Bonner and Allen lead Connecticut to a 78-63 win over New York in Game 1 of WNBA semifinal series

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NEW YORK (AP) DeWanna Bonner and the Connecticut Sun put forth a stellar defensive effort to take the opener of their semifinal playoff series against the New York Liberty.

Bonner scored 20 points, Rebecca Allen added 18 and the Sun held New York to a season low for points in a 78-63 victory Sunday.

“They are such an offensive juggernaut, we had to make things as difficult as possible and I think our team took ownership of that today,” Connecticut coach Stephanie White said.