Tamika Whitmore has 14 points and the Sun used a 14-6 run early in the second quarter to build a 36-26 lead over the New York Liberty at the half here at Madison Square Garden. Connecticut seemed to tire a little bit toward half's end, but the offense (45.5 percent shooting) was very fluid for long stretches, thanks largely to Whitmore, who has 6-of-9 from the field, including two 3-pointers, and is the only one player on both teams in double figures. The Sun already have five 3-pointers.
They struggled at times, though, breaking the Lberty's zone press. New York is bringing pressure at the third-quarters court mark, and at times, Connecticut has been unable to get clean passes through the middle to break it. That said, the Sun are largely in control at this point.