Alyssa Thomas scores 26 points, as Sun beat Mystics 86-76


Alyssa Thomas scored 26 points, Jonquel Jones grabbed 22 rebounds and the Connecticut Sun beat the Washington Mystics 86-76 on Tuesday night.

Thomas was 9 of 20 from the field and had 10 rebounds. Jones also scored 14 points and passed for six assists for the playoff-bound Sun (21-11). Jasmine Thomas scored 20 points and Shekinna Stricklen had 12 points and three steals.

In her third game back from an extended injury absence, Washington's Elena Delle Donne scored 24 points on 7-of-13 shooting. The Mystics (17-15) have lost three consecutive games.

Connecticut took the game over with a 22-point third quarter and was 22 of 30 from the free-throw line. The Sun held the Mystics to 36.4 percent shooting.

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