Chicago Sky Capture First WNBA Title With Win Over Phoenix Mercury
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.
🏆 CHAMPIONS 🏆
— WNBA (@WNBA) October 17, 2021
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.
This one is for you, Chicago. 🏆
The Chicago Sky are your 2021 WNBA Champions. pic.twitter.com/Pv4KiTzLIA
— Chicago Sky (@chicagosky) October 17, 2021
As the final buzzer sounded, Parker sprinted to the corner of the court and hugged her family with tears in her eyes.