2022 WNBA playoffs

Preview thumbnail for the post-finals edition of the Loecked on Women's Basketball podcast. Photo of the Aces raising the WNBA championship trophy, with the title: "How the Las Vegas Aces won the WNBA title"

Locked on Women’s Basketball: The Aces are champions

By The Next / September 18, 2022

Host Howard Megdal is joined by Jackie Powell for an instant reaction to the finals-clinching win by the Las Vegas Aces.

Sun big wing Alyssa Thomas (25) and Las Vegas Aces center A'ja Wilson (22) in a jump-ball at the top of the key. Sun big wing DeWanna Bonner (24) boxes out Aces point guard Chelsea Gray (12), Sun point guard Natisha Hiedeman (2) boxes out Aces point guard Kelsey Plum (10), Sun off-ball guard Courtney Williams (10) and Aces wing Jackie Young (0) try to box each other out, and Sun big Jonquel Jones (31) boxes out Aces center Kiah Stokes (41)

Daily Briefing — Sept. 18, 2022: Connecticut Sun, Las Vegas Aces return to Mohegan Sun for Game 4

By Isabel Rodrigues / September 18, 2022

What’s in the cards? Only time will tell.

Connecticut Sun center Jonquel Jones, Las Vegas Aces guard Chelsea Gray and Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas fight for a loose ball.

Balanced offense keeps Connecticut Sun’s championship dreams alive

By Jacqueline LeBlanc / September 17, 2022

An Alyssa Thomas triple-double usually means good things are happening offensively for the Sun, and that was the case in Game 3 of the Finals

Sun center Jonquel Jones (35) looks to shoot while Aces center A'ja Wilson (22) contests. Aces point guard Chelsea Gray (12) stands behind Jones.

How missed opportunities put the Sun in a 2-0 WNBA Finals hole

By Jacqueline LeBlanc / September 15, 2022

And what needs to change to prevent a Las Vegas championship

Four images of All-WNBA selections in a collage: on the top-left, a shot of Las Vegas point guard Kelsey Plum from behind, holding her follow-through as the ball falls through the hoop, with fans in the background celebrating but out of focus; on the top-right, Phoenix Mercury point guard Skylar Diggins-Smith drives from the key past Connecticut Sun combo guard Natisha Hiedeman, who is falling over towards her; on the bottom-left, Los Angeles Sparks big Nneka Ogwumike jogs up the court while pointing ahead; on the bottom-right, a shot of New York Liberty combo guard Sabrina Ionescu from behind, holding a finger up while looking out towards her teammates and Washington Mystics players

The Next’s 2022 WNBA Awards: All-WNBA

By Em Adler / September 14, 2022

The Next’s official 2022 WNBA awards wrapping up with All-WNBA

The thumbnail preview for the Game 1 recap of the 2022 WNBA Finals, featuring a picture of A'ja Wilson and the caption "WNBA Finals, Aces take Game 1"

Locked on Women’s Basketball: Aces take Game 1

By The Next / September 12, 2022

Missy is joined by Sun beat reporter Jacqueline LeBlanc to recap Game 1 of the WNBA Finals

Chicago Sky guard Allie Quigley (14) drives to the basket as Connecticut Sun forward DeWanna Bonner (24) defends during Game 3 of the WNBA semifinals at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., on Sept. 4, 2022. (Photo credit: Chris Poss)

Chicago Sky enter free agency with uncertainty after being upset in playoffs

By James Kay / September 10, 2022

Kahleah Copper: Loss to Connecticut ‘really hasn’t sunk in yet’

How the Connecticut Sun found their fire en route to the WNBA Finals

By Jacqueline LeBlanc / September 10, 2022

The Sun closed out Game 5 of the semifinals on an 18-0 run

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Locked on Women’s Basketball: Candace Parker and the Chicago Sky are on the brink, keys to Game 5 WNBA Playoffs 

By The Next / September 8, 2022

James Kay joins host Howard Megdal to discuss Game 5 predictions and what needs to change for the Sky to win

‘Courtney Williams was herself’

By Jacqueline LeBlanc / September 8, 2022

How Courtney Williams got her groove back to help the Sun force Game 5