Now there are three 6-1 teams, sharing the second best record in the WNBA.
Connecticut and Chicago both won on Sunday to remain tied for first in the East at 6-1. Idle Los Angeles in the West is the third league team at 6-1. All trail the Lynx, of course, who have won a WNBA record-tying nine games in a row.
Connecticut used a 11-0 run in the middle of the fourth quarter to break open a close game against Atlanta. The Sun won 92-73 and shot 61.7 percent from the field -- higher than they did on free throws (61.1 percent, 11x18).
Tina Charles, a 6-4 center, got her 50th career double-double in three seasons with 22 points and 11 rebounds for Connecticut. She has five double-doubles this season.
Her 50 career double-double ties the franchise record of 50 set by Taj McWilliams-Franklin, the current Lynx center.
Guard Kara Lawson was five for five on three-point shots and has 21 points, Asjha Jones 17 and Renee Montgomery 14. The Sun were seven for 13 on threes, or 53.8 percent.
Angel McCoughtry had 22 points and Sancho Lyttle 19 for Atlanta, but nobody else had more than eight.
Chicago beat the New York Liberty 73-64 on the road. Guard Epiphanny Prince came into the game with three consecutive 30-point gamnes -- 31, 33 and 32 -- but was held to 26. Sky center Sylvia Fowles had 10 points and 12 rebounds.
Cappie Pondexter led the Liberty with 22 points, seven assists and six rebounds.
* This is a light week in the WNBA until the weekend. The only games are Seattle at Chicago on Wednesday and L.A. at Connecticut the same night. So at least one team will be 7-1 and on the Lynx's heels.
There are four games on Friday, two on Saturday.