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The Sky survived a late surge from the Liberty to close out the WNBA Playoffs series with Candace Parker and Courtney Vandersloot drawing huge praise.
The defending champion Chicago Sky are moving on to the next phase of the WNBA Playoffs thanks to heroic performances from Candace Parker and Courtney Vandersloot.
Tuesday night’s 90-72 victory over the Liberty ended the series in Chicago’s favor despite a dangerous fourth-quarter push from New York.
With elimination looming, NY got as close as three points in the final period before Parker and Vandersloot led a lopsided run to end the game which thrilled Twitter to no end.
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Parker may be 36 years old, but she still is capable of dominating on a WNBA court. She had 14 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists, coming just shy of a triple-double. Her legacy is already golden and she’s only adding to it this year.
Vandersloot was just as impressive with 14 points, 10 assists and five rebounds on the night. Her passing ability had the internet in awe.
Chicago suffered an upset in Game 1 of the series but they bounced back with consecutive wins in the three-game series to keep their postseason alive.
The Sky now have to wait to find out the result of Wednesday’s battle between the Connecticut Sun and the Dallas Wings to find out their opponent in the next round. The Sun, who came second in the Eastern Conference behind Chicago, rolled in Game 1 but lost on Sunday to the Wings of the Western Conference.