WNBA Finals: the No. 3 Connecticut Sun avoid elimination

September 16, 2022
Put away those brooms. Facing elimination, the No. 3 Connecticut Sun (now down 1-2) bested the No. 1 Las Vegas Aces 105–76 in last night’s thrilling Game 3. It ain’t over 'til it’s over.
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SOURCE: SPORTS ILLUSTRATED/TWITTER
SOURCE: SPORTS ILLUSTRATED/TWITTER

The GIST: Put away those brooms. Facing elimination, the No. 3 Connecticut Sun (now down 1-2) bested the No. 1 Las Vegas Aces 105–76 in last night’s thrilling Game 3. It ain’t over 'til it’s over.

Last night’s Game 3: The Sun played like their season was on the line, scoring a whopping 34 points in the first quarter, the most they’ve scored in any quarter this postseason. More history? Alyssa Thomas notched the first-ever (!!!) WNBA Finals triple-double. Living up to that “The Engine” nickname.

  • Vegas’ superstars A’ja Wilson (19 points) and Kelsey Plum (17 points) balled out, but the Aces couldn’t overcome a five-minute plus scoring drought in the second quarter.

Sunday’s Game 4: If the Sun want to extend the series once again, they’ll have to keep up the consistent offensive pressure, and with DeWanna Bonner (18 points) bouncing back after quiet showings in Games 1 and 2, it’s definitely possible.

  • As for the Aces, they’ll need Chelsea Gray to rediscover her postseason magic after an unusually tame 11-point performance last night.
  • Can Connecticut force a Game 5? Or will the Aces seal the deal? Find out Sunday at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN in the U.S. and Sportsnet in Canada. So ready.
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