09/27/2022

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Sun rally in fourth, beat Sky 72-63 to progress to WNBA Finals

Jonquel Jones had 15 focuses and 10 bounce back and the Connecticut Sun defeated a 11-point shortfall in the final quarter, beating the Chicago Sky 72-63 Thursday night in the conclusive fifth round of the elimination round series and progressing to the WNBA Finals.

All the Sun starters scored in twofold figures and Connecticut progressed to the Finals for the third time generally speaking and first time beginning around 2019.

Connecticut will confront top-cultivated Las Vegas Aces for the WNBA title. The main round of the series is Sunday in Las Vegas.

Chicago was endeavoring to turn into the primary group to rehash as WNBA champions since the Los Angeles Sparks in 2001-02.
Jones scored inside to put the Sun ahead with two minutes left, hitting a following free toss for an important lead. Natisha Hiedeman attached the game with a progress layup with 2:24 left as Connecticut cut into it shortage in the fourth.

A draw up jumper by Courtney Williams with 47.5 seconds remaining gave the Sun a five-point pad, and DeWanna Bonner thumped down four free tosses to put the game far off.

Connecticut outscored Chicago 25-5 in the final quarter, recuperating from a lamentable third period where it scored eight focuses and turned the ball north of seven times.

Kahleah Copper drove the Sky with 22 focuses on 8-for-19 shooting, including 3 of 5 from significant distance, and added four takes.

DeWanna Bonner contributed with 15 places, Hiedeman added 14 and Williams and Alyssa Thomas each additional 12 for Connecticut.

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Chicago will go to 1-seed Las Vegas to open the WNBA finals series on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET.