"You can't melt down against them," Mabrey said. "And at the end of the day, we melted down. It's composure."

Meanwhile, Sky coach Teresa Weatherspoon said she isn't sure why Reese was tossed.

"I tried to get an explanation. I did not," Sky coach Teresa Weatherspoon said. "I don't know to this moment what has happened."

Lonzo Ball, who is still on the Chicago Bulls' payroll despite not playing in about three years, attended the game. He spoke out against Reese being thrown out on social media.

"Ref that threw out @Reese10Angel is weak btw," Ball wrote on X. "You know who you are (Keep ya money Angel I got you)."

Reese responded: "appreciate you gang!"

Reese may appreciate the gang, but her teammate clearly did not appreciate her getting thrown out against a team that knows how to succeed at getting under your skin.