In Game 2 of the WNBA Finals, the Phoenix Mercury and Chicago Sky provided an overtime thriller, and Twitter went insane.
The Phoenix Mercury knew they had to come up with a huge answer in Game 2 of the WNBA Finals after the Chicago Sky took Game 1 on the road. With Chris Paul, Devin Booker, and Jae Crowder among the in-town basketball stars in attendance, you knew Diana Taurasi and the Mercury were ready to put on a show.
That is exactly what they did. Phoenix appeared to have the game in hand in a back-and-forth fight, but a missed free throw allowed the Sky to tie the game before a botched inbounding play forced overtime.
But things got much weirder in the extra frame. The Mercury earned a second lead, but a late turnover may have turned the game around. Taurasi, on the other hand, made a crucial theft, kept the ball from going out of bounds (as the umpires called it), and set up a crucial possession. The daggers were then delivered by Skylar Diggins-Smith, who beat her defender off the dribble and took it to the rack.
The next possession for Chicago was unproductive, and Phoenix was able to tie the best-of-five series at one game each. And, as you can anticipate, everyone was talking about how exciting the finish was.
The incredible ending to Game 2 of the WNBA Finals between the Mercury and the Sky drew a lot of praise on Twitter.
What a game.
— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) October 14, 2021
I’m agnostic but that @ROSGO21 report on why Skylar Diggins-Smith wants a ring kinda has me rooting for Phoenix lol
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) October 14, 2021
Taurasi been kicking ass for all four Spider-Men lol
— Kazeem Famuyide (@Kazeem) October 14, 2021
Skyler Diggins-Smith, folks.
What a drive. What a finish.
Mercury up 5 with 12.8 left in OT.
— Josh Weinfuss (@joshweinfuss) October 14, 2021
What a great game Mercury vs Sky in OT……The crowd was amazing and the game was outstanding….The GOAT (Diana T) came thru again….
— michael j wright (@lgwtoday) October 14, 2021
This Sky vs Mercury series is unreal! If you love the game of basketball, you will be satisfied with all of this series! #skytown
— #1 Candace Parker Enthusiast (@_LarroHoops) October 14, 2021
Mercury vs Sky a straight up party!
— Cameron Derby (@CamDerbyTV) October 14, 2021
Most essential, a message to anybody who missed the incredible game.
“IM NOT WATCHING THE GAME 2 OF THE WNBA FINALS BETWEEN CANDACE PARKER’S SKY AND DIANA TAURASI’S MERCURY ON ESPN”
— Matt Ellentuck (@mellentuck) October 14, 2021
Seriously, if you aren’t watching the WNBA Finals, you have a problem that needs to be addressed. This is the pinnacle of sportsmanship.