Jonquel Jones had 15 factors and 10 rebounds because the Connecticut Solar overcame an 11-point deficit within the fourth quarter, beating the Chicago Sky 72-63 on Thursday evening within the decisive fifth recreation of the semi-final collection and advancing to the WNBA Finals.
Connecticut scored the ultimate 18 factors of the sport to beat a 63-54 deficit with 4:46 remaining.
All of the Solar starters scored in double figures and Connecticut superior to the Finals for the third time general and first time since 2019.
Connecticut will face the top-seeded Las Vegas Aces for the WNBA title. The primary recreation of the collection is Sunday in Las Vegas.
Chicago have been making an attempt to develop into the primary group to repeat as WNBA champions because the Los Angeles Sparks in 2001-02.
Jones scored inside to place the Solar forward with two minutes left, hitting an ensuing free throw for a three-point lead.
Natisha Hiedeman tied the sport with a transition layup with 2:24 left as Connecticut lower into it deficit within the fourth.
A pull-up jumper by Courtney Williams with 47.5 seconds remaining gave the Solar a five-point cushion, and DeWanna Bonner knocked down 4 free throws to place the sport out of attain.
Connecticut outscored Chicago 25-5 within the fourth quarter, recovering from a disastrous third interval during which they scored eight factors and turned the ball over seven occasions.
Kahleah Copper led the Sky with 22 factors on 8-for-19 taking pictures, together with 3 of 5 from lengthy distance, and added 4 steals.
DeWanna Bonner chipped in with 15 factors, Hiedeman added 14 and Williams and Alyssa Thomas every added 12 for Connecticut.
Emma Meesseman, who completed with 14 factors on 6-for-14 taking pictures and 6 rebounds, gave the Sky an 11-point lead with 7:20 to play.
Within the opening half, the Solar continued the torrid taking pictures that they had in Recreation 4, after they made 56.9% of their photographs. However that slowed within the third quarter, because the Sky protection tightened.
Candace Parker buried a 3-pointer and Copper adopted with three-point play to offer Chicago a 10-point lead getting into the fourth.
However Chicago’s taking pictures went chilly and the Sky missed their final eight photographs.
Parker completed with seven factors and 9 rebounds.