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A brilliant Connecticut Sun at the start of the WNBA season

Now that's what we call a perfect debut! THE Connecticut Sun has just scored a sixth victory in six games, having corrected the Phoenix Mercury (70-47) last night. A success built by causing 20 turnovers and limiting the league's top scorer, Kahleah Copper, to just 7 points!

Over the past five seasons, the Sun has always gone to the semi-finals and even participated in two WNBA Finals, in 2019 and 2022, without ever managing to win the supreme title. But this start to the season confirms the great ambitions of the current team, which has everything it takes to win its first title in the women's league.

However, Alyssa Thomas' teammates did not always crush their opponents. They thus won by four points against the Indiana Fever and Caitlin Clark, by one point against Minnesota and again four points against the Sky, which leaves room for improvement.

“I don't feel like we played our best basketball on both ends of the court for 40 minutes,” moderated by coach, Stephanie White. “We don't shoot particularly well, but our defense always gave us the opportunity to win. We need to find a little more continuity in attack. We need to find a little more confidence. We've put a lot of pressure on our defense to be perfect every night, and while it's been successful so far, the teams in this league are too good. »

The most important thing is yet to come

Even if this unbeaten streak is an excellent thing to start the season, the Connecticut Sun knows that it cannot be satisfied with victories in May, and must look further.

“It's good to get a good start, but wins don't mean much in May other than it gives you a bit of confidence,” explains Stephanie White. “We understand it’s a long season. We understand that we want to reach peak performance at the right time, when it comes time for the playoffs. What I'm most proud of is that we find different ways to win. And it's important in the final moments, when it comes to building that confidence in the decisive moments. »

Now is not the time to relax for the Sun by DeWanna Bonner, DiJonai Carrington, Tyasha Harris, Brionna Jones and company. “We know it's a long season, and there's no time to get too comfortable or complacent, we just have to continue what we're doing,” says Alyssa Thomas.

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