Jonquel Jones puts a stamp on MVP case as Sun win ninth in a row

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As the Connecticut Sun continue to roll, Jonquel Jones continues to make her case for MVP.

The Sun have now won nine in a row after downing the Washington Mystics 85-75 on Tuesday. It’s their second-longest winning streak since the Sun won 12 straight in 2006.

Connecticut is now 21-6 and sitting firmly atop the WNBA standings.

Jones tied her career-high in points with 31 while also grabbing 13 rebounds. The center now leads the league in double-doubles.

In all, Jones’ MVP case is strong. With last night’s performance, she is averaging 20.3 points per game this season alongside 11 rebounds, one of three players to average a double-double this season.

Brionna Jones also showed off for the Sun, laying down 22 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double of her own.

Shatori-Walker Kimbrough scored 17 points for the Mystics.

The Sun are back in action Tuesday, Sept. 7 at 8 p.m. ET.