Game 2 of the WNBA Finals needed an extra five minutes to decide a winner after Courtney Vandersloot's clutch layup forced overtime with the scores tied at 79.
This bucket by @Sloot22 takes it to OVERTIME on @espn ‼️ pic.twitter.com/Frqlc7637N- WNBA (@WNBA) October 14, 2021
However, in the extra session, the Mercury wrapped it up after failing to do so in regulation. Starting guard Skylar Diggins-Smith, who nearly recorded a triple-double, got the game-winner to fall:
The setup and game sealing basket 🙌 @SkyDigg4 pic.twitter.com/7rTOFTHzHY- WNBA (@WNBA) October 14, 2021
Diggins-Smith finished with 13 points, 12 assists and seven rebounds. She was one of the Phoenix Mercury's Big 3 to step up as Brittney Griner erupted for a game-high 29 points while Diana Taurasi scored 18 of her 20 points in the second half.
The 91-86 victory helps the Mercury tie the Finals 1-1 as the series now shifts to Chicago for Games 3 and 4.
The competitive, back-and-forth Game 2 got NBA Twitter buzzing including the reactions from multiple NBA players - past and present.
Great @wnba finals game. Both teams played great… series even !- Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) October 14, 2021
Really good game there! @WNBA 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾- Baze (@24Bazemore) October 14, 2021
Amazing game 🔥🔥 @WNBA- Nassir Little (@2ez_nassie) October 14, 2021
this wnba game 🔥🔥- Ja Morant (@JaMorant) October 14, 2021
Vandersloot is TOUGH 🔥- Larry Nance Jr (@Larrydn22) October 14, 2021
SLOOTTTTT!!!!!- whitecoby2 (@CobyWhite) October 14, 2021
What. A. Game.#Mercury/ Sky 🔥🔥- 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) October 14, 2021
DT 🥶- Ja Morant (@JaMorant) October 14, 2021
Great game 🔥@WNBA 🔥- Jusuf Nurkić (@bosnianbeast27) October 14, 2021
Ayyyyy that game was elite! #WNBAFinals- Denzel Valentine (@denzelvalentine) October 14, 2021
Vandersloot different too 🔥- pascal siakam (@pskills43) October 14, 2021
🔥🔥🔥 game- pascal siakam (@pskills43) October 14, 2021
Diana and BG cold 🥶 #WNBAFinals
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