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Vandersloot leads Sky past Mercury in WNBA Finals rematch


CHICAGO (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot had 18 points and six assists, Candace Parker grabbed 11 rebounds and the Chicago Sky beat the short-handed Phoenix Mercury 73-70 in a WNBA Finals rematch. Phoenix star Diana Taurasi was ejected with 3:43 left in the second quarter for arguing a no-call with an official. The Mercury were trailing 31-21 at the time, but rallied in the third quarter by scoring 31 points and shooting 72% from the floor. Vandersloot made 1 of 2 free throws with nine seconds left in the fourth quarter for a 72-70 lead, and she knocked the ball away from Skylar Diggins-Smith on a drive at the other end. Rebekah Gardner also went 1 for 2 at the stripe for a three-point lead and Diamond DeShields did not hit the rim on a corner 3-pointer as time expired.

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