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Stars in Connecticut to face Sun


The San Antonio Stars on in the middle of their longest road win streak in two seasons, while the Connecticut Sun will to win six straight at home for the first time in three seasons.

One of those streaks will continue and one will move over the .500 mark in Tuesday night’s matchup between two 8-8 teams.

San Antonio extended its road win streak to four with Sunday’s 73-65 victory over Washington. The Stars’ last big run on the road was a seven-game streak June 24-Aug. 19, 2012.

Connecticut returns home after Sunday’s 67-65 loss at New York. The Sun can record their first six-game home win streak since Aug. 13-Sept. 11, 2011.

With Jia Perkins out, Becky Hammon stepped up with season highs of four 3-pointers and 17 points to seal the win. Hammon reached double digits in points for the fifth time in 14 games.

”That’s Becky Hammon being a leader,” San Antonio head coach Dan Hughes said. ”That’s Becky saying you know what, we’re going to miss Jia, but here I come.”

San Antonio leads the WNBA in 3-point shooting at 39.1 percent, with Hammon the best in the league at 53.1.

The Stars had a rare solid defensive effort by limiting the Mystics to 38.1 percent shooting. San Antonio is last in the WNBA in defensive field-goal percentage at 48.2.

”I thought we played really smart for the most part,” Hammon said. “Our zone kind of messed them up a little bit.”

San Antonio will get its first look at Connecticut’s Chiney Ogwumike. The top overall draft pick leads all rookies with six double-doubles.

The Stars have dropped seven of 10 visits to Connecticut. Danielle Adams averaged 17.0 points as these teams split two meetings a year ago with Hammon missing both contests.

Check back after the game for Stephen Anderson’s game recap.

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