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Angel Reese Ejected in WNBA Game Against NY Liberty, Records First Block of Season
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Angel Reese Ejected in WNBA Game Against NY Liberty, Records First Block of Season

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by Calvin Smith

Chicago, June 5, 2024 - The WNBA witnessed an intense game between the Chicago Sky and the New York Liberty that ended with a victory for the Liberty, 88-75. However, the game was marked by a controversial moment when Chicago Sky's rookie, Angel Reese, was ejected in the fourth quarter following a double-technical foul.

Reese, who has been making waves in her debut season, found herself at the center of attention for her actions on the court. The ejection came after a brief interaction with an official, which was deemed inappropriate by the referee, resulting in her being sent off with 2:31 remaining in the game. This marked the first ejection of Reese's WNBA career.

Despite the controversial ending, Reese managed to make an impact in the game, recording her first block of the season. This achievement, however, was overshadowed by the subsequent ejection, which left many fans and commentators questioning the severity of the punishment.

Breanna Stewart of the New York Liberty was the standout player of the game, scoring a season-high 33 points and grabbing 14 rebounds. Sabrina Ionescu also contributed significantly with 24 points, leading the Liberty to their fourth straight victory.

The game saw the Liberty start strong, opening with a 21-6 run after making five of their first seven 3-pointers, while the Sky struggled initially, starting 3 of 16 from the field. The Sky managed to rally back in the second quarter, scoring 33 points to get within 49-48 at the break. However, the Liberty started the fourth quarter with a 15-2 run, effectively sealing the game.

Reese's ejection and the subsequent loss for the Sky have sparked discussions about sportsmanship and the rules governing player conduct in the WNBA. As the season progresses, it remains to be seen how this incident will impact Reese's performance and the Sky's overall standing in the league.

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