On Oct. 15 at Wintrust Arena, the Chicago Sky defeated the Phoenix Mercury by 36 points (86-50)the largest margin of victory in a WNBA Finals gameto take a two-to-one series lead in the best-of-five series.
The previous-high was set by the Seattle Storm (33-point victory over the Las Vegas Aces on Oct. 6, 2020). Now, the team is one victory away from its first championship title.
Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot (recently named to the WNBA's All-Star Second Team) became the first WNBA player to total three double-figure assist games in a WNBA Finals series. Additionally, Sky forward Candace Parker is now seventh on the WNBA Finals rebounds leaderboard (105) after grabbing four boards.
Kahleah Copper led the Sky with 22 points, while Parker had 13 and Diamond DeShields added 11. Brittney Griner was the only Mercury player in double figures, with 16 points.
Game four of the 2021 WNBA Finals is set for Sunday, Oct. 17, with tip-off scheduled for 2 p.m. CT. Sky fans can cheer on the team by watching ESPN.