Sky Move To Number 2 All-Time In Blocked Shots

In the first 16 years of the WNBA, only one team has blocked 200 or more shots in a single season. The 2008 Los Angeles Sparks, who were led by Lisa Leslie (97 blocks) and rookie Candace Parker (75 blocks), ran up a total of 216 total blocks for the season. At that time, it smashed the all-time WNBA mark of 179 blocks in a season by the 2005 Phoenix Mercury.

In 2012, the Chicago Sky made their first run at the 200 barrier and the all-time WNBA record. The Sky were led by Sylvia Fowles (68 blocks) and Michelle Snow (44 blocks). Their season total of 185 became the second highest in WNBA history.

The 2013 edition of the Sky is on pace to beat the all-time record. With 3 games remaining, Chicago has 203 blocked shots, shattering their old team record and becoming the second team in league history to reach the 200 total for a season. With only three games remaining, the Sky needs only 14 blocks to set the league record and is on pace to reach 221.

Here is a list of Sky blocks for the 2013 season:

Cheer on the Sky as they attempt to set this record in their final three games of the season. The Sky host their the last “Three To See” match up of the regular season as they welcome the Phoenix Mercury to Allstate for an ESPN2 performance on Wednesday, September 11 at 7 p.m. CT. On Friday, the Sky take on the Atlanta Dream at home in a 7:30 p.m. CT tipoff before hitting the road for a back-to-back against the best of the West, the Minnesota Lynx at 7 p.m. CT. on The U Too and NBA TV.