Connecticut Sun vs. Chicago Sky Post Game Notes 7-31-22


  • The Connecticut Sun fell to the Chicago Sky, 95-92, in overtime. The Sun fought their way back into the contest, down by as many as 17 in the first half but were not able to hang on for the win.
  • Connecticut drops to 20-10, while Chicago moves to 23-7 on the year.
  • DeWanna Bonner finished with 23 points, nine rebounds, three assists and two steals to lead the Sun in the effort.
  • Kahleah Copper led the Sky with 27 points, five rebounds and two assists.
  • With nine rebounds in today’s contest, Bonner moved into 11th all-time in rebounding in WNBA history. She now has 2,578 rebounds in her career.
  • The Sun trailed the Sky, 13-8, headed into the first media timeout of the contest. Bonner, Alyssa Thomas, Jonquel Jones and Courtney Williams each had two points in the opening stretch.
  • Chicago went on an 8-3 out of the first timeout of the game to stretch their lead over Connecticut to 10, 21-11, and forcing them to call a timeout with 2:40 to go in the quarter.
  • The Sky led the Sun, 27-17, after the first quarter of the game. Thomas had six points and three rebounds in lead Connecticut after the first ten minutes of action.
  • Chicago opened the second quarter on a 6-2 run, extending their lead up to 14, 33-19, with 7:17 to play in the half.
  • The Sun finished the first half on a 19-4 run to cut the Sky’s lead to one at the break, 45-44. Connecticut outscored Chicago, 27-18, in the second quarter.
  • Thomas finished the first half with 14 points, four rebounds, two assists and one steal to lead the Sun. Copper had 14 points, two rebounds and two assist to lead the Sky.
  • Connecticut shot 51.3% (20-39) from the field, while Chicago shot 54.3% (19-35) from the floor through two quarters of play.
  • The Sun outscored the Sky in second-chance points (9-2) and bench points (9-8), while the Sky had the edge in points in the paint (34-28) and fast break points (8-4) in the first half.
  • Connecticut trailed Chicago, 51-48, heading into the first media timeout out of the break. Williams and Natisha Hiedeman each had a bucket in that stretch for the Sun.
  • The Sun outscored the Sky, 17-13, in the third quarter to take a three points advantage into the fourth, 61-58. Bonner had five points and four rebounds to lead Connecticut out of the locker room.
  • Connecticut held a 72-71 lead over Chicago with 5:25 to play in the regulation. Bonner had nine of the Sun’s 11 points to open the fourth quarter.
  • With 28.0 left in regulation, the Sky led 84-82. Williams rebounded a Bonner miss and made a floater to tie the game at 84-84 with 15.2 remaining in regulation. After a defensive stop, the Sun had a chance to win it in regulation with 3.7 seconds to go, but Williams missed a jumper, sending the game into overtime.
  • Connecticut began overtime on a 6-2 run to take a 92-86 lead with 2:02 to play. However, Chicago finished the game on a 9-0 run to take home the 95-92 win.
  • Thomas finished the day with 22 points, seven rebounds, eight assists and five steals.
  • Williams notched 16 points, eight rebounds and four assists in the effort.
  • The Sun scored 26 points off of the Sky’s 20 turnovers and outscored the Sky 21-4 in second-chance points.
  • Connecticut is now 1-1 in overtime games this season.



The Connecticut Sun are back home on Tuesday, August 2 at 7:00 PM ET at Mohegan Sun Arena for the first of a two-game series this week against the Phoenix Mercury. The Sun are 1-0 against the Mercury this season, picking up a 92-88 victory in Phoenix on June 3. Jonquel Jones led Connecticut with 24 points, seven rebounds, three assists and one steal in the win.