Connecticut Sun vs. Las Vegas Aces Post Game Notes 9-18-22

GAME HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Connecticut Sun fell to the Las Vegas Aces in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals. The Aces won the series 3-1 and take home their franchise’s first WNBA Championship.
  • The Sun finish the 2022 season with a regular season record of 25-11 and postseason record of 6-6.
  • Alyssa Thomas tallied her second-straight triple-double with 11 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists, two steals and two blocks. She is the first player in league history to notch two triple-doubles in the postseason.
  • Courtney Williams finished with 17 points, six rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block to lead the Sun in the effort.
  • Chelsea Gray led the Aces with 20 points, five rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block.
  • With two steals on the day, Thomas moved into first place in postseason steals in Connecticut Sun history (tied with Nykesha Sales at 57).
  • With one steal in today’s game, DeWanna Bonner moved into fourth all-time in steals in WNBA postseason history.
  • The Aces opened the contest on a 13-6 run, forcing the Sun to call a timeout with 5:10 remaining in the first quarter. Bonner, Thomas and Williams each had two points in the opening stretch for Connecticut.
  • Connecticut ended the first quarter on a 6-3 run to cut Las Vegas’ lead to four, 16-12, heading into the second. Thomas finished the first with six points, two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block to lead the Sun.
  • The Sun trailed the Aces, 25-15, with 5:48 remaining in the first half. Las Vegas opened the second quarter on a 9-3 run.
  • Connecticut finished the half on 13-5 run to cut the Las Vegas lead to two at the break, 30-28.
  • Williams led the Sun with seven points, three rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block. Gray and A’ja Wilson each had seven points to lead the Aces.
  • The Sun shot 35.5% (11-31) from the field, while the Aces were 33.3% (12-36) from the floor through twenty minutes of play.
  • Connecticut finished 0-5 on 2022 postseason play when trailing at the half.
  • Connecticut led Las Vegas, 42-41, with 4:58 remaining in the third quarter. The Sun opened the quarter on a 14-11 run, behind a five-point spurt from Jonquel Jones.
  • The Aces led the Sun, 53-49, after three quarters of action, winning the quarter, 23-21. Thomas, Jones and Williams each tallied five third-quarter points.
  • Connecticut opened the fourth quarter on a 10-7 run to cut Las Vegas’ lead to one, 60-59, with 6:24 to go in the contest. Brionna Jones had five of the Sun’s 10 points on the stretch.
  • The game was tied 67-67 with 2:44 remaining in the fourth quarter after the team traded baskets down the stretch. However, the Aces finished the game on a 11-4 run to take home the 78-71 victory and the 2022 WNBA Championship.
  • Jones finished with 13 points, eight rebounds, one steal and two blocks. Bonner added 12 points, eight rebounds, two assists and one steal.