The Las Vegas Aces will head-to-head against the Connecticut Sun in game 2 of the WNBA Finals 2022. The Aces went 1-0 up in the five-game series, crushing the Sun in the opening encounter with a score of 67-64. The Aces are looking promising to extend their lead, winning another game on September 14 at Michelob Ultra Arena. Meanwhile, the Sun is looking to devise some productive ways to square the lead as soon as possible. They fought well in the previous game, and a comeback is likely, managing the top-rated offense of the Aces with nonchalance. However, the Sun will need to pull up their socks on the offense to clinch a victory.
The Aces made an aggressive start and finished strong despite a poor middle session. The MVP A’ja Wilson’s grabbed 24 points and 11 rebounds. Meanwhile, Alyssa Thomas scored 19 points, and Jonquel Jones contributed 15 points in a standout outing. They have been ruthless through the season, and tomorrow the Sun will need a miracle to deny a 2-0 lead.
What does the Previous Matchup suggest?
The Aces started strong, finishing the first quarter of the game with a 21-9 lead on the board. Subsequently, in the second quarter, they got nine points, and in the third quarter, they slammed 21 points. Meanwhile, in the fourth quarter, they managed to score 12 points, eventually winning the game by three points. Thanks to Chelsea Gray, they got three crucial free throws in the last seconds of the game. Although plum was off her game, the Aces played incredibly well and are now holding a whip hand in the Finals. The Aces made just about 20% of their triples and shot below 40% from the field.
The Sun came up short in the contest for free throws, losing 16-3. There will inevitably be many fouls due to their aggressive style. They once again demonstrated their ongoing scoring difficulties, but their defense was on the mark. Jonquel was doing damage inside while Alyssa was doing damage to the post. Given their physical style, it is not surprising that the Sun had 13 offensive rebounds while the Aces had only six.
However, the Sun is in trouble but they will need to bring their A-game on both ends, offense, and defense. Although their strength is their defense, a good start in the first quarter as a handy lead will put them in the driving seat of the game. Nevertheless, the Aces will enter the game as hot favorites to clinch a victory tomorrow.