The Connecticut Sun is currently the 3rd best team in the WNBA and they are showing it’s no stroke of luck.
Jones had 20 points and 13 rebounds for her seventh straight double-double, and the Sun beat the short-handed Atlanta Dream 96-75 on Tuesday night.
Connecticut (18-9), winners of six straight, won in Atlanta for the first time since June 7, 2015.
Jasmine Thomas made four 3-pointers and added 18 points for Connecticut (18-9), which clinched its first playoff spot since 2012 last Saturday. Courtney Williams scored 12 points.
Atlanta (10-19) was without its leading scorer Tiffany Hayes because of a rib injury.
Brittney Sykes scored 23 points for her fifth 20-plus game in her rookie season with the Dream. She scored a season-best 28 points in her previous game. Layshia Clarendon missed all eight of her field-goal attempts but had 11 assists.
Connecticut opened the game on a 10-0 run and led by 17 points at halftime behind Jones’ 16 points.