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Charles leads Sun to 68-59 win over Liberty


By VIN A. CHERWOO
Posted Jul 15 2011 11:10PM

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The Connecticut Sun kept the score close with their best defensive effort of the season and pulled out a big road win.

Tina Charles scored 15 points, Asjha Jones had 14 and the Sun rallied for a 68-59 victory over the New York Liberty on Friday night, snapping a two-game skid and getting their second victory in seven road games this season.

Renee Montgomery scored 10 of her 12 points in the fourth quarter as Connecticut (7-5) closed with a 10-0 run.

``A lot of the games we don't give ourselves a chance to finish the game,'' Montgomery said. ``We're down so much that we exhaust so much energy trying to come back, that when we come even close to coming back we kind of run out of gas. It was close the whole game and we gave ourselves a chance to win it and we did.''

Connecticut coach Mike Thibault got his 167th career victory, tying him with Anne Donovan and Michael Cooper for second place in WNBA history.

Although the Sun shot just 40 percent (26 for 65) for the second straight game, they held New York to 37.5 percent (24 for 64) - the Liberty's second-lowest effort of the season. The 59 points allowed were also a season-low for Connecticut.

``It's a road win, a good win,'' Thibault said. ``That's the best defense we've played for an entire game all year.''

Concerned with his team's effort coming off two straight road losses that left them with four defeats in six games after a 4-1 start, Thibault was pleased with what he saw.

``It showed up because we kept tipping balls, the full-court pressure on their guards for most of the game, tried to wear them down,'' he said. ``We got them to turn it over twice in the last couple of minutes. Keeping them from even getting shots is a good thing.''

Kia Vaughn had 15 points and nine rebounds to lead New York (8-6), which snapped a four-game winning streak. Nicole Powell scored 13 points, Cappie Pondexter had 11 and rookie reserve Alex Montgomery added 10.

``It's one of those losses where you're like 'why did we have to lose?' But it happens,'' Pondexter said. ``You can't get too high, can't get too low in this league. The good thing is we play Sunday, so we practice tomorrow and here we go again.''

The Liberty were without starting forward Plenette Pierson, who sat out due to a strained left knee injured in Wednesday's win against Atlanta.

``Obviously not having Plenette takes a post player out of us and that adds a little fatigue,'' New York coach John Whisenant said. ``But Plenette doesn't play outside and our perimeter people were not sharp, either.''

Renee Montgomery had a tying three-point play and Jones hit a jumper with 5:51 left in the fourth quarter to give the Sun a 58-56 lead.

After Pondexter made a 3 to put New York back ahead, Connecticut scored the next six points to take a 64-59 lead on Jones' two free throws with 3:02 remaining.

About 1 1/2 minutes later, Powell stole a pass by Renee Montgomery, ran down the court, avoided the defender and then missed a layup. She got the rebound on the left side of the baseline, stepped behind the 3-point line and missed the shot.

Renee Montgomery hit a jumper on the other end to stretch the Sun's lead to seven with 1:13 left, and she added a layup in the final seconds.

With the win, the Sun moved into second place in the Eastern Conference, percentage points ahead of the Liberty. Connecticut hosts first-place Indiana on Sunday.

``Any win in the conference is always key because it's going to be close down the stretch,'' Montgomery said. ``We don't want it to come down to the end where we're hoping somebody else loses. ... We want to put ourselves in a good position going down the stretch. This is only about halfway through the season, but still as much as you can do early in the season the better.''

The Liberty missed 13 of their last 14 field-goal attempts and had four turnovers over the last 7 1/2 minutes.

``We didn't execute,'' Pondexter said. ``I think we took some bad shots, we rushed a couple of shots, made a couple of key turnovers, myself included. ... They capitalized on it. The most important thing is forget about it and move on.''

Danielle McCray's three-point play started an 8-1 run as the Sun took a 44-36 lead on Charles' jumper with 5:39 to go in the third quarter.

Vaughn had seven points, including the go-ahead three-point play, during the Liberty's ensuing 14-3 run that gave them a three-point lead with 1:21 left in the third.

The teams played close in the first half with neither team leading by more than five points. Kara Lawson's three-point play with about 25 seconds left gave the Sun a 34-33 lead at the break.

Charles led Connecticut with 11 points on 5-for-7 shooting over the first 20 minutes. Powell had 10 points, including two 3s, for New York.


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Sun
Liberty
     
    • 40.0%

    • 37.5%

    • 23.8%

    • 28.6%

    • 78.6%

    • 71.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CON NYL
Total Rebounds 10 8
Offensive Rebounds 8 11
Turnovers 14 17
Fast Break Pts: 15 5
Biggest Lead: 9 5
Points in the Paint: 30 24
CON NYL
p Charles   15 Vaughn   15
rb Jones   7 Vaughn   9
a Montgomery   4 Mitchell   4
s Greene   4 Vaughn   3
b 3 players   1
 
  • 07/15 - CON 68 @ NYL 59
  • 07/19 - NYL 79 @ CON 85
  • 08/18 - CON 81 @ NYL 84
  • 09/11 - NYL 63 @ CON 69
Connecticut Sun (10-6)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Jones F 28:37 5-8 1-1 3-4 +14 1 6 7 2 0 0 3 0 1 14
D. McCray G-F 16:31 2-9 0-3 1-1 -5 2 1 3 1 2 0 1 0 1 5
T. Charles C 29:27 7-13 0-0 1-2 +7 0 4 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 15
K. Greene G 28:17 2-4 1-2 2-2 +16 2 2 4 2 3 4 1 0 0 7
R. Montgomery G 28:51 5-15 1-8 1-1 +16 0 5 5 4 2 2 4 0 0 12
J. Moore   11:32 0-1 0-0 1-2 +1 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 1
K. Lawson   18:00 3-7 1-3 2-2 -8 0 3 3 1 0 2 1 0 0 9
T. White   23:28 1-4 1-4 0-0 +11 0 1 1 3 3 0 1 0 0 3
K. Griffin   09:48 1-4 0-0 0-0 -6 3 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 2
A. Hightower   05:30 0-0 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Walker DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 26-65 5-21 11-14   8 23 31 14 14 8 14 0 3 68
  40.0% 23.8% 78.6%   team rebs: 10 total to: 14
New York Liberty (10-7)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Q. Hollingsworth C 28:10 1-4 0-0 1-2 -6 2 1 3 0 1 1 1 1 0 3
N. Powell F 29:24 5-14 3-8 0-0 -11 1 5 6 1 3 1 3 0 0 13
K. Vaughn C 36:30 6-9 0-0 3-3 -5 4 5 9 3 3 3 4 1 0 15
L. Mitchell G 24:59 1-5 1-4 0-0 -8 0 3 3 4 3 0 2 0 0 3
C. Pondexter G 33:56 5-14 1-5 0-0 -6 0 4 4 2 3 0 7 0 0 11
F. Chester   14:15 1-2 0-0 0-0 -5 1 3 4 0 3 1 0 0 0 2
E. Carson   15:01 1-8 0-1 0-0 -8 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
S. Spencer   03:49 0-1 0-1 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Montgomery   13:38 4-7 1-2 1-2 +5 1 2 3 1 2 0 0 1 0 10
S. Colson   00:18 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P. Pierson DND - Patella Tendon Strain
Total   200 24-64 6-21 5-7   11 24 35 11 18 6 17 3 0 59
  37.5% 28.6% 71.4%   team rebs: 8 total to: 18

inactive

  • Sun: --
  • Liberty: --

technical fouls

  • Sun: --
  • Liberty: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 15
  • Times Tied: 9

arena stats

  • Arena: Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
  • Officials: #45 Tom Mauer, #17 Scott Twardoski, #35 Billy Smith
  • Attendance: 7722
  • Duration: 1:49
Connecticut Sun (8-5) New York Liberty (8-7)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Hollingsworth vs Charles (Vaughn gains possession) 
  09:46
[NYL 2-0]
Pondexter Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Charles Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST)  09:28
[CON 2-2]
 
  09:16
[NYL 4-2]
Powell Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  09:03  
  09:01 Vaughn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:51 Powell 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:49  
McCray 3pt Shot: Missed  08:42  
  08:40 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:34
[NYL 7-2]
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (1 AST) 
Montgomery Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:17
[CON 4-7]
 
  07:52 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:51  
McCray Step Back Jump shot: Missed  07:38  
  07:37 Mitchell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:17 Vaughn Turnaround Bank shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:16  
  07:07 Pondexter Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:07  
Team Rebound  07:07  
Charles Substitution replaced by Moore  07:07  
  07:07 Hollingsworth Substitution replaced by Chester 
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:07
[CON 5-7]
 
  06:46 Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:45  
Jones Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (3 PTS)  06:28
[CON 7-7]
 
  06:08 Vaughn Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed  05:55  
Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:53  
Jones Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  05:49  
  05:47 Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:46 Powell Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Greene (1 ST) 
  05:35 Powell Violation:Kicked Ball 
  05:35 Vaughn Substitution replaced by Carson 
  05:35 Mitchell Substitution replaced by Hollingsworth 
McCray Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:26
[CON 9-7]
 
Montgomery Foul : Personal Block (1 PF)  05:08  
  04:56
[NYL 9-9]
Powell Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  04:41  
  04:40 Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:20
[NYL 11-9]
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (1 AST)  04:05
[CON 12-11]
 
  03:53 Carson Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  03:52 Chester Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Greene Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:50  
  03:50  
Jones Substitution replaced by Lawson  03:50  
Montgomery Substitution replaced by Charles  03:50  
  03:50 Hollingsworth Substitution replaced by Vaughn 
  03:41
[NYL 14-12]
Powell 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (2 AST) 
McCray Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Vaughn (1 ST)  03:22  
Moore Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:11  
McCray Substitution replaced by White  03:11  
  02:58 Carson Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:57  
Charles Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  02:51
[CON 14-14]
 
  02:43 Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Greene (2 ST) 
Greene Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:40
[CON 16-14]
 
White Foul : Personal (1 PF)  02:25  
Moore Substitution replaced by Griffin  02:25  
  02:25 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
  02:13 Vaughn Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:12  
Charles Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Greene (1 AST)  02:07
[CON 18-14]
 
  01:45
[NYL 17-18]
Powell 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Griffin Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Greene (2 AST)  01:29
[CON 20-17]
 
  01:06 Vaughn Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
  00:48.4 Chester Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  00:48.4 Powell Substitution replaced by Pondexter 
Griffin Jump Shot: Missed Block: Vaughn (1 BLK)  00:41.9  
  00:39.0 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:20.8
[NYL 19-20]
Vaughn Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (1 AST) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:03.8  
  00:02.3 Vaughn Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:00.1 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Qtr
Connecticut Sun (8-5) New York Liberty (8-7)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  09:44  
Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:42  
Griffin Putback Layup Shot: Missed  09:42  
  09:40 Carson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:31
[NYL 21-20]
Pondexter Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
White 3pt Shot: Missed  09:06  
Griffin Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  09:05  
Charles Running Bank Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:50
[CON 22-21]
 
  08:27 Carson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:25  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Montgomery  08:25  
White 3pt Shot: Missed  08:11  
Griffin Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  08:10  
  08:03 Chester Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:03  
Team Rebound  08:03  
  08:03 Carson Substitution replaced by Hollingsworth 
  08:03 Chester Substitution replaced by Spencer 
Griffin Substitution replaced by Jones  08:03  
Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  08:03
[CON 23-21]
 
  08:00 Vaughn Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  08:00 Vaughn Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
  07:50 Hollingsworth Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
White 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (2 AST)  07:41
[CON 26-21]
 
  07:20 Mitchell Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:19 Vaughn Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:17
[NYL 23-26]
Vaughn Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed  06:56  
  06:55 Team Rebound 
  06:38
[NYL 25-26]
Vaughn Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (2 AST) 
  06:23 Pondexter Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
White Substitution replaced by Greene  06:23  
Hightower Substitution replaced by McCray  06:23  
  06:23 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
McCray 3pt Shot: Missed  06:18  
Team Rebound  06:17  
Charles Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  06:06  
Charles Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:54  
  05:54 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:47 Mitchell Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Charles Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Jones (2 AST)  05:32
[CON 28-25]
 
  05:11
[NYL 27-28]
Montgomery Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  05:01 Mitchell Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  05:01 Mitchell Substitution replaced by Pondexter 
  05:01 Spencer Substitution replaced by Powell 
Montgomery Running Jump Shot: Missed  04:54  
  04:52 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
McCray Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:48  
  04:48
[NYL 28-28]
Montgomery Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
McCray Substitution replaced by Lawson  04:48  
  04:48 Montgomery Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  04:47 Vaughn Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  04:36 Powell 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:35  
Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed  04:13  
  04:12 Team Rebound 
  03:58
[NYL 31-28]
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Vaughn (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:51  
Jones Jump Shot: Missed Block: Montgomery (1 BLK)  03:37  
  03:32 Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:25 Powell 3pt Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:23  
  03:15 Powell Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Greene Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:15
[CON 29-31]
 
Charles Substitution replaced by Moore  03:15  
Greene Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:15
[CON 30-31]
 
  03:05 Pondexter Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  03:05 Pondexter Turnover : Offensive Foul Turnover (2 TO) 
  03:05 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
Greene Substitution replaced by White  03:05  
Montgomery Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  02:58  
  02:34 Powell Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:33 Team Rebound 
  02:33 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed  02:13  
  02:11 Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:50 Hollingsworth Jump Shot: Missed 
Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:48  
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Vaughn (2 ST)  01:40  
  01:34
[NYL 33-30]
Montgomery Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (3 AST) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  01:15  
Team Rebound  01:13  
  01:13 Mitchell Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
  01:13 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Carson 
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:13
[CON 31-33]
 
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:13  
  01:12 Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:08 Carson Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:07 Hollingsworth Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
White Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:06  
Montgomery Substitution replaced by Greene  01:06  
  00:52.8 Hollingsworth Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Greene (3 ST) 
Jones Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Vaughn (3 ST)  00:42.8  
  00:29.9 Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:27.8  
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:24.8
[CON 33-33]
 
  00:24.8 Powell Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  00:24.8
[CON 34-33]
 
  00:02.8 Carson Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.9 Carson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
End of 2nd Qtr
Connecticut Sun (8-5) New York Liberty (8-7)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Jones Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  09:43
[CON 36-33]
 
  09:29
[NYL 35-36]
Hollingsworth Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Vaughn (2 AST) 
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed  09:09  
Team Rebound  09:08  
Charles Step Back Jump shot: Missed  09:05  
  09:04 Team Rebound 
  08:48 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
McCray Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:47  
McCray Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:42
[CON 38-35]
 
  08:42 Powell Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
McCray Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  08:42
[CON 39-35]
 
  08:32 Powell Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:31  
Montgomery Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  08:08  
  07:56 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:55  
  07:45 Vaughn Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Greene 3pt Shot: Missed  07:33  
  07:31 Mitchell Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Greene Foul : Personal (2 PF)  07:19  
  07:09 Hollingsworth Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:08 Hollingsworth Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
McCray Foul : Personal (2 PF)  07:07  
Charles Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:55  
  06:55
[NYL 36-39]
Hollingsworth Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  06:55 Hollingsworth Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:54  
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  06:37  
McCray Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:35  
McCray Layup Shot: Missed  06:33  
  06:31 Team Rebound 
  06:30 Powell Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
  06:30 Team Timeout : Regular 
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed  06:28  
Greene Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:26  
Greene Tip Shot: Missed  06:23  
Greene Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  06:21  
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed  06:16  
McCray Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  06:14  
Greene 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (3 AST)  06:07
[CON 42-36]
 
  05:48 Mitchell Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Montgomery (1 ST) 
Charles Jump Bank Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: McCray (1 AST)  05:39
[CON 44-36]
 
  05:29 Pondexter Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Greene (4 ST) 
McCray 3pt Shot: Missed  05:10  
  05:09 Vaughn Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  04:59 Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed 
Greene Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  04:56  
Greene Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  04:38  
Montgomery Substitution replaced by Lawson  04:38  
  04:23
[NYL 38-44]
Vaughn Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Powell (1 AST) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  04:00  
  03:59 Mitchell Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:52
[NYL 41-44]
Powell 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (4 AST) 
McCray Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hollingsworth (1 BLK)  03:36  
Team Rebound  03:35  
  03:35 Mitchell Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
Greene Substitution replaced by White  03:35  
Jones Substitution replaced by Griffin  03:35  
Charles Substitution replaced by Moore  03:35  
McCray Jump Shot: Missed  03:26  
  03:25 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:14 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:12 Vaughn Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  03:11
[NYL 43-44]
Vaughn Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  03:02 Montgomery Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Moore Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  02:44  
  02:34
[NYL 45-44]
Montgomery Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Griffin (1 AST)  02:17
[CON 47-45]
 
  01:55 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:54 Vaughn Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  01:53
[NYL 47-47]
Vaughn Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Griffin Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:53  
McCray Substitution replaced by Hightower  01:53  
  01:53 Powell Substitution replaced by Carson 
  01:53 Hollingsworth Substitution replaced by Chester 
  01:53
[NYL 48-47]
Vaughn Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS) 
Moore Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  01:32  
  01:21
[NYL 50-47]
Chester Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (1 AST) 
Griffin Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  01:02  
  00:59.9 Chester Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:39.9 Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST) 
Lawson Driving Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:37.2
[CON 49-50]
 
  00:37.2 Montgomery Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  00:37.2
[CON 50-50]
 
White Foul : Shooting Block (3 PF)  00:27.5  
  00:27.5
[NYL 51-50]
Vaughn Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  00:27.5
[NYL 52-50]
Vaughn Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
White 3pt Shot: Missed  00:05.9  
  00:04.9 Vaughn Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  00:00.9 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Qtr
Connecticut Sun (8-5) New York Liberty (8-7)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
  09:37
[NYL 54-50]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
White Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Chester (1 ST)  09:25  
  09:03 Carson Jump Shot: Missed 
Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:01  
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: White (1 AST)  08:46
[CON 53-54]
 
  08:24 Vaughn Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Lawson (2 ST) 
Lawson Pullup Jump shot: Missed  08:19  
  08:17 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:11 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:10 Carson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  08:09
[NYL 56-53]
Carson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:09  
Griffin Substitution replaced by Jones  08:09  
  08:09 Vaughn Substitution replaced by Hollingsworth 
  08:09 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Powell 
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  07:55  
  07:54 Chester Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:29 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:28  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Greene  07:28  
Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed  07:10  
  07:09 Chester Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:00 Powell Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Montgomery (2 ST) 
Montgomery Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  06:55
[CON 55-56]
 
  06:55 Chester Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Montgomery Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS)  06:55
[CON 56-56]
 
  06:43 Chester Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:42  
  06:42 Carson Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
  06:42 Chester Substitution replaced by Vaughn 
Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  06:29  
  06:05 Powell Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Greene Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:04  
Jones Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (4 AST)  05:51
[CON 58-56]
 
  05:34
[NYL 59-58]
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Vaughn (3 AST) 
Jones Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: White (2 AST)  05:14
[CON 60-59]
 
  04:46 Vaughn Jump Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:45  
Charles Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: White (3 AST)  04:38
[CON 62-59]
 
  04:19 Pondexter Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:18  
  04:12 Mitchell Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed  04:05  
  04:04 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:48 Hollingsworth Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  03:47  
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  03:30  
  03:29 Vaughn Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  03:20 Powell 3pt Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:19  
  03:02 Vaughn Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  03:02
[CON 63-59]
 
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  03:02
[CON 64-59]
 
  03:02 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:02 Mitchell Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
  02:59 Pondexter Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (5 TO) 
Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Hollingsworth (1 ST)  02:46  
  02:33 Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  02:32  
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  02:21  
  02:19 Hollingsworth Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  02:07 Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:05  
Montgomery Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Powell (1 ST)  01:44  
  01:39 Powell Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:37 Powell Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  01:34 Powell 3pt Shot: Missed 
White Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:32  
Montgomery Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  01:13
[CON 66-59]
 
  01:05 Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:05  
  01:05 Powell Substitution replaced by Colson 
  01:05 Vaughn Substitution replaced by Carson 
Montgomery Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  00:47.0  
Montgomery Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  00:47.0  
  00:47.0 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:47.0 Hollingsworth Substitution replaced by Spencer 
  00:47.0 Colson Substitution replaced by Vaughn 
Jones Substitution replaced by Lawson  00:47.0  
  00:37.8 Carson Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:36.8 Team Rebound 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Jones  00:36.8  
  00:34.8 Spencer 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:33.5 Montgomery Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Greene Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:30.4  
  00:26.3 Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (7 TO) 
Charles Substitution replaced by Lawson  00:26.3  
Montgomery Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:05.9
[CON 68-59]
 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- NBA TV National 7:00 pm ET
-- CSN-NE Local 7:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CON
2nd East
21
13
5-5
15-2
6-11
NYL
4th East
19
15
6-4
12-5
7-10
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
Lynx Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .461 .
FT% .737 .
Points 81.5 NaN
Rebounds 36.5 NaN
Assists 18.1 NaN
Steals 7.3 NaN
Blocks 3.6 NaN
3-Point % .368 .
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Dream Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .446 .
FT% .694 .
Points 82.5 NaN
Rebounds 36.1 NaN
Assists 18.4 NaN
Steals 9.3 NaN
Blocks 5.3 NaN
3-Point % .261 .
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Minnesota Lynx (0-0)
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Atlanta Dream (0-0)
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