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Posted Aug 18 2011 10:39PM

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Cappie Pondexter believes she does her best work with the clock winding down and the game hanging in the balance.

``I want the ball with the game on the line,'' said Pondexter, who scored 27 points and had late-game heroics for a second straight game, leading the New York Liberty to an 84-81 overtime victory over the Connecticut Sun on Thursday night.

``I'm a scorer and a winner,'' said Pondexter, who capped a 17-point, fourth-quarter comeback with a 3-pointer and scored six points in the extra session. ``I'm willing to do whatever is necessary to win. If I have to score, I'll do it. I want to put the team on my shoulders and bring it home.''

Pondexter's fall-away jumper from 18 feet out with the shot clock winding down with 24.3 seconds left in overtime gave the Liberty the lead for good. They had to survive some officials' reviews and three last-second shots, but the Liberty managed to escape with their first win against the Sun in three meetings this season.

``What can you say about Cappie?'' asked Liberty head coach John Whisenant, who earned the 100th win of his WNBA coaching career. Whisenant is in his first year with the Liberty after five with the Sacramento Monarchs, including winning the 2005 WNBA title.

``She's definitely an MVP candidate. She plays up every game with the game on the line. She practices hard and plays hard.''

Pondexter also made the winning shot Tuesday night against Washington.

The Liberty (15-11) moved within 1 1/2 games of the Sun (16-9) in the Eastern Conference standings. It was the Liberty's third straight win and snapped a two-game win streak for the Sun.

The Liberty entered the fourth quarter, trailing the Sun by 17 points (67-52), but used a stifling defense to mount the comeback, outscoring the Sun 22-7 to head to the extra session.

``We didn't play defense like the way we like to over the first three quarters, but when we get it right, we get good results,'' Whisenant said. ``We had good results in that fourth quarter.''

The Liberty also did a fine job on collapsing on Sun center Tina Charles, who finished with 29 points and 14 rebounds, but had just four points after the third quarter.

``She's a great player and she's hard to defend,'' Whisenant said. ``We did a better job of keeping her away from the ball later on.''

Charles, who had 17 points in the first half, was disappointed with the way the game slipped away.

``The way things were going over the first three quarters, we were in good shape,'' said Charles, who reached double figures in points and rebounds for the 15th time in 25 games this season. ``But a lot of times we have a big lead, we let it get away. We can't do that. It's definitely tough to lose this way, both physically and mentally.''

In the extra session, Pondexter hit three jumpers and Kia Vaughn (17 points, 11 rebounds) added a rebound basket to give the Liberty the win. The Sun missed a game-winning attempt with 10.8 seconds left and had another possession that ended in a turnover with 1.8 seconds left.

Besides Pondexter and Vaughn, the Liberty got 19 points from Essence Carson, who made two free throws with .6 seconds left to ice the victory.

Renee Montgomery had 16 points, and Kara Lawson and Asjha Jones had 10 points each for the Sun.


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Sun
Liberty
     
    • 35.4%

    • 41.7%

    • 40.9%

    • 33.3%

    • 77.8%

    • 66.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CON NYL
Total Rebounds 11 8
Offensive Rebounds 21 16
Turnovers 15 12
Fast Break Pts: 8 4
Biggest Lead: 18 5
Points in the Paint: 28 40
CON NYL
p Charles   29 Pondexter   27
rb Charles   14 Vaughn   11
a Montgomery   5 Pondexter   4
s Charles   3 Carson   5
b White   3 Vaughn   3
 
  • 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 (18-11)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Jones F 35:01 4-17 1-1 1-1 0 6 5 11 1 5 0 2 0 0 10
D. McCray G-F 14:32 2-6 2-5 0-0 0 0 5 5 4 1 0 2 0 0 6
T. Charles C 42:05 10-20 0-1 9-11 -2 7 7 14 2 3 3 3 2 1 29
K. Greene G 25:28 2-6 0-1 0-0 +6 2 5 7 1 0 0 1 0 0 4
R. Montgomery G 34:22 6-15 4-11 0-0 -5 0 1 1 5 0 0 3 0 0 16
T. White   31:08 0-5 0-0 2-2 -9 2 0 2 0 3 1 2 3 2 2
K. Lawson   24:51 4-8 2-3 0-0 -6 1 3 4 4 2 1 1 0 1 10
K. Griffin   09:59 1-2 0-0 1-2 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
J. Moore   02:55 0-1 0-0 1-2 -1 3 0 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 1
A. Hightower   04:39 0-2 0-0 0-0 +5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Breland DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   225 29-82 9-22 14-18   21 26 47 17 16 5 15 5 4 81
  35.4% 40.9% 77.8%   team rebs: 11 total to: 19
New York Liberty (16-13)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
E. Carson F-G 38:05 8-17 0-5 3-4 -4 2 6 8 3 3 5 0 0 0 19
P. Pierson F-C 32:40 1-7 0-0 2-2 -2 1 6 7 1 3 1 1 0 0 4
K. Vaughn C 34:02 8-15 0-0 1-2 -4 5 6 11 0 4 1 4 3 1 17
L. Mitchell G 38:43 3-7 3-6 0-0 +7 1 1 2 3 0 3 1 0 0 9
C. Pondexter G 45:00 11-26 3-7 2-4 +3 2 4 6 4 2 1 3 1 3 27
S. Colson   02:35 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
K. Braxton   21:01 4-11 0-0 0-0 +17 5 4 9 2 4 0 2 0 1 8
T. Phillips   02:17 0-0 0-0 0-0 -5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Montgomery   10:37 0-1 0-0 0-0 +1 0 1 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 0
Q. Hollingsworth DND - Sprained Left Ankle
N. Powell DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   225 35-84 6-18 8-12   16 28 44 17 18 11 12 4 5 84
  41.7% 33.3% 66.7%   team rebs: 8 total to: 14

inactive

  • Sun: --
  • Liberty: --

technical fouls

  • Sun: --
  • Liberty: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 10
  • Times Tied: 7

arena stats

  • Arena: Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
  • Officials: #55 Eric Brewton, #8 Daryl Humphrey, #17 Scott Twardoski
  • Attendance: 7245
  • Duration: 2:21
Connecticut Sun (18-12) New York Liberty (17-13)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Vaughn vs Charles (Mitchell gains possession) 
  09:36 Mitchell Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:34 Vaughn Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:33
[NYL 2-0]
Vaughn Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed  09:08  
Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:07  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  09:02  
  08:47
[NYL 5-0]
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Carson (1 AST) 
Charles Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: McCray (1 AST)  08:34
[CON 2-5]
 
Charles Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:14  
  08:14
[NYL 6-2]
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:14
[NYL 7-2]
Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Jones Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  07:59  
  07:55 Vaughn Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:45 Vaughn Layup Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:44  
Charles Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:26
[CON 4-7]
 
McCray Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:09  
  07:03 Vaughn Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Jones Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  06:43  
  06:41 Vaughn Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:33 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
McCray Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:32  
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: McCray (2 AST)  06:24
[CON 7-7]
 
  06:10 Vaughn Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:09  
Charles Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) Steal:Pondexter (1 ST)  05:59  
  05:58 Pondexter Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
McCray Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Mitchell (1 ST)  05:49  
  05:41
[NYL 9-7]
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (1 AST) 
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed  05:31  
  05:29 Mitchell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Jones Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:20  
  05:20
[NYL 10-7]
Vaughn Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  05:20 Vaughn Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Greene Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:19  
McCray 3pt Shot: Missed  05:09  
  05:07 Vaughn Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:57
[NYL 12-7]
Vaughn Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (1 AST) 
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: McCray (3 AST)  04:44
[CON 10-12]
 
  04:25 Mitchell Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Charles (1 ST) 
  04:22 Pierson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  04:22  
McCray Substitution replaced by White  04:22  
Montgomery Substitution replaced by Lawson  04:22  
Greene Running Jump Shot: Missed  04:07  
Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  04:05  
Jones Putback Layup Shot: Missed  04:04  
  04:01 Carson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:45
[NYL 14-10]
Carson Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Jones Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Greene (1 AST)  03:36
[CON 12-14]
 
  03:10 Vaughn Jump Shot: Missed Block: Charles (1 BLK) 
  03:09 Team Rebound 
  03:08 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  02:57  
  02:56 Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:44 Vaughn Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Charles (2 ST) 
  02:35 Pierson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  02:35 Mitchell Substitution replaced by Colson 
Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:35
[CON 13-14]
 
Jones Substitution replaced by Griffin  02:35  
  02:35 Pierson Substitution replaced by Braxton 
Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:35  
  02:35 Carson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:20 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Greene Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:18  
Charles Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (7 PTS)  02:08
[CON 15-14]
 
  01:50
[NYL 16-15]
Vaughn Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Colson (1 AST) 
  01:37 Pondexter Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:37
[CON 16-16]
 
Greene Substitution replaced by Montgomery  01:37  
Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:37
[CON 17-16]
 
  01:30
[NYL 18-17]
Carson Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Charles Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Carson (1 ST)  01:19  
  01:08 Vaughn Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:06 Vaughn Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  01:04
[NYL 20-17]
Vaughn Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
White Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Vaughn (1 BLK)  00:55.5  
Team Rebound  00:54.4  
Charles Substitution replaced by Moore  00:54.4  
White Jump Shot: Missed  00:42.8  
  00:40.9 Vaughn Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  00:16.9 Carson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:16.4 Team Rebound 
  00:16.4 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Montgomery Running Hook Shot: Missed  00:02.8  
Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:01.9  
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.8  
Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  00:00.0  
End of 1st Qtr
Connecticut Sun (18-12) New York Liberty (17-13)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Montgomery Running Jump Shot: Missed  09:46  
Moore Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  09:45  
  09:44 Braxton Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:44
[CON 18-20]
 
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:44  
  09:42 Braxton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:34
[NYL 23-18]
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (2 AST) 
  09:27 Braxton Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Griffin Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:27
[CON 19-23]
 
  09:27 Braxton Substitution replaced by Phillips 
Griffin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:27  
  09:26 Vaughn Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  09:07 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:05  
Griffin Jump Bank Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  08:50
[CON 21-23]
 
  08:28
[NYL 25-21]
Carson Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Phillips (1 AST) 
Moore Foul : Offensive Charge (1 PF)  08:17  
Moore Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:17  
Moore Substitution replaced by Charles  08:17  
  08:02 Carson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:00  
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  07:54
[CON 24-25]
 
  07:38 Vaughn Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Charles Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (1 AST)  07:31
[CON 26-25]
 
Charles Foul : Personal (2 PF)  07:10  
Lawson Substitution replaced by McCray  07:10  
White Substitution replaced by Greene  07:10  
Griffin Substitution replaced by Jones  07:10  
  07:10 Phillips Substitution replaced by Pierson 
  06:56 Vaughn Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:55 Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:46 Carson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Greene Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:45  
McCray Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Vaughn (1 ST)  06:38  
  06:29 Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
McCray Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:28  
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: McCray (4 AST)  06:23
[CON 29-25]
 
  06:20 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:20 Vaughn Substitution replaced by Braxton 
  06:07 Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed 
McCray Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:06  
McCray Jump Shot: Missed  05:57  
  05:55 Braxton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:44 Braxton Jump Shot: Missed 
Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:42  
McCray 3pt Shot: Missed  05:22  
Greene Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:20  
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed  05:18  
Team Rebound  05:17  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  05:17  
  05:04
[NYL 27-29]
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Carson (2 AST) 
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  04:51  
Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  04:50  
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  04:43  
Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:41  
Charles Layup Shot: Missed  04:40  
Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  04:39  
Charles Layup Shot: Missed  04:37  
  04:35 Braxton Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:27
[NYL 29-29]
Pierson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
McCray 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (2 AST)  04:16
[CON 32-29]
 
  04:01
[NYL 31-32]
Carson Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Jones Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:01  
Greene Substitution replaced by White  04:01  
  04:01
[NYL 32-32]
Carson Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
Montgomery Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Carson (2 ST)  03:49  
  03:39
[NYL 35-32]
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Braxton (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:37  
Charles Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (13 PTS)  03:19
[CON 34-35]
 
  02:55 Pierson Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:53 Braxton Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:52
[NYL 37-34]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  02:32  
Charles Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  02:31  
Jones Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed  02:25  
Jones Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  02:23  
Montgomery Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  02:00
[CON 36-37]
 
  01:37 Braxton Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:36  
McCray Substitution replaced by Lawson  01:36  
  01:21 Braxton Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  01:21
[CON 37-37]
 
Jones Substitution replaced by Griffin  01:21  
  01:21 Braxton Substitution replaced by Vaughn 
Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  01:21
[CON 38-37]
 
  01:04 Pondexter Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  01:03  
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed  00:49.8  
Charles Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  00:47.9  
  00:46.8 Pondexter Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  00:46.8 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  00:46.8
[CON 39-37]
 
Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  00:46.8
[CON 40-37]
 
  00:31.9 Carson Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:29.8 Carson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:28.7
[NYL 39-40]
Carson Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Montgomery Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO)  00:17.7  
Charles Substitution replaced by Moore  00:17.7  
  00:03.3 Pondexter Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  00:02.1 Team Rebound 
Moore Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  00:02.1  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:02.1  
Montgomery Substitution replaced by Greene  00:02.1  
  00:01.1 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Qtr
Connecticut Sun (18-12) New York Liberty (17-13)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
McCray 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:44
[CON 43-39]
 
  09:26
[NYL 41-43]
Carson Running Bank shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Jones Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Charles (1 AST)  09:07
[CON 45-41]
 
  09:07 Vaughn Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Jones Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS)  09:07
[CON 46-41]
 
Jones Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  08:58  
  08:58
[NYL 42-46]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  08:58
[NYL 43-46]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Greene 3pt Shot: Missed  08:41  
  08:39 Team Rebound 
  08:16 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
McCray Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:15  
  08:08 Carson Foul : Personal Block (1 PF) 
Charles Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (3 AST)  08:03
[CON 48-43]
 
  07:46 Carson Jump Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  07:44  
Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pierson (1 ST)  07:35  
  07:29 Vaughn Turnover : Traveling (4 TO) 
McCray 3pt Shot: Missed  07:16  
  07:15 Carson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:07
[NYL 45-48]
Pondexter Pullup Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Jones Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (4 AST)  06:56
[CON 50-45]
 
  06:40 Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed 
McCray Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  06:40  
  06:40 Vaughn Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
McCray Substitution replaced by White  06:40  
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  06:27  
Jones Rebound (Off:5 Def:2)  06:25  
  06:24 Vaughn Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Greene Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST)  06:14
[CON 52-45]
 
  06:02 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:00 Vaughn Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  05:58
[NYL 47-52]
Vaughn Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
  05:45 Carson Foul : Personal Block (2 PF) 
White Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:45
[CON 53-47]
 
  05:45 Mitchell Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
White Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  05:45
[CON 54-47]
 
  05:28 Carson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  05:27  
White Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Carson (3 ST)  05:13  
  05:07 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:05 Carson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  05:02 Carson Layup Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  05:00  
Charles Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Carson (4 ST)  04:55  
  04:47 Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Charles (3 ST) 
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed  04:43  
Jones Rebound (Off:6 Def:2)  04:41  
Jones Jump Hook Shot: Missed  04:40  
Charles Rebound (Off:5 Def:4)  04:39  
Charles Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS)  04:39
[CON 56-47]
 
  04:39 Montgomery Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Greene Substitution replaced by Lawson  04:39  
Montgomery Substitution replaced by Hightower  04:39  
Charles Free Throw 1 of 1 (22 PTS)  04:39
[CON 57-47]
 
  04:20 Carson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:19  
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  03:50  
  03:49 Carson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  03:44 Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
  03:34 Vaughn Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:34  
Team Rebound  03:34  
Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS)  03:34
[CON 58-47]
 
  03:11 Montgomery Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:White (1 ST) 
Hightower Jump Shot: Missed  03:05  
  03:03 Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Charles Foul : Personal (3 PF)  02:54  
  02:54 Vaughn Substitution replaced by Braxton 
  02:42
[NYL 49-58]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pierson (1 AST) 
Charles Turnaround Bank shot: Made (25 PTS)  02:25
[CON 60-49]
 
  02:14 Braxton Jump Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  02:13  
Lawson Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:03
[CON 62-49]
 
  02:03 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:03 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
  01:39 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:5 Def:6)  01:38  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  01:29
[CON 65-49]
 
  01:13 Carson Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:12 Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:10 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:5 Def:7)  01:08  
Hightower Jump Shot: Missed  01:04  
  01:03 Team Rebound 
Jones Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF)  01:03  
Jones Substitution replaced by Griffin  01:03  
  01:03 Carson Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
  01:03 Pierson Substitution replaced by Vaughn 
  00:52.0 Braxton Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Lawson Running Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Charles (2 AST)  00:32.2
[CON 67-49]
 
  00:24.8
[NYL 52-67]
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Griffin Jump Shot: Missed  00:06.8  
  00:05.6 Vaughn Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
End of 3rd Qtr
Connecticut Sun (18-12) New York Liberty (17-13)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
  09:39
[NYL 54-67]
Vaughn Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (1 AST) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  09:19  
  09:16 Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:11 Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: White (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  09:10  
White Jump Shot: Missed  08:48  
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:46  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  08:45  
Lawson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:37  
  08:26 Pondexter Layup Shot: Missed Block: White (2 BLK) 
  08:23 Vaughn Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  08:21 Vaughn Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:18 Vaughn Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  08:16 Vaughn Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:14 Braxton Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  08:13 Braxton Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:11 Mitchell Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:00
[NYL 56-67]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (2 AST) 
  07:52 Montgomery Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Griffin Substitution replaced by Jones  07:52  
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  07:46  
  07:44 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:29 Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:27 Pondexter Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  07:23
[NYL 58-67]
Pondexter Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Lawson Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  06:59  
  06:38
[NYL 60-67]
Vaughn Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Braxton (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:38  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Greene  06:38  
Montgomery Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  06:13
[CON 69-60]
 
  05:58
[NYL 62-69]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (2 AST) 
Charles Jump Shot: Missed Block: Vaughn (2 BLK)  05:33  
White Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:32  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  05:31  
  05:12 Team Timeout : Short 
  05:08 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:07 Braxton Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  05:05 Braxton Layup Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:6 Def:3)  05:04  
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  04:42  
Greene Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:41  
Greene Layup Shot: Missed  04:37  
Charles Rebound (Off:6 Def:7)  04:35  
Charles Layup Shot: Made (27 PTS)  04:33
[CON 71-62]
 
  04:25 Pondexter Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:6 Def:4)  04:24  
  04:23 Braxton Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Greene Layup Shot: Missed  04:10  
Team Rebound  04:09  
  04:08 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Carson 
  04:08 Vaughn Substitution replaced by Pierson 
White Layup Shot: Missed  04:06  
  04:05 Pondexter Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  04:01
[NYL 64-71]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Greene Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Mitchell (2 ST)  03:40  
  03:34
[NYL 66-71]
Carson Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (3 AST) 
Jones Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  03:34  
  03:34 Carson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  03:34 Braxton Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  03:32 Braxton Layup Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:6 Def:5)  03:31  
Jones Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  03:09  
  03:08 Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:03 Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: White (3 BLK) 
Team Rebound  03:02  
Greene Substitution replaced by Lawson  03:02  
Jones Running Jump Shot: Missed  02:46  
  02:44 Braxton Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  02:37
[NYL 68-71]
Carson Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (3 AST) 
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed  02:15  
  02:14 Pondexter Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  02:04
[NYL 71-71]
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  02:03  
  02:03 Team Timeout : Regular 
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  01:44  
  01:42 Carson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  01:32 Braxton Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST) 
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed  01:13  
  01:11 Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:00 Braxton Layup Shot: Missed Block: Charles (2 BLK) 
  00:57.8 Braxton Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
  00:50.2
[NYL 74-71]
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (5 AST)  00:38.5
[CON 74-74]
 
  00:32.3 Team Timeout : Short 
Montgomery Substitution replaced by Greene  00:32.3  
  00:14.8 Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed 
Greene Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  00:12.8  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:12.1  
Greene Substitution replaced by Montgomery  00:12.1  
Team Timeout : Short  00:01.7  
Charles 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.9  
  00:00.2 Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
End of 4th Qtr
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(05:00) Jump Ball Vaughn vs Charles (Pierson gains possession)
White Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:47  
  04:41
[NYL 76-74]
Pondexter Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Jones Layup Shot: Missed  04:24  
  04:23 Carson Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  04:03 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:02  
  03:41 Vaughn Violation:Kicked Ball 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  03:25  
  03:24 Pondexter Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  03:10 Pierson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Greene Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  03:07  
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  02:58  
  02:55 Team Rebound 
  02:34
[NYL 78-74]
Vaughn Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Carson (3 AST) 
  02:18 Carson Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
White Substitution replaced by Montgomery  02:18  
Lawson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Vaughn (3 BLK)  02:06  
Charles Rebound (Off:7 Def:7)  02:05  
Charles Layup Shot: Made (29 PTS)  02:04
[CON 76-78]
 
  01:51
[NYL 80-76]
Pondexter Pullup Jump shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST)  01:35
[CON 79-80]
 
  01:09 Pondexter Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:08  
Greene Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST)  01:02
[CON 81-80]
 
  00:49.6 Pierson Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  00:49.6 Pierson Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Montgomery Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  00:32.6  
  00:32.6 Team Timeout : Regular 
Montgomery Substitution replaced by White  00:32.6  
  00:24.3
[NYL 82-81]
Pondexter Pullup Jump shot: Made (27 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:24.3  
Greene Substitution replaced by Montgomery  00:24.3  
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  00:11.5  
Team Rebound  00:10.8  
White Jump Shot: Missed Block: Pondexter (1 BLK)  00:08.0  
White Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  00:07.0  
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  00:06.0  
  00:05.0 Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
White Foul : Personal Take (2 PF)  00:04.0  
Jones Substitution replaced by Griffin  00:04.0  
Montgomery Substitution replaced by Greene  00:03.2  
Lawson Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:03.2  
  00:03.2 Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:03.2 Team Rebound 
  00:03.2 Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Team Rebound  00:01.8  
  00:01.8  
Team Timeout : Short  00:01.8  
Greene Substitution replaced by Montgomery  00:01.8  
Griffin Substitution replaced by Jones  00:01.8  
White Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Carson (5 ST)  00:01.0  
White Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:00.6  
  00:00.6
[NYL 83-81]
Carson Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  00:00.6
[NYL 84-81]
Carson Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Mitchell (3 ST)  00:00.1  
End of 1st Overtime
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21
13
5-5
15-2
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15
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FT% .737 .
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3-Point % .368 .
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FG% .446 .
FT% .694 .
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Rebounds 36.1 NaN
Assists 18.4 NaN
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3-Point % .261 .
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