After struggling on the road last season, the Connecticut Sun are thriving away from home this year.
Kara Lawson scored 17 points and Tina Charles had 16 as Eastern Conference-leading Connecticut beat the last-place Washington Mystics 77-70 on Tuesday for their third straight win.
Tan White added 11 points to help the Sun (13-4) improved to a league-best 7-1 on the road after going 6-11 a year ago. Connecticut has won all three meetings with Washington this season including two on the road and the last seven overall.
''A year ago we won six games (on the road) all year. Now I think our team is relishing being a good road team,'' Sun coach Mike Thibault said. ''It's paid off in winning close games like this, every one but one.''
In this one, the Sun overcame a mid-game scoring drought and a sizeable rebounding deficit by shooting 7 for 13 (54 percent) on 3-pointers, led by Lawson's 3-for-5 effort. After letting a 14-point first quarter lead slip away, the Sun took the lead for go...