Basketball Continuity, balance lead Connecticut Sun to WNBA Finals WNBA Finals Game 1 is Sunday in Washington, D.C. by Gregg Snyder September 26, 2019 When the Connecticut Sun take the floor Sunday night in Washington, D.C. for Game 1 of the WNBA Finals, odds will be against them, as they have been all season. Their opponent, the Washington Mystics, are the leagues top team, with the star player, and all the expectations. So how do the Sun continue to shine bright? With continuity and balance up and down the roster. The Sun have been counted out all season – with so called experts claiming they couldn’t get it done without the traditional star power. Connecticut continues to prove doubters wrong, and are now set to take the court with the grand prize within reach. The Mystics have WNBA MVP Elena Della Donne who averages 19.5 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. They also have Kristi Toliver, 13 points and six assists per game. The spotlight will be on them, the “star” players. Connecticut will do what they’ve done all season – battle as a group, as underdogs, as what many have deemed them, “underdogs”. The Sun are only the fourth team in WNBA history to start the same starting five for every game during the season. While there is not one big time scorer (Jonquel Jones leads the team with 14.6 points per game), every starter contributes. Jones is also a league rebound leader. While not flashy scorers, the Connecticut Sun offense runs through Jasmine Thomas and Alyssa Thomas. Rounding out the starting five is sharp shooter Shekinna Stricklen and ball of energy Courtney Williams. Sure, each player has a “role” but these ladies can ball. It will be more of the same for Sun head coach Curt Miller. He knows his roster, his players know what they are capable of. When the Finals tip off on Sunday, it’s anyone’s guess who will lead the Sun each game – and that’s not a negative. The Mystics will need to account for every Sun player on the court, because if they don’t, another upset could take place. Game 1 from Entertainment & Sports Arena in Washington, D.C. is schedule to tip off Sunday at 3:00pm. Game 2 is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 8:00pm inside Mohegan Sun Arena. Post Views: 826 The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Gregg Snyder Latest posts by Gregg Snyder (see all) Ivy League Cancels Fall Sports, Big Ten Seeking Modified Football Schedule - July 9, 2020 Last Dance Championship to be Played at Arm & Hammer Park - June 24, 2020 Monmouth Park To Open For Fans July 2 - June 23, 2020 Giants Stars to Join Hip New Jersey Telethon - May 26, 2020 Related TopicsCourtney WilliamsWashington Mystics Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Headlines Trending Videos Around the Nation You Know I’m Right, Episode 22: ESPN Radio New Lineup, Mahomes, MLB COVID-19 Testing (Audio) College Ivy League Cancels Fall Sports, Big Ten Seeking Modified Football Schedule Baseline Jumper Baseline Jumper, Episode 129: Who’s Coming to Orlando and Who Isn’t (Audio) College DEVELOPING: The REAL reason why Rasir Bolton left Penn State FACES Hard work has led to success for John Jacob in high school football FACES Angelo DeSalvo Enjoys Successful Career in Coaching High School Football Baseball Yankees’ Billy Martin’s Luxury Lake House For Sale College Ranking the Big Ten QBs Ahead of the 2020 Season FACES Women in Sports Interview Series: It’s a sure bet with Philadelphia native, Erin Kate Dolan (VIDEO) FACES Women in Sports Interview Series: National Lacrosse League Host & Producer, Devan Kaney (VIDEO) Football “Overtime” – Ep. 43: New York Guardians 2020 Season Opener (Video) BIZ “Overtime” – Ep. 40: NY Raptors Thanksgiving Classic 2019 (VIDEO) Podcasts More in Basketball You Know I’m Right, Episode 22: ESPN Radio New Lineup, Mahomes, MLB COVID-19 Testing (Audio) On the 22nd episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese discuss: ESPN Radio’s... Baseline Jumper, Episode 129: Who’s Coming to Orlando and Who Isn’t (Audio) As NBA teams and players report to Orlando, most players are able to make... Baseline Jumper, Episode 128: Will an NBA Season Still Happen? (Audio) With COVID cases rising and players dropping out, is the NBA restart going to... You Know I’m Right, Episode 21: Nathan’s Hot Dog-Eating Contest, Cam Newton And Barry Bonds (Audio) On the 21st episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese discuss: 2020 Nathan’s... Baseline Jumper, Episode 93: NBA Southeast Division Preview Can the Knicks land Bradley Beal?