Lynx gets the Connecticut Sun for the first time this season


7 p.m. c. Connecticut • BSN

Connecticut update: The Sun are 17-9 in the first meeting of the season with the Lynx. The teams will play again Sunday at Target Center. … The Sun beat New York 82-63 on Tuesday at home. Brionna Jones scored 21 points and Alyssa Thomas had 18 points and 13 rebounds to beat the Sun. … F Jonquel Jones has missed the last two games as she is in COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Jones, who is third in the league in rebounds (9.0 rebounds per game) is questionable for Friday. … The Sun signed G Bria Hartley to an end-of-season contract on Monday. Hartley, in her ninth WNBA season, played 10 games with Indiana this season before being released last week.

Lynx Update: The Lynx are 10-17 after a 70-57 loss at Washington on Sunday. The 57 points were a season low for the Lynx. The previous low was 59 points in a loss to Washington on June 10. … Sylvia Fowles had nine points and 12 rebounds Sunday in her 400th career game. She is fifth among active players in matches played. Connecticut‘s DeWanna Bonner is fourth with 412 games. … Jessica Shepard had 12 rebounds on Sunday – the 10th time this season she grabbed at least 10 rebounds in a game. … The Lynx signed F Nikolina Milic to an end-of-season contract on Tuesday. … The Lynx were 1-2 against the Sun last season, winning the game at Target Center.

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