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Chicago wins first WNBA title with 80-74 win over Phoenix

Oct. 17, 2021 21:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Candace Parker returned home to bring Chicago a championship. She did just that, leading the Sky to the franchise’s first title. Allie Quigley scored 26 points and Parker added 16 points, 13 rebounds and five assists and Chicago beat the Phoenix Mercury...

Parker and Sky look to close out Mercury

Oct. 16, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Candace Parker isn't anticipating another rout that would complete the perfect ending to her homecoming by bringing the city of Chicago and the Sky their first WNBA title. Parker and the Sky will try to win the best of five series in Chicago on Sunday...

Chicago uses stellar defensive effort to rout Phoenix 86-50

Oct. 16, 2021 01:03 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Kahleah Copper provided the offense and the Chicago Sky used a dominant defensive effort to move within a win of the franchise’s first WNBA championship. Copper scored 20 of her 22 points in the first half and Chicago routed the Phoenix Mercury 86-50 on...

Mercury even WNBA Finals with 91-86 overtime win over Sky

Oct. 14, 2021 01:27 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Diana Taurasi spent most of the night being hounded by Chicago's Allie Quigley, an exhausting exercise in an already-tough game, particularly for a 39-year-old. As Game 2 of the WNBA Finals wound toward a tight finish, the Phoenix Mercury looked to the...

Sky open WNBA Finals with 91-77 win over Mercury

Oct. 10, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Chicago Sky had the talent to make deep runs into the WNBA playoffs the past few years, yet lacked the missing piece to reach the WNBA Finals Candace Parker's decision to return home to Chicago filled the hole in the Sky, giving them the calming...

Sky-Mercury set for 2014 WNBA Finals rematch

Oct. 09, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

Diana Taurasi has the Phoenix Mercury back in the WNBA Finals for the first time since 2014. Up next is a familiar foe — Candace Parker and the Chicago Sky. These two teams met seven years ago for the championship — the last appearance for either...

Taurasi leads Mercury past Aces to advance to WNBA Finals

Oct. 09, 2021 00:59 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — When Phoenix Mercury coach Sandy Brondello was asked what was the difference in the fourth quarter, she had a simple response: It was Diana Taurasi. Taurasi scored 14 of her 24 points in the fourth quarter, and Brittney Griner had 28 points and nine...

Aces rout Mercury 93-76 to even WNBA semifinals at 2-all

Oct. 07, 2021 02:28 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Las Vegas Aces were embarrassed by their previous two games, a pair of losses that put them on the brink of elimination. They took it personally, got back to doing what they do best and now have a chance to clinch a spot in the WNBA Finals at home. ...

Mercury beat Aces 87-60 to take 2-1 lead in WNBA semifinals

Oct. 03, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Phoenix Mercury have three of the best players in the WNBA, each one capable of taking over a game. But this team goes deeper than Diana Taurasi, Brittney Griner and Skylar Diggins-Smith. Brianna Turner proved it in Game 3 of...

Record night for Taurasi, Mercury in Game 2 rout over Aces

Oct. 01, 2021 01:43 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Even on an injured foot, Diana Taurasi showed she's far from done chasing another championship. Taurasi scored a playoff career-high 37 points and the Phoenix Mercury overwhelmed the Las Vegas Aces 117-91 on Thursday night to even the best-of-five WNBA...