Connecticut Sun vs Los Angeles Sparks Game Notes: 8-26

Connecticut Sun 76, Las Vegas Aces 62

Game Notes

  • Connecticut (19-6) defeated the Los Angeles Sparks (10-15), 76-72 and extended their win streak to seven. The Sun continue to hold the best home record, 12-1, and the best record in the league.
  • Connecticut grabbed a 10-point lead (20-10) after the first quarter of play. Los Angeles took an early 6-4 lead, but Connecticut finished on a 16-4 run.
  • The Sparks battled back and grabbed a late second-quarter lead (39-36), outscoring the Sun 29-16 in the second. This was a new opponent high in points per quarter this season (29).
  • Los Angeles extended their lead to nine (50-41) with six minutes to go in the third. Connecticut fought back to take a four-point lead to finish out the quarter, 59-55.
  • Connecticut led by eight with 2:31 left to go in the fourth quarter (71-63). Los Angeles brought it within two (74-72) with 29.3 seconds left. However, it was a lay-up from Jonquel Jones which secured the win for Connecticut.
  • Brionna Jones finished the game with 23 points while only having six at the half. She scored 10 points in the third quarter alone. This is the 5th time she has scored 20 or more points in a game this season and shot 10-13 from the field.
  • Jasmine Thomas also had six points at the half and ended the night with 13. Thomas handed out six assists.
  • DeWanna Bonner added 14 points and five assists.
  • J. Jones notched her 13th double-double of the season and 52nd of her career. She has scored in double digits in every game this season but one. Jones posted 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, six of which were offensive, also a new season high. With this performance, J. Jones passed Shannon Johnson to become ninth on the Connecticut Sun all-time points list (2,053).
  • Briann January played in her 350th career game and added three assists for the Sun.
  • Los Angeles received double-digit scoring from four players. Nia Coffey led the way for the Sparks, scoring 20 points off the bench. Erica Wheeler and Nneka Ogwumike scored 13 points apiece while teammate Brittney Sykes added 11 points.
  • Wheeler led the game with nine assists, one shy of her season and career high.
  • Connecticut had 18 points off turnovers compared to Los Angeles’ 17. The Sparks collected 31 points off the bench compared to the Sun who scored 2.