The Sun went on a 10-0 run early in the second quarter and held off Washington following a bizarre technical foul call to build a 41-38 halftime lead at Mohegan Sun Arena.
With Connecticut up 34-31, Sun coach Mike Thibault was assessed a technical foul after yelling an instruction onto the court that appeared to be directed at his players and not the officials. Tensions were already high when roughly 30 seconds earlier Thibault walked out onto the court to air his displeasure with a foul call on Amber Holt but was not officially warned.
Tamika Whitmore has eight points for the Sun and Tamika Raymond has provided a big boost off the bench with seven points and three rebounds. Monique Currie has carried the Mystics' offense by herself with 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting.