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Copper/Parker Lead Sky Past Wings in Round 1 of Playoffs with 81-64 Win

September 24, 2021 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) - Chicago Sky News Release

Chicago Sky defeated the Dallas Wings with a final score of 81-64 in the first round of the 2021 WNBA Playoffs at Wintrust Arena on Thursday evening. Tonight's officials were Michael Price, Jeffrey Smith, Maj Forsberg and Tim Greene.


The Chicago Sky advanced to the second round of the 2021 WNBA Playoffs with a 17-point win over the Dallas Wings on Thursday at Wintrust. Under current Head Coach and General Manager James Wade, the team holds a 2-2 record in the postseason.

With 15 rebounds against the Wings, Sky forward Candace Parker moved up to fourth on the all-time playoff rebounds leaders list. Now, she sits behind Lisa Leslie (471), Rebekkah Brunson (563) and Tamika Catchings (598) on the leaderboard.

Sky forward Kahleah Copper scored 23 points and led all scorers Thursday. She also finished an impressive 10 of 14 from the field.

Parker made history in a variety of ways versus Dallas, as she became the seventh player in WNBA Playoffs history to reach at least 900 points scored in the postseason.

NEXT UP: With the win, the Chicago Sky will advance to play either the No. 3 seeded Minnesota Lynx or the No. 4 seeded Seattle Storm. Chicago's seeding will be determined by the final score of the single elimination game between the Phoenix Mercury (5-seed) and the New York Liberty (8-seed), as the lower-ranked, Round 1 winner will play the Lynx while the higher seed, Round 1 winner will face the Mercury on Sunday, 26, 2021. More information regarding the Sky's second round, single elimination game as part of the 2021 WNBA Playoffs will be released by the WNBA and the Chicago Sky Public Relations Department in the near future.

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