Vandersloot scores 17 as Sky force Game 4 against Sparks
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) Courtney Vandersloot scored 17 points and the Chicago Sky held off the Los Angeles Sparks 70-66 on Sunday to force a Game 4 in the WNBA semifinals.
Imani Boyette added 13 points and Clarissa Dos Santos had 10 for the fourth-seeded Sky, who have been playing without leading scorer and rebounder Elena Delle Donne. The 2015 league MVP underwent right thumb surgery on Sept. 13.
League MVP Nneka Ogwumike had 16 of her 22 points in the first half and Kristi Toliver added 13 for the second-seeded Sparks, who won the first two games of the series at home by double digits.
Two-time MVP Candace Parker shot 3 for 14 from the field for nine points and league sixth woman of the year Jantel Lavender finished with six points for the Sparks.
Game 4 is back here Tuesday night.