Reserve Kelsey Griffin's putback at the end of regulation forced overtime and she added a 3-pointer late in the second overtime to lead Connecticut to an 89-81 victory over the Washington Mystics on Sunday, as the Sun staved off elimination from the postseason.

Reserve Renee Montgomery made all six of her free throws in the second overtime and finished with 14 points for the Sun (12-20). Alex Bentley added 18 points and four steals and Kelsey Bone had 15 points and 11 rebounds.

Ivory Latta had 20 points and six assists and Emma Meesseman added 16 points and 10 rebounds for Washington (15-16), which is in second place in the Eastern Conference and would have qualified for the playoffs with a win.