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Chicago Sky Capture First WNBA Title With Win Over Phoenix Mercury

Oct 17, 2021, 3:33 PM
Candace Parker #3 of the Chicago Sky...
Candace Parker #3 of the Chicago Sky reacts after hitting a three point shot against the Phoenix Mercury during Game Three of the 2021 WNBA Finals at Wintrust Arena on October 15, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. The Sky defeated the Mercury 86-50. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO (AP) — Allie Quigley scored 26 points and Candace Parker added 16 points, 13 rebounds and five assists to help Chicago win its first WNBA championship with a 80-74 victory over the Phoenix Mercury.

Courtney Vandersloot added 10 points and 15 assists for the Sky, who won the series 3-1, rallying from a 72-65 deficit with 4:42 left.

Chicago scored the next nine points to take a two-point lead on Stefanie Dolson’s layup.

She then added another basket to make it 76-72 with 45.8 seconds left. Vandersloot then scored in the lane to seal the victory setting off the celebration.

As the final buzzer sounded, Parker sprinted to the corner of the court and hugged her family with tears in her eyes.

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