Thursday night's WNBA season schedule had just two games on the slate, with one of them televised by ESPN2. The Connecticut Sun hosted the Seattle storm at Mohegan Sun Arena with the 2017 WNBA All-Star Game approaching for the league soon.

Jasmine Thomas helped lead the home team to victory, putting the Sun's record at .500 while the Storm remain below the top four teams in the Western Conference. Here's a look at the game recap for the Storm vs. Sun and what's next for the two WNBA squads.

Game recap

Connecticut's Jasmine Thomas scored a career-high for her team, finishing with 29 points on 12-for-16 shooting.

That included four three-pointers made as well as six assists and four rebounds. Teammate Jonquel Jones put in a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds, while Alyssa Thomas had 17 points along with nine assists.

Connecticut won every quarter by the final one, which the Storm outscored them by four points in. However, it was too little too late by that point in the game as the Sun were able to hold off the visiting Seattle team. Connecticut shot a red hot 56.5 percent for the game while Seattle hit at a rate of 50 percent. It was a close game for the most part with Connecticut grabbing the rebounding edge 34-30 and both teams having 10 turnovers or less for the game.

On the losing side, the Seattle Storm got 22 points and 10 rebounds from Breanna Stewart.

Jewell Loyd had 21 points on a 9-for-21 shooting performance. Guard Sue Bird connected on all three of the shots she took from downtown and finished with 16 points and five assists. Starter Crystal Langhorne nearly achieved a double-double for the Storm, finishing with 14 points to go with her eight rebounds on the night.

The game, which received national television coverage via ESPN2, was attended by nearly 9,000 fans, just a thousand shy of filling the Mohegan Sun Arena to capacity. The game also saw Sue Bird draw closer to a career milestone, needing just two more assists to reach 2,500 for her career, and 102 assists to become the all-time WNBA leader for the statistic.

Standings & what's next

The Connecticut Sun's victory moves them to 7-7 for their season, keeping them in the No. 4 spot in the Eastern Conference. Connecticut hosts the Indiana Fever at Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday with game time scheduled for a 4 p.m. Eastern Time start.

For the Seattle Storm, this loss dropped them to 6-8 and keeps them in fifth place in the Western Conference, with the Dallas Wings ahead of them. Next up, Seattle will take on those Wings in Dallas on Saturday, with game time scheduled for 8 p.m. Eastern Time.

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