The Connecticut Sun entered the WNBA's Olympic break on their longest winning streak in four years.
Opening the second half of the season with a home-and-home set against the slumping New York Liberty could help the Eastern Conference leaders continue their surge.
Led by Olympic gold medalists Tina Charles and Asjha Jones, Connecticut goes for a sixth consecutive victory Thursday night in Newark, where the Liberty will try to avoid a fifth straight loss in this series.
With Charles posting her 12th double-double of the season with 25 points and 13 rebounds, the Sun (15-4) entered the month-long Olympic break July 13 with an 80-78 overtime victory at Chicago.
Connecticut, which holds a four-game conference lead over second-place Indiana, has won five in a row for the first time since a seven-game run July 20-Sept. 5, 2008.
While there will be plenty of concern around the league about player conditioning as the second half kicks off, Sun coach Mike Thibault won't have to worry ab...