The Sun and Minnesota Lynx tip off in roughly 15 minutes here. Some quick notes from Mohegan Sun Arena:
(1) Jamie Carey will be wearing a fitted mask for tonight's game to protect her nose, a change from the past few days in practice when she wore a different, bulkier piece of head gear. Carey doesn't have a broken nose, but will be wearing the mask as a precautionary measure.
(2) Just sat down with former Sun player Kristen Rasmussen, who's enjoying the time with her new team in Minnesota. All the winning, of course, helps, but Rasmussen has become accustomed at settling in quickly to new teams. The Lynx are her eighth team in nine seasons.
"You just have to go in there with your head right now, saying everything will be fine," Rasmussen said. "It’s not that a team doesn’t want you, that they let you go; it’s that maybe you can fit into a system better on another team. So you have to have a more positive outlook on it because if you go into a place with a negative outlook, they’re not going want you there, you’re not going to want to be there and then it’s a no-win situation.
"But life is pretty good," she added, "so I can’t complain."
Rasmussen's husband, Jamie Tarr, is also on-hand for tonight's game.
(3) Starters for tonight:
Connecticut: G Lindsay Whalen, G Jolene Anderson, F Amber Holt, F Asjha Jones, F Tamika Whitmore.
Minnesota: G Anna DeForge, G Noelle Quinn, F Seimone Augustus, F Nicole Ohlde, C Nicky Anosike.
Officials: Byron Jarrett, Lamont Simpson, Kane Fitzgerald.
Check back here around 8 p.m. for a halftime update.