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Connecticut Sun: Road to the Championship – Mystics win Game 5 and the WNBA Championship


(WTNH) — The WNBA season came down to one game. For Game 5 Thursday, it was back to D.C. for Connecticut Sun and Washington Mystic. The Mystics left season champions.

The Sun was hungry for the win and fought hard the entire game – in many cases keeping the score nearly tied. But the Mystics beat them out in the end.

The final score was 78 Sun, 89 Mystics.

Related: News 8 Live Coverage: WNBA Finals Game 4 at Mohegan Sun

In a tweet Thursday night, the Sun thanked their fans for all the support throughout the season.

Thursday’s game starts at 8pm. Sports Team 8’s John Peirson was live in D.C. with pre-game coverage from 5-6pm.

This championship win would be a first for either franchise, and the way this series has gone there’s no telling who has the momentum.

In a tweet Thursday, the Sun said that despite previous national predictions, they always believed they would make it this far in the series.

The Sun tweeted Wednesday that they were ready to finish the series and take the championship!

Celebrities, media, sports teams, and politicians with connections to Connecticut sent support to the Sun throughout the week, all ready to call the Suns champions:

Robin Roberts of Good Morning America – a former player herself – tweeted after the Sun’s Game 4 win, “One team will be doing this tomorrow night following decisive #GameFive at the @WNBA finals.” In her photo, she is kissing the WNBA championship trophy.

The New England Patriots sent a gif to the Sun via twitter: Tom Brady yelling “Let’s go!”

The UCONN Women’s basketball team got in on the support, cheering on their former teammate, Morgan Tuck, who is now a member of the Suns.

Hartford Courant joined in the love fest saying, “One win away from the #WNBA title!”

Connecticut lawmakers go in on the action, too:

Senator Chris Murphy (CT-D) sent luck from Washington D.C. saying, “Good Luck to the @ConnecticutSun tonight in the #WNBAFinals!”

Even the Governor, Ned Lamont, got fired up and ready to ‘burn it down’ Thursday.

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