Candace Parker scores 22, Sky beat Sun 85-77 to tie series

by | Sep 1, 2022 | Sports

CHICAGO — Candace Parker can appreciate that the Chicago Sky seem to dial up their best basketball whenever their backs are against the wall.That certainly was the case as Parker scored 22 points and the Sky evened the semifinal series with an 85-77 win over the Connecticut Sun in Game 2 of the WNBA playoffs on Wednesday night.But what the two-time WNBA champion really wants to see is the Sky play even better coming off wins instead of defeats.“I think after a win is when we need to be even more focused,” Parker said. “Come ready to play, come focused and come with the right mentality. I don’t think we had the right mentality in Game 1.”Chicago coach James Wade said pregame that Chicago was “going to make shots” Wednesday after a lackluster 35.3% shooting performance in Game 1. The Sky responded by hitting six of 10 shots to open the game, and finished the night 32 of 63 (50.8%). All five starters scored in double figures for Chicago.Game 3 is in Connecticut on Sunday.Jonquel Jones scored a team-high 23 points for the Sun on 10 of 17 shooting, adding seven rebounds and two blocks.The Sun never led after Jones hit a 3 on the first possession of the game.Wade praised Parker for her consistency since joining Chicago ahead of last season and said she is particularly motivated by the belief that the Sky are capable of repeati …

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