Clutch shot after clutch shot down the stretch in Game 2 of the WNBA Finals between the Phoenix Mercury and Chicago Sky made for must-see basketball.
When it seemed like the Mercury had capped off their comeback, Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot banked in a clutch layup that forced overtime. In the extra period, however, the Mercury ensured they took care of things the second time around.
Their starting guard Skylar Diggins-Smith had the eventual game-winner.
The 91-86 victory for the Mercury helps them tie up the series 1-1.
Brittney Griner dominated, tying her playoff career-high with a game-high 29 points on 12-of-19 shooting from the field. Diana Taurasi, recently crowned the WNBA’s GOAT, scored 18 of her 20 points in the second half, while Diggins-Smith, on top of the game-winner, recorded a near triple-double with 13 points, 12 assists and seven rebounds.
The back-and-forth action had Twitter buzzing, grabbing the eyeballs of WNBA and NBA players – past and present.
Great @wnba finals game. Both teams played great… series even !
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) October 14, 2021
This man Book think he somebody grandpa 😂
— Arike Ogunbowale (@Arike_O) October 14, 2021
WNBA..We love you. ~All of Us
— LaChina Robinson (@LaChinaRobinson) October 14, 2021
I love the @WNBA. This league is so much more than basketball. And it’s also REALLY F*CKING GOOD BASKETBALL! 🤩
— Layshia Clarendon (@Layshiac) October 14, 2021