The Connecticut Sun (4-0) head to the nation’s capital to play a Sunday WNBA tilt against the Washington Mystics (5-2).
The Sun lead the Eastern Conference by just a half game over the Mystics and that should make for an early season intense battle on Sunday. The Sun is coming off a 110-72 rout over Chicago on Friday as Alex Bentley and Jonquel Jones each scored 20 points. The 110 points by the Sun tied a franchise high.
Washington was upset in its last outing 85-73 at home on Friday by the Las Vegas Aces. The Mystics allowed runs of 15-4 and 13-4 by the Aces as their shooting was inconsistent. Monique Currie led the Mystics with 24 points in a losing cause while Elena Delle Donne the leading scorer and rebounder for the Mystics sat out due to illness.
Alyssa Thomas leads the Sun in scoring, rebounding and is second in assists with averages of 14.8 points, 10.8 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game. Five other players for the Suns are averaging double figures in scoring. The second leading rebounder is Chiney Ogwumike averaging 6.0 per game. The leader in assists is Jasmine Thomas with an average of 5.8 per game.
Elena Delle Donne leads the Mystics in scoring and rebounding with averages of 16.5 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. Donne is questionable for the game due to illness. Kristi Toliver is the second leading scoring and second in assists with averages of 15.6 points and 3.3 assists. The leader in assists is Natasha Cloud with an average of 5.0 per game.