The Eastern Conference-leading Connecticut Sun extended their winning streak to nine straight games against the Washington Mystics on Tuesday night with a 85-75 victory.
Connecticut has now won nine of their last 10 games en route to a 21-6 overall record, dropping only their WNBA Commissioner’s Cup game against the Seattle Storm though it didn’t count against their record.
Check out the full box score here.
ONE BIG TAKEAWAY
The Sun put together a dominant third quarter on both ends of the floor and it helped Connecticut extend its eight-point halftime advantage to 74-53 heading into the fourth. Brionna Jones was among the key contributors as she scored nine points in the quarter while converting four of her six shot attempts in the 10-minute frame.
The Connecticut defense, which has been stellar throughout the campaign, limited the Mystics to just 16 points in the quarter as the Sun outscored Washington 29-16. The Sun used an extended 17-5 scoring run during the final 5:04 of the quarter to pull away. Washington trailed by 20 points with 3:38 remaining before ending the game on a 12-2 scoring run to make the final score a bit more respectable.
STARS OF THE GAME
— Jonquel Jones once again did Jonquel Jones things Tuesday night as she led the Sun early on by scoring 21 of her game-high 31 points in the first half. Jones was an extremely efficient 7-for-8 from the field during the first half while converting a pair from long range, as well. She finished shooting 12-for-17 from the floor with 14 rebounds and three blocks.
— Brionna Jones was a team-best +18 in her 18 first-half minutes, depicting her contributions on both ends. She scored 13 of her 22 points before the break before finishing 10-for-14 from the floor with 10 rebounds.
— Washington was led by Shatori Walker-Kimbrough in the loss as she finished with a team-high 17 points on 4-for-5 from the field.
If you bet $100 on the Sun to win by anywhere from 5-10 points, you would have walked away $255 richer Tuesday, according to DraftKings Sportsbook.
ON DECK AT NESN
The Sun now have a week off before returning to action Tuesday against the Dallas Wings with tip scheduled for 8 pm. ET, and you can watch the game live on NESN+.