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Sport Seattle Storm surge past Minnesota Lynx for 2-0 series lead in WNBA semifinals; Connecticut Sun take Game 3 vs. Las Vegas Aces

10:41  25 september  2020
10:41  25 september  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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Seattle , which has won seven straight games against Minnesota , hadn't played since Sept. 13 after earning a double-bye to the semifinals . So it took a little while to get the rust off but we just continue to stay with it to grind through it.'' Collier had 25 points, nine rebounds and six blocks for Minnesota .

BRADENTON, Fla. – Jewell Loyd scored 20 points and the Seattle Storm beat the Minnesota Lynx 89-79 on Thursday night to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-5 WNBA semifinal series.

Loyd had 10 points in a 12-0 run to end the first half, including consecutive 3-pointers, for a 46-33 lead and the Storm led the rest of the way, fending off multiple Lynx charges.

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Loyd’s 3-pointer with 5:15 left in the third quarter gave Seattle a 21-point lead. The Lynx finished the period with a 21-6 run to cut it to 68-62. The Storm again rebuilt double-digit leads only to see Minnesota cut them to single figures, the final time with 2:14 remaining.

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The second-seeded Storm, who beat No. 4 Minnesota in the series opener on Alysha Clark’s last-second putback, have a chance to sweep the series Sunday.

Breanna Stewart, 0 of 7 from the arc, finished with 17 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for Seattle. Clark added 13 points and Natasha Howard 11. Sue Bird, with seven points, made an early 3-pointer that gave her 86 in playoff games, good for sixth on the league’s career list.

a group of people standing on a basketball court: Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird, center, celebrates after a three-point basket against the Minnesota Lynx during Game 2 of their semifinal series. © Mary Holt, USA TODAY Sports Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird, center, celebrates after a three-point basket against the Minnesota Lynx during Game 2 of their semifinal series.

Damiris Dantas made five 3-pointers and led the Lynx with 23 points. Odyssey Sims added 18 points, Napheesa Collier, who missed the majority of the first half in foul trouble, finished with 12 points after scoring 25 in Game 1. Crystal Dangerfield had 10.

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Collier made a statement on behalf of the players before the game decrying the “outrageous and offensive” outcome of Wednesday’s news that a grand jury did not indict any police officers on charges directly related to the death of Breonna Taylor. Collier said the players will continue to work for “full and complete justice.”

CONNECTICUT SUN 77, LAS VEGAS ACES 68

Alyssa Thomas, knocked out of Game 2 two days ago by a dislocated shoulder, made a surprise start and led the Connecticut Sun to a 77-68 victory over the Las Vegas Aces on Thursday night for a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five semifinal series.

Thomas scored 23 points on 10-of-21 shooting and had 12 rebounds. She pushed the Sun to victory in the closing minutes, scoring eight points in the final three minutes, the last basket coming after a steal with 45 seconds remaining for a seven-point edge.

Thomas was injured midway through the first quarter Tuesday night in a loss and was listed as out before her status was changed to questionable Thursday.

Brionna Jones had 15 points and 10 rebounds, and DeWanna Bonner 12 points and 10 boards for the Sun. It’s the first time in league postseason history a team had three players with double-doubles in points and rebounds. Bonner moved up to 12th in career playoff points, passing Taj McWilliams-Franklin.

A’ja Wilson led the Aces with 20 points and 12 rebounds, and Angel McCoughtry added 16 points.

The Sun will try to wrap up the series Sunday.

WNBA Playoff schedule

First round — Single elimination

No. 7 Connecticut Sun 94, No. 6 Chicago 81

No. 5 Phoenix Mercury 85, No. 8 Washington Mystics 84

Second round — Single elimination

No. 4 Minnesota Lynx 80, No. 5 Phoenix Mercury, 79

No. 7 Connecticut Sun 73, No. 3 Los Angeles Sparks 59

Semifinals — Best-of-5

(*-if necessary; All times ET)

No. 1 Las Vegas Aces vs. No. 7 Connecticut Sun

Sun lead 2-1

Game 1: Connecticut 87, Las Vegas 62

Game 2: Las Vegas, 83, Connecticut 75

Game 3: Connecticut 77, Las Vegas 68

Game 4: Sunday, 1 (ESPN)

*-Game 5: Tuesday: 7 or 9 p.m.

No. 2 Seattle Storm vs. No. 4 Minnesota Lynx

Storm lead series 2-0

Game 1: Seattle 88, Minnesota 86

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The Washington Mystics took Game 3 against the Connecticut Sun , 94-81 The Connecticut Sun defeated the Los Angeles Sparks 78-56 on the road to take the Semifinals series 3 - 0 . The Seattle Storm advance to the second round of the WNBA Playoffs after defeating the Minnesota Lynx , 84-74.

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Game 2: Seattle 89, Minnesota 79

Game 3: Sunday, 3 p.m. (ESPN)

*-Game 4: Tuesday, 7 or 9 p.m.

*-Game 5: TBD

Finals — Best-of-5

(*-if necessary; All times ET)

Game 1: Friday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

Game 2: Sunday, Oct. 4, 3 p.m.

Game 3: Tuesday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m.

*-Game 4: Thursday, Oct 8, 7 p.m.

*-Game 5: Sunday, Oct. 11, 3 p.m.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Seattle Storm surge past Minnesota Lynx for 2-0 series lead in WNBA semifinals; Connecticut Sun take Game 3 vs. Las Vegas Aces

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