(CBS) – Chicago’s “Queens of the Court” are still sky-high about making franchise history in the face of improbable odds.

After barely making the playoffs, the Chicago Sky are headed to the WNBA finals to face the Phoenix Mercury.

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“I really had to wake up and pinch myself and really make sure everything was real,” player Sylvia Fowles said Thursday.

The best-of-five series begins with Game 1 on Sunday afternoon in Arizona; tipoff is at 2:30.

What makes the Sky’s 75-62 clinching victory over Indiana Wednesday night so impressive is the fact that their best player, Elena Delle Donne, was limited to just three minutes in the second half because of a bad back.

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Her teammates stepped up in her absence to knock off the Fever, who have owned them through the years.

Former DePaul star Allie Quigley continued her impressive play with 24 points.

Coach Pokey Chatman says she hopes the team’s spot in the finals garners even more fan support.

“This is a nice moment,” she told reporters Thursday. “I always said if we win basketball games you guys would come. We just need to keep on winning.”

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Added Fowles: “Thank you guys for the support and following us along the way and make sure we get some fans once we get back home.”