Kahleah Copper will be chronicling her journey with USA Basketball in the FIBA World Cup in Australia for The Associated Press.
Candace Parker had 16 points and 11 rebounds while Kahleah Copper added 15 points and the Chicago Sky beat the Connecticut Sun 76-72 in Game 3 of the WNBA playoffs semifinals.
Candace Parker had 14 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists to lead the Chicago Sky over the New York Liberty 90-72 in the deciding Game 3 to advance to the semifinals of the WNBA playoffs.
The WNBA playoff picture is still unclear with two weeks left in the regular season.
The Las Vegas Aces have come out of the All-Star break on a roll, winning three road games and scoring more than 100 points in two of victories.
Sue Bird and Sylvia Fowles are playing in the WNBA All-Star Game for the last time.
Courtney Vandersloot, Kahleah Copper and Emma Meesseman will get a chance to play before their home fans as the trio was selected as reserves for the WNBA All-Star Game on July 10 in Chicago.
Becky Hammon vowed before the season tipped off that the Las Vegas Aces would be shooting more 3-poitners this year.
Kahleah Copper scored 20 of her 22 points in the first half and Chicago used a dominant defensive effort to reach a record rout of the Phoenix Mercury 86-50, moving the Sky one victory away from the franchise’s first WNBA title.
The Chicago Sky are at full strength and moving up the WNBA standings after a slow start due to injuries.