Latest Alyssa Thomas News

Copper lifts Sky to 86-83 win over Sun and 2-1 series lead

Oct. 03, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Kahleah Copper flexed after getting fouled on a basket late in Sunday’s WNBA semifinal. Her teammates latched onto the energy to keep an improbable postseason run going. Copper scored 26 points and Allie Quigley added 21 to help the Chicago Sky edge the...

WNBA playoff semifinals all even, shifts to Chicago, Phoenix

Oct. 01, 2021 22:38 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — The WNBA semifinal playoff series are knotted at a game apiece and both could go the full five games based on the historic and gritty performances thus far. Diana Taurasi and the Phoenix Mercury put on a shooting clinic as they scored the most...

Thomas leads Sun to 79-68 win over Sky to even series 1-1

Sep. 30, 2021 22:47 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas worked hard for eight months rehabbing her torn Achilles' tendon to be able to provide a spark for the Connecticut Sun in the playoffs. The Sun's “engine” did just that, scoring 15 points and providing a defensive presence to...

Sun forward Jones, coach Miller win major AP WNBA awards

Sep. 22, 2021 21:29 PM EDT

Jonquel Jones is no stranger to winning Associated Press WNBA awards. In previous years, the Connecticut Sun forward has been honored by the media that votes on the weekly AP WNBA power poll as the Sixth Woman of the Year and Most Improved Player. This year, the 6-foot-6...

Sun, Aces get to rest, watch early WNBA postseason matchups

Sep. 22, 2021 03:01 AM EDT

Jonquel Jones and the Connecticut Sun have dominated opponents this season, winning their last 14 games en route to the best record in the WNBA. That earned the Sun a double bye in the playoffs that begin Thursday. And if history is any indication, they are in a good spot...

WNBA-leading Sun rout Liberty 98-69 for 13th straight win

Sep. 15, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones had 18 points and 13 rebounds, DeWanna Bonner also scored 18 points and the WNBA-leading Connecticut Sun beat the New York Liberty 98-69 on Wednesday night for their 13th straight victory. Jones completed her league-leading 17th...

Teams battle for playoff positioning in WNBA's final week

Sep. 14, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With less than a week left in the regular season of the WNBA, playoff seeding, a postseason berth and draft lottery chances are still undecided. Buoyed by a 12-game winning streak, Connecticut has clinched the top seed throughout the playoffs and leads...