WNBA playoffs: It all comes down to this
The GIST: Another ticket, punched. The No. 2 Chicago Sky are through to the semis after last night’s thrilling victory and will face the winner of tonight’s do-or-die matchup between the No. 3 Connecticut Sun and No. 6 Dallas Wings. Yeehaw!
Last night’s Game 3: Chicago’s quest for back-to-back titles is still alive thanks to last night’s 90–72 statement road win over the No. 7 NY Liberty. Two-time MVP Candace Parker led the way with her 25th playoff double-double while Courtney Vandersloot followed up with 14 points and 10 assists of her own. Just GOAT things.
- The Libs cut the lead to three early in the fourth quarter, but the sharp Sky shooting was just too much to handle with six players scoring in double figures.
Tonight’s Game 3: After splitting two lopsided games in Connecticut, the Wings host the Sun for tonight’s 9 p.m. ET win-or-go-home Game 3. And in addition to home court advantage, Dallas just gained another huge boost.
- Leading scorer Arike Ogunbowale (pronounced uh-REE-kay OH-goon-buh-WALL-ay), who missed the first two playoff games with an abdominal injury, is listed as probable to return tonight. A true game-changer.
- As for the Sun, they’ll need a big game from veteran DeWanna Bonner if they want to remain in the hunt for their first-ever W title. You don’t want to miss this.