Connecticut Sun vs. Seattle Storm Post Game Notes 6-17-22

GAME HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Connecticut Sun defeated the Seattle Storm 82-71. DeWanna Bonner scored 15 points of the Sun’s 26 fourth-quarter points to close out Connecticut’s 12th win of the season.
  • Connecticut moves to 12-4, while Seattle falls to 9-6 on the season.
  • Bonner led Connecticut with a double-double, notching 20 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and three steals in the win.
  • Breanna Stewart finished with 19 points, seven rebounds, five assists and one block to lead Seattle.
  • Alyssa Thomas eclipsed the 700-assist mark in tonight’s contest. With eight in the game, she now has 907 in her eight years playing in the WNBA.
  • Connecticut trailed Seattle, 13-11, after the first four minutes of action. Jonquel Jones had four points, two rebounds and two assists to lead the Sun in the opening stretch. Sue Bird led Seattle with six points, going 2-2 from behind the arc.
  • The Sun lead the Storm, 23-21, after the first quarter of play. Jones finished the first ten minutes with six points, three rebounds, three assists and one steal for Connecticut.
  • Connecticut opened the second quarter on an 8-5 run to take a 31-26 lead into the first media timeout of the quarter. The Storm answered and cut the Sun’s lead to two, 34-32, with 2:38 left in the half.
  • The Sun finished the first half on an 8-0 run to take a 42-32 lead into the locker room.
  • Brionna Jones led Connecticut with 12 points, one rebound, one assist and one block in the first half. Bird finished with 11 points, three assists and one steal to lead Seattle after twenty minutes of action.
  • Connecticut shot 51.4% (19-37) in the first half, while holding Seattle to 38.9% (14-36) from the field.
  • The Sun outscored the Storm in the paint (32-18) and in bench points (16-4), while the Storm had the edge over the Sun in fast break points (5-2) in the first half.
  • Seattle outscored Connecticut, 26-14, in the third quarter to take a 58-56 lead into the fourth.
  • Breanna Stewart had 14 points, four rebounds and three assists in the first ten minutes out of the locker room for the Storm.
  • Connecticut opened the fourth quarter on a 9-4 run to take a 65-62 lead, forcing Seattle into an early timeout with 7:12 remaining in the quarter. Bonner led the Sun with five of her 20 points in that three-minute stretch.
  • The Sun held a 76-68 lead with 2:26 to go in the contest. Bonner continued to provide a spark for Connecticut scoring 13 of the Sun’s 18 points seven minutes into the fourth.
  • Connecticut outscored Seattle, 26-13, in the final ten minutes of the game to take home an 82-71 victory.
  • Jones tallied a double-double 17 points, 13 rebounds, four assists, one steal and two blocks in tonight’s win.
  • Jones had 19 points, two rebounds, three assists and one block in 25 minutes off the bench in the effort.
  • The Sun outrebounded the Storm, 40-26, and outscored them in the paint, 56-28.

 

NEXT GAME

The Connecticut Sun hit the road on Sunday, June 19 to take on the Washington Mystics at the Entertainment and Sports Arena at 2PM EST. The meeting will be the second of three matchups between the Sun and the Mystics this season. Connecticut defeated Washington, 79-71, on May 28 at Mohegan Sun Arena, behind three 14-point performances from DeWanna Bonner, Alyssa Thomas, and Courtney Williams.