- The Connecticut Sun lost to the Chicago Sky in a close battle, 94-91. DeWanna Bonner led the Sun in scoring with 18 points, four rebounds, and six assists. Courtney Vandersloot led the way for the Sky with 20 points, two rebounds, five assists and four steals in the effort.
- Six Sun players ended the game in double figures, with Jonquel Jones notching her 10th double-double of the season with 17 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and one steal; and Odyssey Sims having her best night in a Sun jersey so far with 13 points, four assists and one steal.
- The Sky bested the Sun in the first quarter, 31-14. Chicago got off to a hot start on an 11-2 run, sustaining the pressure throughout the quarter. Bonner, Alyssa Thomas and Courtney Williams all had four points apiece in the opening frame.
- Chicago led Connecticut, 50-46, at the half. The Sun surged back during the second quarter, scoring 32 points and ending the quarter on an 11-2 run to bring their deficit to four.
- In the second quarter, the Sun led the Sky in points in the paint (14-10) and fast break points (4-0), while the Sky led in second chance points (5-4).
- Odyssey Sims led all scorers with nine points.
- The Sun were 19-38 (50%) from the floor in the first half, while the Sky shot 20-34 (58.8%) from the field through twenty minutes.
- The Sun started the second half with a 12-6 run, going ahead by two points into the first timeout of the third quarter. Thomas had six points and an assist during the run.
- Connecticut finished the third quarter, down two points with a score of 69-67. Thomas led all scorers with six points, two rebounds and one assist during the 10-minute stretch.
- During the third quarter, the Sky bested the Sun in points in the paint (16-14) and fast break points (2-0); while the Sun beat the Sky in second chance points (6-0).
- The Sky outscored the Sun 25-24 in the final frame to take the 94-91 win. The Sun shot 36-78 (46.2%) from the field, compared to the Sky’s 37-65 (56.9%) performance from the floor. Chicago outscored Connecticut in fast break points (9-6); while Connecticut bested Chicago in points in the paint (52-48) and second chance points (16-5).
The Connecticut Sun return to action Tuesday, August 9 at 10:30 P.M. EST at Crypto.com Arena for the first of a two-game stint against the Los Angeles Sparks. The Sun look to improve their record to 2-0 against the Sparks on the season.