How CT Sun Hopes To Shut Down Elena Delle Donne, Ariel Atkins In Game 2


After dropping Game 1 of the WNBA Finals to the Mystics, the Sun know they have to improve if they want to steal Game 2.

Connecticut came out flat in the first game of the best-of-five series, allowing Washington to gain control early. Elena Delle Donne and Ariel Atkins were thorns in the Sun’s side during Sunday’s contest, racking up 43 points and 15 rebounds between them.

So, how will Connecticut try to shut down these two lethal weapons? Alyssa Thomas has the answer.

“It’s just about making their shots tough,” the power forward said, according to the league. “You know, with Della Donne, she is the (WNBA) MVP for a reason, so she’s gonna score. But I think my job is to make hard and try and wear her out.

“And Atkins, we just got to do a better job with limiting her shots,” she continued. “I mean, I think she shot, what 85 percent from the floor? So, we can’t let that happen.”

Game 2 of the WNBA Finals tips off Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET at Entertainment and Sports Arena.

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