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WNBA Playoffs

Becky Hammon’s path to becoming Aces head coach

Becky Hammon was named Aces head coach in December of 2021 and has quickly accomplished every feat imaginable in the W. This fairy tale season was years in the making.

The feel-good story of A’ja Wilson getting the monkey off her back

With how close the Las Vegas Aces came to winning it all in each of the past three seasons and with all the high expectations A’ja Wilson has placed on herself, it seems like a huge sigh of relief for her now that she has won her first WNBA championship, even though she's only 26.

Will Las Vegas’ small lineup cause a stylistic shift for the WNBA?

Becky Hammon and the Aces brought small ball to the WNBA. Will other teams follow suit?

Sun fail to force a Game 5 despite second consecutive triple-double from AT

There have only been 20 triple-doubles in WNBA history and Alyssa Thomas accomplished the feat it back-to-back games. She has the last four triple-doubles by anyone in the league. But the Sun’s jumbo lineup couldn't deliver a win in Game 4.

The Aces are the 2022 WNBA Champions

A 8-0 run to close the game gave Las Vegas the 2022 WNBA championship.

How the Sun guards are the key to winning the Finals

When you think of the key players for the Sun, names like DeWanna Bonner, Jonquel Jones, and Alyssa Thomas come to mind, but it’s the guards who can swing this series Connecticut’s way.

Taking a look at the Finals MVP race

Can Chelsea Gray overtake A’ja Wilson on the Aces side? Can anyone overtake Alyssa Thomas on the Sun side?

Sun survive, thrive in Game 3

In Game 3 of the WNBA Finals, the Connecticut Sun not only avoided a sweep at the hands of the Las Vegas Aces but also turned in a statement performance, highlighted by a history-making triple-double from Alyssa Thomas.

Aces suffer first Finals defeat as Sun bottle up Chelsea Gray

Chelsea Gray has been on fire for weeks, and the Sun finally figured out a way to cool her off.

WNBA Finals Game 3 preview

The Las Vegas Aces are just one victory away from their first-ever WNBA championship as their stars continue to show out. Down two games to none, the Connecticut Sun have some work to do as they head home to host Game 3.

Ridiculously efficient shooting inside arc for Aces dooms Sun

A’ja Wilson, Chelsea Gray and Kelsey Plum combined to shoot 79.3 percent inside the arc and the Connecticut Sun did not have the offensive firepower to match them.

A’ja Wilson sets the tone for an Aces rout

The Las Vegas Aces are one win away from a WNBA title after a 85-71 victory in Game 2.

Looking back on the 2020 WNBA Finals

No Las Vegas Aces fan wants to hear about Breanna Stewart’s 37 points in Game 1 of the 2020 Finals right now, but we looked back to see what’s fueling the Aces this time around.

What would a WNBA title mean to Connecticut?

The Sun making their fourth Finals appearance yet still searching for their first championship. Today we break down what a championship would mean to the Connecticut Sun.

Have the Aces already taken the Sun’s best shot?

Everything went Connecticut’s way in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals except for the final score. That doesn’t necessarily mean Las Vegas is sitting pretty.

An Aces title would signal a new era

With an Aces championship, Las Vegas could become the epicenter of women’s professional basketball.

Looking back on the 2019 Finals

The last time the Connecticut Sun reached the Finals was in 2019. They lost the series in five games, but what went wrong? Let’s take a trip down memory lane.

The Engine seeks the championship that has eluded her since college

Last year, Cat Arial looked at Skylar Diggins-Smith’s quest to win a first championship in the NCAA or WNBA. This year we take a look at Alyssa Thomas.

Thomas’ epic final two minutes to no avail, but Sun remain optimistic

We’d be talking about Alyssa Thomas non-stop if the Connecticut Sun had pulled out a win in Game 1 of the 2022 WNBA Finals.

Aces hold on for Game 1 win behind 45 from Gray and Wilson

Las Vegas had its lowest-scoring game of the season, but still pulled out its first Finals victory in franchise history.

Chelsea Gray is playing the best basketball of her career

Chelsea Gray has assumed the mantle of the best point guard alive, and she’s not stopping there.

The Sun are back in the WNBA Finals

The Connecticut Sun are back in the WNBA Finals, returning to the league’s ultimate stage for the first time since 2019 and the fourth time in franchise history. All it took to get there was a shocking, seemingly-impossible fourth-quarter comeback against the defending-champion Chicago Sky.

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Sky’s repeat bid ends at semifinal stage

The Chicago Sky lost the fourth quarter 24-5 and failed to move on to the WNBA Finals.

Sun have forced a Game 5 in Chicago

DeWanna Bonner led the Connecticut Sun to victory when they were on the brink of elimination to even their semifinal series against the Chicago Sky.

Sue Bird: As familiar a face as the WBB world has ever known

She’s one of the greatest to ever play the game and if you follow women’s basketball, you feel like you know Sue Bird. Because of her winning, her personality, her eloquence and the way the WNBA has marketed her, she leaves behind a legacy that may not be No. 1 on the court, but is just as famous as Diana Taurasi’s.

Sky on wrong end of record-setting performance by Sun

The Chicago Sky were unable to match the Connecticut Sun’s physicality in Game 4 of the 2022 WNBA Semifinals, allowing a single-game record for points in the paint. The series will now shift back to Chicago for a winner-take-all Game 5.

Bird’s career comes to a close as Stewart’s 42 points not enough in Game 4

The Seattle Storm played four close semifinal games against the Las Vegas Aces, but lost the series 3-1.

Sun are one loss away from same fate as last year

After losing 76-72 on Sunday, the Connecticut Sun find themselves in the same spot they were last year: Down 2-1 against the Chicago Sky in the semifinals.

Sue Bird robbed of thrilling game-winner, Storm lose heartbreaker

Sue Bird’s three with 1.8 seconds remaining put the Seattle Storm up two, but the Las Vegas Aces still won in overtime to go up 2-1 in the semifinal series.

Stewie vs. A’ja: A Matchup to be Remembered

Watching Breanna Stewart and A’ja Wilson, arguably the two best players in the entire WNBA, play against each other in the semifinals is not only a treat, but is also a potential preview of the league’s future.