How dangerous can the Connecticut Sun be if they get into the playoffs? We consumed a lot of basketball, with the WNBA playing 147 games in 73 days. Ogwumike also had nine rebounds, and Jones made a career-high five 3-pointers. Connecticut (21-13) will have a first-round bye and host the winner of No. These Cookies are necessary for the performance of the Services and may not be removed. Chiney Ogwumike had 13 points and a season-high 14 rebounds for the Sun (18-13). It was a whirlwind of a regular season, full of close games and a revolving door at the top and bottom of the standings. ‘We love when people doubt us’: Sun return to WNBA semifinals on a mission. With many WNBA teams retooling their rosters before the season tips off (finally!) CHICAGO (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot scored 20 points and handed out 15 of Chicago's WNBA record-tying 35 assists to help the Sky beat the Connecticut Sun 97-86 on Friday night. After weeks of negotiations with the Women's National Basketball Players Association, the league came to terms on a shortened season. UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones scored a season-high 23 points, Courtney Williams had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and the Connecticut Sun beat the Washington Mystics 94-68 on Tuesday night. WNBA postpones the start of the 2020 regular season. This includes information about the number of visitors to the site, what pages visitors view on our site and how long visitors are viewing pages on the site. The WNBA Players Association is currently negotiating with the league about the details of a return, and it is complicated. UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas had 17 points, 12 rebounds and five assists, Jonquel Jones added 20 points and eight rebounds and the Connecticut Sun beat the Phoenix Mercury 94-66 on Sunday. On a given night, any of coach Curt Miller's players can lead the team on offense. Since the Atlanta Dream co-owner sent a letter to the WNBA commissioner opposing Black Lives Matter, the players have been organizing. Jones had 20 points and 14 rebounds for Connecticut (16-9). Mystics or Sun for the 2019 WNBA championship? Los Angeles (19-15) took the sixth seed and will host the No. Sun focus on positives and quickly moving on from season-opening loss. But as with many WNBA clubs, there has been roster attrition. We’ve got nationally televised back-to-back triple-headers this weekend and 132 games being played in just 49 days — buckle up. 13 pick before being traded to Connecticut as part of a three-team deal with Washington in 2014. Dailey wasn't impressed just with Dydek's size, but also her bigger-than-life personality. This year, the Sun guard is a force on the court and a hype machine off of it. Taurasi moved to 11-0 in elimination playoff games. Around the WNBA: End-of-season power rankings, highs/lows and awards. ATLANTA (AP) — Angel McCoughtry scored 25 points, Layshia Clarendon hit two free throws with 9.4 seconds left and the Atlanta Dream overcame a 13-point second-half deficit to beat the Connecticut Sun 75-70 on Friday night. As a longtime fan of the WNBA, Thomas was thrilled about the opportunity to write a commercial centered on social justice. Jonquel Jones opts out of WNBA season, raising questions of what’s next. She has been a supporter of the WNBA since it started, even trying out for the Detroit Shock after graduating college. This Week in the W: Natasha Cloud and Kyrie Irving, rookies and triple-doubles. PHOENIX (AP) — Diana Taurasi had 25 points, Brittney Griner scored 23 and the Phoenix Mercury took sole possession of first place in the WNBA with an 84-77 win over the Connecticut Sun on Thursday night. As Curt Miller lets his players run the show, Jasmine Thomas commands Game 1. On the only Monday this season with WNBA games, we have a Q&A with Cloud on teaming up with the NBA star and more from the bubble. The coach says the team doesn't have an alpha dog, but the "pack" philosophy as Miller calls is working. Three teams secured playoff spots over the weekend and the Lynx and Sky are two wins away from doing the same in what will be a wild finish. After the Mystics arrived in shirts in honor of Jacob Blake and teams had emotional discussions, all decided not to play in protest. 18.1 PPG INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Rachel Banham scored 20 points and the Connecticut Sun snapped a four-game losing streak with an 87-78 win over the Indiana Fever on Sunday. But as with many WNBA clubs, there has been roster attrition. After the Sun fought back Tuesday for a 99-87 win to even the series, both teams go back to the drawing board for Game 3. The state saw 164 new coronavirus cases reported out of 8,359 tests performed. UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Chiney Ogwumike scored 18 points in her first WNBA victory against sister Nneka, helping the Connecticut Sun beat the Los Angeles Sparks 102-94 on Thursday night. Jasmine Thomas scored 20 points and Shekinna Stricklen had 12 points and three steals. After two years as an assistant to Curt Miller with the Connecticut Sun, Collen is taking over in Atlanta. Kayla McBride added 27 points, including three 3-pointers, and Kelsey Plum had nine points and a season-high 10 assists for Las Vegas (8-12). This season, they raised the bar and led the way. The Sun (9-7) got no closer than the final score from there. The Sun's Alyssa Thomas and the Mystics' Natasha Cloud showed how badly they want a title in the final minutes Tuesday. If the Sun can retain their core this offseason, the return of Jonquel Jones will make them title contenders once again. Connecticut scored nine straight points to pull away for good. Connecticut Sun. Connecticut (19-13) has won seven of eight, and it is fourth in the playoff standings. The Sun opened up a double-digit lead early in the fourth and Jones made 3-pointers on back-to-back possessions for an 85-68 advantage. Since the 2019 WNBA finalists' surprising 0-5 start, they've improved on both ends of the floor and are fighting for a playoff spot. How the WNBA brought home-court advantage to a soundstage at IMG. UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jasmine Thomas scored 27 points and the Connecticut Sun beat the Los Angeles Sparks 89-86 on Sunday to secure the fourth seed in the WNBA playoffs. The contract is designed to keep Miller in Connecticut through the 2021 season. Sun forward Alyssa Thomas, who left Tuesday's Game 2 with a shoulder injury, started Thursday and scored a game-high 23 points to lead Connecticut to a 77-68 win over the Aces. Adding experience and versatility to the roster, such as with DeWanna Bonner, was coach Curt Miller's priority this offseason. UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Shavonte Zellous banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift the New York Liberty past the Connecticut Sun 79-76 on Wednesday. 1 to Jazmine Jones at No. ", Women’s basketball reading room: 10 book recommendations for fans. This Week in the W: Playoff scenarios, battle of the point gawds and more. Sun VP Amber Cox said hearing from her players amid national protests against racism opened her eyes to what they had to do.