the court during a timeout in the first quarter against the New York Liberty at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021. Parker did not play because of a left ankle injury.

Chicago Sky player Candace Parker walks onto the court during a timeout in the first quarter against the New York Liberty at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021. Parker did not play because of a left ankle injury. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)

New York Liberty guard Sabrina Ionescu (20) runs into Chicago Sky guard Diamond DeShields (1) in the second quarter at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021.

New York Liberty guard Sabrina Ionescu (20) runs into Chicago Sky guard Diamond DeShields (1) in the second quarter at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)

New York Liberty guard Betnijah Laney (44) passes the ball surrounded by the Chicago Sky defense in the second quarter at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021.

New York Liberty guard Betnijah Laney (44) passes the ball surrounded by the Chicago Sky defense in the second quarter at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)

New York Liberty guard Sabrina Ionescu (20) dribbles as Chicago Sky guard Diamond DeShields (1) defends in the first quarter at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021.

New York Liberty guard Sabrina Ionescu (20) dribbles as Chicago Sky guard Diamond DeShields (1) defends in the first quarter at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Sky head coach James Wade motions to players in the first quarter against the New York Liberty at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021.

Chicago Sky head coach James Wade motions to players in the first quarter against the New York Liberty at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)

The ball is tipped for a game between the New York Liberty and Chicago Sky at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021.

The ball is tipped for a game between the New York Liberty and Chicago Sky at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Sky forward Azura Stevens (30) reaches for the ball as New York Liberty forward Kylee Shook (24) ducks in the second quarter at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021.

Chicago Sky forward Azura Stevens (30) reaches for the ball as New York Liberty forward Kylee Shook (24) ducks in the second quarter at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)

A jump ball takes place between New York Liberty guard Sabrina Ionescu (20) and Chicago Sky guard Kahleah Copper (2) in the second quarter at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021.

A jump ball takes place between New York Liberty guard Sabrina Ionescu (20) and Chicago Sky guard Kahleah Copper (2) in the second quarter at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)

New York Liberty forward Michaela Onyenwere (12) falls to the floor while chasing a loose ball as Chicago Sky forward Azura Stevens (30) takes possession in the second quarter at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021.

New York Liberty forward Michaela Onyenwere (12) falls to the floor while chasing a loose ball as Chicago Sky forward Azura Stevens (30) takes possession in the second quarter at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)

New York Liberty forward Michaela Onyenwere (12) falls to the floor while chasing a loose ball as Chicago Sky forward Azura Stevens (30) takes possession in the second quarter at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021.

New York Liberty forward Michaela Onyenwere (12) falls to the floor while chasing a loose ball as Chicago Sky forward Azura Stevens (30) takes possession in the second quarter at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Sky head coach James Wade reacts to an official's call in the first quarter against the New York Liberty at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021.

Chicago Sky head coach James Wade reacts to an official’s call in the first quarter against the New York Liberty at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)

The Chicago Sky and New York Liberty play in the second quarter at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021.

The Chicago Sky and New York Liberty play in the second quarter at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)

Members of the Madden family watch warmups for a game between the Chicago Sky and New York Liberty at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021.

Members of the Madden family watch warmups for a game between the Chicago Sky and New York Liberty at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)

The Chicago Sky and New York Liberty warm up for a game at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021.

The Chicago Sky and New York Liberty warm up for a game at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Sky guard Diamond DeShields (1) is introduced before a game against the New York Liberty at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021.

Chicago Sky guard Diamond DeShields (1) is introduced before a game against the New York Liberty at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Sky player Candace Parker right, huddles with teammates before a game against the New York Liberty at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021. Parker did not play because of a left ankle injury.

Chicago Sky player Candace Parker right, huddles with teammates before a game against the New York Liberty at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021. Parker did not play because of a left ankle injury. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot, center, is introduced before a game against the New York Liberty at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021.

Chicago Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot, center, is introduced before a game against the New York Liberty at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)

Fans watch warmups for a game between the Chicago Sky and New York Liberty at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021.

Fans watch warmups for a game between the Chicago Sky and New York Liberty at Wintrust Arena on May 23, 2021. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)

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