UNCASVILLE, Conn., Aug. 28 (Ticker) -- The Connecticut Sun made the first postseason game at Mohegan Sun Arena a memorable one.

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Taj McWilliams-Franklin scored 16 of her 20 points in the second half and sank a layup in the final seconds as the Sun rallied for a 68-66 victory over the Charlotte Sting in Game One of their first-round matchup.

The Sun played the first playoff game here after moving from Orlando prior to the season. They pulled out a dramatic victory for the second postseason win in franchise history.

"Every game feels like a championship for us," McWilliams-Franklin said. "We want to establish something with the Sun that hasn't been done before."

Charlotte led most of the second half and had a 66-60 edge with just 2:55 remaining. But Connecticut scored the game's final eight points, sparked by McWilliams-Franklin, who started the comeback with a four-point play at the 1:45 mark.

Shannon Johnson buried two free throws 53 seconds later and the teams traded misses before McWilliams-Franklin made a driving layup with 2.3 seconds to go.

"When I go out, I have to act like the play is not for me," she said. "But I'm always going to have the same mindset and do what I need to do, whether it's two seconds into the game or two seconds left."

Connecticut's Nykesha Sales stole the ensuing inbounds pass, preventing Charlotte from attempting a final shot.

The Sting missed their final four shots and did not score after Tammy Sutton-Brown's layup with just under three minutes to go.

Sales finished with 11 points and Adrienne Johnson added 10 for the Sun, who shot 49 percent (27-of-55) from the floor and made 12-of-14 free throws.

Dawn Staley scored 15 points, Alliston Feaster had 12 and Andrea Stinson 11 for Charlotte, which has not won its first playoff game since 2001, when it advanced to the WNBA Finals.