Sun advance to face Liberty in semifinals after beating Lynx in Game 3.
Sun advance to face Liberty in semifinals after beating Lynx in Game 3
The Connecticut Sun secured their spot in the semifinals for the fifth consecutive season after defeating the Minnesota Lynx in Game 3 of their first-round series. Led by Alyssa Thomas and DeWanna Bonner, who combined for an impressive performance, the Sun dominated the game from start to finish. Bonner also made history by reaching 1,000 career playoff points and joining an elite group of players with 1,000 points and 500 rebounds in the postseason. The Sun will now face the Liberty in the semifinals, with the first game scheduled for Sunday in New York.
DeWanna Bonner makes history
DeWanna Bonner, a key player for the Connecticut Sun, played her 76th playoff game on Wednesday night, making her the player with the most playoff appearances among active players. In Game 3, Bonner showed her experience and skill, contributing to the Sun’s victory. She finished the game with 25 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, and three blocks, showcasing her versatility on the court. Bonner also reached a significant milestone, becoming the fifth player to score 1,000 career playoff points. Additionally, she joined an exclusive group of players, including Candace Parker and Tamika Catchings, with 1,000 points and 500 rebounds in the postseason.
Bonner’s contributions often go unnoticed, but her impact on the Sun’s success cannot be overlooked. Despite not being the team’s star player, she consistently performs at a high level and plays a crucial role in their playoff runs.
The Sun’s next challenge will be facing the Liberty in the semifinals, and Bonner’s experience and leadership will undoubtedly be key factors in their pursuit of a championship.
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