BRADENTON, Fla. — Breanna Stewart scored a career-playoff-high 31 issues, tying Seattle’s franchise playoff file, Sue Hen had 16 issues and nine assists, and the Typhoon beat Minnesota, 92-71, on Sunday to comb the Lynx and advance to the W.N.B.A. finals.
Stewart added six rebounds, seven assists, 3 steals and two blocks. Mercedes Russell tied her season excessive with 10 issues for the second-seeded Typhoon.
Hen and Stewart blended to attain or lend a hand on 13 issues all over a 17-Zero run that gave Seattle a 24-Eight lead when Sami Whitcomb made a layup with 54.2 seconds left within the first quarter. Stewart made a brief jumper to push the Typhoon’s result in 18 issues with 1 minute five seconds left within the first 1/2, however Minnesota scored 16 of the following 21 issues, together with 6 by means of Crystal Dangerfield and two Three-pointers by means of Odyssey Sims, to make it 48-41 about 3 mins into the 3rd quarter.
Stewart spoke back with back-to-back layups and, after Jewell Loyd made every other layup, Stewart transformed a Three-point play after which hit a three in a 12-Zero run that made it 60-41 with about 4 mins later. Minnesota trailed by means of double figures the remainder of the best way.
The fourth-seeded Lynx, who got here in averaging a playoff-low 11.Zero turnovers in keeping with recreation, dedicated 19 on Sunday. They made 27 of 59 from Three-point vary within the first two video games of the sequence, however hit simply 7 of 22 (31.Eight %) on Sunday.
Napheesa Collier led Minnesota with 22 issues, 15 rebounds and three blocks. Damiris Dantas and Dangerfield — the 2020 W.N.B.A. rookie of the yr — scored 16 issues apiece, and Sims added 10 issues.
The Typhoon will play both top-seeded Las Vegas or No. 7 seed Connecticut within the finals, which start on Friday. Seattle misplaced each regular-season matchups with the Aces — together with an 86-84 loss within the regular-season finale — and received its two regular-season video games in opposition to the Solar by means of a median of 18 issues.
Aces Pressure Recreation five
Angel McCoughtry scored 16 of her 29 issues within the 3rd quarter as Las Vegas took regulate and the Aces beat the Solar, 84-75, on Sunday in Recreation four in their best-of-five W.N.B.A. semifinal sequence.
McCoughtry completed with six assists, 5 rebounds and 3 steals. A’ja Wilson, the 2020 league Most worthy participant, had 18 issues, 13 rebounds and four assists for top-seeded Las Vegas, and Danielle Robinson additionally scored 18 issues.
Recreation five is Tuesday.
McCoughtry scored 14 of the primary 18 second-half issues for Las Vegas and assisted at the ultimate four because the Aces grew to become a 1-point halftime deficit right into a 55-46 lead halfway in the course of the 3rd quarter. Connecticut trailed by means of a minimum of nine issues the remainder of the best way.
Las Vegas used to be with out the reigning two-time W.N.B.A. 6th girl of the yr, Dearica Hamby, who will perhaps pass over the rest of the playoffs with a knee harm.
Jasmine Thomas made a career-high six Three-pointers on 11 makes an attempt and completed with 25 issues for the Solar. Alyssa Thomas added 15 issues and DeWanna Bonner had 10 issues and a season-high 15 rebounds.