Saturday, August 14, 2010

Connecticut Sun Wins Key Game Tonight Against Seattle 88-68

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The Connecticut Sun basketball team beat the WNBA's dominant team, Seattle, tonight at the Mohegan Sun Arena by a score of 88-68. Attendance was reported at 9,197.

Tonight's win moves the Sun (15-15) closer to a possible spot in the playoffs but the team cannot afford to lose any of its remaining four games. The Sun remains in fifth place in the Eastern Conference, two-and-a-half games behind fourth place Atlanta (18-13). Only the top four spots in both the Eastern Conference and Western Conference will make the playoffs. The Sun's last regular season game is on Sunday, August 22 against the Foxwoods-sponsored New York Liberty who have beaten the Sun in their last three matches.

The Sun's next game is Sunday against Eastern Conference leader Indiana at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Sunday's game begins at 5 p.m.

Indiana (20-10) is the only team in the Eastern Conference that has so far clinched a playoff spot. In second place is the Foxwoods-sponsored New York Liberty (18-11), followed by third place Washington (18-12). In the Western Conference, only Seattle and Phoenix have clinched playoff spots.

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