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Griffin big late as Sun beat Mystics 89-81 in 2 OT

  • Connecticut Sun’s Alex Bentley, right, shoots over Washington Mystics' Ivory Latta, left, during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Uncasville, Conn. The Sun won in double overtime 89-81. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

    Connecticut Sun’s Alex Bentley, right, shoots over Washington Mystics' Ivory Latta, left, during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Uncasville, Conn. The Sun won in double overtime 89-81. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Connecticut Sun head coach Ann Donovan reacts during the second half of a WNBA basketball game against the Washington Mystics, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Uncasville, Conn. The Sun won in double overtime 89-81. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

    Connecticut Sun head coach Ann Donovan reacts during the second half of a WNBA basketball game against the Washington Mystics, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Uncasville, Conn. The Sun won in double overtime 89-81. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Washington Mystics athletic trainer Navin Hettiarachch, left, comes to the aid of player Kara Lawson during the second half of a WNBA basketball game against the Connecticut Sun, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Uncasville, Conn. Lawson left the arena on crutches. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

    Washington Mystics athletic trainer Navin Hettiarachch, left, comes to the aid of player Kara Lawson during the second half of a WNBA basketball game against the Connecticut Sun, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Uncasville, Conn. Lawson left the arena on crutches. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)  (The Associated Press)

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.