Alyssa Thomas has record fourth triple-double Bonner scores 26, Sun roll past Sky 96-72

Alyssa Thomas had a historic triple-double, DeWanna Bonner scored 26 points to move into ninth in WNBA history and Connecticut cruised to a 96-72 win over Chicago on Sunday. 

Thomas had 14 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds for her fourth regular-season triple-double, the most in WNBA history. Candace Parker and Sabrina Ionescu both have three triple-doubles. 

It was her second triple-double this season, the first coming on Tuesday, the game the Sun lost star Brionna Jones. Thomas also has two playoff triple doubles.


Bonner has 6,454 career points, moving past Katie Smith. 

The Sun matched its best 15-game start in history (12-3), winning for the sixth time in seven games, heading into a Tuesday showdown with the New York Liberty. They have won two straight since Jones suffered a season-ending Achilles injury. Jones had surgery on Friday. 

Kahleah Copper had a career-high 29 points for Chicago (5-9), which lost its sixth-straight.

Connecticut allowed a season-high 27 first-quarter points and trailed by one but used a 16-4 run to take charge in the second quarter. Thomas had 10 points, seven rebounds and seven assists to help the Sun, who had 18 assists on 23 baskets, to a 54-42 lead. They finished with 30 assists on 40 baskets.

Chicago had a 10-0 run in the third quarter to stay in the game but the Sky only had nine points in the fourth quarter.

DiJonai Carrington had 17 points and Natisha Hiedeman 14 for the Sun, who had a season-high for points. Connecticut scored at least 80 points for the 11th straight game. Thomas became the all-time rebounding leader in franchise history.