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The Las Vegas Aces celebrate their win over the Connecticut Sun during Game 4 of a WNBA basketball semifinal round playoff series Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

McCoughtry scores 29, Aces beat Sun 84-75 to force Game 5

Sep. 27, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Angel McCoughtry said she received some inspirational advice from Elena Delle Donne before the game and applied it to keep Las Vegas' season alive. McCoughtry scored 16 of her 29 points in the third quarter as Las Vegas took control and the Aces beat the Sun 84-75 on Sunday in Game 4...

Thomas's career-high 31 leads Sun past Aces 87-62 in Game 1

Sep. 20, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Jasmine Thomas had a career-high 31 points, Alyssa Thomas scored 18, and the Connecticut Sun pulled away early and cruised to an 87-62 win over the Las Vegas Aces in Game of 1 of the best-of-five WNBA semifinals Sunday. Alyssa Thomas had six rebounds, five assists, five steals and...

Connecticut Sun forward DeWanna Bonner celebrates after her team defeated the Los Angeles Sparks during a WNBA playoff basketball game Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Bonner, Sun eliminate Sparks 73-58, head for semifinals

Sep. 18, 2020 12:08 AM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — DeWanna Bonner scored 17 points with 13 rebounds and the seventh-seeded Connecticut Sun eliminated the third-seeded Los Angeles Sparks 73-59 on Thursday night. The Sun, who swept the Sparks in the semifinals last year, take on top-seeded Las Vegas in a best-of-5 semis beginning...

Alyssa Thomas' 26 points, 13 boards lead Sun into 2nd round

Sep. 15, 2020 9:17 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas had 26 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists, DeWanna Bonner added 23 points and 12 boards, and the seventh-seeded Connecticut Sun beat the No. 6 seed Chicago Sky 94-81 on Tuesday night in the opening game of the playoffs. Connecticut will play either third-seeded Los...

Connecticut Sun's DeWanna Bonner, left, drives past Las Vegas Aces' A'ja Wilson during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Sun earn playoff berth, Seattle back on top of power poll

Sep. 8, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

DeWanna Bonner got off to a great individual start to the season, but as she was thriving the Connecticut Sun lost their first five games. The veteran, who went to Connecticut during the offseason after playing for the Phoenix Mercury, watched video and felt that while she was scoring at a high rate, she wasn't...

Bonner scores 25 against former team, Sun get playoff spot

Sep. 7, 2020 8:19 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — DeWanna Bonner scored 25 points and grabbed eight rebounds, Alyssa Thomas had 22 points, nine rebounds and nine assists and the Connecticut Sun clinched a playoff spot with an 85-70 victory over the Phoenix Mercury on Monday night. Connecticut (10-10) has won 10 of its last 15 games,...

DeWanna Bonner scores 26 points, Sun beat Fever 96-77

Sep. 5, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — DeWanna Bonner scored 26 points and Alyssa Thomas and Brionna Jones added 20 each to lead the Connecticut Sun to a 96-77 victory over the Indiana Fever on Saturday. The three combined to shoot 25 of 42 for nearly 60% and the Sun (9-10) strengthened their hold on the seventh of eight...

Las Vegas Aces forward Dearica Hamby goes up for a shot during the first half of the team's WNBA basketball game against the Dallas Wings, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

WNBA playoff picture comes into focus, teams clinch berths

Sep. 1, 2020 11:10 PM EDT

With less than two weeks left in the regular season, the WNBA playoff picture is becoming clearer. Seattle, Las Vegas and Los Angeles have already clinched spots in the postseason. Minnesota and Chicago reached the playoffs Tuesday night after Atlanta beat Indiana. It's the 10th straight season the Lynx are in...

Gray scores 27 points, Sparks control 4th quarter to top Sun

Aug. 28, 2020 10:22 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Chelsea Gray scored a season-high 27 points, Nneka Ogwumike added 17 points and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Connecticut Sun 80-76 on Friday night. The game was the second of three in the WNBA bubble Friday after play was postponed the previous two days following the weekend...

McBride's 25 points, Wilson's 21 lead Aces by Sun 99-78

Aug. 21, 2020 12:17 AM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Kayla McBride scored 25 points, A’ja Wilson added 21 points and the Las Vegas Aces beat the Connecticut Sun 99-78 on Thursday night. Dearica Hamby added 15 points and Angel McCoughtry had 14 points, eight rebounds and five assists for Las Vegas (9-3), which has won eight of...