UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- Shekinna Stricklen made seven 3-pointers and scored 24 points and the Connecticut Sun beat the Atlanta Dream 86-76 on Friday night to extend their franchise-record, regular-season home winning streak to 13 games.
Jonquel Jones added 18 points and eight rebounds for Connecticut (9-1). The Sun have won seven straight overall.
Stricklen made three 3-pointers in the first half to help Connecticut build a 39-25 lead. The Dream (2-6) shot just 26.5% in the first half, including 2 of 11 from 3-point range. Connecticut started the second half on an 11-3 run for a 50-28 lead and finished the quarter with 26 points.
Atlanta pulled to 75-70 late in the fourth, but Stricklen answered with her sixth 3-pointer and Jones made a hook shot on the Sun's next possession.
Jasmine Thomas added 13 points with nine assists for Connecticut, which made 12 of 23 3-pointers. Stricklen hit 7 of 11 from distance, one shy of tying her career high for makes.
Jessica Breland had 17 points and eight rebounds for Atlanta, and Tiffany Hayes had 12 points, five rebounds and six assists. The Dream have lost six of seven.
The WNBA-worst Atlanta Dream have the chance to claim a season series victory if they can beat star rookie Arike Ogunbowale and the Dallas Wings on the road Sunday.
The Washington Mystics look to take advantage of a soft closing stretch of schedule to claim the top seed for the WNBA playoffs, starting with Sunday's contest at home versus the New York Liberty.
A game that could also double as a potential first-round playoff matchup takes place Sunday night when the Phoenix Suns host the Chicago Sky.