UNCASVILLE, Conn. — DeWanna Bonner had 20 points and eight rebounds, Brionna Jones added 15 points and the Connecticut Sun beat the winless Washington Mystics 76-59 on Tuesday night to become the seventh team in WNBA history to start a season with nine straight wins.

All of the previous six teams to begin 9-0 reached the WNBA finals.

Connecticut (9-0) hosts New York on Saturday, looking to become the fourth team to start 10-0. The Minnesota Lynx hold the WNBA record with 13 straight wins to begin the 2016 season.

Washington (0-9) set a franchise record with nine consecutive losses to start a season. The Mystics return home to play Chicago on Thursday.

Tyasha Harris added 14 points and Alyssa Thomas had seven points, seven rebounds and seven assists for Connecticut. Bonner reached 20 points for the fifth time this season.

Rookie Aaliyah Edwards scored a season-high 14 points, to go with nine rebounds, for Washington. Myisha Hines-Allen added 10 points.

Connecticut trailed at halftime for the first time this season when Stefanie Dolson made a 3-pointer with 2.9 seconds left to give Washington a 33-32 lead. It was Washington's first lead since 6-4.

The Sun took control after the break by outscoring Washington 26-10 in the third quarter. The Mystics were 2 of 15 from the field in the period, including 0 for 8 from inside the arc.

Washington finished with a season-low point total.

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