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Sky Open WNBA Finals With 91-77 Win Over Mercury

Oct 10, 2021, 3:20 PM
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Diana Taurasi #3 of the Phoenix Mercury fouls Candace Parker #3 of the Chicago Sky at Footprint Center on October 10, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Mike Mattina/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mike Mattina/Getty Images)

PHOENIX (AP) — Kahleah Copper scored 22 points, Allie Quigley added 18 and the hot-shooting Chicago Sky opened the WNBA Finals with a 91-77 win over the Phoenix Mercury.

The Sky withstood Phoenix’s fast start and took control with a 21-2 run spanning halftime to go up 17.

Courtney Vandersloot had 12 points and 11 assists, helping Chicago shoot 53% and snatch home-court advantage from the Mercury in the best-of-five series.

Game 2 is Wednesday in Phoenix.

Brittney Griner had 20 points and Diana Taurasi 17 for the Mercury, who pulled within eight late before running out of steam and time.

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