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Sun beats Mystics, boosts WNBA East lead

Sun beats Mystics, boosts WNBA East lead

Connecticut's Asjha Jones tied her season-high with 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Sun cruised to a 77-64 win over the Washington Mystics on Friday, increasing their lead in the WNBA East standings to two games.
Tina Charles added 13 points and 10 rebounds for Connecticut, which never trailed.
Monique Currie scored a season-high 21 points for Washington, which lost its fifth straight.
Leading by four at halftime, Connecticut pulled away in third quarter, opening the half with a 12-0 run keyed by five points from Jones.
MERCURY 84, SKY 81
In Rosemont, Illinois, DeWanna Bonner scored 27 points as Phoenix held off Chicago.
Charde Houston had 16 points for the Mercury, which won despite being limited to just eight active players.
Swin Cash scored 16 points for the Sky, who have lost four straight since the best start in franchise history.
Phoenix led by 14 points early in the third quarter, before Chicago chipped away and pulled to 82-81 with 13 seconds to play. Bonner made two free throws 6 seconds later to seal the Mercury's win.
DREAM 102, SHOCK 92
In Tulsa, Oklahoma, Angel McCoughtry scored 24 points as Atlanta downed Tulsa and won its third straight.
Armintie Price added 19 for the Dream, which finished with its highest score of the season.
Ivory Latta and Glory Johnson scored 16 points each to lead Tulsa.
The Dream led by 24 in the third quarter before the Shock used a 20-7 run to pull to 85-78 with 7:11 to go, but McCoughtry's 3-pointer and then a putback on the next possession pushed the visitors' lead to 12.


Updated : 2021-06-23 10:33 GMT+08:00