WHAT. A. GAME. On my way out of the Mohegan Sun Arena after seeing the Connecticut Sun defeat the Seattle Storm 96-89, I rode up the elevator to the parking garage with a couple of other Sun fans. I said, “Great game tonight.” They agreed shouting “It was absolutely amazing!”
“The hottest team in the WNBA right now.” is how the Sun is being described these days, and this game certainly showed why.
On this special night with the Sun celebrating their 15th year anniversary, Jasmine Thomas scored a career-high 29 points (4 of 6 from the three-point line) with 6 assists. Alyssa Thomas had a career-high 9 assists while scoring 17 points.
For Seattle, Breanna Stewart and Jewell Loyd scored 22 and 21 points respectively. Sue Bird had 16 points with 5 assists for the game.
In the locker room after the game, Sun Coach Curt Miller said to the team “In this league, not very many teams win their fourth game in seven days. That’s the game a lot of people lose. For you guys to step up and win that fourth game in seven days is huge. Now can we do five [wins] in nine [days]? Let’s go do five in nine!”
The 7-7 Sun take on the 7-7 Indiana Fever on Saturday, July 1st at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, while the Storm travel to Texas to play the Dallas Wings on Saturday, July 1st.
Some photos from the game below, or visit the gallery here for full-size images.