There will be at least one winner-take-all Game 3 in the first round of the WNBA playoffs. The No. 1 seed Las Vegas Aces became the first to clinch a berth in the semifinals by ousting the No. 8 Chicago Sky, , in two games at home. They will have a full week off before facing the winner of No. 4 Dallas and No.
5 Atlanta at home in Las Vegas. Dallas leads, 1-0.
Lynx steady as the vets Napheesa Collier, a long shot MVP candidate, and Kayla McBride, the most veteran player on the roster, combined for 54 points (65% of the team’s total) to bring a deciding Game 3 back home to Minneapolis. In the 30-point Game 1 blowout loss, they combined for 30 of the team’s 60 points, while no other player scored more than eight.
Collier was 12-of-24 for 26 points with 13 rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block. She eclipsed her 14-point total of Game 1 within the second quarter, but exited early in the third quarter with a lower back injury. She was ruled questionable by the Lynx and returned two minutes of play later. In the early minutes, she moved gingerly and looked impacted by it. Her status will be an important key to Game 3. She played only two of the Lynx’s four games against the Sun and in Minnesota’s only win of the series, Collier scored 30. headtopics.com
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