UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones scored 22 points, Alyssa Thomas hit the go-ahead jumper with 36 seconds and the Connecticut Sun overcame a 22-point deficit to beat the Washington Mystics 96-92 on Saturday night.
Thomas finished with 19 points to help Connecticut (10-7) win its fourth straight game and move past Washington (10-8) for the Eastern Conference lead. The comeback broke the franchise record and was two points short of the WNBA record for a second-half rally set by Washington in 2011 against Los Angeles.
The Mystics led 75-53 with 5:03 left in the third. Jones’ layup sparked a 20-6 Sun run to close the quarter and cut the deficit to eight.
Rallying from 22 down topped the previous franchise mark that was set in 2006 when Connecticut came back from a 19-point deficit against Phoenix. It also was
Thomas scored five straight points to tie it at 86 with 4:31 left, and her late jumper finally put Connecticut in front. Washington had two opportunities to tie or regain the lead, but Elena Delle Donne and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt missed jumpers.
Delle Donne scored a season-high 28 for Washington. The Mystics have lost three straight for the first time this season.
SKY 100, LYNX 76
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot scored a season-high 26 points, added seven rebounds and Chicago toppled WNBA-leading Minnesota for its first home victory of the season.
The Lynx (13-2) lost for the first time on the road this season. They were coming off an 88-77 home victory over defending champion Los Angeles on Thursday night in a rematch of the WNBA Finals.
Tamera Young added 18 points, and Stefanie Dolson had 12 for Chicago (4-12). The Sky had lost three straight and five of six. They reached 100 points for the first time since July 2016, shot 59.7 percent from the field and 47.1 percent from 3-point range and had 31 assists.
Chicago led 54-47 at the half. Vandersloot’s 3-pointer with 8:10 left in the third pushed the lead to 10 and the Sky entered the fourth up 76-57.
Rebekkah Brunson scored 22 points to lead Minnesota. Sylvia Fowles added 13 for the Lynx.
STORM 81, SPARKS 69
SEATTLE (AP) — Breanna Stewart had 26 points and seven rebounds and Seattle beat Los Angeles.
Jewell Loyd added 22 points, and Sue Bird had 15 for Seattle (8-9). The Storm had lost four of five to slip to fifth in the Western Conference.
The Sparks (12-5) led 39-37 at the half, but the Storm…