WASHINGTON (AP) -- Kara Lawson scored 17 points and Tina Charles had 16 as the Eastern Conference-leading Connecticut Sun beat the last-place Washington Mystics 77-70 on Tuesday for their third straight win.
Tan White added 11 points for the Sun (13-4), which has won all three meetings with the Mystics this season and the last seven overall.
Crystal Langhorne scored 15 points and Michelle Snow had 10 points and 11 rebounds Washington (3-13). The Mystics finished with a 38-23 rebounding edge, but lost their their straight and seventh in the last eight.
The Mystics used a 12-4 run to pull to 67-64 on Monique Currie's bank shot with 2:59 to go. However, White converted a three-point play as the Sun shot 8 for 9 on free throws in the final 2:01 to seal the win.