Crystal Langhorne scored 18 points and the Washington Mystics held on for a 74-63 victory over the Connecticut Sun on Sunday.
Ivory Latta added 14 points, including a crucial late 3-pointer to help seal the victory for the Mystics (11-13), who won their second straight to keep hold of sole possession of fourth place in the Eastern Conference.
Monique Currie added 12 points and Michelle Snow grabbed 10 rebounds for Washington, which had its 21-point third-quarter lead shrink to four during the fourth.
Tina Charles scored 18 points and Kelsey Griffin added 17 for the last-place Sun (6-15), who lost their third straight and sixth in their past eight.
It was Connecticut's second loss this season against their former coach Mike Thibault, who now coaches Washington. Thibault was fired last November after 10 seasons leading the Sun.
Down 54-33, Connecticut used a 26-9 run to cut it to 63-59, capped when Griffin converted a tough three-point play.
But Connecticut missed shots on its n...