Thomas, Jones help Sun rout Sparks 77-60 in home opener

  • Connecticut Sun center Brionna Jones, right, battles Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike, left, for the ball during a WNBA basketball game Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)

    Connecticut Sun center Brionna Jones, right, battles Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike, left, for the ball during a WNBA basketball game Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP) Associated Press

  • Los Angles Sparks forward Chiney Owgumika (13) shoots around Connecticut Sun center Brionna Jones (42) during a WNBA basketball game Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)

    Los Angles Sparks forward Chiney Owgumika (13) shoots around Connecticut Sun center Brionna Jones (42) during a WNBA basketball game Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP) Associated Press

  • Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones (35) fends off Los Angeles Sparks forward Jasmine Walker, left, and guard Jordin Canada (21) during a WNBA basketball game Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)

    Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones (35) fends off Los Angeles Sparks forward Jasmine Walker, left, and guard Jordin Canada (21) during a WNBA basketball game Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP) Associated Press

  • Los Angeles Sparks center Liz Cambage (1) scores over Connecticut Sun center Brionna Jones (42) during a WNBA basketball game Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)

    Los Angeles Sparks center Liz Cambage (1) scores over Connecticut Sun center Brionna Jones (42) during a WNBA basketball game Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP) Associated Press

  • Los Angeles Sparks head coach Derek Fisher argues a call during play against the Connecticut Sun during a WNBA basketball game Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)

    Los Angeles Sparks head coach Derek Fisher argues a call during play against the Connecticut Sun during a WNBA basketball game Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP) Associated Press

  • Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike (30) shoots as she is fouled by Connecticut Sun center Brionna Jones (42) during a WNBA basketball game Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)

    Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike (30) shoots as she is fouled by Connecticut Sun center Brionna Jones (42) during a WNBA basketball game Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP) Associated Press

  • Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones (35) beats Los Angeles Sparks center Liz Cambage (1) to a rebound during a WNBA basketball game Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)

    Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones (35) beats Los Angeles Sparks center Liz Cambage (1) to a rebound during a WNBA basketball game Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP) Associated Press

  • Connecticut Sun guard Natisha Hiedeman (2) celebrates a 3-point basket against the Los Angeles Sparks during a WNBA basketball game Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)

    Connecticut Sun guard Natisha Hiedeman (2) celebrates a 3-point basket against the Los Angeles Sparks during a WNBA basketball game Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP) Associated Press

  • Connecticut Sun coach Curt Miller argues a call with official Matt Kallio during the team's WNBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Sparks on Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)

    Connecticut Sun coach Curt Miller argues a call with official Matt Kallio during the team's WNBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Sparks on Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP) Associated Press

  • Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike (30) loses the ball as she is fouled by Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas (25) during a WNBA basketball game Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)

    Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike (30) loses the ball as she is fouled by Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas (25) during a WNBA basketball game Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP) Associated Press

 
 
Updated 5/14/2022 8:48 PM

UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- Alyssa Thomas had 23 points, 12 rebounds and five assists and the Connecticut Sun routed the Los Angeles Sparks 77-60 on Saturday night.

Jonquel Jones added 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Sun (1-1) in their home opener. Dijonai Carrington had 13 points and three steals, and Brionna Jones finished with 10 points and seven rebounds.

 

Nneka Ogwumike and Jordin Canada each scored 12 points for Los Angeles (2-2).

The Sun led 26-14 after the first quarter and 49-25 at the half.

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