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Watch: Jonquel Jones comes up with monster block in WNBA semifinals

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New York Liberty star Jonquel Jones came up with a monster block of Connecticut Sun forward DeWanna Bonner with six seconds remaining in the first half of Sunday’s WNBA semifinals contest, helping her team carry a one-point lead into the halftime break.

Jones’ block halted a layup attempt from Bonner, which would have extended the Sun’s one-point lead. Instead, Betnijah Laney picked up the defensive rebound, then Sabrina Ionescu made a layup on the other end, sending the Liberty into the half with a 45-44 advantage.

New York holds a 2-1 lead in the series. With a win in Sunday’s Game 4, the Liberty would advance to face the Las Vegas Aces in the WNBA Finals.

With three minutes remaining in the third quarter, Jones had 12 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks. The 2021 MVP was traded from the Sun to the Liberty ahead of the 2023 season.