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Vandersloot's Double-Double Not Enough; Sky Fall to Mercury in OT, 86-91

October 14, 2021 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) - Chicago Sky News Release

On Wednesday, the Chicago Sky fell to the Phoenix Mercury 86-91 in overtime in Game 2 of the 2021 WNBA Finals at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ. Tonight's officials were Roy Gulbeyan, Tim Greene, Tiffany Bird and Tiara Cruse.


Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot dished out a team-high 20 points and 14 assists on Wednesday night in the Sky's single-digit overtime loss to the Phoenix Mercury. It's her fourth postseason double-double in just points and assists, which ties her at second all-time.

With two rebounds in the first half, Sky forward Candace Parker became just the third player in WNBA Playoffs history to total 500 rebounds. She finished Game #2 of the 2021 WNBA Finals with nine boards.

After scoring her 11th point at the 6:36-mark in the third quarter, Parker also became just the fourth player in league history to accumulate at least 1,000 points in her WNBA Playoffs career. She scored 13 points against the Mercury on Wednesday.

All of the Sky's starting five logged at least 33 minutes of action on the floor.


With the series tied at 1-1, the Chicago Sky and Phoenix Mercury head to Wintrust Arena for Game 3 and Game 4 of the 2021 WNBA Finals. Tip-off for Game 3 is set for Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. CT (9:00 p.m. ET), with an expected sellout crowd at Wintrust Arena. Sky fans can watch the action on ESPN2.

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