Jones leads Sun past Sky 100-94 for 5th straight win

Connecticut Sun center Jonquel Jones drives around Chicago Sky center Stefanie Dolson during a WNBA basketball game Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)
Connecticut Sun guard Natisha Hiedeman fouls Chicago Sky guard Diamond DeShields during a WNBA basketball game Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Jonquel Jones had 27 points and 11 rebounds for her 10th double-double this season, and the Connecticut Sun held off the Chicago Sky 100-94 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight win.

Connecticut had a 21-point lead in the second half until Chicago got as close as 94-90 on Courtney Vandersloot's 3-pointer with 1:18 left. Jones grabbed an offensive rebound on the Sun's next possession, was fouled and hit two free throws. She added two more foul shots as Connecticut made six straight in the final minute.

Jasmine Thomas added 18 points, and Alyssa Thomas and Courtney Williams each scored 12 for Connecticut (14-6), which reached the century mark for the first time this season.

Allie Quigley led Chicago (11-9) with 24 points and four 3-pointers. Vandersloot had 22 points and 11 assists.

MYSTICS 99, MERCURY 93

WASHINGTON — Elena Delle Donne scored 15 of her season-high 33 points in the third quarter, and leading the Mystics to the victory.

Washington led by as many as 23 points, but Phoenix closed to 95-93 on Leilani Mitchell's eighth 3-pointer with 1:21 remaining. Kristi Toliver answered with a 3 at the other end and Natasha Cloud made a foul shot with 20.5 seconds remaining to help close it out.

Toliver had 25 points for Washington (13-6), and Cloud finished with 12.

The Mercury wasted a terrific performance by Mitchell, who was 8 of 12 from long range to tie a WNBA single-game record for made 3-pointers. She finished with a career-high 28 points.

Phoenix (10-9) had won three in a row. Brittney Griner had 30 points, nine rebounds and five assists, and DeWanna Bonner scored 25 points.

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