Tuesday night's sports schedule featured one game from the WNBA slate as the Connecticut Sun visited the Washington Mystics. Both teams are headed to the postseason, but the Sun currently hold the higher position as the No. 3 seed. However, they were just a game or so ahead of New York for that spot. Luckily, All-Star Jonquel Jones and her teammates showed up tonight as the team captured and 86-76 win with just a few games remaining in their season. Here's the latest Sun vs. Mystics game recap including top performers, stats, a WNBA standings update, and what's next for these two teams.

WNBA game recap

In tonight's win, the Connecticut Sun saw two double-double performances from two of their All-Star players. Forward Alyssa Thomas had a team-high 26 points on 9-for-20 shooting, while also getting ten rebounds, and dishing out five assists. Jonquel Jones had 14 points and an impressive 22 rebounds, for nearly half of Connecticut's 48 total boards. Fellow All-Star Jasmine Thomas didn't do too bad either as she shot 5-for-14 and had 20 points, five rebounds, and five assists. Sue Stricken finished with 12 points which all came from downtown as she hit 4-of-8 of her 3-point shots.

The Sun led the game 21-17 after the first quarter and 40-38 at the half. They would go on to outscore Washington 46-38 in the second half to take the game by 10 points.

Neither team shot particularly well for the game, though.

For the losing side, Elena Delle Donne's return has almost seemed to have disrupted the team's chemistry or scoring balance. Delle Donne once again led her team for the third-straight game, scoring 24 points and grabbing 16 rebounds. However, it's also the team's third-straight loss ahead of the playoffs.

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough came off the bench to provide 14 points on 5-for-10 shooting but was the only other Mystics player to score in double-digits. Krystal Thomas had seven points and 14 rebounds.

While they won, their shooting percentage left something to be desired as the Connecticut Sun were 27-for-76 in the game or 35.5 percent.

The Mystics hit 28-of-77 shots for a 36.4 percent rate. Connecticut managed to knock down 50 percent of their 3-point shots, though, while Washington hit at a rate of just 25 percent. The Sun also controlled the battle of the boards 48-44 and had just seven turnovers compared to 11 for the home team.

Standings and what's next

Tonight's win brings the Connecticut Sun's record to 21-11 overall and 9-6 away from home. The team has just two games left on their schedule for the regular season and is ahead of the New York Liberty by one game for the No. 3 spot in the playoff standings. Next up will be an away game against the Phoenix Mercury on Friday at 10 p.m. Eastern Time.

The Washington Mystics drop to a record of 17-15 overall and 10-6 at home.

They've now lost three-straight games. The Mystics are holding the No. 5 spot in the playoffs but are just one game ahead of Phoenix for that spot. Next up, they have another home game as they'll host the Seattle Storm on Friday starting at 7 p.m. Eastern Time.

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