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Pondexter lifts Liberty to 58-56 win over Storm


By VIN A. CHERWOO
Posted Aug 10 2011 12:08AM

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) With their offense faltering again, the New York Liberty used another strong defensive effort to grind out a win.

Cappie Pondexter scored 19 points, including the go-ahead layup with 41 seconds remaining, and the Liberty held off the Seattle Storm 58-56 Tuesday night. Plenette Pierson had nine points and eight rebounds to help New York (13-9) win for the third time in four games.

Seattle got three shots off in the final 20 seconds, and Essence Carson got a key block on Sue Bird's final attempt as time expired.

``Any time the game goes down to the wire like that, the final 3 seconds, it shows you the intensity and level of play that game was,'' Pondexter said.

After Pondexter put New York ahead in the final minute, Bird missed a 3-pointer from the right corner with 20 seconds to go. A lengthy timeout followed while the officials reviewed the play for possession, and eventually ruled the ball went off the Liberty's Nicole Powell with 17 seconds on the clock.

New York coach John Whisenant said Pondexter implored her teammates during the final timeout to keep up their intensity, repeatedly telling them, ``This is why we practice defense.''

``It's what we do,'' Pondexter said. ``It's not going to change. ... We know that at the end, if anything prevails, its going to be our defense. I just wanted to continue to remind us that's what we're about. When the game's on the line like that, if we get stops, we can basically win the game.''

Bird then missed a short jumper inside the free throw line with about 10 seconds left. The ball was knocked out of bounds by New York and Seattle's Swin Cash missed a layup on a play Pondexter anticipated and defended.

``I had just told Plenette that was capable of happening,'' Pondexter said. ``They knew we were defending Sue pretty tough ... Swin, she was open, i saw it ... and i was able to get to it and contest it.''

Pierson made 1 of 2 free thows with 3 seconds to go, and Carson secured the win with her third block of the game.

Bird finished with 17 points, including five 3-pointers, and Tanisha Wright and Katie Smith had 11 apiece for Seattle (12-10), which had won five of their previous seven. The Storm, who dropped to 4-9 on the road, were 31 percent from the field (21 for 68), including 8 for 21 on 3s.

``It shouldn't have come to that last play,'' Bird said. ``We got a lot of good looks, not just at the end, but throughout.''

The Liberty were held below 60 points for the fourth time this season, and won for the second time in less than a week under those circumstances. New York beat Chicago 59-49 last Thursday when they outscored the Sky 16-1 in the fourth quarter.

``It seems like we were playing defense the whole time,'' Whisenant said of the final 20 seconds. ``That's what I've been preaching to this team since I got here. ... If you can't play defense you can't win these kinds of battles.''

Wright made a technical free throw to start an 8-1 run that gave the Storm a 56-55 lead with 1:37 remaining. Smith's 3 pulled the Storm within one and Robinson's layup put them ahead.

Pondexter started a 6-0 run by making 1 of 2 from the line - New York's first attempts of the second half - with 6:42 left in regulation. Quanitra Hollingsworth made a hook shot, Carson had a layup and Hollingsworth made a free throw with 4 1/2 minutes to go for a 54-48 lead.

The Storm scored the first six points of the fourth quarter to take a 46-44 lead on Wright's jumper with 8 1/2 minutes left in the game. It was Seattle's first advantage since 7-4.

Former Liberty star Rebecca Lobo was inducted into the team's ``Ring of Honor'' during a halftime ceremony. Lobo, currently an analyst for ESPN, was one of the first players - along with Teresa Weatherspoon - assigned to the franchise and averaged 9.5 points and 5.7 rebounds in 75 games over four seasons with New York.

Lobo, selected in fan balloting, is the fourth player inducted into the Ring, joining former teammates Vickie Johnson, Weatherspoon and Sue Wicks, who were honored earlier this summer. Johnson, Weatherspoon, Wicks and Kym Hampton - who will be inducted on Aug. 30 - were selected by a special committee.

Seattle trailed by eight points late in the first half, before tying the score in the third quarter. Le'Coe Willingham made 1 of 2 from the line with 4:42 to go in the period - Seattle's first free-throw attempts of the game - and Smith hit a 3 nearly a minute later to tie the score at 38-all.

Pondexter hit consecutive jumpers and Kia Vaughn made 1 of 2 from the line to give the Liberty an eight point lead with under 3 minutes let in the second quarter. But Wright made a jumper and Bird's fourth 3 pulled the Storm to 32-29 at the break.


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Storm
Liberty
     
    • 30.9%

    • 39.3%

    • 38.1%

    • 33.3%

    • 85.7%

    • 46.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
SEA NYL
Total Rebounds 18 13
Offensive Rebounds 11 7
Turnovers 18 13
Fast Break Pts: 4 6
Biggest Lead: 3 8
Points in the Paint: 20 24
SEA NYL
p Bird   17 Pondexter   19
rb 2 players   7 Pierson   8
a 2 players   4 Pondexter   5
s Smith   2 2 players   2
b Robinson   3 Carson   3
 
  • 08/09 - SEA 56 @ NYL 58
  • 08/20 - NYL 62 @ SEA 63
Seattle Storm (12-10)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
S. Cash F 34:38 1-13 0-4 4-4 -1 3 4 7 2 1 1 2 0 3 6
C. Little F 22:08 1-4 0-0 0-0 -7 1 1 2 3 5 0 4 1 1 2
A. Robinson C 24:46 2-5 0-0 0-0 -2 1 3 4 0 3 1 3 3 0 4
S. Bird G 32:55 6-18 5-9 0-0 0 0 4 4 4 0 1 3 0 1 17
T. Wright G 32:13 5-11 0-3 1-1 -3 0 3 3 4 3 1 3 0 0 11
K. Smith   27:44 4-8 3-5 0-0 -2 1 2 3 1 2 2 2 1 0 11
L. Willingham   18:43 2-9 0-0 1-2 +3 5 2 7 1 2 1 1 0 3 5
E. Kobryn   06:53 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
L. Jackson NWT - Left Hip Labrum Surgery
A. Quigley DNP - Coach's Decision
B. Snell DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 21-68 8-21 6-7   11 20 31 15 17 7 18 5 8 56
  30.9% 38.1% 85.7%   team rebs: 18 total to: 20
New York Liberty (13-9)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Pierson F-C 30:31 4-11 0-0 2-4 +6 1 7 8 0 3 1 0 2 2 10
N. Powell F 33:48 3-9 2-5 0-0 +4 1 3 4 0 4 2 3 0 0 8
K. Vaughn C 16:00 0-4 0-0 1-2 +4 3 2 5 1 0 2 1 0 0 1
L. Mitchell G 21:26 2-3 1-1 0-0 +6 1 1 2 4 2 1 2 0 0 5
C. Pondexter G 35:06 8-19 1-6 2-4 0 0 3 3 5 0 1 0 0 1 19
E. Carson   20:30 2-5 0-0 0-1 +1 0 1 1 2 2 1 2 3 0 4
Q. Hollingsworth   21:09 1-3 0-0 1-2 -8 1 2 3 0 3 1 2 1 0 3
K. Braxton   12:20 2-3 0-0 0-0 +2 0 2 2 1 1 1 3 1 1 4
A. Montgomery   09:10 2-4 0-0 0-0 -5 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 4
S. Colson DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Phillips DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 24-61 4-12 6-13   7 23 30 13 15 10 13 8 5 58
  39.3% 33.3% 46.2%   team rebs: 13 total to: 15

inactive

  • Storm: --
  • Liberty: --

technical fouls

  • Storm: --
  • Liberty: Pierson

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 7

arena stats

  • Arena: Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
  • Officials: #8 Daryl Humphrey, #55 Eric Brewton, #44 Felicia Grinter
  • Attendance: 6732
  • Duration: 2:06
Seattle Storm (12-11) New York Liberty (14-9)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Vaughn vs Robinson (Bird gains possession) 
Robinson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bird (1 AST)  09:43
[SEA 2-0]
 
  09:31
[NYL 2-2]
Pierson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (1 AST) 
Robinson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Vaughn (1 ST)  09:19  
  09:08 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:07  
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:02
[SEA 4-2]
 
  08:48 Mitchell Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Cash (1 ST) 
Bird Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pierson (1 ST)  08:28  
  08:13 Vaughn Jump Shot: Missed 
Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:12  
Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:06  
  07:51 Powell Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Cash Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:50  
Cash Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Powell (1 ST)  07:44  
  07:38 Mitchell Jump Shot: Missed 
Cash Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:36  
Bird Jump Shot: Missed  07:21  
  07:20 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:07
[NYL 4-4]
Pondexter Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Bird Jump Shot: Missed  06:47  
  06:46 Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:33 Vaughn Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST) 
  06:27 Mitchell Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Bird 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Little (1 AST)  06:16
[SEA 7-4]
 
  05:58
[NYL 7-7]
Powell 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Vaughn (1 AST) 
Robinson Running Jump Shot: Missed  05:38  
  05:36 Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:26
[NYL 9-7]
Pierson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (1 AST) 
Wright 3pt Shot: Missed  05:05  
  05:03 Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Robinson Foul : Personal Block (1 PF)  04:57  
  04:57  
  04:57 Mitchell Substitution replaced by Carson 
Robinson Substitution replaced by Smith  04:57  
Wright Substitution replaced by Willingham  04:57  
  04:49
[NYL 11-7]
Pierson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (2 AST) 
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Powell (2 ST)  04:29  
  04:14
[NYL 14-7]
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Carson (1 AST) 
Bird 3pt Shot: Missed  03:53  
  03:51 Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:33 Pierson Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:32  
Willingham Layup Shot: Missed Block: Carson (1 BLK)  03:14  
  03:13 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:04 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:03  
  03:02 Vaughn Substitution replaced by Hollingsworth 
Bird 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Little (2 AST)  02:45
[SEA 10-14]
 
  02:28 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Little Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:27  
Willingham Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bird (2 AST)  02:18
[SEA 12-14]
 
  02:02 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:01 Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Little Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:59  
  01:59 Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:59 Team Rebound 
Little Substitution replaced by Robinson  01:59  
  01:59 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
  01:59
[NYL 15-12]
Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Cash 3pt Shot: Missed  01:40  
  01:39 Team Rebound 
Smith Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  01:39  
  01:24 Carson Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Willingham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:22  
  01:12 Powell Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  01:12 Pierson Substitution replaced by Braxton 
  01:02 Hollingsworth Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Willingham Jump Shot: Missed  00:50.7  
  00:48.8 Braxton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Bird Substitution replaced by Wright  00:40.6  
  00:32.9
[NYL 18-12]
Powell 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (2 AST) 
Cash Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Carson (1 ST)  00:18.9  
  00:06.0
[NYL 20-12]
Braxton Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Wright 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.9  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Qtr
Seattle Storm (12-11) New York Liberty (14-9)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:49 Braxton Jump Shot: Missed Block: Robinson (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  09:48  
Cash Jump Shot: Missed  09:31  
  09:29 Braxton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:06 Powell Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST)  08:50
[SEA 15-20]
 
  08:35 Carson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  08:26  
Cash Substitution replaced by Kobryn  08:26  
Robinson Substitution replaced by Little  08:26  
Willingham Substitution replaced by Bird  08:26  
Kobryn Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:16  
  08:16 Carson Substitution replaced by Pondexter 
  08:16 Braxton Substitution replaced by Pierson 
  08:07 Hollingsworth Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:06  
Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Mitchell (1 ST)  07:43  
  07:40
[NYL 22-15]
Mitchell Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Wright Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Little (3 AST)  07:27
[SEA 17-22]
 
  07:07 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Little (1 BLK) 
  07:05 Mitchell Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:01
[NYL 25-17]
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Wright Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  06:44
[SEA 19-25]
 
  06:25
[NYL 27-19]
Pondexter Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Little Jump Shot: Missed  06:06  
  06:05 Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:01 Powell Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Smith (2 ST) 
Bird 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS)  05:53
[SEA 22-27]
 
  05:28 Powell 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bird Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:27  
Little Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bird (3 AST)  05:11
[SEA 24-27]
 
  04:51
[NYL 29-24]
Pondexter Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Bird Running Jump Shot: Missed  04:38  
  04:37 Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  04:29
[NYL 31-24]
Pondexter Running Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:22  
Little Substitution replaced by Robinson  04:22  
Kobryn Substitution replaced by Cash  04:22  
  04:22 Powell Substitution replaced by Carson 
  04:22 Mitchell Substitution replaced by Vaughn 
  04:22 Hollingsworth Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
Cash 3pt Shot: Missed  04:05  
  04:04 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:52 Pierson Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Robinson (2 BLK) 
Team Rebound  03:50  
Robinson Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  03:32  
  03:14 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed Block: Robinson (3 BLK) 
  03:13 Team Rebound 
  03:09 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:07 Vaughn Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:01 Vaughn Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:00 Vaughn Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  02:59 Vaughn Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:58 Vaughn Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
Cash Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:57  
  02:57 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:57 Vaughn Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:57 Team Rebound 
  02:57
[NYL 32-24]
Vaughn Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Wright Floating Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:46
[SEA 26-32]
 
  02:34 Carson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Bird (1 ST) 
  02:33 Pierson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Robinson Substitution replaced by Little  02:33  
Smith Substitution replaced by Willingham  02:33  
Willingham Jump Shot: Missed Block: Carson (2 BLK)  02:11  
Willingham Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:09  
Willingham Layup Shot: Missed  02:08  
Cash Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:07  
Cash Layup Shot: Missed Block: Montgomery (1 BLK)  02:05  
Cash Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:04  
Cash Layup Shot: Missed Block: Pierson (1 BLK)  02:03  
Team Rebound  02:02  
Cash Layup Shot: Missed  02:01  
Willingham Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  01:59  
Willingham Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  01:47  
Willingham Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  01:47  
  01:47 Carson Substitution replaced by Powell 
  01:47 Pierson Substitution replaced by Hollingsworth 
  01:38 Pondexter Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:37  
Little Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hollingsworth (1 BLK)  01:20  
Little Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:18  
Little Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Pondexter (1 ST)  01:15  
  00:52.5 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:52.1 Team Rebound 
  00:52.1 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Bird 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Willingham (1 AST)  00:36.9
[SEA 29-32]
 
  00:24.8 Powell Jump Shot: Missed 
Bird Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:22.8  
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.5  
  00:00.2 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
End of 2nd Qtr
Seattle Storm (12-11) New York Liberty (14-9)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:38 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:37 Powell Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:36 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Bird Pullup Jump shot: Made (14 PTS)  09:19
[SEA 31-32]
 
  09:05
[NYL 34-31]
Pierson Step Back Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Cash Jump Shot: Missed  08:44  
  08:42 Vaughn Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  08:36 Mitchell Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Robinson (1 ST) 
  08:35 Mitchell Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  08:10  
  07:55
[NYL 36-31]
Powell Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (3 AST) 
Cash 3pt Shot: Missed  07:37  
Robinson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:35  
Bird 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Wright (2 AST)  07:32
[SEA 34-36]
 
  07:13 Powell 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:11  
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  06:56  
Team Rebound  06:54  
Little Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Vaughn (2 ST)  06:49  
Wright Foul : Personal (1 PF)  06:47  
Wright Foul : Personal (2 PF)  06:41  
  06:27 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:26  
Little Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:12  
  06:11 Vaughn Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  06:04
[NYL 38-34]
Pondexter Floating Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Bird Jump Shot: Missed  05:38  
  05:36 Powell Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:28 Vaughn Jump Shot: Missed 
Robinson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:26  
Little Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  05:20  
Little Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  05:20  
Little Substitution replaced by Kobryn  05:20  
Robinson Substitution replaced by Smith  05:20  
Wright Substitution replaced by Willingham  05:20  
  05:20 Vaughn Substitution replaced by Carson 
  05:20 Mitchell Substitution replaced by Braxton 
  05:08 Pierson Driving Jump shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:06  
Bird Jump Shot: Missed  04:44  
Willingham Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  04:43  
  04:42 Powell Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  04:42  
Willingham Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:42
[SEA 35-38]
 
Willingham Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:42  
  04:40 Jump Ball Pierson vs Kobryn (Cash gains possession) 
Team Rebound  04:40  
Bird Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Braxton (1 ST)  04:21  
  04:13 Powell Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Kobryn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:11  
Willingham Layup Shot: Missed Block: Braxton (1 BLK)  03:52  
Cash Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  03:51  
  03:50 Pierson Substitution replaced by Hollingsworth 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Cash (1 AST)  03:48
[SEA 38-38]
 
  03:29 Braxton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  03:11  
  03:09 Hollingsworth Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:55 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:54  
Bird 3pt Shot: Missed  02:42  
  02:41 Team Rebound 
  02:32 Carson Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:31  
  02:31 Hollingsworth Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Kobryn Substitution replaced by Robinson  02:31  
Bird Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  02:22  
  02:08
[NYL 40-38]
Carson Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Braxton (1 AST) 
  01:49 Carson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Bird Substitution replaced by Wright  01:49  
Willingham Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  01:38  
  01:38 Team Rebound 
  01:28 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Cash Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  01:27  
Robinson Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  01:22  
Robinson Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  01:22  
  01:10
[NYL 42-38]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (4 AST) 
Wright 3pt Shot: Missed  00:43.4  
Team Rebound  00:42.4  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:42.4  
  00:32.8 Braxton Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Willingham (1 ST) 
  00:28.5 Powell Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Cash Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:28.5
[SEA 39-42]
 
  00:28.5 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
  00:28.5 Carson Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
Cash Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:28.5
[SEA 40-42]
 
Willingham Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:13.6  
  00:02.9
[NYL 44-40]
Montgomery Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (3 AST) 
Cash 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Qtr
Seattle Storm (12-11) New York Liberty (14-9)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
  09:48 Powell Foul : Shooting Block (4 PF) 
Cash Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:48
[SEA 41-44]
 
Cash Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:48
[SEA 42-44]
 
  09:39 Braxton Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  09:39 Braxton Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Cash Jump Shot: Missed  09:29  
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:27  
Willingham Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:19  
Team Rebound  09:18  
  09:18 Powell Substitution replaced by Pondexter 
Smith Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Cash (2 AST)  09:16
[SEA 44-44]
 
  09:04 Hollingsworth Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  09:04 Hollingsworth Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  09:04 Hollingsworth Substitution replaced by Pierson 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  08:47  
Willingham Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  08:45  
Wright Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (10 PTS)  08:29
[SEA 46-44]
 
Smith Foul : Personal (2 PF)  08:20  
  08:13
[NYL 46-46]
Pondexter Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (4 AST) 
Robinson Running Hook Shot: Missed  07:49  
Willingham Rebound (Off:5 Def:1)  07:47  
Robinson Jump Shot: Missed  07:28  
  07:27 Mitchell Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:22
[NYL 48-46]
Montgomery Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (5 AST) 
  06:59 Pierson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Robinson Substitution replaced by Little  06:59  
Cash Substitution replaced by Bird  06:59  
  06:59 Braxton Substitution replaced by Hollingsworth 
Willingham Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Wright (3 AST)  06:52
[SEA 48-48]
 
Wright Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  06:42  
  06:42 Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:42 Team Rebound 
  06:42
[NYL 49-48]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Little Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  06:23  
  06:23 Mitchell Substitution replaced by Carson 
  06:03 Pierson Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Willingham Rebound (Off:5 Def:2)  06:02  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  05:48  
  05:47 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:42 Pondexter Driving Jump shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK) 
  05:41 Team Rebound 
  05:41 Team Timeout : Regular 
Willingham Substitution replaced by Cash  05:41  
  05:41 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Powell 
  05:40 Hollingsworth Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  05:28  
  05:27 Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  05:05
[NYL 51-48]
Hollingsworth Running Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Carson (2 AST) 
Bird 3pt Shot: Missed  04:49  
  04:47 Hollingsworth Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:41 Team Timeout : Short 
  04:28
[NYL 53-48]
Carson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Little Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  04:28  
  04:28 Carson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  04:27 Hollingsworth Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Little Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  04:26  
  04:26 Hollingsworth Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:26 Team Rebound 
  04:26
[NYL 54-48]
Hollingsworth Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  04:26 Pierson Technical 
Wright Free Throw Technical (11 PTS)  04:26
[SEA 49-54]
 
Little Substitution replaced by Robinson  04:26  
Cash Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:06
[SEA 51-54]
 
  03:47 Carson Jump Shot: Missed 
Bird Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:46  
  03:45 Pierson Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  03:31 Carson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Cash Layup Shot: Missed Block: Pierson (2 BLK)  03:26  
Team Rebound  03:25  
Bird Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  03:21  
  03:20 Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
Robinson Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  03:04  
  03:04 Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:04 Team Rebound 
  03:04
[NYL 55-51]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Hollingsworth (1 ST)  02:53  
  02:38 Hollingsworth Jump Shot: Missed 
Robinson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:37  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Wright (4 AST)  02:17
[SEA 54-55]
 
  01:59 Pondexter Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Cash Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  01:57  
Robinson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bird (4 AST)  01:36
[SEA 56-55]
 
  01:30 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:30 Hollingsworth Substitution replaced by Braxton 
  01:26 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:24 Team Rebound 
  01:13 Powell 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bird Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:12  
Wright Driving Jump shot: Missed  00:48.7  
  00:46.8 Carson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:41.1
[NYL 57-56]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:26.6  
  00:26.6 Braxton Substitution replaced by Hollingsworth 
Bird 3pt Shot: Missed  00:20.8  
  00:18.8 Powell Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:17.4 Powell Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:17.4  
  00:17.4 Hollingsworth Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
Robinson Substitution replaced by Little  00:17.4  
  00:17.4 Mitchell Substitution replaced by Hollingsworth 
Bird Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:10.8  
Team Rebound  00:09.8  
Team Timeout : Short  00:08.4  
Cash Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:03.8  
  00:03.3 Team Rebound 
Little Foul : Loose Ball (5 PF)  00:03.3  
  00:03.3
[NYL 58-56]
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  00:03.3 Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:03.0  
Team Timeout : Short  00:03.0  
Bird Jump Shot: Missed Block: Carson (3 BLK)  00:01.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- ESPN 2 National 8:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
SEA
2nd West
21
13
8-2
15-2
6-11
NYL
4th East
19
15
6-4
12-5
7-10
 
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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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