CT Sun Vs. Aces Preview: Connecticut Can Punch Ticket To Finals With Game 4 Win

The Aces, meanwhile, are on the brink of elimination

by Abigail Adams

Sep 27, 2020

The WNBA is on upset alert heading into Sunday’s slate of semifinals games.

The seventh-seeded Sun can punch their ticket to the WNBA Finals with a Game 4 victory over the top-seeded Aces at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. Yes, you read that right.

Las Vegas dominated Connecticut in the teams’ two regular-season contests, but the Sun have stunned the Aces in the playoffs. Connecticut currently owns a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series, something they’ve accomplished despite being impacted by injuries.

Alyssa Thomas surprisingly returned to the court for Game 3 after exiting Game 2 with a shoulder injury. She scored 23 points on 47.6 percent shooting in a game-high 39 minutes.

Jasmine Thomas (Plantar fasciitis) and Briann January (finger) also played through injuries. They contributed 10 and eight points, respectively.

Can the Aces keep their season alive? Or will the Sun reach the finals for the second straight season?

Here’s how to watch Sun-Aces Game 4:

When: Sunday, Sept. 27, at 1 p.m. ET
Online: FuboTV (free trial) | WatchESPN

Recent meetings
The Sun have won two of their last three meetings against the Aces after going 0-2 against them in the regular season.

Connecticut claimed the victory Thursday night on the back of on an injured Alyssa Thomas (23 points, 12 rebounds). Brionna Jones (15 points), DeWanna Bonner (12 points) and Jasmine Thomas (10 points) also scored double figures.

Players to watch
As always, Alyssa Thomas will attract plenty of attention, especially after her stunning performance Thursday. Bonner will be another one to watch after a quiet outing in Game 3.

Angel McCoughtry and A’ja Wilson have been solid for the Aces throughout the series, and will need to remain that way in Game 4 if they want to keep their season alive.

Thumbnail photo via Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images
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