Sun coach Mike Thibault said he will sit Lindsay Whalen for Saturday's regular-season finale against Washington. It will be the second straight game he chose to rest her right sprained ankle with the playoffs approaching. Whalen tried playing through it, but after the Sun's loss in Houston on Tuesday made their hopes for homecourt advantage bleak, Thibault decided it was best to give his MVP-caliber point guard the necessary time to heal.
As for the postseason, here's the schedule for the Sun's first-round, best-of-three series with the No. 3 seed New York Liberty.
Thursday, Sept. 18, 7 p.m.: Connecticut at New York
Saturday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m.: New York at Connecticut
Monday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m.: New York at Connecticut (if necessary)
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