Courtney Williams scored 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Alyssa Thomas added 15 and 11, respectively, to let Connecticut Sun win the Atlanta Dream 72-61 on Sunday afternoon at College Park, Georgia. I did.
Williams set fire to the former team for the second time in 12 days. She scored her season's highest 20 points with a 105-92 victory over Atlanta in Connecticut on June 15.
Thomas added 8 assists on Sunday. She was limited to single-digit scores in three of her last four games. This includes a 4-point performance against the previous Dream.
DeWanna Bonner beat Atlanta by 20-5 in the second quarter in the middle of snapping the losing skids of the two games, 12 points at Sun (13-6) Won.
Aari McDonald scored 17 points and rookie Rhyne Howard added 12 to Dream (8-10), who lost 6 of the last 7 games.
Connecticut struggled very well in the 3-point range (2 to 20), but Atlanta didn't do much well by going 5 to 19 across the arc.
Sun took control of the game after scoring 14 straight points to bridge the first and second quarters. Williams drained the jumper and finished his first match before joining Dijonai Carrington with four points during the Connecticut surge.
Sun expanded his advantage to 39-22 in half-time before Dream began to steal chips to start the third quarter. Howard made the first three pointers of either team's game at the third early stage before McDonald's sank the pair with back-to-back belongings to trim Sun's lead to 55-44.
McDonald's ejected another three pointers, Howard made a long jumper to reduce Connecticut's advantage to 58-51, and then Natisha Hedeman and Williams the first two of Sun's games. Answered with 3 pointers. Williams added another long-range jumper, giving Sun a 66-51 lead at 3:32.
Former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo attended the match on Sunday afternoon.
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