Preview: Connecticut Sun vs. Atlanta Dream

Connecticut Sun (2-5) vs. Atlanta Dream (4-3)
At Mohegan Sun Arena
Saturday, June 10th, 7:00 p.m. ET
Watch Live on CSN
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Last Game: The Connecticut Sun won 85-77 on the road over the San Antonio Stars on June 3rd. The Atlanta Dream fell 76-61 to the New York Liberty on June 7th.

Players to Watch: Connecticut – Jonquel Jones leads Connecticut this season in both scoring (13.7 ppg) and rebounding (12.6 rpg). She posted nine points, 14 rebounds, two blocks and an assist in last week’s win over San Antonio. Jasmine Thomas leads the team in assists (4.2 apg) and is third in scoring (11.3 ppg). She had 13 points, three rebounds and five assists against the Stars. Alyssa Thomas is tied for second on the Sun in rebounds (5.0 rpg) and ranks second on the team in assists (4.0 apg). She added 18 points, two rebounds, seven assists, three steals and four blocks in the win.

Atlanta – Tiffany Hayes leads the Dream this season in scoring (19.6 ppg) and ranks second on the team in rebounds (4.9 rpg). She posted 14 points, three rebounds and an assist in Wednesday’s loss to New York. Elizabeth Williams leads Atlanta in rebounds (9.1 rpg). She had seven points, four rebounds and two assists against the Liberty. Layshia Clarendon leads the team in assists (6.6 apg) and is second in scoring (11.9 ppg). She also added seven points, three rebounds and three assists in the loss.

Noteworthy:
• The Connecticut Sun fell 81-74 to the Atlanta Dream in their home-opener on May 13th.
• Morgan Tuck (21 points, three rebounds and two assists), Courtney Williams (18 points, five rebounds and one assist), Jasmine Thomas (14 points, two rebounds and three assists) and Jonquel Jones (eight points, 20 rebounds, two steals and two blocks) led Connecticut in their first game against Atlanta this season (5/13).
• Tiffany Hayes (19 points, six rebounds, one assist and one block), Bria Holmes (15 points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal) and Layshia Clarendon (14 points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals) were the top performers for the Dream in their win over the Sun on May 13th.
• Jonquel Jones leads the WNBA in rebounding this season (12.6 rpg). She collected a league-best 21 rebounds against Chicago (5/28).
• Courtney Williams posted career-highs of 23 points and 10 rebounds on route to her first career double-double against San Antonio (6/3).
• Alyssa Thomas had a season-high 18 points while tying her career-high of seven assists against San Antonio (6/3). She also had a career-high four blocks in the game.
• Brittney Sykes had career-highs of 14 points and seven rebounds against New York (6/7).
• Tiffany Hayes currently ranks sixth in the WNBA in scoring (19.6 ppg).
• Elizabeth Williams is third in the league in rebounds (9.1 rpg).
• Layshia Clarendon ranks third in the league in assists (6.6 apg). She also dished out a league-high 12 assists against Los Angeles (5/27).
• Through seven games, the Connecticut Sun lead the WNBA in three-point percentage (.421).
• The Sun collected a league-high 50 rebounds against Chicago (5/28).

Connecticut Sun Head Coach Curt Miller
On the recent road trip and preparing for Atlanta this weekend.
“It’s good to be back together after 17 days on the road out of 19. We gave an extended break to the players, so we got back together today. Good effort, good energy, I think everyone has their batteries recharged after that long, extended road trip. We got back after it today, worked a lot on ourselves, now we have the rest of the week to prepare for Atlanta. It was a really important road trip, played three good games, probably should have been 3-0. We couldn’t get to the finish line in Washington, but happy with 2-1. We’re building some momentum, trying to get healthy. Now we have a stretch without Alex Bentley, but we continue to get better and better and we look forward to the upcoming games.”


Next Game: The Connecticut Sun host the New York Liberty at Mohegan Sun Arena on Wednesday, June 14th at 7:00 p.m. TICKETS