Fever Burned by Red Hot Sun

Uncasville – Jasmine Thomas led five players in double figures with 15 points as the Connecticut Sun cruised to an 89-73 win over the Indiana Fever at Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday.

It was the second win in a row since the All-Star break for the Sun (14-9), who began a lengthy stretch of home games – including today, the Sun play eight of the next nine at home – with a decisive victory over the Fever (8-16).

The Sun led by as much as 38 points, and began the fourth quarter with an 80-45 lead. It was the largest deficit the Fever had faced this season. The Sun finished 2-1 against Indiana this season, earning a crucial playoff tiebreaker.

Connecticut jumped out to a 16-4 lead in the opening minutes, and were up 27-8 with 1:39 left in the first quarter. The lead was 47-28 at halftime.

Jonquel Jones (14 points, 13 rebounds) had 10 rebounds in the first half while Alyssa Thomas (14 points, eight assists, five rebounds) had 12 points and Jasmine Thomas had 10 points before intermission.

It was more of the same in the third quarter as the Sun outscored Indiana 33-17 with the help of six made threes. Alex Bentley scored nine of her 11 points in the quarter, hitting three times from behind the arc while Jones scored eight points with a made three.

Jones posted her third straight double-double, and her 13th of the season. Courtney Williams added 10 points, six rebounds, two assists and a steal while making 5 of 7 shots.

The Sun will be home again Friday at 7 p.m. to host Diana Taurasi and the Phoenix Mercury.