The Chicago Sky are headed to the WNBA Finals for the first time since 2014, as the team defeated the Connecticut Sun 79-69 in game four of the 2021 WNBA playoff semifinals on Oct. 6 to win the series three to one.
During the 2021 regular season, the Sky finished with a .500 record (16-16) and became just the third team in league history to make the WNBA Finals after having a .500-or-worse record in the regular season.
Sky forward Candace Parker logged 17 points, nine rebounds, seven assists, two steals and two blocks against the Sun in the Sky's most recent victory. Sun forward Jonquel Jones led all scorers with 25 points.
Entering the semifinals against Chicago, Connecitcut had a 14-game winning streak entering the series and had outscored its opponents by an average of 15.5 points per game.
The Sky will now play the winner of the Phoenix Mercury and the Las Vegas Aces in the 2021 WNBA Finals. Currently, the Aces and Mercury are tied 2-2 in their series, with the fifth game scheduled for Friday, Oct. 8.
Regardless of the opponent, Game #1 of the 2021 WNBA Finals is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 10, at 2 p.m. CT at either Las Vegas or Phoenix. Sky fans can catch all the action on ABC, and ticket information will be released at a later time.