Alyssa Thomas had a landmark triple double and Jonquel Jones scored a team-high 20 points as the Connecticut Sun stayed alive in the 2022 WNBA Finals with a 105-76 Game 3 win against the Las Vegas Aces on Thursday (15 September).
Thomas' 16 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists - the first triple double in WNBA Finals history - helped the Sun trim the Aces' series lead to 2-1.
Connecticut had six players score in double figures. Their 105 points were the most-ever in a playoff game in franchise history.
"She's probably the toughest player I ever coached", Sun head coach Curt Miller said of Thomas, who also chipped in two steals and a block on the evening.
"But she's the most consistent player in terms of effort that I've ever been around. I know what I'm going to get every single day she plays and that's what makes her special".
Las Vegas were led by Jackie Young's 22 points and 19 points from league MVP A'ja Wilson.
Game 4 is on Sunday in Connecticut.
In a win-or-go-home situation, the Sun got off to a blazing start, outscoring the Aces 34-19 in the first quarter.
The visitors tried to keep up, moving within eight points after the third but Connecticut pulled away in the final quarter and never looked back.
WNBA Finals 2022 full schedule of games
All times are ET (GMT -4).
Sunday 11 September 2022, from 15:00 ET - Game 1: Connecticut Sun at Las Vegas Aces
Tuesday 13 September 2022, from 21:00 ET - Game 2: Connecticut Sun at Las Vegas Aces
Thursday 15 September 2022, from 21:00 ET - Game 3: Las Vegas Aces at Connecticut Sun
Sunday 18 September 2022, from 16:00 ET - Game 4: Las Vegas Aces at Connecticut Sun
Tuesday 20 September 2022, from 21:00 ET - Game 5 (if required): Connecticut Sun at Las Vegas Aces
How to watch WNBA Finals 2022 between Aces and Sun
In the USA, games are live on ABC and ESPN. ABC will broadcast Game 1, with ESPN showing all remaining games on TV and their live-streaming services, and coverage also available via YouTubeTV.
Regional broadcasters in other parts of the world will show games live on television and via digital live-streaming.