Candace Parker earns triple-double in Chicago win over Washington

Candace Parker earned a triple-double in an 82-73 Chicago Sky (3-2) road win over the Washington Mystics (5-2) Sunday afternoon. The Sky’s veteran forward finished with 16 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists. She is just the third player in WNBA history with multiple triple-doubles and the first with multiple regular-season triple-doubles.

Other players with multiple triple-doubles: her teammate Courtney Vandersloot and WNBA legend Sheryl Swoopes. Parker’s first triple-double happened July 28, 2017, when she earned 11 points, 17 rebounds, and 11 assists.

Parker was one of six Sky players to land in double digits against Washington. The others:

  • Azurá Stevens 13 points
  • Kahleah Copper 12 points, four rebounds
  • Allie Quigley 12 points, four rebounds
  • Emma Meesseman 11 points, four rebounds
  • Rebekah Gardner 11 points

Ariel Atkins led Washington with 20 points. Elene Delle Donne finished with 17 points and seven rebounds. Rookie center Shakira Austin added 14 points and five rebounds.

The Sky head home from a three-game road trip to face the Indiana Fever on Tuesday. That game will include a celebration of the Sky’s 2021 WNBA championship with a ring ceremony.

The Mystics stay home and host the Atlanta Dream the same day.

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