Sun Crush The Dream

Atlanta, Ga. – Jonquel Jones had 20 points and 13 rebounds in three quarters as the Connecticut Sun won its sixth straight, routing the Atlanta Dream 96-75 on Tuesday night at McCamish Pavilion.

It was the seventh straight double-double and 17th of the season for Jones, who also collected her eighth 20-point game of the season.

Winning for the 12th time in 14 games, Connecticut (18-9) clinched the season series against the Dream, finishing 2-1 by prevailing on the road in Atlanta for just the fourth time in team history.

Six players scored in double figures for Connecticut, which began the night as the highest scoring team in the WNBA. The Sun posted their 14th straight game with at least 30 made field goals (35 of 74) while scoring 90 or more points for the 12th time. The Sun led by as many as 31 in the game.

Jasmine Thomas had 18 points and four assists with four made three-pointers while Courtney Williams (12 points, three rebounds) and Alyssa Thomas (10 points, six assists) also contributed to the victory. Lynetta Kizer and Rachel Banham each scored 10 off the bench.

The Sun jumped out to a 10-0 lead just 1:43 into the game, and led by as many as 19 points in the first half on the way to a 49-32 edge at the break. Jones had 16 points and seven rebounds through the first two quarters while Jasmine Thomas had 10 points.

The Dream scored the first five points of the second half to cut the deficit to 49-37. A Sun timeout followed, and Connecticut responded by outscoring the Dream 25-9 the rest of the quarter. Atlanta shot just 23.8 percent in the third quarter, which ended with the Sun leading 74-46.

The last 10 minutes were formality, with the Sun leading by as many as 31 on the way to clinching their first winning season since 2012.. Connecticut had 28 assists in the win, a season-high and the third-most in franchise history.

Brittney Sykes (23 points, five rebounds, five assists) led the Dream.

Connecticut returns home to host the New York Liberty at Mohegan Sun Arena at 7 p.m. on Friday night. Get tickets.