Chicago Sky Rally in 4th Quarter to Beat Phoenix Mercury (80-74) & Win WNBA Finals
The Chicago Sky are WNBA champions! After blowing out the Mercury in Game 3 on Friday (86-50), the Sky used a fourth-quarter rally to top Phoenix and secure their first-ever WNBA title on Sunday. They had a .500 record (16-16) during the regular season before beating the Wings, Lynx, top-seeded Sun and the Mercury in furious 8-2 postseason run.
The 4th-Quarter Rally
Chicago trailed by 11 heading into the final period where a loss would’ve spelled a winner-take-all Game 5 back in Phoenix. Instead, the Sky finished the game on an 18-4 run where Candace Parker hit the game-tying 3 inside two minutes (72-72). Courtney Vandersloot poured in the final four points to seal the deal for Chicago.
Candace Coming Home
After 13 years in Los Angeles, Chicago native Candace Parker returned home this season to deliver an epic coming home party on Sunday. The veteran 5-time all-star poured in 16 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals in the title-clinching win. Chicago’s hero brought it home.
Other Top Performers
A. Quigley (CHI): 26 points, 5 rebounds
B. Griner (PHX): 28 points, 7 rebounds
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