Connecticut Sun at Washington Mystics Game Notes-6-29

Connecticut Sun Postgame Notes
Connecticut Sun 90, Washington Mystics 71
Game Notes:
  • Connecticut extended its win streak to three after defeating Washington 90-71 on the road. The Sun improve to 11-5 overall and 6-2 in conference play.
  • Curt Miller recorded his 100th career win. Miller has reached this milestone in just 174 total games, becoming the 7th-fastest coach to 100 wins.
  • Five Connecticut Sun players scored in double figures in the win. When the Mystics came to Uncasville, CT on May 28, the Sun also had five players reach double-digits in scoring.
  • Jonquel Jones returned to the court for the Sun after competing in FIBA EuroBasket with the Bosnia and Herzegovina National Team. Jones missed five games with Connecticut while overseas. Jones posted her 8th double-double of the season and 47th of her career after she scored a team-high 23 points and grabbed a game-high 16 rebounds. Jones outrebounded the whole Washington team which is only the second time a player has outrebounded an entire team in league history. Additionally, she has now scored 20+ points in six consecutive games and has recorded 10+ boards in 51 games of her career. Jones also added four assists, three steals and had the team’s only block.
  • Jasmine Thomas led the team from behind the arc, shooting 7-of-9 from the three-point line and tallying a new career-high in three-pointers made. Her previous career-high was five set on two occasions. She finished the contest with 21 points. Thomas also saw action in her 201st game with the Sun and now sits tied with Alyssa Thomas at fifth for games played in franchise history.
  • Brionna Jones added 14 points, nine rebounds, including six offensive boards and three assists.
  • DeWanna Bonner grabbed eight rebounds and handed out a season-high and game-high seven assists. This also tied her career-high in assists which she’s tallied five other times.
  • Off the bench, Natisha Hiedeman added 15 points, shooting 3-of-6 from the three-point line and Kaila Charles chipped in 10 points and eight rebounds. The entire Sun bench saw action in the contest.
  • Connecticut led Washington 36-18 in points scored in the paint as well as 20-0 in second chance points. As a team, the Sun shot 50 percent from both the field (35-70) and behind the arc (12-24). Twelve three pointers is a season-high for the team.
  • The Sun recorded 17 offensive boards compared to the Mystics’ one offensive rebound. This tied the team’s season high for offensive rebounds. In total, Connecticut tallied 52 rebounds which was also a new season high. The Sun outrebounded the Mystics by 39, the largest margin in WNBA history.
  • The Mystics were held to just 13 total rebounds which tied the record for lowest rebounds in a game by a Sun opponent. The last time a team recorded as few as 13 rebounds against Connecticut was on Aug. 8, 2001 against Miami.
  • The Sun committed 20 turnovers and tied their season high, while the Mystics turned the ball over just 10 times.
  • Tina Charles led the Mystics with a game-high 26 points on 10-of-23 shooting. Ariel Atkins added 19 points, five assists and went 7-for-9 from the foul line. Former Sun player, Theresa Plaisance scored 10 points, recorded a team-high seven rebounds and had three steals.
  • Washington only played with six players for the contest.