Connecticut Sun vs. Seattle Storm Post Game Notes 7-28-22

  • The Connecticut Sun defeated the Seattle Storm, 88-83. With the victory, the Sun clinch a spot in the WNBA playoffs for the sixth straight season.
  • Tonight’s contest was a sell-out with an attendance of 9,137.
  • Connecticut moves to 20-9 on the year, while Seattle falls to 18-11.
  • Alyssa Thomas finished with her second points-assists double-double of the season with 19 points and 11 assists. She also added five rebounds and two steals in the win.
  • Breanna Stewart had 17 points, three rebounds, two steals and one block to lead Seattle in the effort.
  • Connecticut trailed Seattle, 18-10, headed into the first media timeout of the contest. Courtney Williams led the Sun with six points and two steals in the opening six minutes.
  • The Sun finished the first quarter on a 11-6 run to cut the Storm’s lead to three, 24-21. Williams and Thomas each had six first-quarter points to lead Connecticut.
  • Both teams opened the second quarter notching six points apiece, the Storm leading the Sun 30-27 with 6:16 to go in the half. DiJonai Carrington nailed a triple to lead the Sun in scoring in that stretch.
  • Connecticut outscored Seattle, 23-16, in the second quarter to take a 44-40 lead into the break. Thomas tallied 12 points, two rebounds and three assists in the first half to lead the Sun. Sue Bird had 11 points, three assists and one steal to lead the Storm.
  • The Sun shot 16-34 (47.1%), while the Storm shot 15-31 (48.4%) from the floor through two quarters of action.
  • Connecticut outscored Seattle in the paint (22-14), on the fast break (8-2) and from the bench (17-6) in the first half. Both teams notched six second-chance points after twenty minutes of play.
  • The Sun opened the second half on a 12-7 run to take at 56-47 lead over the Storm with 6:51 remaining in the quarter. DeWanna Bonner sank two triples to lead Connecticut in that stretch.
  • Seattle answered with a run of their own, but Connecticut ultimately took the 72-68 lead into the fourth. Both teams put 28 points on the board in the third quarter.
  • Bonner tallied eight points and three rebounds to lead the Sun out of the break.
  • The Storm opened the fourth quarter outscoring the Sun, 8-7, cutting the lead to three, 79-76, with 6:23 to go.
  • The teams were tied, 83-83, with 2:55 to play in the contest, but the Sun ended the game on a 5-0 run to take home the 88-83 victory.
  • Bonner notched a double-double with 12 points, 10 rebounds and two assists.
  • Brionna Jones had 13 points and five rebounds and Carrington finished with 11 points, two rebounds and two assists off the bench.
  • Connecticut shot 48.5% (32-66), while Seattle shot 48.5% (31-64) on the night.


The Connecticut Sun continue their homestand with a tilt with the Chicago Sky on Sunday, July 31 at 1:00 PM ET at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Sun look to pick up their first win against the Sky this regular season, dropping the first two matchups in June. In their last meeting, Connecticut fell to Chicago, 91-83. Jonquel Jones finished with 23 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, five steals and two blocks in the effort.