Chicago uses stellar defensive effort to rout Phoenix 86-50

CHICAGO (AP) — Kahleah Copper scored 20 of her 22 points in the first half and Chicago used a dominant defensive effort to reach a record rout of the Phoenix Mercury 86-50, moving the Sky one victory away from the franchise’s first WNBA title.

Chicago will look to close out the best of five series on Sunday. 

Former Kentwood star Courtney Vandersloot scored 4 points and dished out 10 assists for Chicago.

The Sky dominated on both ends, holding Brittney Griner to just four first half points on 1 of 8 shooting after she scored 29 in the Mercury’s overtime win on Wednesday.  

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