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McCoughtry leads Dream past Liberty


By VIN A. CHERWOO
Posted Sep 05 2010 11:13PM

NEW YORK (AP) The Atlanta Dream shook off any ill effects of a nine-day layoff and showed why they topped the Eastern Conference for most of the season.

Angel McCoughtry scored 13 of her 21 points in the fourth quarter, leading the Dream to an 81-75 victory over the New York Liberty in the opener of the best-of-three conference finals Sunday night.

``The Atlanta Dream just refused to lose tonight,'' coach and general manager Marynell Meadors said. ``(We) played well. We showed a few of the effects of possibly that layoff between games, but I thought we really fought hard.''

Sancho Lyttle had 18 points and 13 rebounds, and Erika DeSouza added 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Dream, who scored the final seven points over the last 45 seconds.

Atlanta, playing for the first time since finishing a first-round sweep of Washington on Aug. 27, led the East before losing six of their last seven and finishing fourth.

``If we had stayed on top, we probably would have played a team that gave us a little bit of trouble at the beginning,'' Lyttle said. ``But we came out, fought and we had a hunger. We needed to get back where we started. We were like 'we can't believe we were first and then we almost didn't make it.'''

Game 2 is Tuesday night in Atlanta, with Game 3, if necessary, back at Madison Square Garden on Thursday. The winner will advance to the WNBA finals against Seattle, which beat Phoenix 91-88 on Sunday to complete a sweep in the West finals.

Atlanta, which led the league in rebounding, finished with a 40-28 edge on the boards against New York. The Dream also outscored the Liberty 50-34 in the paint, and had 22 second-chance points - to just seven for New York.

``We found ways to be big, and I thought Sancho Lyttle was definitely a huge factor in our success tonight,'' Meadors said. ``We have to look back at the way we built the Atlanta Dream. It's built on speed, quickness, depth and balance.''

Cappie Pondexter scored eight of her 24 points in the final 4 1/2 minutes, and her two free throws put the Liberty ahead 75-74 with under 55 seconds remaining, but they didn't score again.

Plenette Pierson had 18 points, and Nicole Powell added 15 for New York, which played again without leading rebounder Janel McCarville (sprained left ankle).

``I don't know what our mindset was coming into the game, but I don't think it was aggressive enough,'' Pondexter said. ``Atlanta did a great job of just coming out with energy because sometimes when you have too many days off you come out really flat, but they didn't.''

After Pondexter's go-ahead free throws, McCoughtry - who scored 12 straight points for the Dream down the stretch - made two from the line to put Atlanta back ahead by one with 44.2 seconds left.

``Angel is that type of player,'' Meadors said of the second-year forward who was rookie of the year last season. ``She's been that way her entire career, which is short in the WNBA. ... When she was at the University of Louisville, she put them on her back ... and I thought she did a lot of that tonight.''

Castro Marques' fastbreak layup made it 78-75 13 seconds later. McCoughtry made 1 of 2 from the line with 25.2 seconds left, Lyttle rebounded her miss on the second shot, was fouled and made both free throws to seal the win.

``We have all these situations (in practice) ... You're down by one point, 20 seconds left, what are you going to do?,'' Lyttle said. ``Tonight it was the same thing. When I looked up and I saw, it was, 'OK, we were (up) by four points, if we get this rebound it's going to be over. That's all you needed to do, just go and get it.' And so it happened it ended up in my hands.''

The Dream used a 15-4 run bridging the third and fourth quarters to take a 60-57 lead on Castro Marques' layup in the opening minute of the final period.

Powell's third 3 of the game pulled the Liberty to 64-63 with 7:45 to go.

McCoughtry then made four free throws in a 45-second span to increase Atlanta's lead to five.

Pondexter's three-point play with 3:11 to go cut New York's deficit to one again, 72-71.

Powell hit a 3 in the final minute of the second quarter to start an 11-0 run, capped by a 3 from Leilani Mitchell that gave the Liberty a 47-44 lead with 8:12 to go in the third.

Pierson hit a 3 and then had a layup to make it 52-45.

Lyttle scored six points as the Dream came back slowly the rest of the quarter, outscoring New York 11-4 and tying it at 56 on her layup with 1:12 to go in the third.


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Dream
Liberty
     
    • 38.9%

    • 44.4%

    • 20.0%

    • 41.2%

    • 77.4%

    • 85.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
ATL NYL
Total Rebounds 12 8
Offensive Rebounds 15 9
Turnovers 8 15
Fast Break Pts: 13 4
Biggest Lead: 9 7
Points in the Paint: 50 34
ATL NYL
p McCoughtry   21 Pondexter   24
rb Lyttle   13 McWilliams-Franklin   11
a Lehning   5 Mitchell   6
s Lyttle   3 2 players   1
b DeSouza   2 Vaughn   2
 
  • 05/23 - ATL 86 @ NYL 77
  • 06/11 - ATL 79 @ NYL 91
  • 07/25 - NYL 75 @ ATL 82
  • 08/13 - NYL 90 @ ATL 83
Atlanta Dream (19-15)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
I. Castro Marques F-G 32:21 3-10 0-2 0-2 +7 0 1 1 1 3 0 1 0 0 6
A. McCoughtry F 27:28 4-15 0-1 13-17 -12 2 3 5 1 5 0 4 1 1 21
S. Lyttle F 27:00 7-11 0-0 4-4 +8 5 8 13 2 4 3 2 1 1 18
A. Price G-F 29:30 3-11 0-0 2-2 +5 2 1 3 3 2 2 0 0 4 8
C. Miller G 14:29 1-6 0-0 0-0 -6 1 1 2 3 1 0 1 0 0 2
E. DeSouza   30:41 4-10 0-0 4-4 +18 4 7 11 1 2 2 0 2 0 12
A. Bales   06:47 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
S. Lehning   25:31 3-6 1-2 1-2 +12 0 1 1 5 1 2 0 0 0 8
Y. Leuchanka   06:13 2-2 0-0 0-0 -2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
K. Miller DNP - Coach's Decision
B. Raven DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 28-72 1-5 24-31   15 25 40 16 19 10 8 4 6 81
  38.9% 20.0% 77.4%   team rebs: 12 total to: 8
New York Liberty (22-12)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Pierson F-C 29:06 8-13 1-2 1-1 -1 2 3 5 0 4 0 4 1 0 18
N. Powell F 34:15 4-9 3-7 4-4 +8 3 1 4 4 5 1 2 1 0 15
T. McWilliams-Franklin C 31:27 4-6 0-0 0-0 +3 2 9 11 3 3 0 3 1 0 8
L. Mitchell G 31:40 2-6 2-4 0-0 0 0 1 1 6 2 0 2 0 1 6
C. Pondexter G 35:50 8-20 1-3 7-7 +1 2 2 4 4 2 0 2 0 1 24
K. Vaughn   19:01 2-2 0-0 0-2 -11 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 2 0 4
E. Carson   13:07 0-4 0-0 0-0 -19 0 0 0 1 3 1 2 1 1 0
K. Greene   02:16 0-1 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
S. Spencer   03:18 0-2 0-1 0-0 -9 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
N. Blue DNP - Coach's Decision
J. McCarville DND - Sprained Left Ankle
Total   200 28-63 7-17 12-14   9 19 28 19 21 2 15 6 4 75
  44.4% 41.2% 85.7%   team rebs: 8 total to: 15

inactive

  • Dream: --
  • Liberty: --

technical fouls

  • Dream: --
  • Liberty: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 6
  • Times Tied: 7

arena stats

  • Arena: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
  • Officials: #39 Michael Price, #13 Cameron Inouye, #7 Clarke Stevens
  • Attendance: 14248
  • Duration: 2:9
Atlanta Dream (20-15) New York Liberty (22-13)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball McWilliams-Franklin vs Lyttle (Miller gains possession) 
Lyttle Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  09:40
[ATL 2-0]
 
  09:23 Mitchell Turnover : Double Dribble (1 TO) 
Castro Marques Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  09:13  
  09:00
[NYL 2-2]
Pondexter Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Lyttle Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Price (1 AST)  08:42
[ATL 4-2]
 
  08:23 Pierson Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:22 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:20
[NYL 4-4]
McWilliams-Franklin Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Lyttle Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST)  08:09
[ATL 6-4]
 
  07:52
[NYL 6-6]
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (1 AST) 
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed  07:43  
  07:41 Team Rebound 
  07:20 Pondexter Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
McCoughtry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:18  
McCoughtry Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:12
[ATL 8-6]
 
  07:12 Pondexter Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  07:12
[ATL 9-6]
 
Miller Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:00  
  06:54
[NYL 8-9]
Powell Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (1 AST) 
Castro Marques Jump Shot: Missed  06:43  
Price Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:41  
Price Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:39
[ATL 11-8]
 
  06:32
[NYL 10-11]
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Powell (1 AST) 
Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  06:25  
  06:12
[NYL 12-11]
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (1 AST) 
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed  05:50  
  05:48 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:37
[NYL 14-11]
McWilliams-Franklin Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
McCoughtry Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  05:29
[ATL 13-14]
 
  05:15
[NYL 16-13]
Pondexter Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (2 AST) 
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed  04:57  
  04:56 Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:42
[NYL 18-13]
McWilliams-Franklin Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Powell (2 AST) 
Castro Marques 3pt Shot: Missed  04:31  
Team Rebound  04:30  
  04:30  
  04:30 Pierson Substitution replaced by Vaughn 
  04:30 Powell Substitution replaced by Carson 
McCoughtry Substitution replaced by DeSouza  04:30  
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  04:23  
Lyttle Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:22  
  04:21 Pondexter Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Lyttle Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:21
[ATL 14-18]
 
Lyttle Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  04:21
[ATL 15-18]
 
  04:08 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Lyttle Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:07  
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  04:02  
  04:00 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:55 Pondexter Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:54 Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:53 Pondexter Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Lyttle Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: DeSouza (1 AST)  03:36
[ATL 17-18]
 
  03:18 Carson Jump Shot: Missed 
DeSouza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:16  
Castro Marques Running Jump Shot: Missed  03:03  
Lyttle Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  03:01  
Price Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:44
[ATL 19-18]
 
Lyttle Foul : Personal (1 PF)  02:30  
  02:30 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Powell 
  02:30 Vaughn Substitution replaced by Pierson 
  02:17 Carson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lyttle (1 ST) 
Miller Layup Shot: Missed  02:14  
Team Rebound  02:13  
  02:13 McWilliams-Franklin Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Price Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Miller (3 AST)  02:03
[ATL 21-18]
 
  01:56 Carson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  01:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
DeSouza Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Price (2 AST)  01:41
[ATL 23-18]
 
  01:19
[NYL 21-23]
Powell 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Carson (1 AST) 
DeSouza Jump Shot: Missed  00:56.9  
Lyttle Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  00:55.6  
Lyttle Layup Shot: Missed  00:54.6  
DeSouza Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:54.6  
DeSouza Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:54.6
[ATL 25-21]
 
  00:37.9 Carson Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:35.9  
DeSouza Jump Shot: Missed  00:19.9  
Lyttle Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  00:17.7  
Castro Marques 3pt Shot: Missed  00:15.3  
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:13.6  
Miller Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:12.5
[ATL 27-21]
 
  00:01.9 Pierson 3pt Shot: Missed 
DeSouza Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:00.2  
End of 1st Qtr
Atlanta Dream (20-15) New York Liberty (22-13)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:47 Powell 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:45 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  09:33 McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Missed 
DeSouza Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:32  
Miller Layup Shot: Missed  09:11  
  09:09 Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:59 Pierson Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:58 Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:44 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bales Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:42  
Miller Substitution replaced by Lehning  08:36  
McCoughtry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:31  
  08:10 Powell 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:08  
  08:08 McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Vaughn 
  08:08 Jump Ball Pierson vs DeSouza 
  07:54 Powell Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  07:54 Carson Substitution replaced by Greene 
Castro Marques Running Jump Shot: Missed  07:48  
  07:46 Vaughn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Castro Marques Substitution replaced by Price  07:39  
Bales Substitution replaced by Lyttle  07:39  
  07:33
[NYL 23-27]
Pierson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Vaughn (1 AST) 
Foul : Double Personal - Price (1 PF), Pierson (1 PF)  07:26  
  07:26 Jump Ball Vaughn vs Lyttle (Lehning gains possession) 
DeSouza Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lyttle (1 AST)  07:07
[ATL 29-23]
 
Lyttle Foul : Personal (2 PF)  06:56  
  06:49 Greene Layup Shot: Missed Block: DeSouza (1 BLK) 
Lehning Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:47  
Price Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:45  
  06:44 Team Rebound 
  06:30 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Lyttle Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  06:28  
McCoughtry Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  06:20  
  06:09 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Lyttle Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  06:06  
DeSouza Layup Shot: Missed  05:57  
DeSouza Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  05:56  
  05:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:49 Greene Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
  05:40 Vaughn Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Lehning Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:40  
Team Rebound  05:40  
Lehning Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:40
[ATL 30-23]
 
Lyttle Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  05:26  
  05:26
[NYL 24-30]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Lyttle Substitution replaced by Bales  05:26  
  05:26
[NYL 25-30]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed  05:15  
Bales Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:13  
Bales Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:12
[ATL 32-25]
 
  05:00 Mitchell Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  04:48 Powell Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  04:42 Pierson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Price Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:42
[ATL 33-25]
 
  04:42 Pierson Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin 
Price Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  04:42
[ATL 34-25]
 
  04:28
[NYL 27-34]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
McCoughtry Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:19  
  04:18 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Price Foul : Personal (2 PF)  04:15  
Bales Substitution replaced by Leuchanka  04:15  
  04:05
[NYL 30-34]
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Lehning Driving Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS)  03:47
[ATL 36-30]
 
DeSouza Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:41  
  03:41
[NYL 31-36]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  03:41
[NYL 32-36]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
McCoughtry Layup Shot: Missed  03:29  
McCoughtry Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:28  
McCoughtry Layup Shot: Missed Block: Vaughn (1 BLK)  03:27  
DeSouza Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  03:26  
  03:25 Vaughn Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
DeSouza Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:25
[ATL 37-32]
 
DeSouza Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  03:25
[ATL 38-32]
 
  03:13
[NYL 34-38]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
McCoughtry Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Powell (1 ST)  03:09  
  02:52 Team Timeout : Short 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:52  
  02:48 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
DeSouza Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  02:46  
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed  02:35  
  02:34 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  02:21 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Leuchanka Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:19  
Leuchanka Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lehning (1 AST)  02:06
[ATL 40-34]
 
  01:43 Powell Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Price (1 ST) 
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed  01:29  
  01:27 Mitchell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:22
[NYL 36-40]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (3 AST) 
McCoughtry Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  01:03
[ATL 42-36]
 
  00:51.9 Mitchell Layup Shot: Missed 
Leuchanka Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:50.8  
DeSouza Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Lehning (2 AST)  00:33.6
[ATL 44-36]
 
  00:11.1
[NYL 39-44]
Powell 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (2 AST) 
Price Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: McWilliams-Franklin (1 BLK)  00:02.4  
Team Rebound  00:01.1  
  00:01.1 Powell Substitution replaced by Carson 
DeSouza Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.4  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Qtr
Atlanta Dream (20-15) New York Liberty (22-13)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:43
[NYL 41-44]
Pondexter Pullup Jump shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  09:25  
  09:24 Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:23 Jump Ball Pierson vs Price (Price gains possession) 
  09:23 Pierson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Price (2 ST) 
Lyttle Jump Shot: Missed  09:06  
  09:04 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  08:53
[NYL 43-44]
Pierson Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
McCoughtry Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:53  
  08:53
[NYL 44-44]
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
Lyttle Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:36  
  08:12
[NYL 47-44]
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (2 AST) 
Price Jump Shot: Missed  07:52  
McCoughtry Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:51  
  07:50 McWilliams-Franklin Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:50  
Team Rebound  07:50  
McCoughtry Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  07:50
[ATL 45-47]
 
  07:31
[NYL 50-45]
Pierson 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Powell (3 AST) 
Lyttle Jump Shot: Missed  07:17  
Team Rebound  07:16  
McCoughtry Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:07  
  07:05 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  06:56
[NYL 52-45]
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:55  
Miller Substitution replaced by Lehning  06:55  
McCoughtry Substitution replaced by DeSouza  06:55  
Lehning Jump Shot: Missed  06:37  
  06:36 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  06:14 Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:12 Powell Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:09 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Lyttle Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  06:08  
Castro Marques Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:02
[ATL 47-52]
 
  05:40 Powell 3pt Shot: Missed 
DeSouza Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  05:38  
Lyttle Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Lehning (3 AST)  05:32
[ATL 49-52]
 
  05:14
[NYL 54-49]
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (4 AST) 
Lyttle Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Lehning (4 AST)  04:58
[ATL 51-54]
 
  04:39 Pierson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Lyttle (2 ST) 
  04:39 Mitchell Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  04:39 Pierson Substitution replaced by Vaughn 
Price Jump Shot: Missed Block: Powell (1 BLK)  04:26  
  04:24 Powell Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Lehning Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:20  
  04:11
[NYL 56-51]
Vaughn Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (5 AST) 
DeSouza Jump Shot: Missed  03:54  
  03:52 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  03:44 Powell Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Lehning (1 ST) 
DeSouza Layup Shot: Missed  03:34  
  03:33 Vaughn Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:10 McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed 
DeSouza Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  03:07  
Lehning 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Price (3 AST)  02:44
[ATL 54-56]
 
Castro Marques Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:21  
  02:21 Powell Substitution replaced by Carson 
  02:21 Vaughn Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:21 Team Rebound 
  02:21 Vaughn Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Lyttle Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  02:19  
Price Jump Shot: Missed  02:03  
  02:02 Team Rebound 
  01:46 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Price Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:44  
Price Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Vaughn (2 BLK)  01:40  
Team Rebound  01:40  
  01:40 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Spencer 
Lehning 3pt Shot: Missed  01:34  
  01:31 Spencer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:18 McWilliams-Franklin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lyttle (3 ST) 
Lyttle Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Castro Marques (1 AST)  01:12
[ATL 56-56]
 
  00:54.9 Carson Layup Shot: Missed Block: DeSouza (2 BLK) 
Lyttle Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  00:52.8  
Price Jump Shot: Missed  00:28.9  
  00:27.4 Team Rebound 
DeSouza Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  00:27.4  
  00:27.4 McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Pierson 
Price Substitution replaced by McCoughtry  00:27.4  
  00:08.7 Mitchell Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lyttle (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  00:07.3  
Lyttle Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Carson (1 ST)  00:00.7  
End of 3rd Qtr
Atlanta Dream (20-15) New York Liberty (22-13)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
  09:45 Pierson Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
DeSouza Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  09:45
[ATL 57-56]
 
DeSouza Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  09:45
[ATL 58-56]
 
  09:28 Spencer Jump Shot: Missed 
McCoughtry Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  09:26  
Castro Marques Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:12
[ATL 60-56]
 
  08:55 Carson Jump Shot: Missed 
Lyttle Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  08:53  
  08:48 Carson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:48  
Team Rebound  08:48  
  08:48 Spencer Substitution replaced by Powell 
McCoughtry Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:48  
  08:47 Team Rebound 
Lyttle Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF)  08:47  
Lyttle Substitution replaced by Leuchanka  08:47  
  08:32
[NYL 58-60]
Pierson Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (3 AST) 
Leuchanka Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: McCoughtry (1 AST)  08:15
[ATL 62-58]
 
McCoughtry Foul : Personal (2 PF)  08:10  
  08:10 Carson Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
  07:58
[NYL 60-62]
Vaughn Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (6 AST) 
Lehning Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  07:44
[ATL 64-60]
 
  07:30 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
DeSouza Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  07:28  
McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Missed  07:12  
  07:10 Team Rebound 
  06:49 Pierson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Leuchanka Substitution replaced by Bales  06:49  
  06:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
McCoughtry Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO)  06:30  
  06:15
[NYL 63-64]
Powell 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (4 AST) 
Lehning Layup Shot: Missed  05:59  
DeSouza Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  05:58  
  05:46 Pierson Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
  05:46 Vaughn Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin 
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  05:46
[ATL 65-63]
 
McCoughtry Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  05:46
[ATL 66-63]
 
McCoughtry Foul : Personal (3 PF)  05:31  
  05:22 Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed 
McCoughtry Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  05:20  
  05:01 Powell Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  05:01
[ATL 67-63]
 
McCoughtry Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  05:01
[ATL 68-63]
 
Bales Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:51  
  04:43 Powell 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:41 Pierson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  04:30
[NYL 66-68]
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Powell (4 AST) 
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Lehning (5 AST)  04:13
[ATL 70-66]
 
  03:55 Jump Ball Pondexter vs Bales (DeSouza gains possession) 
  03:55 Pondexter Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Bales (1 ST) 
Castro Marques Jump Shot: Missed  03:34  
  03:34 Team Rebound 
McCoughtry Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF)  03:34  
  03:34
[NYL 67-70]
Powell Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Bales Substitution replaced by Lyttle  03:34  
  03:34
[NYL 68-70]
Powell Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  03:22 Powell Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  03:22
[ATL 71-68]
 
McCoughtry Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  03:22
[ATL 72-68]
 
  03:11
[NYL 70-72]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Castro Marques Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:11  
  03:11 Mitchell Substitution replaced by Carson 
  03:11
[NYL 71-72]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 1 (22 PTS) 
  02:59 McWilliams-Franklin Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  02:59  
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  02:59
[ATL 73-71]
 
McCoughtry Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  02:59
[ATL 74-71]
 
  02:39 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:37 Powell Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  02:37 Powell Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:37 Powell Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
McCoughtry Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  02:37  
  02:37
[NYL 72-74]
Powell Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
McCoughtry Substitution replaced by Price  02:37  
  02:37
[NYL 73-74]
Powell Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Price Layup Shot: Missed Block: Carson (1 BLK)  02:25  
Price Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:20  
Lyttle Jump Shot: Missed Block: Pierson (1 BLK)  02:14  
  02:12 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  01:50 McWilliams-Franklin Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:DeSouza (1 ST) 
Castro Marques Running Hook Shot: Missed  01:30  
  01:29 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  01:08 Pierson Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:DeSouza (2 ST) 
  01:03 Carson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Price Substitution replaced by McCoughtry  01:03  
Castro Marques Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:03  
Team Rebound  01:03  
  01:03 Carson Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
Castro Marques Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:03  
  01:01 Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Castro Marques Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  00:54.9  
  00:54.9
[NYL 74-74]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
  00:54.9 Mitchell Substitution replaced by Carson 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:54.9  
  00:54.9 Powell Substitution replaced by Greene 
  00:54.9
[NYL 75-74]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
  00:44.2 Carson Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  00:44.2
[ATL 75-75]
 
McCoughtry Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  00:44.2
[ATL 76-75]
 
  00:44.2 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:44.2 Carson Substitution replaced by Powell 
  00:44.2 Greene Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
DeSouza Substitution replaced by Price  00:44.2  
  00:36.9 Pondexter Layup Shot: Missed Block: McCoughtry (1 BLK) 
Lyttle Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  00:35.9  
Castro Marques Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lyttle (2 AST)  00:31.3
[ATL 78-75]
 
  00:31.3 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:26.9 McWilliams-Franklin Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Lehning (2 ST) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:26.0  
  00:26.0 McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Spencer 
  00:25.2 Powell Foul : Personal (5 PF) 
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  00:25.2
[ATL 79-75]
 
McCoughtry Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:25.2  
Lyttle Rebound (Off:5 Def:8)  00:24.8  
  00:23.1 Mitchell Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Lyttle Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  00:23.1
[ATL 80-75]
 
Lyttle Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  00:23.1
[ATL 81-75]
 
  00:11.8 Spencer 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:09.7 Pondexter Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:08.9 Pondexter Layup Shot: Missed 
Castro Marques Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:07.6  
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- NBA TV National 7:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
ATL
4th East
19
15
4-6
10-7
9-8
NYL
2nd East
22
12
9-1
13-4
9-8
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
ATL
McCoughtry 15.0
Bales 5.5
Price 4.0
Miller 2.0
2 players 1.5
NYL
Pondexter 14.0
Pondexter 11.0
Pondexter 8.0
McWilliams-Franklin 1.5
2 players 3.0
Liberty Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .453 .474
FT% .818 .718
Points 79.2 84.0
Rebounds 31.2 28.0
Assists 18.6 19.5
Steals 8.2 3.0
Blocks 2.9 3.5
3-Point % .409 .414
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Dream Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .444 .454
FT% .709 .791
Points 85.4 93.0
Rebounds 38.8 36.5
Assists 19.6 18.5
Steals 8.9 9.5
Blocks 4.1 6.5
3-Point % .289 .313
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 2
New York Liberty (0-2)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Carson, Essence 41:08 9-17 0-1 2-3 1 4 5 1 6 2 4 1 1 20
Greene, Kalana 6:13 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
McWilliams-Franklin, Taj 62:45 8-15 0-0 3-4 4 13 17 7 9 0 5 2 2 19
Mitchell, Leilani 57:26 3-9 3-7 0-0 1 3 4 9 5 1 2 0 1 9
Pierson, Plenette 53:25 13-26 1-2 4-6 5 4 9 2 10 0 7 1 4 31
Pondexter, Cappie 74:33 22-47 4-9 12-14 3 5 8 13 7 2 6 0 3 60
Powell, Nicole 60:16 5-11 4-9 4-4 3 1 4 5 7 1 2 1 0 18
Spencer, Sidney 6:10 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Vaughn, Kia 38:04 3-5 0-0 3-8 3 4 7 2 5 0 3 2 0 9
Atlanta Dream (2-0)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Bales, Alison 14:48 2-2 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 2 4 1 0 2 0 4
Castro Marques, Iziane 64:18 7-21 1-5 2-4 0 5 5 6 4 0 1 0 0 17
de Souza, Erika 57:36 11-18 0-0 5-6 5 12 17 3 5 2 2 7 0 27
Lehning, Shalee 39:34 3-8 1-3 1-2 1 5 6 7 2 2 1 0 0 8
Leuchanka, Yelena 8:01 4-5 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 8
Lyttle, Sancho 62:10 9-17 0-0 8-8 6 12 18 4 7 4 3 2 1 26
McCoughtry, Angel 63:10 16-35 1-4 30-38 5 3 8 5 9 5 8 2 2 63
Miller, Coco 41:17 7-20 2-4 5-6 2 4 6 4 3 2 2 0 0 21
Miller, Kelly 0:11 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Price, Armintie 48:44 5-15 0-0 2-3 4 2 6 6 6 3 1 0 4 12
Raven, Brittainey 0:11 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0