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WNBA-Sky beat Mercury to claim first championship


(Reuters) – The Chicago Sky came from behind to beat the Phoenix Mercury 80-74 and win the best-of-five finals series 3-1 on Sunday, earning the franchise its first championship.

The Mercury looked poised to force a Game Five when they took a 14-point lead late in the third quarter but the Sky came roaring back, tying the game at 72 in the fourth quarter on a wide open three pointer by Candace Parker.

The Sky took a lead they would not relinquish on back-to-back buckets by Stefanie Dolson and played lock-down defense on the final Mercury possessions to win the title and send the sold-out Chicago crowd into a frenzy.

Allie Quigley scored 26 points and fellow guard and wife Courtney Vandersloot came one rebound away from a triple-double as the Sky won behind a balanced attack they have been riding all postseason.

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