When the games will air and five games I think should be aired
On April 28th the Connecticut Sun announced that NESN plans to re-air select games from the team’s historic 2019 season every Sunday at 4 p.m. EST. NESN is the television partner of not only the Sun but also the Boston Red Sox and the Boston Bruins.
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The first game is scheduled to air this Sunday, May 3, at 4 p.m. and will feature the Sun’s matchup against the Las Vegas Aces from June 2, 2019.
Each week the featured game will be released via NESN and the Sun’s social media channels.
Here are five games I hope you’ll see featured in the coming weeks:
89-77 Win over the Los Angles Sparks on June 6, 2019
Fans may remember this game as the Chiney Ogwumike return game, but Jonquel Jones, Courtney Williams and Jasmine Thomas all had at least fifteen points. This was one of the team’s best offensive performances, with the team making 46.6 percent of their shots overall.
86-76 Win over the Atlanta Dream on June 21, 2019
This game was exciting from start to finish with the Sun making 12 threes. Shekinna Stricklen went 7-for-11 from behind the arc and was one of the reasons that Connecticut won the game. There are few things Sun fans love more than made threes and this game certainly delivers.
79-78 Win over the Seattle Storm on August 16, 2019
This game came down to the final seconds when Alyssa Thomas stole the ball during a Storm inbound, her fifth steal of the day. The game left even head coach Curt Miller speechless. While the win was unlikely the Sun pulled it out in the end, despite Rachel Banham getting injured early in the game.
78-56 Win over the Los Angeles Sparks on September 22, 2019
While it may not have been the most exciting game in this series, this win sent the Sun to their first Finals since 2005. Jasmine Thomas had a nearly perfect game, going 11-for-14 from the floor, 5-8 from behind the arc, and scoring 29 points. She also added five rebounds, four assists and two steals.
Another highlight of this game was Courtney Williams’ 13 rebounds. Yes, a 5’8 guard had a game-high 13 rebounds to help send her team to the Finals.
99-87 Win over the Washington Mystics on October 1, 2019
Whoever said defense wins championships didn’t watch this incredible Finals series. This game should be re-aired for one simple reason: Jonquel Jones. She had a record-breaking performance that included 32 points, 18 rebounds and three blocks. This game is one that Sun fans will never forget.
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