Semifinals Game 3- Connecticut Sun vs Chicago Sky Game Notes: 10-3

GAME NOTES:

  • ​The Connecticut Sun was defeated by the Chicago Sky, 86-83 in game 4 of the WNBA Semifinals on Sunday afternoon. The Sky lead the best of five game series 2-1.
  •  Chicago took the early 5-0 lead but Connecticut took their first lead of the game 15-13 with 2:40 left to go in the first. The Sun finished the first quarter up ahead 21-17.
  • The two opponents exchanged leads three times and saw themselves tied three times as well. Chicago hit a three-point field goal with 25 seconds remaining to give them the 37-35 edge going into the break.
  • The third quarter saw 11 lead changes and six ties. Connecticut outscored Chicago 28-20 that frame and Natisha Hiedeman hit a three-point field goal to put the Sun (63-60) up three headed into the fourth.
  • The Sun held the lead for the majority of the fourth quarter, leading by as many as eight points. The Sky grabbed a six point lead with three minutes and 28 seconds left. Connecticut came back within one but were unable to regain possession of the lead.
  • DeWanna Bonner led the team with 22 points, notching her 800th career playoff point, and added five rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocked shots. She played in her 60th career playoff game and now sits tied with Becky Hammon at 7th all-time for playoff games played. Bonner (65) is now tied for 13th all-time on the WNBA playoff steals list with Ticha Penicheiro (65) and Lisa Leslie (65). Bonner netted her 60th playoff three-pointer and sits 14th all-time in the WNBA.
  • Jonquel Jones finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds, notching her 6th career playoff double-double. She also added a game-high four blocks.
  • Briann January (628) scored 11 points and now sits three points away from passing Yolanda Griffith (630) at 21st on the WNBA All-Time Playoff Points list.
  • Alyssa Thomas competed in her 20th playoff game and came off the bench to score 18 points (8-15). She also grabbed three boards, three assists, two steals and one block. A. Thomas (160) moves past Tari Phillips (158) to become 42nd overall in playoff career rebounds. A. Thomas is now tied with Kara Lawson (39) at 42nd on the WNBA playoff steals list.
  • Jasmine Thomas (119) moves past Tamecka Dixon  (114), Delisha Milton-Jones (115), Rebekah Brunson (115), Kara Lawson (116), Lisa Leslie (117) and Tanisha Wright (118) to become 26th overall on the WNBA playoff assists list. She finished with a team-high six assist and five points.
  • Chicago received double-digit efforts from four players. Kahleah Copper scored a game-high 26 points. Allie Quigley added 21 points, including three pointers. Azurá Stevens scored 15 points and 11 rebounds (7 oreb) and Candace Parker scored 10 points. Courtney Vandersloot dished out 13 assists.
  • Connecticut outscored Chicago 40-36 in the paint, 12-11 in second chance points but the Sky was 10-2 in fast break points.
  • The game saw 16 lead changes and 10 ties.