When the series shifted to Mohegan Sun Arena on Thursday, Connecticut put up a dominant display with the most significant victory score thus far. The Sun won 105-76, with huge leads in the first (34-19) and fourth (28-7) quarters that more than compensated for the Aces outscoring them somewhat in the middle.
The Sun were led in scoring by Jonquel Jones (20 points), but teammates DeWanna Bonner (18 points), Alyssa Thomas (16 points), and Natisha Hiedeman (16 points) also contributed significantly (14). Jackie Young of the Aces outscored them all with 22 points, but it wasn’t enough to propel Vegas to victory.
What: WNBA Finals Game 4
Who: Aces @ Sun
When: Sunday, September 18
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena, Connecticut
Time: 4 p.m. EST
Live stream: FuboTV
The Connecticut Sun
The Connecticut Sun is a professional women’s basketball team based in Uncasville, Connecticut. The Sun competes in the Eastern Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) Conference. The team was founded in 1999 as the Orlando Miracle before moving to Connecticut in 2003 and becoming the Sun. The Sun has made the playoffs eight times in their history but has never won a WNBA championship.
The Sun is led by All-Star guard Jasmine Thomas, averaging 18.3 points and 5.6 assists per game in the playoffs. Thomas is one of the best perimeter shooters in the league and is a big reason why the Sun has been so successful this season. Other key players for the Sun include All-Star center Jonquel Jones, averaging 16.9 points and 9.7 rebounds per game, and forward Alyssa Thomas, averaging 11.4 points and 7.1 rebounds per game.
The Sun has been the best team in the league all season, winning 26 games. They have been led by their strong defence, ranked first in the league in points allowed per game. The Sun also has a very balanced offence, with five players averaging double-figures in scoring. If the Sun can continue to play at a high level, they should be able to win their first WNBA championship.
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The Las Vegas Aces
The Las Vegas Aces are a professional women’s basketball team based in Paradise, Nevada. The Aces compete in the Western Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) Conference. The team was founded in 2017 as the San Antonio Stars before moving to Las Vegas in 2018 and becoming the Aces. The Aces have made the playoffs twice in their history but have never won a WNBA championship.
The Aces are led by All-Star center Liz Cambage, averaging 23.8 points and 8.3 rebounds per game in the playoffs. Cambage is one of the best post players in the league and is a big reason the Aces have been so successful this season. Other key players for the Aces include All-Star guard Kelsey Plum, averaging 17.5 points and 4.0 assists per game, and forward A’ja Wilson, averaging 16.9 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.
The Aces have been one of the best teams in the league all season long, winning 25 games. They have been led by their potent offence, ranked second in the league in points per game. The Aces also have a very balanced offence, with five players averaging double-figures in scoring. If the Aces can continue to play at a high level, they should be able to win their first WNBA championship.
The Connecticut Sun and Las Vegas Aces face off in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals. The Sun is looking to win their first championship in franchise history, while the Aces are looking to even the series and force a decisive Game 5. Potent offences and stingy defences lead both teams, so it should be a great game.