Keep Sun Alive, beat the Aces 105-76 in Game Three of the WNBA Finals

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas earned her first triple-double in WNBA Finals history, and the Connecticut Sun avoided elimination by defeating Las Vegas Aces 105-76 in Game 3 Thursday night.

Thomas has 16 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists for the Sun, who has now won all four of his playoff games, leading Dallas on the road in the first round and beating Chicago in games 4 and 5 to conclude that streak. .

The fourth game in this best of five series takes place on Sunday in Connecticut.

Las Vegas got off to a fast start, scoring nine of its first 11 points and forcing Connecticut to call a timeout. That ended the Sun and took over the game, outperforming the Aces 32-10 in the rest of the quarter, including 25 points from their last 29. Connecticut shot 14 out of 17 shots in that period, and DeWanna Bonner was a big reason for that.

She struggled in the first two games of the series, scoring five points overall while losing 16 of her 18 shots. She had seven points in the first 8 minutes on Thursday night and finished with 18. Jonkel Jones led the Sun with 20 points.