WNBA: Thomas, Jones have double-doubles as Sun beat Wings, 96-88


UNCASVILLE, Conn. - Alyssa Thomas had 21 points and a career-high 13 rebounds and Jonquel Jones added 19 points, 16 boards and five blocked shots to help the Connecticut Sun beat the Dallas Wings 96-88 on Saturday night.

Courtney Williams also scored 19 points, Shekinna Stricklen had 15 and Alex Bentley 12 for Connecticut (17-9). The Sun have won five in a row overall and eight straight at home.

Glory Johnson hit two free throws that gave Dallas a one-point lead, its first since midway through the first quarter, with 5:31 to play but Williams answered with a jumper. Thomas took her own steal coast-to-coast for a layup and then hit 1 of 2 free throws to make it 84-80 about one minute later and the Sun led the rest of the way.

Allisha Gray led Dallas (13-16) with a career-high 21 points. Glory Johnson had 20 points and 13 rebounds and Skylar Diggins-Smith added 19 points. The Wings have lost six consecutive road games.

Connecticut came in leading the WNBA is 3-point field goal percentage (38.4) but hit just 4 of 19 (21.1 percent) on Saturday. The Sun outrebounded Dallas 41-28, including 12-5 on the offensive glass.

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