Alyssa Thomas had 23 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, and the Connecticut Sun defeated the 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 contributed 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 the Sparks, who lost their second in a row and finished a season-opening four-game trip 2-2. The Sparks were coming off a 77-75 loss at Atlanta on Wednesday.

Liz Cambage added 10 points for the Sparks, who shot just 35.2% from the field. They will host the Minnesota Lynx on Tuesday night in their home opener at Arena.

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

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