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The Entertainment and Sports Arena, Washington, District of Columbia Attendance: 1,050
Parker, Copper shine leading Sky past Mystics 70-56
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) Kahleah Copper scored 19 points and Candace Parker added 16 with eight rebounds and three blocks in her Chicago debut and the Sky beat Washington 70-56 in a WNBA opener for both teams Saturday.
After spending 13 seasons with the Los Angeles Sparks, Parker, a Naperville, Illinois native, joined the Sky in free agency in the offseason.
Parker scored Chicago's first points of the game with a layup and followed with a 3-pointer before Copper buried a 3 and added a layup for a 12-6 lead and the Sky led for most of the remainder.
Stefanie Dolson, Copper and Parker each sank a pair of free throws, Copper hit a jumper and Parker a 3 and the Sky's 11-0 run made it 40-25 with 3:56 before halftime.
The Mystics never got within double digits in the second half.
Tina Charles scored 14 points for Washington.
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Updated May 15, 2021