Hot Takes: The Sun Is Blazing

Points Of Interest
With a 110-72 win over the Chicago Sky at Wintrust Arena last Friday night, the Connecticut Sun joined the Phoenix Mercury as the only teams in WNBA history to reach 100 points three times in four games. The Mercury did it five times between 2009 and 2011. The Sun became the only team to ever open a WNBA season with consecutive 100-point games, and are now the only WNBA team ever to score 100 points in three out of the first four games of a season. Reaching 100 points in consecutive games has happened 14 times in league history. Connecticut did it on back-to-back road games at Phoenix (7/6/07) and Los Angeles (7/7/07). No team has have had three straight 100-point games.

Truly Offensive
Connecticut is averaging a league-high 97.4 points per game, and it is also at the top of a number of other offensive categories, including made field goals per game (37), shooting percentage (.508), three-point shooting percentage (.400) and assists per game (22.4). To put those numbers in perspective, the league scoring average is 82.6 points per game, and the average made field goals per game is 29.82.

Balancing Act
Through five games, Connecticut has six players averaging more than 11 points per game, and five different players – Alex Bentley, Chiney Ogwumike, Alyssa Thomas, Jonquel Jones (sharing the top scoring honors at Chicago with Bentley) and Jasmine Thomas – have been a leading scorer in a game. In the win over Los Angeles, Ogwumike, Jones, Alyssa Thomas, Courtney Williams, Jasmine Thomas and Shekinna Stricklen scored in double figures. It was the first time that has happened for the first time since August 15, 2017 against the Atlanta Dream.