Down by as many as 12 points early, the Sun went on 12-2 run to open the second period and closed by scoring six of the final eight points to take a 39-37 halftime lead over the Sacramento Monarchs at Mohegan Sun Arena.
Lindsay Whalen leads all scorers with 13 points and Amber Holt has 10 on 5-of-11 shooting. Sacramento went to the foul line 12 times in the first period, hitting 11 shots, and got 10 points from Kara Lawson.
As expected, the game is a physical one; 21 fouls have been called.
Also, today is Sun mascot Blaze's fifth "birthday." There are at least a dozen different mascots at the arena, including the Red Sox's Wally, the Providence College Friar, "Lucky" of the Boston Celtics, the UMass Minuteman and Cutter of the Connecticut Defenders, among many others.