The Connecticut Sun stunned the WNBA last season by making the playoffs. In their first regular season game in 2018 they looked even better.
After shrugging off the rust in the first quarter, the Connecticut Sun looked incredibly dominant against the undermanned Las Vegas Aces.
However, as the old adage goes, you can only play who they put out against you. In a testament to the mental toughness of the Sun, they played the Aces like they were the Los Angeles Sparks or Minnesota Lynx.
Alyssa Thomas had one of the best games of her career. I know this is a big statement but she was everywhere. She collected the stat line of 13 points, 17 rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocks. This was just the complete game by Thomas.
Skekinna Stricklen was playing well in her 18 minutes before she fell to a floor thanks to a colision. In good news, had she of needed to keep playing she would have but she was benched for precautionary reasons. Her 11 points came on just 4-of-8 shooting, including 3-of-5 from deep.
Jasmine Thomas also looked good scoring 12 points and dishing out six assists. However, it was Alex Bently who top scored for the Sun off the bench with 18 points. She was also good with five assists and three steals.
Chiney Ogwumike started at center for the Sun and played 17 minutes, looking every bit the star she was before her injury which kept her out of last season. She collected nine points and four rebounds.
What stood out though was the entire team was on the same page. Whenever the Stars tried to get on a roll, there was always two or three Sun players ready to step up.
Lexie Brown and Rachel Banham got just over ten minutes a peice and both of them looked like they were pushing for more minutes. Their defense was switched on and they both scored pretty much at will.
The next game for the Sun is agains the Sparks on Thursday the 24th.