The big recognition and the new great release of Jones still did not help Connecticut to avoid defeat from anyone in the first echo of the semifinals.
The Connecticut Sana team finished the regular part of the WNBA season with the best performance in the league, winning the cup of the best in the conference for the fourth time, which is why it directly qualified for the semifinals of the playoffs. And she is most responsible for all that Jonquel Jones (19.4 points, 11.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.3 blocks, 1.3 steals). The girl born in the Bahamas, who has been playing for the national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina since 2019, was almost unanimously chosen as the most useful player in the league part of the championship with 48 of the maximum 49 first places (487 points). The only first place that did not belong to her went to the address of the Phoenix Mercury Center Britney Greiner (224 points). The third was the Seattle Strom wing and the best in 2108. Brianna Stewart, the fourth center of Minnesota and the best defensive player Sylvia Faules, and the fifth center of Washington Tina Charles.
For the BiH national team, this is, logically, the brightest individual recognition in her WNBA career. Previously, in 2017, she was chosen as the player who made the most progress in the second best five of the League. A year later, she was declared the most advanced basketball player, while she even participated in all-star games three times (2017, 2019, 2021).
Jones for the first time as officially the best WNBA player, she confirmed her individual dominance at the opening of the semifinal series of the playoffs against Chicago. With 26 points, 11 rebounds and four assists, she was the most productive player of the match, but that did not help Connecticut avoid defeat (95: 101) after two overtimes into which it pushed them. Courtney Michelle Vanderslut. The incredible Chicago playmaker recorded a triple-double performance of 12 points, 10 rebounds and a WNBA playoff record of as many as 18 assists.
In the second semifinal duel, Las Vegas was led Rakinom Williams (26 points) and Kelsley Plam (25 points) beat Phoenix with 96:90.