La pvot Brittney Griner anot 29 points with nine rebounds, Hispanic listening Diana Taurasi had eight of his 20 goals in overtime and the Phoenix Mercury matched this Wednesday the WNBA Finals (1-1) with a victory by 91-86 about the Chicago Sky.
Griner kept the Mercury within reach of Chicago during a slow start with his second career playoff dunk in the first room.
The starting pvot scored a jump shot that gave the Mercury a late four-point lead in regulation time, but Failed a plug to base Courtney Vandersloot’s draw tray Sky with 4.4 seconds left.
Taurasi opened the extension with a four point play and added a triple that put Phoenix up 89-86 with 1:24 to play. Then he came up with a great defensive play, getting a steal with 36 seconds left.
Base Skylar Diggins-Smith, who finished with a double-double of 13 points and 12 assists, he sealed it by scoring a layup with 12.8 seconds to the end of overtime.
Van der Sloot lead the Sky with a double-double of 20 points and 14 assists. Base Allie Quigley also excelled in Chicago’s offensive game with 19 points, but he made only 3 of 12 shots from outside the perimeter.
The best-of-five series moves to Chicago, where the third game will be played on Friday.
The Chicago team, in which the Spanish Astou Ndour did not play for a minute, he overcame some initial nerves and took advantage of the lack of personnel and fatigue to win the First Game 77-91 so he has the advantage of the field.