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Solar proceed unbeaten begin after enjoyable play goes very fallacious for Wings

The Connecticut Sun extended their undefeated start to 7–0 to begin the 2024 WNBA season, squeaking out a 74–72 win over the Dallas Wings on Friday night. Connecticut remains the league’s lone undefeated squad. However, the Sun nearly suffered their first loss on what would have been an incredible play by guard Sevgi Uzun with

Solar proceed unbeaten begin after enjoyable play goes very fallacious for Wings

Ian Casselberry

The Connecticut Sun prolonged their undefeated begin to 7–0 to start the 2024 WNBA season, squeaking out a 74–72 win over the Dallas Wings on Friday evening. Connecticut stays the league’s lone undefeated squad.

Nevertheless, the Solar almost suffered their first loss on what would have been an unimaginable play by guard Sevgi Uzun with 9.6 seconds left. Inbounding the ball from underneath the Connecticut basket, Uzun bounced the ball off the again of Brionna Jones. She then bought the reside ball ricochet off Jones and took a shot from contained in the foul line.

Had Uzun’s shot gone in, it might need been the game-winner for Dallas. As an alternative, the ball hit off the again of the rim. Maddy Siegrist could not dangle on to the offensive rebound and Tyasha Harris corralled the ball for Connecticut. She was fouled and hit one in all two free throws to offer the Solar their last margin of victory and a 5–0 begin at house.

Connecticut’s 7–0 begin extends one of the best begin in franchise historical past. Nevertheless, the Solar have fairly far to go earlier than they method WNBA historical past. The Minnesota Lynx started their 2016 season by going 13–0 earlier than ending with a 28–6 season and shedding the WNBA Finals in 5 video games to the Los Angeles Sparks.

By the way, the Sparks started their 2001 and 2003 seasons with a 9-0 begin, so Connecticut is not removed from tying the fourth-best begin in league historical past.

The Solar seemed sluggish to start the sport as Dallas ran out to a 7–0 lead. At one level, the Wings led by 11 earlier than Connecticut labored its means again after a 3-pointer by Tiffany Mitchell. The Solar went into halftime with a 40–34 lead and have been forward 59–50 to start the fourth quarter, however an 8–0 run bought Dallas proper again into it because it fought to the tip.

Jones led the Solar with 22 factors on 10-for-14 capturing. Alyssa Thomas added 15 factors, 9 rebounds and 14 assists, whereas DeWanna Bonner scored 12. For Dallas, Arike Ogunbowale tallied 21 rebounds and 7 assists. Siegrist added 17 factors, capturing 8-for-8 from the sector.

Up subsequent for Connecticut is a highway matchup with the Atlanta Dream on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET.

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