Postgame Quotes: July 15, 2004

Lynx 69, Liberty 66
Madison Square Garden

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Lynx Coach Suzie McConnell Serio
"The team played well. It was a long night — we did not get in till 3:30 am. I told the team, 'We can't control the circumstances; we just have to go with the flow.' "

"She (Vanessa Hayden) is doing a great job. She is definitely a presence in there — she is making things happen at both ends of the floor. When the defense penetrates, she is there to change their shot or block it. On the offensive end, she is becoming a go-to player. She is providing great contributions off the bench."

Liberty Interim Coach Pat Coyle
On the last few seconds of the game:
"Our plan was to go after (Katie) Smith and foul right away if we couldn't get the steal immediately. But it looked like we trapped her instead of fouling. We can't have that kind of time going off the clock."

On Becky Hammon's last second foul shots:
"When we went into the timeout, we thought we were shooting three. So we planned on pressing and not letting them take the ball down the court easily. Becky asked me if she should miss (the shot) and I said to make it, because then you are only down one. If you miss that second free throw and you don't get the rebound, then you are down four."