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Sky open WNBA Finals with 91-77 win over Mercury

The Phoenix Mercury fell to the Sky in Game 1 of the 5 game series of the Finals.
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Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner (42) looks to shoot as Chicago Sky forward/center Azurá Stevens defends during the first half of game 1 of the WNBA basketball Finals , Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, in Phoenix.(AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

PHOENIX — Kahleah Copper scored 22 points, Allie Quigley added 18 and the hot-shooting Chicago Sky opened the WNBA Finals with a 91-77 win over the Phoenix Mercury. 

The Sky withstood Phoenix’s fast start and took control with a 21-2 run spanning halftime to go up 17. 

Courtney Vandersloot had 12 points and 11 assists, helping Chicago shoot 53% and snatch home-court advantage from the Mercury in the best-of-five series. Game 2 is Wednesday in Phoenix. 

Brittney Griner had 20 points and Diana Taurasi 17 for the Mercury, who pulled within eight late before running out of steam and time.


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