UNCASVILLE, Conn., Sept. 17 (Ticker) -- The New York Liberty are headed to their sixth postseason in eight WNBA campaigns.

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Becky Hammon had nine points and eight assists for New York.
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Crystal Robinson poured in 22 points, including a season high-tying four 3-pointers, as the Liberty got past the Connecticut Sun 69-66 to clinch a playoff berth.

Elena Baranova and La'Keshia Frett added 10 points apiece for New York (17-16), which shot 61 percent (16-for-26) in the second half and 53 percent (28-for-53) overall. New York made 9-of-19 attempts from the arc.

Already in the playoffs, Connecticut (17-16) missed out on an opportunity to clinch the Eastern Division title.

The Sun had the ball in the final seconds with a chance to tie the game, but the Liberty forced the ball inside and Baranova blocked a shot by Taj McWilliams-Franklin as time expired.

Lindsay Whalen led the Sun with 16 points and McWilliams-Franklin chipped in with 14.

New York's win eliminated the Indiana Fever from the playoff race. The Liberty wrap up the regular season Sunday against the Washington Mystics, while the Sun face Indiana.