Sun top short-handed Dream 96-75 for 6th straight win

August 16, 2017

ATLANTA (AP) — Jonquel Jones had 20 points and 13 rebounds for her seventh straight double-double, helping the Connecticut Sun beat the short-handed Atlanta Dream 96-75 in the only WNBA game on Tuesday.

Eastern Conference-leading Connecticut (18-9), winners of six straight, won in Atlanta for the first time since June 7, 2015.

Jasmine Thomas made four 3-pointers and added 18 points for Connecticut (18-9), which clinched its first playoff spot since 2012 last Saturday. Courtney Williams scored 12 points.

Atlanta (10-19) was without its leading scorer Tiffany Hayes because of a rib injury.

Brittney Sykes scored 23 points for her fifth 20-plus game in her rookie season with the Dream. She scored a season-best 28 points in her previous game. Layshia Clarendon missed all eight of her field-goal attempts but had 11 assists.

On Wednesday, WNBA-leading Minnesota is playing at Settle and Los Angeles is traveling to Washington for a game between the second-place teams in each conference.

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