Las Vegas Aces vs. Connecticut Sun live score, updates, highlights from Game 3 of WNBA Finals | Sporting News (2024)

The Connecticut Sun staved off elimination in Game 3 f the WNBA Finals with a convincing 105-76 victory over the Las Vegas Aces.

The Sun are now 4-0 in elimination games this postseason.

Jonquel Jones led the way with a dominant performance inside, dropping 20 points, five rebounds and four assists, while Alyssa Thomas created history with the first triple-double in WNBA Finals history, recording 16 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists.

After a quiet first two games in the Finals, Dewanna Bonner came to life in Game 3, recording 18 points, six rebounds and five assists.

The Sun will now look to level the series on their home floor, withGame 4 taking place on Sunday at Mohegan Sun Arena.

If you missed any of the action, we've got you covered with all the live updates and highlights from Game 3 of the WNBA Finals.

Las Vegas Aces vs. Connecticut Sun score

Game 3Q1Q2Q3Q4Final
Aces192327776
Sun34192428105

Las Vegas Aces vs. Connecticut Sunlive updates, highlights from Game 3of WNBA Finals

FINAL: Sun 105, Aces 76

The Sun keep the series alive to make it 4-0 in elimination games this postseason.

10:52 p.m. —With four minutes to go, Aces coach Becky Hammon brings her starters out of the game.

10:51 p.m. —The Sun extend their lead to 18 points behind an 8-0 run.

10:45 p.m. —The Sun are just a step quicker here in the fourth, crashing the glass and coming up with loose balls. They're dominating on the glass with nine offensive rebounds to the Aces' two.

Jones, Thomas and Bonner have three each.

10:43 p.m. — Jonquel Jones checks back into the game. She's got four fouls. Sun lead 83-79.

10:37 p.m. — Alyssa Thomas creates history with the first triple-double in WNBA Finals history and just the third in playoff history! She's up to 14 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists.

Alyssa Thomas has made history tonight 🧡@athomas_25 is the first player in #WNBAFinals history to record a triple double

Congrats, AT 👏#MoreThan pic.twitter.com/J3CnccqApf

— WNBA (@WNBA) September 16, 2022

End of the third quarter: Sun 77, Aces 69

We have a ball game! The Aces trail by six points heading into the final frame. A'ja Wilson leads the way with 19 points, while Jackie Young has 17.

Jonquel Jones leads the Sun with 18 points, scoring 11 in the third alone. The Sun are dominating inside, outscoring the Aces 44-26 in the paint.

— WNBA (@WNBA) September 16, 2022

10:28 p.m. — Vegas has made their last seven 3s as they cut the deficit to single digits. Can they pull off the comeback!

10:20 p.m. — The Aces go to a 3-2 zone, but they have no answer for Jonquel Jones inside tonight. She now has a team-high 14 points.

The Sun bench is loving every minute of it.

This high-low pass to @jus242 is PERFECT 😍@DijonaiVictoria is fa'sho loving it 🤣

📺 @espn pic.twitter.com/PO7J5U0K6O

— WNBA (@WNBA) September 16, 2022

10:18 p.m — Plum completes the three-point play as she keeps the Aces in the contest. She has the last eight points for Las Vegas.

10:15 p.m. — The Sun ball movement has been crisp tonight, with 23 assists on 25 made field goals.

Four of Connecticut's five starters have scored at least 11 points tonight.

10:10 p.m. — BONNER GOES BANK!

IDK if DB called that or not, but the bank is certainly open 😏

📺 @espn pic.twitter.com/Pb65RacXi5

— WNBA (@WNBA) September 16, 2022

Halftime: Sun 53, Aces 42

9:54 p.m. — Kelsey Plum lets it fly from just over half-court to cap an 8-0 run for the Aces as they go into the break trailing by just 11 points after trailing by as many as 23.

.@kelseyplum10 AT THE BUZZZZER BEFORE THE HALFFF ‼️

📺 @espn pic.twitter.com/2tLWF885e2

— WNBA (@WNBA) September 16, 2022

9:52 p.m. — After missing her last three triples, Jackie Young finds the net to cut the lead to 14 points in the final minute of the half.

9:46 p.m. — OK! It's the Chelsea Gray show now as she hits another triple!

9:45 p.m. — Chelsea Gray from the parking lot! She drills the deep triple and follows it up with another to cut the Sun lead to 17 points.

The Gray way 🤝

📺 @espn pic.twitter.com/jzguxvGtUD

— WNBA (@WNBA) September 16, 2022

9:43 p.m. — The Aces' offensive struggles continue, missing their last seven 3-point attempts.

9:38 p.m. — The Sun help defense has been impressive tonight, scrambling to close down shooters and space. The Aces are yet to score four minutes into Q2.

End of first quarter: Sun 34, Aces 19

9:26 p.m. — Jonquel Jones beats the buzzer to cap a 25-4 run as Connecticuttake a commanding 15-point lead. The Sun caught fire down the stretch, shooting 82 percent in the first quarter.

The @ConnecticutSun end the 1Q on a 25-4 run, shooting 82.4% in the quarter 😤

📺 @espn pic.twitter.com/QTTH2a90yK

— WNBA (@WNBA) September 16, 2022

Natisha Hiedeman leads the Sun with eight points, while Dewanna Boner has seven.

9:24 p.m. — Make that a 15-2 run! The Sun have found their offensive groove to extend their Q1 lead. They've made eight of their last nine shots.

9:23 p.m. — Here come the Sun! A 10-2 Connecticut run gives them their first lead of Game 3 at 19-17.

9:18 p.m. — Jackie Young has the hot hand early with three triples on three attempts. She scored five points in each of the first two games but has nine early in Game 3.

SHOOOOTER 🗣️@JackieYoung3 is up to 9 PTS, 3-4 from deep

📺 @espn pic.twitter.com/kNP1GZskYY

— WNBA (@WNBA) September 16, 2022

9:16 p.m. — The Aces race out to an early 9-2 lead. Timeout Sun.

9:13 p.m. — And we're underway in Connecticut as A'ja Wilson scores the first two baskets of the game. The MVP sets the tone from the jump.

🅰️ to the rack early!@_ajawilson22 // #RaiseTheStakes pic.twitter.com/rHehxPmAkD

— Las Vegas Aces (@LVAces) September 16, 2022

9:00 p.m —There's no shortage of Aces and Sun players on the All-WNBA Teams.

Your 2022 All-WNBA Second Team @athomas_25 @sabrina_i20 @nnekaogwumike @jus242 @SylviaFowles #MoreThan pic.twitter.com/5zpklPmwft

— WNBA (@WNBA) September 16, 2022

8:12 p.m. —The players are bringing the heat in the tunnel.

It’s GO TIME 😎

Can the @ConnecticutSun force a Game 4, or will the @LVAces be crowned #WNBAChamps 👀

Tune in to @ESPN at 9pm/ET to find out 📺

🎵: “Motivation” - C. Henry | @unitedmasters pic.twitter.com/C5X9Dy0R17

— WNBA (@WNBA) September 15, 2022

8:10 p.m. — Re-live the action from Game 2.

Game 2 #minimovie 🎬

Relive the best and most lively moments from Game 2 of the #WNBAFinals pic.twitter.com/Ehe9o9MCbM

— WNBA (@WNBA) September 15, 2022

What channel is Las Vegas Aces vs. Connecticut Sun on?

  • Date:Thursday, Sept. 15
  • TV channel:ESPN
  • Live streaming:Sling TV| Watch ESPN

Game 3 of the WNBA Finals will air on ESPN. Viewers can also stream Game 3 on Watch ESPN or Sling TV.

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Las Vegas Aces vs. Connecticut Sun start time

  • Date:Thursday, Sept. 15
  • Time:9 p.m. ET | 6 p.m. PT

Game 3 of the WNBA Finals will tip off around 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, Sept. 15. The game will be played at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

WNBA Finals schedule 2022

Here is the full schedule for the 2022 WNBA Finals.

DateGameTime (ET) / ResultsTV channel
Sept. 11Game 1Aces 67, Sun 64
Sept. 13Game 2Aces 85, Sun 71
Sept. 15Game 3Sun 105, Aces 76
Sept. 18Game 4*4 p.m.ESPN
Sept. 20Game 5*9 p.m.ESPN

*If necessary

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