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Candace Parker Outduels Sabrina Ionescu as Sky Eliminate Liberty

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The Chicago Sky put their championship experience on full display, defeating the brand new York Liberty 90-72 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Tuesday night in Game 3 to win the series 2-1 and prevent a first-round playoff exit.

The defending WNBA champions were led by their future Hall-of-Famer, as star center Candace Parker nearly recorded a triple-double with 14 points, 13 rebounds, eight assists and two blocks. In every, six players scored in double figures for Chicago in a balanced effort.

Fans on social media marketing praised Parker on her behalf versatile performance and steady effort on both ends of the ground to power the Sky to victory:

Timothy Burke @bubbaprog

It’s truly incredible and a blessing that people reach watch Candace Parker and Sue Bird play meaningful basketball games in the entire year 2022

Matt Ellentuck @mellentuck

it seems the sky having one candace parker and something courtney vandersloot as the liberty have 0 candace parkers and 0 courtney vandersloots was the difference

AJ McCord @AJ_McCord

Candace Parker is relentless

Terrika @SheKnowsSports

Candace Parker … After all damn….

Storm Chasers @WNBAStormChaser

Candace Parker isnt going to let her team venture out like this! #SkyTown back up 9!

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

HOW?! @Candace_Parker

(via @nbabet)pic.twitter.com/lsNZF7GXqf

Cedric Golden @CedGolden

Candace Parker…ageless. #WNBA

MarkJonesESPN @MarkJonesESPN

@Candace_Parker said Im Gucci with the lefty turnaround

Nick Stellini @StelliniTweets

Candace Parker is really a cheat code

Myron Medcalf @MedcalfByESPN

I have no idea how to proceed with this particular game. I’m Team Candace Parker forever and I believe she should coach the Bulls later on if she wants. But, I also love the fight in NY. That is wild.

HAN XU PROPAGANDA @dan_lamma

Candace Parker is Her

Subria A. Whitaker @SubriaWhitaker

ITS CANDACE PARKER TIME BABYYYY

Joyce Hutchens @JoyceHutchens3

Candace Parker is really a Badass with a capital “B”. GO Girl!

Michele Steele @MicheleSteele

Im old in basketball years – Candace Parker in the postgame to the Holly Rowe. Well, experience *dominatedtonight. Sky roll to the semis.

Parker’s performance outshined Liberty star Sabrina Ionescu, who also had 14 points but shot 2-of-7 from three-point range and had five turnovers.

Along with Parker’s big night, Kahleah Copper and Allie Quigley had 15 points apiece for Chicago. Courtney Vandersloot had 14 points and 10 assists, Emma Meesseman had 12 points and Azura Stevens also had 12 points off the bench.

Chicago advanced to the WNBA semifinals for the fourth amount of time in franchise history and awaits the winner of the Dallas Wings vs. the Connecticut Sun. The Sky are trying to end up being the first team to repeat as champion because the LA Sparks in 2001 and 2002.

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