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Alyssa Thomas has breakout game as Sun even semifinal series with Sky


In just her fourth game back with the Connecticut Sun, Alyssa Thomas found her groove in the Sun’s 79-68 win over the Chicago Sky.

With the win, the Sun evened the WNBA semifinal series 1-1.

Thomas, who returned at the end of the regular season after tearing her Achilles in January, led Connecticut with 15 points, 11 rebounds and six assists. She scored ten of her points in the fourth quarter. Thomas was also plus-30 on the night, marking the third-highest plus/minus in playoff history for a player coming off the bench.

DeWanna Bonner also factored in the Sun’s win, recording 15 points and eight rebounds. A total of five Sun players scored in double digits.

Candace Parker and Kahleah Copper led the Sky with 12 and 13 points, respectively.

The two teams now travel to Chicago, where they’ll meet in Game 3 on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.