Aces hold off Sky to win Commissioner’s Cup

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the Sky completed a 28-point comeback, the largest in WNBA history, to beat the Aces on their home court in Las Vegas.

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This time, at Wintrust Arena, it was a 23-point hole the Sky were tasked with climbing out of. The teams were competing for a $500,000 prize pool, with the winning team’s players earning $30,000 each and the losing team’s players earning $10,000 each.

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The Sky entered the fourth quarter down 10 and pulled within seven but ultimately couldn’t repeat history, falling 93-83.

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We’re not going to make excuses — that’s not what we’re going to do,” Candace Parker said. “There were one or two shots [in the fourth quarter] where we could have cut the lead to five.

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Those are all ifs, and really it boils down to [the] first quarter.”

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Parker, who had a double-double by the second quarter, finished with 20 points and 14 rebounds. Forwards Kahleah Copper and Emma Meesseman had 18 points each.

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