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Pondexter scores 25 as Liberty top Mercury 74-70



Posted Aug 24 2011 12:25AM

PHOENIX (AP) Cappie Pondexter scored 17 of her 25 points in the fourth quarter to help the New York Liberty rally for a 74-70 win over the Phoenix Mercury on Tuesday night.

The Mercury were without WNBA leading scorer Diana Taurasi, who sat out a second straight game because of back spasms.

The Mercury got the ball with 12.7 seconds remaining but Penny Taylor missed a long 3-point attempt and Pondexter made a free throw on the other end for the Liberty, who trailed by six points with 6 minutes left.

Nicole Powell added 16 points for New York, which won its third in six games.

Candice Dupree led the Mercury with 17 points and seven rebounds, and Taylor had 14 points and nine rebounds.

Phoenix led by six but Pondexter sparked a late run, capped by a 3-pointer with 3:27 left that gave New York a 68-67 lead. She scored all of her fourth-quarter points in the final 6:32, including an open jumper with 2:46 left and a 3 with 2:01 left that put New York up 73-67.

New York went on a 13-4 run to erase a seven-point deficit in the third quarter before Dupree got a pair of layups and Ketia Swanier hit a 3-pointer to give Phoenix a 52-49 lead going into the final period.

The Liberty ran off 14 straight points in the first quarter to race to a 16-6 lead 8 minutes into the game. New York held the highest scoring team in the league to eight points, a season-low for the Mercury in the opening period.

After their fast start, the Liberty missed 12 of 16 shots, allowing Phoenix to grab a 31-30 lead at the break.

Two-time sixth woman of the year DeWanna Bonner left the game with 3:44 left in the first half after apparently injuring her left elbow when she got tangled up with New York's Kia Vaughn. Bonner had just hit a 25-footer a minute earlier to pull the Mercury to 24-21 after being down by as much as 10. She returned in the third quarter.

Taurasi, the league's leading scorer at 21 points a game, also didn't play Saturday in a win over San Antonio. The seventh-year pro from Connecticut is also the league's top free-throw shooter, was named to her fifth All-Star team this season and was the 2009 league MVP.


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Liberty
Mercury
     
    • 40.0%

    • 38.8%

    • 28.6%

    • 18.2%

    • 85.7%

    • 73.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
NYL PHO
Total Rebounds 5 10
Offensive Rebounds 7 12
Turnovers 13 19
Fast Break Pts: 10 17
Biggest Lead: 10 8
Points in the Paint: 36 42
NYL PHO
p Pondexter   25 Dupree   17
rb Pondexter   8 Taylor   9
a Pierson   5 2 players   4
s Powell   4 Taylor   4
b Carson   2
 
  • 07/30 - PHO 91 @ NYL 84
  • 08/23 - NYL 74 @ PHO 70
New York Liberty (16-12)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Pierson F-C 38:23 4-15 0-0 2-2 +8 2 5 7 5 4 3 3 0 0 10
N. Powell F 36:39 6-12 2-7 2-2 +8 1 2 3 2 1 4 3 1 0 16
K. Vaughn C 19:07 5-10 0-0 0-0 +1 3 2 5 0 5 1 1 1 0 10
C. Pondexter G 32:55 9-20 2-7 5-6 +7 0 8 8 2 3 3 2 0 0 25
L. Mitchell G 30:26 0-6 0-4 0-0 +6 0 6 6 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
Q. Hollingsworth   14:12 1-1 0-0 1-2 +13 1 4 5 0 3 0 1 0 0 3
E. Carson   20:00 3-6 2-3 0-0 -9 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 2 0 8
K. Braxton   08:18 0-0 0-0 2-2 -14 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
S. Colson DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Montgomery DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Phillips DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 28-70 6-21 12-14   7 28 35 14 19 12 13 4 0 74
  40.0% 28.6% 85.7%   team rebs: 5 total to: 13
Phoenix Mercury (15-11)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Taylor F 31:22 4-15 0-5 6-7 +14 2 7 9 4 2 4 4 0 2 14
C. Dupree F 37:20 7-15 0-1 3-4 -7 4 3 7 1 3 1 4 0 1 17
N. Sanford F-C 18:41 0-0 0-0 0-0 +1 0 6 6 0 4 0 2 0 0 0
M. Ferdinand-Harris G 16:56 3-10 0-3 2-2 -15 1 2 3 0 3 0 1 0 1 8
T. Johnson G 23:48 3-6 0-0 0-2 +11 0 2 2 4 0 1 2 0 0 6
D. Bonner   25:50 2-8 1-4 2-2 -17 4 3 7 1 1 1 0 0 0 7
K. Swanier   14:33 1-2 1-2 0-0 -17 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 3
A. Gray-Lawson   27:46 4-9 2-7 1-1 +3 1 5 6 2 2 0 3 0 0 11
K. Thomas   03:44 2-2 0-0 0-1 +7 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
S. Spencer DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Taurasi DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 26-67 4-22 14-19   12 28 40 13 16 8 19 0 4 70
  38.8% 18.2% 73.7%   team rebs: 10 total to: 22

inactive

  • Liberty: --
  • Mercury: --

technical fouls

  • Liberty: Vaughn
  • Mercury: Taurasi

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 12
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #7 Clarke Stevens, #4 Sue Blauch, #31 Amy Bonner
  • Attendance: 8871
  • Duration: 1:59
New York Liberty (17-12) Phoenix Mercury (15-12)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Sanford vs Vaughn (Pierson gains possession) 
Vaughn Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Powell (1 AST)  09:36
[NYL 2-0]
 
  09:29
[PHO 2-2]
Johnson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Mitchell Jump Shot: Missed  09:22  
Vaughn Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:19  
Pierson Jump Shot: Missed  09:11  
  09:09 Sanford Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Pondexter Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:02  
  09:02
[PHO 3-2]
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:02
[PHO 4-2]
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  08:48  
  08:46 Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:30 Taylor Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:28  
  08:28 Sanford Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Pierson Jump Shot: Missed  08:11  
  08:09 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:05
[PHO 6-2]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
Powell 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (1 AST)  07:57
[NYL 5-6]
 
  07:40 Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pierson (1 ST) 
Vaughn Hook Shot: Missed  07:19  
  07:14 Sanford Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:11 Sanford Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (1 TO) 
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed  06:55  
  06:53 Sanford Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:45 Taylor Layup Shot: Missed Block: Vaughn (1 BLK) 
  06:45 Team Rebound 
  06:45 Sanford Substitution replaced by Bonner 
  06:38 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Powell (1 ST) 
Vaughn Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  06:25  
  06:22 Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:13 Dupree Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Vaughn Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:10  
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (2 AST)  05:52
[NYL 7-6]
 
  05:52 Ferdinand-Harris Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  05:52
[NYL 8-6]
 
  05:35 Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:32  
Vaughn Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pierson (1 AST)  05:20
[NYL 10-6]
 
  05:00 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:58 Team Rebound 
  04:58  
  04:58 Johnson Substitution replaced by Swanier 
  04:53 Taylor Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Vaughn Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:51  
Pierson Hook Shot: Missed  04:37  
  04:36 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Vaughn Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:36  
  04:15 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mitchell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:13  
Pierson Layup Shot: Missed  04:07  
  04:05 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:02 Swanier Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Mitchell (1 ST) 
Pondexter Jump Bank Shot: Missed  03:58  
  03:55 Ferdinand-Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:33 Ferdinand-Harris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:32  
Pondexter Running Bank shot: Made (5 PTS)  03:26
[NYL 12-6]
 
  03:09 Ferdinand-Harris Foul : Offensive Charge (2 PF) 
  03:09 Ferdinand-Harris Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  03:09 Taylor Substitution replaced by Gray-Lawson 
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed  02:52  
  02:49 Gray-Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:40 Dupree Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Powell Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Pierson (2 AST)  02:25
[NYL 14-6]
 
  02:13 Swanier Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Pondexter (1 ST) 
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (3 AST)  02:03
[NYL 16-6]
 
  02:01 Team Timeout : Regular 
Vaughn Substitution replaced by Hollingsworth  02:01  
Mitchell Substitution replaced by Carson  02:01  
Hollingsworth Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:49  
  01:42 Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed 
Hollingsworth Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:40  
Carson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:33  
  01:32 Team Rebound 
  01:14
[PHO 8-16]
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gray-Lawson (1 AST) 
Powell Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (1 AST)  00:55.7
[NYL 18-8]
 
Pondexter Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:44.1  
Pondexter Substitution replaced by Mitchell  00:44.1  
  00:38.8 Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:37.4 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:37.4 Dupree Hook Shot: Missed 
Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:30.9  
Pierson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST)  00:27.9  
  00:13.9 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hollingsworth Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:10.8  
Mitchell Running Bank shot: Missed  00:00.9  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Qtr
New York Liberty (17-12) Phoenix Mercury (15-12)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:45
[PHO 10-18]
Taylor Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Powell 3pt Shot: Missed  09:24  
  09:22 Sanford Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:10
[PHO 13-18]
Gray-Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Pierson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Carson (1 AST)  08:52
[NYL 20-13]
 
  08:34 Bonner Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:31 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:18 Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed 
Carson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:16  
  08:12 Sanford Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  08:06 Taylor Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Carson Jump Shot: Missed  08:01  
Powell Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:59  
  07:55 Taylor Violation:Kicked Ball 
Powell 3pt Shot: Missed  07:50  
  07:50 Team Rebound 
Pierson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:36  
  07:36
[PHO 14-20]
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  07:36
[PHO 15-20]
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  07:20 Sanford Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Braxton Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:20
[NYL 21-15]
 
  07:20 Sanford Substitution replaced by Dupree 
Braxton Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  07:20
[NYL 22-15]
 
  07:04 Dupree Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Powell (2 ST) 
Pierson Jump Shot: Missed  06:53  
  06:51 Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:39 Bonner Running Bank shot: Missed 
Mitchell Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:35  
Powell Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST)  06:34  
  06:26 Gray-Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:24 Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Carson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  06:15  
  06:11 Dupree Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  06:09 Bonner Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  05:59 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:59 Team Rebound 
  05:59 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Powell Substitution replaced by Pondexter  05:59  
Pierson Substitution replaced by Vaughn  05:59  
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed  05:50  
  05:48 Gray-Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:26 Taylor Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:21  
Vaughn Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:12
[NYL 24-15]
 
  05:06
[PHO 17-24]
Gray-Lawson Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Vaughn Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:06  
  05:06 Team Timeout : Regular 
Braxton Substitution replaced by Hollingsworth  05:06  
  05:06
[PHO 18-24]
Gray-Lawson Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS) 
Vaughn Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dupree (1 ST)  04:52  
  04:46
[PHO 21-24]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST) 
  04:24 Jump Ball Taylor vs Carson (Hollingsworth gains possession) 
Hollingsworth Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  04:22  
Hollingsworth Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:22  
Hollingsworth Substitution replaced by Pierson  04:22  
  04:08 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed 
Mitchell Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:06  
Carson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Pierson (3 AST)  03:52
[NYL 27-21]
 
  03:44 Team Timeout : Short 
  03:44 Bonner Substitution replaced by Thomas 
  03:31
[PHO 23-27]
Thomas Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (3 AST) 
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  03:12  
  03:10 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:54
[PHO 25-27]
Taylor Running Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  02:38 Gray-Lawson Foul : Personal Block (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:38  
  02:38 Taurasi Technical 
Carson Substitution replaced by Powell  02:38  
Pondexter Free Throw Technical (6 PTS)  02:38
[NYL 28-25]
 
Pierson Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO)  02:31  
  02:20 Dupree Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Pondexter (2 ST) 
Vaughn Jump Bank Shot: Missed  02:10  
Team Rebound  02:09  
  02:09 Thomas Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:09
[NYL 29-25]
 
Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:09
[NYL 30-25]
 
  01:53 Gray-Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:51 Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  01:46 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:44 Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:43
[PHO 27-30]
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Taylor (1 AST) 
Vaughn Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  01:43  
Vaughn Technical  01:43  
Vaughn Substitution replaced by Braxton  01:43  
  01:43
[PHO 28-30]
Taylor Free Throw Technical (5 PTS) 
  01:43 Thomas Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  01:41 Dupree Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  01:35 Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:34 Gray-Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Pierson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:31  
  01:31
[PHO 29-30]
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  01:31 Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Mitchell Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:30  
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed  01:17  
  01:15 Dupree Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  01:10 Gray-Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mitchell Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  01:06  
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  01:03  
Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:01  
Pierson Layup Shot: Missed  01:01  
  00:59.9 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:46.1
[PHO 31-30]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST) 
Braxton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Taylor (1 ST)  00:23.9  
  00:03.9 Taylor Jump Shot: Missed Block: Powell (1 BLK) 
Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:00.8  
End of 2nd Qtr
New York Liberty (17-12) Phoenix Mercury (15-12)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:43 Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Vaughn (1 ST) 
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  09:39  
Vaughn Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  09:37  
Vaughn Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  09:37
[NYL 32-31]
 
Pondexter Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  09:31  
  09:31
[PHO 32-32]
Ferdinand-Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  09:31
[PHO 33-32]
Ferdinand-Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Powell Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Pierson (4 AST)  09:17
[NYL 34-33]
 
  09:04
[PHO 35-34]
Johnson Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  08:53 Dupree Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (4 AST)  08:45
[NYL 36-35]
 
  08:31 Dupree 3pt Shot: Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:28  
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed  08:17  
  08:14 Sanford Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  08:10
[PHO 37-36]
Ferdinand-Harris Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taylor (2 AST) 
Vaughn Layup Shot: Missed  07:59  
  07:58 Team Rebound 
Vaughn Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF)  07:58  
Vaughn Substitution replaced by Hollingsworth  07:58  
  07:50
[PHO 39-36]
Ferdinand-Harris Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  07:33 Sanford Foul : Personal Block (4 PF) 
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed  07:29  
  07:27 Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:22 Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed 
Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:18  
Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Taylor (2 ST)  07:17  
  07:15
[PHO 41-36]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Taylor (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:14  
Pondexter Substitution replaced by Carson  07:14  
  07:14 Sanford Substitution replaced by Bonner 
  07:04 Ferdinand-Harris Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Pierson Jump Shot: Missed  06:56  
  06:55 Ferdinand-Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:40 Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed Block: Carson (1 BLK) 
  06:40 Team Rebound 
  06:40 Johnson Substitution replaced by Swanier 
  06:31 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Powell Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Taylor (3 ST)  06:21  
  06:17 Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
  06:17 Ferdinand-Harris Substitution replaced by Gray-Lawson 
Carson Jump Shot: Missed  06:00  
  05:59 Team Rebound 
  05:43 Taylor Jump Shot: Missed 
Mitchell Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  05:41  
Carson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Swanier (1 ST)  05:31  
  05:27 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed Block: Carson (2 BLK) 
  05:24 Taylor Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  05:24
[PHO 43-36]
Taylor Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed  05:12  
  05:11 Dupree Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  05:04 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hollingsworth Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:02  
  04:54 Bonner Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Powell Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  04:54
[NYL 37-43]
 
  04:54 Taylor Substitution replaced by Ferdinand-Harris 
Mitchell Substitution replaced by Pondexter  04:54  
Powell Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  04:54
[NYL 38-43]
 
  04:37 Gray-Lawson Turnover : Double Dribble (1 TO) 
Powell Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  04:21
[NYL 40-43]
 
  04:13 Ferdinand-Harris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:11  
  04:03 Dupree Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Hollingsworth Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:03  
Team Rebound  04:03  
Hollingsworth Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  04:03
[NYL 41-43]
 
Hollingsworth Foul : Personal (3 PF)  03:51  
  03:46 Ferdinand-Harris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:44  
Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  03:40  
  03:19
[PHO 45-41]
Dupree Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Gray-Lawson (2 AST) 
Powell 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (2 AST)  03:10
[NYL 44-45]
 
  02:46 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:44 Ferdinand-Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:32 Gray-Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:30  
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:19
[NYL 46-45]
 
  01:54 Swanier Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Pondexter (3 ST) 
Carson 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS)  01:44
[NYL 49-45]
 
  01:41 Team Timeout : Short 
  01:41 Ferdinand-Harris Substitution replaced by Taylor 
Hollingsworth Substitution replaced by Braxton  01:41  
  01:22
[PHO 47-49]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Taylor (4 AST) 
Pierson Jump Bank Shot: Missed  01:02  
  00:59.9 Gray-Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:50.6
[PHO 49-49]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Braxton Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  00:28.4  
  00:09.2
[PHO 52-49]
Swanier 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST) 
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed  00:02.9  
  00:00.9 Bonner Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
End of 3rd Qtr
New York Liberty (17-12) Phoenix Mercury (15-12)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed  09:40  
  09:38 Taylor Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  09:23 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  09:21  
Carson Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  09:16
[NYL 51-52]
 
  08:57
[PHO 54-51]
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Pierson Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Taylor (4 ST)  08:39  
Carson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:35  
  08:35
[PHO 55-51]
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  08:35
[PHO 56-51]
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Powell 3pt Shot: Missed  08:23  
  08:22 Sanford Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
Pierson Foul : Personal (3 PF)  08:22  
Pierson Foul : Personal (4 PF)  08:03  
  07:52 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:50 Dupree Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  07:45
[PHO 59-51]
Gray-Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Johnson (4 AST) 
Pierson Jump Shot: Missed  07:27  
  07:25 Gray-Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:22 Gray-Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Pierson (2 ST) 
Vaughn Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Powell (2 AST)  07:11
[NYL 53-59]
 
  06:53
[PHO 61-53]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:50  
  06:50 Johnson Substitution replaced by Swanier 
Carson Substitution replaced by Mitchell  06:50  
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Pierson (5 AST)  06:35
[NYL 55-61]
 
  06:23 Dupree Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Pierson (3 ST) 
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  06:17
[NYL 57-61]
 
Vaughn Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  06:07  
  06:07
[PHO 62-57]
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Vaughn Substitution replaced by Hollingsworth  06:07  
  06:07
[PHO 63-57]
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Powell Jump Shot: Missed  05:50  
  05:47 Taylor Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  05:41 Swanier 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  05:39  
  05:35 Dupree Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  05:35 Taylor Substitution replaced by Bonner 
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  05:35
[NYL 58-63]
 
  05:35 Swanier Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  05:35
[NYL 59-63]
 
  05:26 Johnson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Powell 3pt Shot: Missed  05:20  
Hollingsworth Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:18  
Hollingsworth Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS)  05:16
[NYL 61-63]
 
  05:03
[PHO 65-61]
Gray-Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Pierson Jump Bank Shot: Missed  04:52  
Pierson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  04:51  
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  04:37
[NYL 63-65]
 
  04:23
[PHO 67-63]
Bonner Running Bank shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Pierson Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  04:08
[NYL 65-67]
 
Mitchell Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:46  
  03:46 Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:46 Team Rebound 
  03:46 Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Hollingsworth Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:45  
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS)  03:27
[NYL 68-67]
 
  03:19 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:19 Johnson Substitution replaced by Swanier 
  03:19 Gray-Lawson Substitution replaced by Taylor 
  03:00 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS)  02:45
[NYL 70-67]
 
  02:25 Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS)  02:00
[NYL 73-67]
 
  01:45 Sanford Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Powell (3 ST) 
Powell Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  01:39  
  01:39 Swanier Substitution replaced by Gray-Lawson 
  01:22 Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  01:20  
Pierson Jump Shot: Missed  01:03  
  01:01 Taylor Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
Powell Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:56.6  
  00:56.6
[PHO 68-73]
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Hollingsworth Substitution replaced by Vaughn  00:56.6  
  00:56.6 Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  00:55.9 Bonner Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  00:51.9 Gray-Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Powell (4 ST) 
Pondexter Layup Shot: Missed  00:46.9  
  00:43.9 Gray-Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:40.5
[PHO 70-73]
Taylor Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Dupree (1 AST) 
  00:36.2 Taylor Foul : Personal Take (2 PF) 
Powell 3pt Shot: Missed  00:15.8  
Vaughn Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  00:13.9  
Vaughn Layup Shot: Missed  00:13.9  
  00:12.7 Team Rebound 
  00:12.7 Team Timeout : Regular 
Mitchell Substitution replaced by Carson  00:12.7  
  00:10.9 Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  00:08.5  
  00:08.2 Gray-Lawson Foul : Personal Take (2 PF) 
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:08.2  
Team Rebound  00:08.2  
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS)  00:08.2
[NYL 74-70]
 
  00:01.9 Gray-Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:00.1  
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
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usa -- ESPN 2 National 10:00 pm ET
 
standings
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l10
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NYL
4th East
19
15
6-4
12-5
7-10
PHO
3rd West
19
15
5-5
11-6
8-9
 
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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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  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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