Last-minute finishes, 5-point swings: Defining the Sky-Sun rivalry ahead of Game 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Chicago Sky's Kahleah Copper drives to the basket past Connecticut Sun's Jonquel Jones during the second half in Game 1 of a WNBA basketball semifinal playoff series Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022, in Chicago. The Sun won 68-63.

    Chicago Sky's Kahleah Copper drives to the basket past Connecticut Sun's Jonquel Jones during the second half in Game 1 of a WNBA basketball semifinal playoff series Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022, in Chicago. The Sun won 68-63. Associated Press

 
 
Updated 8/30/2022 7:28 PM

The Connecticut Sun don't talk about last year.

They don't talk about their 26-10 first-place finish in the regular season, or the fact that they were favored to win it all. Curt Miller's team doesn't talk about their bye into the semifinals or the Sky snapping the 12-game win streak they carried into the postseason on their home court in Game 1.

 

And the Sun certainly don't talk about their 3-1 semifinal series loss to the No. 6 Sky.

They don't talk about any of it, but the experience of their franchise-best regular season ending with a quick and disappointing playoff exit to the eventual WNBA champions is seared into their memories.

"It's not always the fairy-tale ending," Miller said.

This year, the shoe is on the other foot.

• Read more at chicago.suntimes.com.

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