Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Connecticut Sun Playoff Chances Dim After Tuesday Loss To Washington 84-74

Feather News

The Connecticut Sun's chances to make the playoffs got slimmer after Tuesday night's loss to Washington by a score of 84-74.

Five games remain in the regular season and the Sun (14-15) are now three full games behind fourth place Washington (17-12) in the Eastern Conference. Only the top four spots in the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference will go to the playoffs. There are six teams in both the Eastern Conference and Western Conference.

Out of the Sun's remaining five games the team has winning records against two of the five teams. The Sun won two of its three games played this season against Eastern Conference leader Indiana (19-10) and its only game played against Tulsa. Three of the remaining games are against teams that the Sun have a losing record: The Sun lost its only game played against the WNBA's most dominant team and Western Conference leader Seattle (25-4), lost 2 of the 3 games it has played against Chicago and lost 3 of the 4 games it has played against Foxwoods-sponsored New York.

At least the Sun will have home court advantage for three of the next five games, beginning with its game against Seattle this Friday the 13th.

Since the Feather News' last posting on the Connecticut Sun - made last week - the team lost its game against Seattle by a score of 83-82 (last Thursday) and beat Washington on Sunday by a score of 76-67.

The WNBA Connecticut Sun is owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority.