BasketballContinuity, 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: 1,125The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest PostsGregg SnyderLatest posts by Gregg Snyder (see all) ITZ Staff Makes Super Bowl LV Predictions. Which team wins? Who is MVP? - February 5, 2021 Jets And Nike Create New Jersey High School Girls Flag Football League - February 3, 2021 NJ Sports Photographer, Lauren Guillen, Raising Funds For Local Youth Holiday Gifts - December 11, 2020 President Trump Awards Lou Holtz With Medal of Freedom - December 3, 2020 Related TopicsCourtney WilliamsWashington Mystics Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Newsletter SubscriptionCan't Miss Posts! MetLife Stadium to host Army-Navy Game in 2021 by Kelly Lynn | posted on August 23, 2017 Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 The Most Catastrophic Boat Trip Since the Titanic; the New York Giants by John Venezia | posted on October 4, 2020 Women in Sports: Ariel Epstein, On-Air Host at SportsGrid (VIDEO) by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 12, 2021 How Former NFL Scout and Coach Chris Landry Became an Entrepreneur and Sportscaster by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 23, 2021More in Basketball You Know I’m Right, Episode 111: New York Giants’ Insider John Schmeelk (Audio/Video)On the 111th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 107: New York Post’s Columnist Mike Vaccaro (Audio/Video)On the 107th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 97: SNY’s Michelle Margaux (Audio/Video)On the 97th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined SNY’s... WNBA Rolling Out Red Carpet For Upcoming 25th Anniversary SeasonThe WNBA’s 25th season also marks the debut of the WNBA Commissioner’s Cup. Baseline Jumper, Episode 93: NBA Southeast Division Preview Can the Knicks land Bradley Beal?