The Connecticut Sun improved to a WNBA-best 9-1 on their home floor following a 72-60 victory against the Minnesota Lynx. Not only did the Sun secure their fourth straight win, but they ended the eight-game win streak of the Lynx, which was the longest active win streak heading into Tuesday evening.
By virtue of their win, the Connecticut Sun improved to 16-6 on the season, and are now tied for second place in the WNBA with the Seattle Storm.
The Minnesota Lynx drop to 13-8 with the loss, currently sitting in fourth place in the WNBA. They hold the fourth place spot comfortably with a 2.5-game lead over the Phoenix Mercury.
Jasmine Thomas led the Sun with 19 points, five assists, three rebounds and three steals followed by WNBA All-Star DeWanna Bonner who finished with 18 points, six rebounds and three assists.
WNBA MVP candidate Jonquel Jones put together another great all-around performance with 17 points, 13 rebounds, four assists and three steals.
Olympic gold medalist and Defensive Player of the Year candidate Sylvia Fowles recorded 14 points on 70% shooting while recording five rebounds. Kayle McBride added 12 points.
After both teams each traded the lead in the first three minutes of the game, the Sun went on a 16-4 run taking a 27-14 lead into the second quarter and would hold the lead for the remainder of the game.
After trailing by as many as 19 points in the first half, the Lynx went on a 17-5 run from there cutting the Sun lead to just seven points.
That is the lowest the Lynx were able to cut the Sun lead, however, as the Connecticut continued to answer any run the Lynx threw at them cruising to victory.