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2022 WNBA Power Rankings: Week 12 – WNBA.com

This past week, the Chicago Sky and Las Vegas Aces became the first two teams to clinch a berth in the 2022 WNBA Playoffs. On Tuesday, the two teams will meet for the third time this season in the Commissioner’s Cup Championship (8:30 pm ET on Amazon Prime Video).

Las Vegas won the first meeting 83-76 on May 28 in Chicago behind double-doubles from A’ja Wilson (22 points, 16 rebounds) and Dearica Hamby (14 points, 14 rebounds) to improve to 8-1 on the season. The Aces would open the season 13-2 to take a commanding lead in both the Commissioner’s Cup and overall league standings.

The Aces appeared on their way to improving to 14-2 when they faced the Sky again on June 21, leading by as many as 28 points in the second quarter before the Sky came charging back. Behind 25 points and eight assists from Courtney Vandersloot and a double-double from Candace Parker (17 points, 10 rebounds), the Sky completed the largest comeback in WNBA history with a 104-95 win.

The win ignited a five-game win streak for the Sky and a run that saw the defending champs win 11 of 12 games to ascend to the top of the standings and steal the title of the hottest team in the league. On Tuesday, we get the rubber match in the culmination of the 2022 Commissioner’s Cup, which you can learn more about here.

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