The Connecticut Sun improved to 5-0 after securing a 72-65 win against the Las Vegas Aces.
DeWanna Bonner proved to be the difference-maker for the Sun, putting up 22 points and seven rebounds. Coming up clutch, Bonner sunk a three with under a minute on the clock to put the Sun up five and push the game out of reach.
Bonner has scored 20 points or more in three of Connecticut’s five games this season.
This was the one right here. Clutch DB 😤💻 https://t.co/sLLdUJOkUB pic.twitter.com/Rzum6ZZ0ri— WNBA (@WNBA) May 23, 2021
This was the one right here. Clutch DB 😤💻 https://t.co/sLLdUJOkUB pic.twitter.com/Rzum6ZZ0ri
Jonquel Jones recorded her fourth straight double-double, dropping 19 points and 11 rebounds. Brionna Jones put up 19 points as well to ignite the Sun’s offense.
Love watching these two in the pick and roll 👌💻 https://t.co/jNPb5y9rST pic.twitter.com/fxamTYEHrz— WNBA (@WNBA) May 23, 2021
Love watching these two in the pick and roll 👌💻 https://t.co/jNPb5y9rST pic.twitter.com/fxamTYEHrz
It was Connecticut’s command of the boards, however, that secured the team their fifth win of the season. The Sun outrebounded the Aces 44 to 26.
When Liz Cambage was on the court, she cut into Connecticut’s dominance around the rim. The Aces kept the Sun scoreless for six minutes in the second quarter thanks to Cambage’s defensive presence. However, two early fouls kept Cambage on the sidelines for more time than Las Vegas would have liked.
N🚫T TODAY. @ecambage 💻 https://t.co/jNPb5y9rST pic.twitter.com/3nKyINJCY6— WNBA (@WNBA) May 23, 2021
N🚫T TODAY. @ecambage 💻 https://t.co/jNPb5y9rST pic.twitter.com/3nKyINJCY6
The Sun have inverted their 0-5 start from last season, logging a 5-0 record to start the 2021 season.
Connecticut will look to extend their win streak when they face the Storm in Seattle on Tuesday. The Aces will go on the road against the Phoenix Mercury on Wednesday.