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Connecticut Sun hand Minnesota Lynx first loss of season

The Connecticut Sun handed the Minnesota Lynx their first loss of the season on Saturday night with a 98-93 win.

Jasmine Thomas and Alyssa Thomas each scored 20 points to lead the Sun. It was a season high for Alyssa Thomas, as she reached 1,000 points for her career. She also had a career-high eight assists.

Meanwhile, Minnesota’s Maya Moore scored 22 points as Minnesota shot 51 percent. Sylvia Fowles, Minnesota’s leading scorer at nearly 22 points per game, was held to 12 points, and the Lynx were outrebounded 36-21.

With just over seven minutes remaining, Connecticut’s Jonquel Jones gave the Sun the lead for good, when she hit a long jumper to put Connecticut up 81-79. Connecticut then went up by eight points until Moore hit a 3-pointer to cut the Sun’s lead to 96-93 with 21 seconds remaining. Connecticut’s Jasmine Thomas missed a pair of free throws with 19 seconds left, but Moore’s final 3-point attempt fell short.

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The Sun (5-5) have now won four straight games.

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