The No. 3 seed Connecticut Sun (27-13, 0-0) host the No. 6 seed Minnesota Lynx (19-21, 0-0) in the Game 1 of Round 1 of the WNBA Playoffs on Wednesday, September 13 at 8:00 PM ET at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Sun won the 2023 regular season series against the Lynx, 3-1, and will look to win the best-of-three series to begin the WNBA postseason. In their last meeting on August 1, Connecticut defeated Minnesota, 79-69, behind a historic 21-point, 20-rebound and 12-assist performance from Sun forward Alyssa Thomas. The 6-2 veteran notched two of her six triple-doubles this season against Minnesota (7/30 and 8/1).
The Sun are led by 2023 WNBA All-Star, Alyssa Thomas, who is finished the 2023 season leading the league in rebounding (9.9 rpg), second in assists (7.9 apg) and third in steals (1.8 spg). Additionally, five-time WNBA All-Star and league veteran, DeWanna Bonner, is filling that stat sheet for Connecticut, averaging 17.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. The Sun finished third overall in the league standings with a 27-13 overall record and finished second in Eastern Conference play (14-6).
The Lynx enter Wednesday’s contest after finishing the regular season sixth overall in the league standings with a 19-21 overall record and third in Western Conference play (12-8). Minnesota is led by 2023 WNBA All Star Napheesa Collier who is averaging a team-best 21.6 points and 8.5 rebounds per game.
Here’s everything you need to know about Sun vs. Lynx on Wednesday:
- TV Channel: ESPN2
- Stream: ESPN App
- Ryan Ruocco (PxP)
- Rebecca Lovo (Analyst)
- Holly Rowe (Sideline Reporter)
- Date: Wednesday, September 13
- Time: 8:00 PM ET
- Location: Mohegan Sun Arena
Game Status Report:
- Connecticut Sun: Brionna Jones- OUT (right Achilles); Bernadett Határ- QUESTIONABLE (left knee); DiJonai Carrington- QUESTIONABLE (left foot); Tiffany Hayes- PROBABLE (left knee)
- Minnesota Lynx: Jessica Shepard- OUT (left ankle); Lindsay Allen- OUT (left thumb); Natalie Achonwa- NWT (maternity leave)
- Connecticut Sun: Orange (Explorer)
- Minnesota Lynx: White (Heroine)
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