Connecticut had a balancing scoring attack, led by 17 points by reserve Bria Holmes and 14 from Jasmine Thomas, in the Sun's 98-69 rout over the Atlanta Dream on Friday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
Jonquel Jones added 12 points and nine rebounds and Alyssa Thomas contributed 11 points and eight rebounds for Connecticut, which has won four straight games and is 12-6. Shekinna Stricklen, Courtney Williams and Brionna Jones each finished with eight, and Morgan Tuck had 10 points.
Atlanta's Brittney Sykes had 26 points and Elizabeth Williams added 12. They combined to shoot 12 of 22 from the field while their teammates were a combined 10 of 36.
The Dream (5-13) continued their offensive woes shooting 37.9 percent from the field. Connecticut made 48.7 percent of its shots.
The Sun did not trail from the start, taking as much as a 12-point advantage before leading 49-40 at halftime. Jonquel Jones, the reigning WNBA Player of the Week, had 11 points and eight rebounds in the first half.
Despite being last in the WNBA in 3-point shooting (28.3 percent) entering the game, Atlanta made 6 of 13 (46.2 percent) from beyond the arc in the first half. The finished at 30.4 percent (7 of 23).
The big difference early was the rebounds with Connecticut leading 23-14 in that category by halftime. The Sun finished with a 40-29 advantage on the boards.
Connecticut continued to pull away in the third quarter building a 68-51 lead as Atlanta started playing to form beyond the arc making only 1 of 6 shots from there in that period.
The Sun have won 15 of their last 16 home games dating to last season. They are 3-1 against Atlanta this season.
--Field Level Media