The CT Sun were down at the half. WAY down. Phoenix was up 46 - 29, and things did not look good. Nykesha did not play (injury) and nobody was hitting hoops. The Mohegan Sun Arena sold out - thanks to Diana Taurasi. And it looked like things were not gonna get better.
And then they did. Douglas started hitting three's (3 for 8). Taj was getting rebounds (12) and scoring off them (21 pts). Lindsay was driving. Ashja was playing hard, scoring big (18 pts), getting rebounds (11). As the 3rd quarter closed - the Sun had come within 5, 65-60. By the end of the 4th, they had pulled ahead and stayed ahead for a 82-77 final.
It's always great to have a full house with a former U-Conn star visiting. I always get the feeling that some sizable percentage of the crowd are not really CT Sun fans, they come for the alumni, but I think some of them catch the fever during the game. Certainly, by the end, there were a lot of Sun fans screaming and chanting.
The Mercury rookie phenom Cappy Poindexter did not repeat her 35 points from the previous game (she was held to 10, and had a technical called on her for what appeared to be language as the 3rd quarter ended. Diana Taurasi got her points (25) and played well, but just could not hold off the momentum.
GREAT GAME. Nykesha has been hurting for a bunch of games, so its good to see the Sun pull up some mojo for thios sort of comeback without her.