Connecticut grabbed its fourth win in a row after a 86-80 win over Indiana on the road. The Sun sit third in the league with a 12-5 overall record and first in Eastern Conference play with a 7-2 record. Connecticut will face Indiana again on Saturday, July 3 at 1pm EST and look to close out the series 3-0.
Brionna Jones led the Sun with 34 points, setting a new career-high. This is the third time in five games Jones has set a new career-best. Jones shot 14-for-19 from the field (73.7 percent), notching career-highs in both categories. She became just the 16th player in Sun history to record 30+ points in a game. Jones also tied the team record for points in regulation. Courtney Williams and DeWanna Bonner both recorded 34 points in a game. Shannon Johnson holds the overall record after scoring 35 points vs Cleveland (6/8/02) in triple overtime. Jones also had seven rebounds and three steals.
Jonquel Jones has scored in double-figures in every game this season. In the first quarter she scored 10 points in just under six minutes of play. She finished with 19 points, four assists and four rebounds. Jones shot a perfect 10-of-10 from the freethrow line.
Bonner notched 14 points and moved up to 18th on the WNBA All-Time Points list (5525). She slides past Lindsay Whalen (5523) and now sits behind Katie Douglas (5563). Bonner added seven rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Jasmine Thomas had a team-high seven assists in the contest and added seven points.
The Sun went to the freethrow line a total of 26 times and made a season-high 23 baskets.
Both teams committed 15 turnovers and grabbed nine steals. Connecticut outrebounded Indiana 29-24, outscored them in the paint (40-36), in fast breaks (18-8) and second chance points (13-7).
Kelsey Mitchell and Tiffany Mitchell led the Fever, scoring 21 and 18, respectively. K. Mitchell shot 7-for-11 and was 6-for-6 from the line. T. Mitchell shot 60 percent from the field (6-10) and 83 percent from the line (5-6).