Diana Taurasi said the "magic slipped away" from the Phoenix Mercury in addressing their loss to the Sky in the WNBA Finals.
Social media shows love for Candace Parker and Sky as they defeat Mercury to win first-ever WNBA title
Here's how the sports world reacted as the Windy City celebrated its first professional hoops title since 1998.
Chicago won its first WNBA championship, beating Phoenix 3-1 in the WNBA Finals.
Hometown heroes Candace Parker and Allie Quigley came through big time to help Chicago win its first WNBA championship with a 80-74 victory over the Phoenix Mercury. Kahleah Copper was named WNBA Finals MVP.
— Candace Parker returned home to bring Chicago a championship. She did just that, leading the Sky to the franchise’s first title.
As Chicago celebrates its WNBA title, many questions already linger for the offseason, including possible retirements and player movement in free agency.
Diana Taurasi hopes to at least finish her current contract, which runs through 2022. But she will take the offseason to decide whether to retire.
The Sky's 36-point margin of victory over the Mercury in Game 3 on Friday was the largest in WNBA Finals history.
— 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 on Friday night, moving the Sky one victory away from the franchise's first WNBA title.
Diana Taurasi said Friday that she didn't initially realize the person she pushed in Game 2 of the WNBA Finals was a referee.
Connecticut forward Jonquel Jones was the only unanimous selection in balloting for All-WNBA first team, earning the honor for the first time. She was joined on the first team by Skylar Diggins-Smith, Brittney Griner, Breanna Stewart and Jewell Loyd.
Candace Parker had it all in LA, but something told her to embrace change. After consulting NBA royalty, she's back on the verge of WNBA glory in Chicago.
In her effort to push the league into a stronger financial future, WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert wants to disrupt the economic model that she says has undervalued women's sports.
Diana Taurasi has been fined for making contact with an official during the Mercury's win over the Sky in Game 2 of the WNBA Finals.
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Whenever the Mercury needed a play down the stretch Wednesday night, Brittney Griner made it happen, leading Phoenix to an overtime win over the Sky that tied up the WNBA Finals.
Skylar Diggins-Smith had struggled with her shot. But with Game 2 on the line, the Mercury put the ball in her hands and the guard delivered.