If you took Chicago +11, your bet is graded as a push but it will feel like a loss.

If you took Chicago +10.5, my deepest sympathies to you.

Here's the situation:

Chicago inside the number the whole way, leading 73-65 after three quarters.

Seattle comes with its predictable fourth-quarter run at home and starts pulling away late in the game.

Seattle builds a four-point lead that becomes five, six, seven and then eight when Sue Bird hits one of two free throws inside the final minute.

Seattle is clear by eight points with 37 seconds left.

Chicago has a layup blocked from behind and with 25.9 seconds left, Seattle gains possession of the ball.

Chicago head coach Amber Stocks can be seen putting away her clipboard, but Seattle guard Sue Bird realizes her team needs to shoot the ball or risk a 24-second violation.

Stocks also can be seen walking to shake the hand of opposing head coach Dan Hughes.

In recent years, many teams take the 24-second violation as a show of sportsmanship, but Bird alerted backcourt mate Jewel Loyd, who was standing beyond the three-point arc, to shoot the ball with less than five seconds left.

Nothing but the bottom of the net.

The lead went from 8 to 11, Seattle's largest margin of the night.

What does Chicago do in the final 4.9 seconds of the game?

They dribble out the clock in the backcourt.

No crying in the sports book, please.