Both WNBA semifinal matchups even up respective series
The GIST: The home teams took their Game 1 losses personally, bouncing back with big Game 2 wins to even each series at one apiece on Wednesday. With all four games decided by single digits, hold off on that mani before Sunday’s Game 3s.
No. 2 Chicago Sky vs. No. 3 Connecticut Sun: Chicago’s Candace Parker once again led the way with 22 points in her squad’s 85–77 Game 2 win. The difference from Game 1? She had a little help from her friends as all five Sky starters scored in double figures. Teamwork makes the dream work.
- Now the series shifts to Connecticut for Sunday’s 1 p.m. ET Game 3. After Sun stars DeWanna Bonner and Alyssa Thomas combined for just nine points in Game 2, they’ll need the homecourt crowd behind them as they respond to the defending champs.
No. 1 Las Vegas Aces vs. No. 4 Seattle Storm: Queue up the Jonas Brothers because after a quiet Game 1, MVP candidate A’ja Wilson was burnin' up on Wednesday, dropping 33 points and 13 rebounds to lead her Aces to a 78–73 Game 2 dub.
- The other top MVP candidate, Seattle’s Breanna Stewart, put up 32 points of her own, but the Storm will need to tighten up the defense as they head home for Sunday’s pivotal 3 p.m. ET Game 3.