The Connecticut Sun have been surging once again, but with the majority of wins coming on their home court. On Tuesday Night, they showed their abilities to win away from Mohegan Sun Arena. Jonquel Jones recorded yet another double-double statistical performance to help lead the Sun to a 96-75 victory over the Atlanta Dream. Here's the latest Sun vs. Dream game recap with top performers, stats, a standings update, and what's next for these two WNBA teams.

WNBA game recap

In Tuesday night's win, Jonquel Jones led the Connecticut Sun with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Jones shot 8-for-12 overall and connected on 2-of-3 of the three-point shots she attempted. Teammate Jasmine Thomas also chipped in to score 18 points on 6-for-9 shooting which included a 4-for-6 performance from downtown. Alyssa Thomas finished with 10 points, and six assists as all three of the Sun All-Star players chipped in for the win.

Atlanta Dream rookie Brittney Sykes scored 23 points on 8-for-20 shooting to lead her team. Layshia Clarendon was held scoreless on 0-for-8 shooting performance but dished out 11 assists. Ivory Boyette and D Dantas came off the bench to score a combined 26 points and grab 11 rebounds in the losing effort.

Connecticut dominated from the onset of the game with a 25-13 first quarter and was leading 49-32 at the half.

In the third quarter, they outscored Atlanta 25-14. The Dream turned things up a bit in the fourth quarter to take it 29-22, but by then their efforts were too little, too late.

For the game, the Atlanta Dream shot just 36.6 percent from the field and 20 percent from downtown. The Sun shot 47.3 percent overall and 32 percent from 3-point range. Atlanta controlled the rebounding 37-34 and had just one turnover more than Connecticut (12-11).

Standings & what's next

Tuesday night's victory propels the Connecticut Sun to an 18-9 overall record with an 8-6 road record. No team has been hotter right now as the Sun have won six in a row dating back to July 25th. The team sits in third place in the WNBA standings and has already clinched a playoff spot. The next game for Connecticut comes on Friday night starting at 7 p.m. Eastern Time as they host the New York Liberty.

The Atlanta Dream continue their downward spiral with their eighth-straight loss. The team is now 10-19 overall and is in the No. 10 spot in the WNBA standings. They're trailing the Seattle Storm and Chicago Sky by two games in the race for the final playoff spot. Next up for Atlanta will be a road game against the Dallas Wings on Saturday beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern Time.

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