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Jessica Breland leads balanced Sky past Sun, 96-83

UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- Jessica Breland scored 15 points, Adut Bulgak added a career-high 14 points in her first game of the season, and the Chicago Sky beat the Connecticut Sun 96-83 on Friday night.

Chicago (12-18) ended a two-game losing streak to move within 1 1/2 games of Seattle and Dallas for the final playoff spot. Chicago hosts the Wings on Wednesday and plays at the Storm next Sunday in two of its final four games.

Connecticut (20-11) had won eight of its last nine games.

Allie Quigley added 13 points for Chicago, and Courtney Vandersloot had 12 assists.

Alyssa Thomas paced Connecticut with 14 points. Jonquel Jones was 0 of 6 from the floor but grabbed 11 rebounds in 19 minutes.

Connecticut was within 10 points early in the fourth quarter but the Sky went on a 12-2 run for a 20-point lead with 3:55 left.

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