The Sun looked strong to end the first quarter, reeling off 10 straight at one point to take a 17-16 lead entering the second, but their poor shooting did them in again during the second, where the Mystics went on a 13-0 run and ended the first half with a nine-point lead.
Connecticut, coming off a 31-percent shooting performance Saturday, is even worse through the first 20 minutes tonight, shooting 29 percent. Not helping matters is the Mystics bench, which has accounted for 23 of its points, including 10 from guard Nikki Blue (3-of-4, 2-of-2 from three-point).
The Mystics are shooting over 40 percent from the floor, but they've also benefitted from some defensive breakdowns on Connecticut's part (poor switching, miscommunication, etc.).
Let's see what Sun team shows up in the second half.
Check back around 11 p.m. for a post-game entry and pick up tomorrow's Bulletin for full game coverage.