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Recap: Sun clinch top-two seed with 102-72 win over the Wings

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The Connecticut Sun dominated the Dallas Wings and have punched their ticket to the WNBA Semifinals.

Dallas Wings v Connecticut Sun
Jonquel Jones took the Dallas Wings to task as she helped the Connecticut Sun seal a top-two seed in the playoffs.
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An outstanding offensive performance by the Connecticut Sun sealed a 30-point victory over the Dallas Wings, 102-72. The Sun shot an astounding 57.1 percent from the field and sank 11 three-point shots in the win.

The surprise performance of the night came from Morgan Tuck who scored a season-high 17 points in 17 minutes. Tuck tied a career-high with four made shots from beyond the arc. Jonquel Jones led her team with 22 points and recorded seven rebounds. This marks Jones’ first 20-point game in 12 contests.

The Sun dominated the game in just about every facet. They were plus-16 on rebounds and plus-eight in offensive rebounding. The Sun turned 14 Wings’ turnovers into 30 points while the Wings converted 16 turnovers into just eight points. Connecticut will want to clean up the turnovers, but if they can prevent the turnovers from hurting them on the scoreboard, all will be forgiven.

Arike Ogunbowale scored over 30 points for the third straight game, with 32 against the Sun. This game also marks her ninth straight game of scoring over 20 points. As impressive as her numbers have been, it has not always translated into winning basketball for Dallas, who are just 4-5 over the same stretch.

Looking ahead

The Sun’s victory is their 15th at home this season and ties their franchise record set in 2011. They could set a new franchise record for home wins in a season against the Chicago Sky on Friday. The Sun’s victory also ensures that they will not be eliminated in the single-elimination rounds of the playoffs as they have been the last two years.

For Dallas, they go on the road for their last two regular-season games, against the Washington Mystics and the Seattle Storm. A win in either of those games would be welcomed by a team that has had a tough year away from their home court.