WNBA fans everywhere are thrilled for Game 5 between the Chicago Sky and the Connecticut Sun, which is scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m. at Wintrust Arena.
The winning side will advance to face the Las Vegas Aces in the WNBA Championship in 2022. The Sun recently defeated the Sky 104-80 in a swift victory. Alyssa Thomas was close behind with 17 points, scoring 19 alongside DeWanna Bonner and Courtney Williams.
The Connecticut Sun are best when it comes to turning tables around. On Tuesday night, the Sun, playing on their home court and facing elimination, put on a solid display to defeat the Chicago Sky 104-80. The action will return to Chicago for a decider Game 5 on Thursday night, with the series now set at 2-2. In Game 4, the Sun also had three substitutes with at least ten points. Kahleah Copper scored 16 points to lead the Sky. As the Sky have not been able to put more than 85 points up against the Sun during this series, Connecticut will win if they come into this game as hot as they did during Game 4.
After three straight games in which the Sun looked completely incompetent on offense, they suddenly looked like world beaters in Game 4.
Players to Watch Out
DeWanna Bonner should receive a lot of praise for establishing Connecticut’s tone. She was highly energetic on both ends, which resulted in a lot of early offense, causing errors and initiating fast breaks that the Sun pounced on the entire time. She led the game with four steals and scored 19 points on 7-13 shooting.
Five of the Sky’s 15 turnovers were attributed to Candace Parker. Her 3-9 shooting performance resulted from being thrown a hand grenade during a couple of possessions when Chicago took too long to set up their offense. Candace is thought to be an unbeatable choice to help Sky win.
Sky vs Sun: Prediction
Although the Chicago Sky may still be the only team in the series, the Sun are riding a wave of momentum and have already shown that they can win both at home and away. I believe that Tuesday night’s rout victory was the turning point in this series and has opened up the Sun’s road to the WNBA Finals, even though they will be traveling to a hostile environment in Chicago and will have a crowd that is vehemently opposed to them.
Sky vs. Sun: Predicted Lineup
Connecticut Sun: Dijonai Carrington, Jonquel Jones, Courtney Williams, DeWanna Bonner, Alyssa Thomas
Chicago Sky: Candace Parker, A. Quigley, K. Cooper, E. Meesseman, C. Vandersloot