For the Sun, all players scored with five players scoring in double figures. Additionally, the Sun had 24 assists, the tenth time they had 20 or more assists in a game. All these things sound familiar as the team worked together to defeat the Indiana Fever 89-73 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
For the Sun, Jasmine Thomas led all scorers with 15 points while Alyssa Thomas and Jonquel Jones each scored 14 points. Alex Bentley scored 11 points, and Courtney Williams 10 points in the victory.
For the Fever, Erica Wheeler and Jazmon Gwathmey each scored 13 points. Marissa Coleman scored her 2000th WNBA career point during the game.
After the game, Connecticut Sun Head Coach stated: “Excited with the way we played the first three quarters especially. …Their attention to detail on our game plan and schemes on both sides of the ball was really impressive. We ran, we turned them over more than most people do and got the running game going when they started to miss a few shots. The big key was keeping them out of the paint. We kept them out of the paint – in the first half, the discrepancy of points in the paint between the two teams at halftime was large. Couldn’t be more proud of the way we played. Now in the fourth quarter, disappointed with our execution with a low scoring quarter. We lost some focus with the big lead. You never want to have to put starters back in in that situation, but we just needed to calm down for a minute or two and get to the finish line. Good win, series clincher. That does a lot for us in the grand scheme of things. If Indiana makes a run, now we hold the tiebreaker and that’s important. Overall, for three quarters, really, really good basketball.”
The Sun play the Phoenix Mercury next at home on August 4th, while the Fever host the Chicago Sky on the same day.
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