Candace Parker recorded her 27th playoff double-double Sunday night, scoring 16 points and grabbing 11 rebounds in the Chicago Sky’s, 76-72, win over the Connecticut Sun.
It was a fitting team for Parker to tie the record against considering Tennessee’s long standing rivalry with UConn and Parker’s ongoing beef with Huskies’ head coach Geno Auriemma.
Of course, Parker wasn’t tying a former UConn player atop the WNBA playoff double-double list but fellow Lady Vol For Life Tamika Catchings— who played 17 seasons with the Indiana Fever.
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Parker and Catchings are two of the best players in the history of the WNBA and their playoff success shows it.
Parker’s Chicago Sky are in the midst of a title defense after claiming the WNBA Championship a season ago. The 2022 championship was the second title in Parker’s storied professional career.
The Sky’s Sunday night win moved them a game away from reaching the WNBA Finals but Connecticut narrowly won game four Tuesday night. The Sky and Sun face off in Chicago at 8 p.m. ET Thursday night with a berth in the WNBA Finals on the line.
The Las Vegas Aces await whoever advances to the Finals.