In a series full of surefire Hall of Famers like Diana Taurasi, Candace Parker, Brittney Griner and Courney Vandersloot, one player is separating herself from the crowd. And it’s none of them.
Few expected the No. 5 Mercury to reach the WNBA Finals, and even fewer thought they’d own home court advantage. But that run was wiped away in a 91-77 Sky blowout win in Phoenix.
The Chicago Sky dismantled the Phoenix Mercury on their own court in a Game 1 blowout win, 91-77. They now hold a 1-0 lead in the best-of-5 WNBA Finals. Every part of the Sky’s machine worked in tandem while the absences of the Mercury’s Kia Nurse (torn ACL) and Sophie Cunningham (calf strain) were evident.