Connecticut Sun at Washington Mystics Game Notes: 8-31

Connecticut Sun 85, Washington Mystics 75

Game Notes

  • Connecticut’s 46 points in the paint solidified a 85-75 victory over Washington (10-16). The Sun hold a 21-6 overall record and have now won 15 games this season by 10 or more points.
  • Connecticut  extended its winning streak to nine which is the longest win streak in the league this season. Additionally, this is the Sun’s longest win streak since 2006 when the team won 12-straight.
  • The team also finished out the month of August undefeated at 7-0.
  • Curt Miller amassed his 110th victory as a head coach in the WNBA. Miller is now one win behind Marynell Meadors (111) at 15th on the WNBA All-Time Coaches Wins List.
  • Jasmine Thomas (964) is now tied with Lindsay Whalen (964) for first on the Connecticut Sun All-Time Assists List. Thomas added seven points and three rebounds on the night.
  • The Sun and Mystics began the first quarter trading baskets back and forth. Connecticut eventually gained as much as a six-point lead (22-16) headed into the second.
  • Washington garnered a 12-4 run and tied the game at 28 apiece with 6:30 left in the half. The Sun fought back and ended the quarter with a 45-37 advantage.
  • Connecticut outscored Washington 29-16 in the third. After going on a 22-8 run, te Sun grabbed a 21-point over the Mystics.
  • The Mystics closed out the fourth quarter with a 19-7 run and finished the quarter by outscoring the Sun 22-11.
  • Jonquel Jones scored the first seven points for Connecticut and ended the first quarter with 10. By the half Jones had scored 21 points, four shy of the individual franchise record (25) for points in a half. Jones grabbed 14 rebounds and notched her 14th double-double of the season and 53rd of her career. She added three blocked shots, two steals, and one assist to become just the fifth player in WNBA history to have 30+ points, 14+ rebounds, 2+ steals and 3+ blocks. (Per Across The Timeline)
  • Brionna Jones scored a total of 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in her 2nd straight double-double game of the season. This is the sixth double-double of her career and sixth time she has scored 20 or more points in a game this season. She also added four assists.
  • J. Jones and B. Jones are the first teammates to each have 20+ PTS / 10+ REB on 70% or better from the field in the same WNBA game. (Per Across The Timeline) The pair accounted for 53 of the team’s 85 points and 24 of the team’s 38 rebounds.
  • Briann January hit three baskets from behind the arc for nine points.
  • DeWanna Bonner added seven points, three rebounds and five assists.
  • Kaila Charles saw 20 minutes of action and contributed four points, two assists, one steal and one block off the bench.
  • As a team, the Sun shot 49.3 percent from the field (34-69), 40 percent from behind the arc (8-20) and 75 percent from the freethrow line (9-12). Connecticut dominated in the paint, outscoring the Mystics 46-24.
  • Washington shot 45.5 percent (25-55), 34.6 percent from deep (9-26) and 88.9 percent from the stripe (16-18).
  • Three Washington players reached double figures in scoring. Shatori Walker-Kimbrough led the team with 17 while Myisha Hines-Allen and Ariel Atkins each scored 16.
  • Natasha Cloud dished out a game-high 12 assists against the Sun. She was one shy from the opponent individual career high 13 assists which was set by Courtney Vandersloot on May 30, 2014.
  • Tina Charles and Elena Delle Donne were both listed out for Washington.