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Alyssa Thomas, the Connecticut Sun forward, committed a wicked flagrant 2 foul on Angel Reese of the Chicago Sky during an attempt at a rebound in the WNBA showdown at the Wintrust Arena. It led to the officials ejecting Alyssa from the game, while the 7th overall pick  in the  WNBA 2024 draft  continued to fight for the Sky in a back-and-forth battle on the court.

The first half of the game saw the Chicago Sky take a 50-42 lead, thanks mainly to the stout play from Angel Reese and Marina Mabrey. But, around the time Thomas committed a flagrant 2 foul on Reese, the experience of the Connecticut Sun started to reflect on the game’s proceedings.

The Connecticut Sun took the lead of the game late in the third quarter before they kept the Chicago Sky at bay to register an 86-82 win, their fifth in a row in the new WNBA season. The first outing for the Sky team at home wasn’t the best one, meaning that they are 2-2 after the first four games in the league.

In the post-game press conference, when the rookie forward Angel Reese was asked about whether Alyssa Thomas tried to send a message to her with the wicked foul, she responded, as per ClutchPoints, “[Thomas' and other players ‘physical play] is not just because I'm a rookie. I'm a player. They don't give a damn if I'm a rookie. I mean, I want them to come at me every day. They're not supposed to be nice to me.”

Reese also spoke about the coaching staff at the Chicago Sky trusting her to get the job done and said, “You can't take plays off. There's no player in this league where you can just sag off or take a play off and be lazy…But I have a coaching staff and teammates that really trust me, and I appreciate their confidence in me.”

Here is the clip of Alyssa Thomas dropping Angel Reese flat on her back on court: