FILE – In this May 28, 2019, record photo, Connecticut Sun core Jonquel Jones shoots over a Indiana Fever invulnerability during a WNBA basketball game, in Uncasville, Conn. Led by Jones, a Sun (8-1) have won their final 6 games and have started to put a small stretch between themselves and a rest of a league. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day around AP, File)
No organisation has gotten off to a hotter start afterwards a Connecticut Sun.
Led by Jonquel Jones, a Sun (8-1) have won their final 6 games and have started to put a small stretch between themselves and a rest of a league. Connecticut has benefited from carrying an wholly healthy register and a core organisation that’s been personification together for a few years.
“It really has helped us carrying this organisation together for a while,” pronounced Alyssa Thomas.
Jones has been winning on both ends of a court. She’s averaging 17.2 points, 12 rebounds and 2.6 blocks this season.
The Sun are good wakeful of their early playoff exits a past dual seasons, losing during home to Phoenix both times in one-game playoffs.
“We really would adore to get that bye to a semifinals,” Connecticut ensure Jasmine Thomas said. “Either way, we feel we have a lot some-more knowledge now in those situations and should be fine.”
POWER POLL: A demeanour during this week’s WNBA poll:
1. Connecticut (8-1): Sun are off to another clever start and Jonquel Jones has been a outrageous reason why, averaging 17 points, 13 rebounds and 3.2 blocks.
2. Los Angeles (4-3): Candace Parker is behind after blank a initial partial of a deteriorate with a hamstring injury. That will yield a outrageous lift to a Sparks.
3. Washington (4-3): The Mystics have forsaken dual games in a quarrel and now face a tough four-game highway outing commencement opposite Las Vegas and Los Angeles.
4. Chicago (4-2): Diamond DeShields is starting to find her slit and a Sky have won 3 straight. DeShields averaged 13 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2 steals in a victories.
5. Las Vegas (4-3): The Aces are removing some-more gentle with any other on a justice and Kelsey Plum found her sharpened cadence in new victories.
6. Seattle (5-4): The Storm play 8 of a subsequent 9 during home after going 2-2 on a new highway trip. They should get manager Dan Hughes behind shortly from his deficiency to conflict cancer.
7. Minnesota (4-5): The Lynx have forsaken 4 true by a total 19 points. They are looking for someone to strike a large shot late to tighten out games.
8. Indiana (4-4): Kelsey Mitchell is heating adult on offense and a Fever are shutting in final season’s win total: six.
9. Phoenix (2-4): Diana Taurasi has been practicing this week and should lapse shortly from a behind medicine in a offseason.
10. New York (3-5): The Liberty got stellar play from Sweden’s Amanda Zahui B., who strike 7 3-pointers in a win over Los Angeles. The problem is she’ll be left for a few weeks for a EuroBasket tournament.
11. Dallas (1-5): The Wings won their initial diversion of a season, violence Atlanta. They’ll try and fibre some victories together and will have to do it but Montenegro’s Glory Johnson, who is also personification in a EuroBasket.
12. Atlanta (1-5): It’s been a calamity start of a deteriorate for a Dream. They’ll try and get it right with 3 of a subsequent 4 games during home.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jones warranted a respect for a record third true week, assisting Connecticut go 3-0. She averaged 17.7 points, 10 rebounds and 2.7 blocks. Other’s receiving votes enclosed Natasha Howard of Seattle, Plum of Las Vegas, and, Kia Nurse and Zahui B. of New York.
HEY NOW, YOU’RE AN ALL-STAR
The joining non-stop adult voting for a All-Star Game that will be in Las Vegas on Jul 27 and also announced skeleton for festivities a night before a contest. The 3-point shootout will be back, as good as a skills challenge. It’s a initial time those dual events have been interconnected given 2006. The participants in a contests will be announced in July.
The joining will also have a beach unison and a fan festival that weekend.
“The WNBA is vehement to supplement a events of All-Star Friday Night to a calendar for ATT WNBA All-Star 2019,” pronounced joining COO Christy Hedgpeth. “What improved place than Las Vegas, a celebration collateral of a world, for a WNBA’s many gifted and energetic players to title a show. The competitions along with special celebration and a gratifying beach celebration all mix to make a WNBA All-Star 2019 a place to be.”
Zahui. B. and Johnson aren’t a usually dual players headed to a EuroBasket competition that will assistance countries strech a Olympic subordinate tournaments. The tip 6 teams will qualify.
Maria Vadeeva (Russia) left Los Angeles final month. Bria Hartley (France) headed over from New York final week and Kiah Stokes (Turkey) has missed a Liberty’s whole deteriorate so far. Washington has been but Emma Meesseeman (Belgium) given early June.
GAME OF THE WEEK
Sparks during Mercury, Sunday. It’s always fun when these dual rivals get together. Parker’s behind for Los Angeles and Taurasi isn’t distant behind.