Sky celebrate 2021 championship before 95-90 win over Fever
Candace Parker had 16 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists, Azura Stevens added 15 points, and the Chicago Sky beat the Indiana Fever 95-90 on Tuesday night at Wintrust Arena.
The Sky players and coaches were honored before the game with a championship ring and banner ceremony. The Sky won its first WNBA title last October, defeating the Phoenix Mercury in four games.
Parker, coming off her second career triple-double on Sunday, also had 3 steals and 3 blocks while shooting 6 for 9 from the field.
Courtney Vandersloot had 14 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists for Chicago (4-2). Kahleah Copper and Allie Quigley each scored 12 and Dana Evans had 10 points.
Stevens beat the third-quarter buzzer with a basket in the lane to give Chicago a 70-65 lead. After Kelsey Mitchell pulled Indiana within 93-90 with 21.8 seconds left, Vandersloot sank 2 free throws to seal it.
Mitchell scored 25 points for Indiana (2-7), which has lost five games in a row. Victoria Vivians had 17 points and 7 rebounds, and Emily Engstler recorded her first career double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds.
Mitchell and Vivians each scored 10 points in the first half to help Indiana take a 49-42 lead at the break. The Fever shot 52.6% in the first half and finished at 42%.