Jonquel Jones scored 27 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as the Connecticut Sun dominated on the boards to move one game away from a spot in the WNBA Finals with a 94-68 victory Thursday over the visiting Los Angeles Sparks.

The Sun grabbed 29 first-half rebounds, a WNBA record for any half in the playoffs, and had a 46-24 rebounding advantage in the game.

Alyssa Thomas also had 13 rebounds and scored 12 points for the Sun, while Courtney Williams scored 25 points as Connecticut took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five semifinal series, which switches to California for Game 3 on Sunday.

Nneka Ogwumike scored 18 points for the Sparks, while Riquna Williams added 14 as Los Angeles' struggles on the road continued. The Sparks and Sun were tied for the best regular-season home record in the WNBA at 15-2, but Los Angeles has lost six of its past seven road games, including playoffs.

After Connecticut earned an 84-75 victory in Game 1, the Sparks started fast in Game 2, taking a 16-6 lead in the first quarter and a 26-15 lead in the second quarter. But the Sun rebounded to take a 41-40 lead at halftime and took over in the third quarter with a 12-1 run to take a 55-47 lead.

Williams scored 13 points in the third quarter as Connecticut went 11 of 17 from the field in the first 10 minutes after halftime. The Sun opened the fourth quarter on a 10-2 run to push their lead to 80-59.

Game 3 on Sunday is scheduled to be played at Long Beach State's Walter Pyramid, while Game 4 will be played on Tuesday at Staples Center in Los Angeles, if necessary.

--Field Level Media

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