Resilient Sun to face 5th WNBA playoff elimination game

Four times Connecticut has faced elimination this year in the WNBA playoffs and four times the Sun have responded with a convincing win to stay alive.

The most convincing came Thursday, when Connecticut bounced back from two losses in Las Vegas to rout the Aces 105-76 at home in Game 3 of the Finals

“If you could encapsulate Connecticut, it’s physical, and very resilient,” Aces coach Becky Hammon said. 

The Sun showed that in beating Dallas in a deciding third game in the first round, and again in winning two straight after falling behind 2-1 to Chicago in the semifinals

The team will have to win two more elimination games, including Sunday at home, to take home the organization’s first WNBA title.

“I think it’s just the M.O. of our team,” said forward Jonquel Jones, who scored 20 points Thursday. “When our backs are against the wall, we play really good basketball.

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