Atlanta (7-14) entered a game behind eighth-place Dallas for the final playoff spot. The Wings were playing the Chicago Sky later Friday. Connecticut (10-12) has already clinched a playoff spot, sitting in seventh.
DeWanna Bonner led Connecticut with 17 points and eight rebounds. Natisha Hiedeman and Kaila Charles each scored 13 points, and Alyssa Thomas had nine points and nine rebounds. The Sun's next game will be in the playoffs.
Bonner scored 11 points in the first half, making all three of her shots from behind the arc, as the Sun held a 36-33 lead.