Nine months ago, Connecticut's Alyssa Thomas was undergoing surgery for an Achilles injury. In Game 2 of the semifinals against Chicago, Thomas rose to the occasion.
Thomas brought tons of energy to the court, finishing with a double-double, as she recorded 15 points, 11 rebounds and six assists in the Sun's 79-68 victory over Chicago.
"It was about protecting our home court," Thomas told ESPN's Holly Rowe after the game. "We didn't come out and perform last game."
Four other Connecticut players—DeWanna Bonner (15), Brionna Jones (11), Briann January (12) and Jasmine Thomas (12)—finished in double figures in Thursday's contest.