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By CLIFF BRUNT
Posted Sep 15 2011 11:37PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indiana Fever guard Erin Phillips had never made a game-winning shot.

With WNBA All-Stars Tamika Catchings and Katie Douglas on Phillips' team, the New York Liberty certainly didn't expect that to change Thursday night - not in the opening game of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Phillips made this clutch shot look routine, sinking a turnaround jumper with 1.5 seconds left to give the Fever a 74-72 win and the early edge in the best-of-three series.

``I really didn't think too much of it or put myself under pressure,'' said Phillips, who finished with six points and took only six shots.

Catchings said the Fever planned for Phillips to take the shot all along.

``We just drew it up as the one-four-flat, and the one-four-flat just creates on the top,'' Catchings said. ``I knew Erin was going to come down and put something up, and thank God it was right on the money. I figured she would either get the shot up or get fouled. She did a great job of hitting.''

New York coach John Whisenant felt confident with Essence Carson guarding Phillips.

``Erin shot it over our best defensive player,'' he said. ``Erin made a tough shot. Erin and Carson matched up one-on-one, I'd put my money on Carson.''

New York's Cappie Pondexter missed a 3-pointer, with Phillips guarding her, that would have won the game as time expired.

``We just tried to get Cappie a shot,'' Whisenant said. ``They had it defended, but they got mixed up and she still got the shot. Their play worked and ours didn't.''

Douglas led the Fever with 25 points, Catchings scored 15, and Tammy Sutton-Brown added 14.

The Fever lost a 15-point lead in the second half but recovered. Indiana held on, in part, by making 20 of 23 free throws.

Pondexter led the Liberty with 18 points. She had scored at least 20 in six consecutive playoff games against the Fever, dating to her days with Phoenix in 2009.

``Everybody guarded Pondexter at one time or another,'' Indiana coach Lin Dunn said. ``It's good to put fresh bodies on her. We defended Cappie by committee.''

Nicole Powell scored 12 points and Kia Vaughn added 10 for New York, which will host Game 2 of the series on Saturday.

Pondexter promised a better performance on Saturday. A win by New York would force a decisive Game 3 back in Indiana on Monday night.

``Conseco is one of the toughest places to play,'' Pondexter said. ``That we had the opportunity to win speaks volumes. I'm going to lead these guys to victory. I want to come back here.''

The Fever led 71-70 in the fourth quarter when Phillips threw a bad pass that Carson intercepted. Indiana's Tangela Smith was called for a clear path foul, giving the Liberty two shots and the ball. Carson missed both free throws, and New York failed to score on the extra possession.

New York tied the game at 72 on a pair of free throws by Kia Vaughn with 50.7 seconds left. The Liberty then had a chance to take the lead on a fast break after an Indiana miss, but Catchings caught up with Pondexter and forced her into a turnover. That gave Phillips the chance to make her game-winning shot.

Indiana led 28-16 at the end of the first quarter as Catchings scored 10 points in the period.

Catchings was hit in the nose during the second quarter and briefly left the game. She returned, and the Fever led 44-34 at halftime.

New York cut Indiana's lead to 44-37 early in the third quarter before Douglas drained two 3-pointers during an 8-0 run that gave the Fever a 52-37 lead and forced New York to call timeout.

The Liberty rallied again, and a three-point play by Kara Braxton cut Indiana's lead to 52-48. New York cut the deficit to two before Indiana got a basket in close by Jessica Davenport and a fast-break layup by Douglas to push the lead to 60-54.

Indiana led 62-58 at the end the third quarter, then went cold in the fourth.

``I think we came out in the second half and we were anxious a little bit,'' Dunn said. ``We didn't quite have the energy. They came out really focused and they were very aggressive and were attacking us.''

Douglas wasn't surprised that New York made a run.

``We didn't expect that just because we're playing at home that we're going to win, even if we did have a 15-point lead,'' she said. ``We have to be ready for the same type of atmosphere going to New York.''


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Liberty
Fever
     
    • 40.6%

    • 43.6%

    • 31.2%

    • 42.9%

    • 78.6%

    • 87.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
NYL IND
Total Rebounds 7 12
Offensive Rebounds 12 5
Turnovers 13 14
Fast Break Pts: 8 10
Biggest Lead: 2 15
Points in the Paint: 32 24
NYL IND
p Pondexter   18 Douglas   25
rb Powell   8 Sutton-Brown   7
a Pondexter   6 2 players   3
s Pierson   3 Catchings   3
b 3 players   2 Sutton-Brown   2
 
  • 06/10 - NYL 81 @ IND 80
  • 06/11 - IND 86 @ NYL 80
  • 08/13 - NYL 71 @ IND 82
  • 09/09 - IND 75 @ NYL 83
New York Liberty (19-15)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Pierson F-C 30:24 4-8 0-0 1-2 -9 0 3 3 2 5 3 1 2 1 9
N. Powell F 35:54 5-14 2-5 0-0 -7 3 5 8 2 1 0 0 2 1 12
K. Vaughn C 27:25 4-7 0-0 2-2 -2 3 4 7 0 3 0 2 0 0 10
L. Mitchell G 27:22 1-5 1-4 0-0 -9 2 0 2 3 2 0 1 0 0 3
C. Pondexter G 34:23 6-15 1-4 5-5 0 1 4 5 6 1 0 2 2 1 18
K. Braxton   15:34 3-7 0-1 1-1 +9 2 3 5 1 3 0 4 0 0 7
E. Carson   22:21 3-10 1-2 2-4 +10 0 1 1 0 2 2 1 0 0 9
Q. Hollingsworth   06:37 2-3 0-0 0-0 -2 1 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 4
S. Colson DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Montgomery DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Phillips DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 28-69 5-16 11-14   12 21 33 14 17 6 13 6 3 72
  40.6% 31.2% 78.6%   team rebs: 7 total to: 14
Indiana Fever (21-13)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Catchings F 36:44 6-12 1-2 2-3 +6 1 5 6 1 2 3 2 1 0 15
T. Smith F-C 32:08 3-8 1-3 0-0 +1 0 4 4 2 3 1 3 0 1 7
T. Sutton-Brown C 32:56 2-4 0-0 10-10 +3 2 5 7 0 4 0 3 2 1 14
K. Douglas G-F 36:43 9-18 4-7 3-4 +4 2 4 6 2 1 1 1 0 3 25
E. Phillips G 29:10 2-6 0-1 2-2 +2 0 2 2 3 1 0 2 0 0 6
S. Bobbitt   10:50 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. Pohlen   06:33 0-1 0-1 0-0 -6 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
J. Davenport   14:56 2-6 0-0 3-4 0 0 1 1 0 2 2 2 0 1 7
S. Ely DNP - Coach's Decision
B. January DND - Torn Rt. ACL
S. Zellous DND - Rt Ankle Sprain
Total   200 24-55 6-14 20-23   5 21 26 12 15 7 14 3 6 74
  43.6% 42.9% 87.0%   team rebs: 12 total to: 15

inactive

  • Liberty: --
  • Fever: --

technical fouls

  • Liberty: --
  • Fever: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
  • Officials: #9 Denise Brooks, #38 Lamont Simpson, #42 Roy Gulbeyan
  • Attendance: 7608
  • Duration: 2:11
New York Liberty (19-16) Indiana Fever (22-13)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Sutton-Brown vs Vaughn (Powell gains possession) 
Pierson Jump Shot: Missed  09:44  
  09:42 Team Rebound 
  09:19 Smith Jump Shot: Missed Block: Pierson (1 BLK) 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:16  
Vaughn Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (1 AST)  09:10
[NYL 2-0]
 
Pierson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:58  
  08:58
[IND 1-2]
Sutton-Brown Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:58
[IND 2-2]
Sutton-Brown Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Vaughn Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pierson (1 AST)  08:34
[NYL 4-2]
 
Vaughn Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:23  
  08:23
[IND 3-4]
Sutton-Brown Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:23
[IND 4-4]
Sutton-Brown Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Mitchell Jump Shot: Missed  08:02  
  08:01 Phillips Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:52 Douglas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:51  
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  07:43  
  07:41 Douglas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:37
[IND 6-4]
Sutton-Brown Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Douglas (1 AST) 
Powell 3pt Shot: Missed  07:19  
  07:19 Catchings Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:16
[IND 8-4]
Catchings Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  07:02  
  07:00 Team Rebound 
  06:36 Phillips Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:35  
Powell Jump Shot: Missed  06:24  
  06:22 Sutton-Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:11 Catchings Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:09 Catchings Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:06 Douglas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:03  
Vaughn Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  05:58  
  05:38
[IND 10-4]
Smith Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Pondexter Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:17
[NYL 6-10]
 
  05:03
[IND 12-6]
Catchings Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed  04:41  
  04:39 Catchings Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:24 Phillips Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:23 Douglas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:19
[IND 14-6]
Catchings Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Douglas (2 AST) 
Pondexter Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:19  
  04:19  
  04:19
[IND 15-6]
Catchings Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Pierson Jump Shot: Missed  04:11  
  04:10 Team Rebound 
  03:56
[IND 18-6]
Douglas 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
  03:41 Phillips Violation:Kicked Ball 
Powell Jump Shot: Missed Block: Sutton-Brown (1 BLK)  03:28  
Powell Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:26  
Powell Jump Shot: Missed  03:25  
Vaughn Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:23  
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  03:18
[NYL 9-18]
 
  03:03 Phillips Layup Shot: Missed 
Vaughn Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:01  
Vaughn Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Douglas (1 ST)  02:59  
Vaughn Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  02:59  
Vaughn Substitution replaced by Braxton  02:59  
  02:59 Phillips Substitution replaced by Bobbitt 
  02:50
[IND 21-9]
Catchings 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Bobbitt (1 AST) 
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed  02:31  
  02:29 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:25
[IND 23-9]
Douglas Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
  02:13 Sutton-Brown Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Mitchell Substitution replaced by Carson  02:13  
Braxton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST)  02:04  
  01:39 Sutton-Brown Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Pierson (1 ST) 
Carson Jump Shot: Missed  01:20  
Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:19  
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (2 AST)  01:13
[NYL 11-23]
 
  00:56.6 Douglas Jump Shot: Missed Block: Pondexter (1 BLK) 
  00:55.6 Sutton-Brown Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Braxton Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:54.6  
  00:54.6 Douglas Substitution replaced by Pohlen 
  00:54.6
[IND 24-11]
Sutton-Brown Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  00:54.6
[IND 25-11]
Sutton-Brown Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Pondexter Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  00:36.4
[NYL 13-25]
 
  00:36.4 Pohlen Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS)  00:36.4
[NYL 14-25]
 
  00:23.6
[IND 28-14]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Catchings (1 AST) 
Powell Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:02.1
[NYL 16-28]
 
End of 1st Qtr
New York Liberty (19-16) Indiana Fever (22-13)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:43
[IND 30-16]
Davenport Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pohlen (1 AST) 
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (3 AST)  09:26
[NYL 18-30]
 
  09:16 Davenport Layup Shot: Missed 
Braxton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:15  
Braxton Jump Shot: Missed  09:10  
  09:08 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:57 Pohlen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:52  
  08:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:52 Catchings Substitution replaced by Douglas 
Pierson Substitution replaced by Vaughn  08:52  
Vaughn Layup Shot: Missed  08:36  
Braxton Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:35  
Braxton Tip Shot: Missed  08:33  
Powell Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  08:32  
Vaughn Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:20
[NYL 20-30]
 
Braxton Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:05  
  08:05 Bobbitt Substitution replaced by Phillips 
  08:05 Smith Substitution replaced by Sutton-Brown 
  08:05 Davenport Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:05 Team Rebound 
Braxton Substitution replaced by Hollingsworth  08:05  
Pondexter Substitution replaced by Mitchell  08:05  
  08:05
[IND 31-20]
Davenport Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Powell 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (1 AST)  07:49
[NYL 23-31]
 
  07:30
[IND 33-23]
Sutton-Brown Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Phillips (1 AST) 
Vaughn Jump Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Powell (1 AST)  07:11
[NYL 25-33]
 
  06:55
[IND 35-25]
Douglas Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:54  
  06:54 Pohlen Substitution replaced by Catchings 
Hollingsworth Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  06:39  
  06:21 Sutton-Brown Layup Shot: Missed Block: Powell (1 BLK) 
Hollingsworth Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:19  
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed  05:56  
  05:54 Catchings Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:46 Davenport Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Powell Jump Shot: Missed  05:22  
  05:21 Team Rebound 
  05:07
[IND 38-25]
Douglas 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Carson Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  04:42  
Carson Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:42  
Powell Substitution replaced by Pondexter  04:42  
Hollingsworth Substitution replaced by Pierson  04:42  
  04:25 Davenport Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  04:25 Davenport Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed  04:15  
  04:13 Catchings Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:56 Davenport Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:54 Sutton-Brown Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Vaughn Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  03:54  
  03:54
[IND 39-25]
Sutton-Brown Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Vaughn Substitution replaced by Braxton  03:54  
  03:54
[IND 40-25]
Sutton-Brown Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  03:38
[NYL 27-40]
 
  03:29 Davenport Jump Shot: Missed Block: Pierson (2 BLK) 
Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:27  
Carson Layup Shot: Missed  03:20  
  03:19 Phillips Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:15
[IND 42-27]
Douglas Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Carson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Pierson (2 AST)  02:56
[NYL 30-42]
 
  02:38 Phillips Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pierson (2 ST) 
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Braxton (1 AST)  02:32
[NYL 32-42]
 
  02:24 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:24 Phillips Substitution replaced by Bobbitt 
  02:24 Davenport Substitution replaced by Smith 
  02:10 Catchings Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:09  
Braxton Jump Shot: Missed  01:55  
  01:54 Sutton-Brown Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  01:35 Douglas Jump Shot: Missed 
Braxton Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:33  
Carson Jump Shot: Missed  01:25  
  01:22 Douglas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:03 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:01 Team Rebound 
  01:00 Bobbitt Substitution replaced by Phillips 
Braxton Substitution replaced by Hollingsworth  01:00  
  00:54.9 Catchings 3pt Shot: Missed 
Carson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:51.9  
Carson Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS)  00:46.2
[NYL 34-42]
 
Mitchell Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:35.5  
Mitchell Substitution replaced by Powell  00:35.5  
  00:24.2
[IND 44-34]
Phillips Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
  00:22.2 Douglas Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Hollingsworth Layup Shot: Missed  00:04.8  
  00:02.9 Catchings Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Qtr
New York Liberty (19-16) Indiana Fever (22-13)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Mitchell Foul : Personal (2 PF)  09:50  
  09:43 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Powell Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  09:19
[NYL 36-44]
 
  09:05 Catchings Hook Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:02  
  08:47 Catchings Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  08:37 Sutton-Brown Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  08:37
[NYL 37-44]
 
Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:37  
Powell Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  08:34  
Powell Jump Shot: Missed  08:21  
  08:19 Sutton-Brown Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  08:12
[IND 47-37]
Douglas 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Mitchell Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:07  
  07:57
[IND 50-37]
Douglas 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Phillips (2 AST) 
Vaughn Jump Shot: Missed  07:37  
  07:36 Sutton-Brown Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  07:27
[IND 52-37]
Smith Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Phillips (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:26  
Powell 3pt Shot: Missed  07:04  
Mitchell Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:02  
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (4 AST)  06:57
[NYL 40-52]
 
  06:40 Sutton-Brown Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  06:40 Sutton-Brown Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Pierson Substitution replaced by Braxton  06:40  
Powell 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (5 AST)  06:29
[NYL 43-52]
 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  06:29  
  06:17 Smith Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Braxton Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (2 AST)  05:55
[NYL 45-52]
 
Mitchell Substitution replaced by Carson  05:36  
  05:31 Catchings Jump Shot: Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  05:29  
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed Block: Catchings (1 BLK)  05:16  
Vaughn Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  05:15  
  05:15 Jump Ball Catchings vs Vaughn (Carson gains possession) 
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  05:10  
Braxton Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:09  
Braxton Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:09
[NYL 47-52]
 
  05:09 Sutton-Brown Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
  05:09 Sutton-Brown Substitution replaced by Davenport 
Braxton Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  05:09
[NYL 48-52]
 
Carson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:00  
  05:00
[IND 53-48]
Douglas Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  05:00
[IND 54-48]
Douglas Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Braxton Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Davenport (1 ST)  04:41  
  04:33 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  04:31  
Carson 3pt Shot: Missed  04:20  
  04:19 Team Rebound 
  03:58 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Vaughn Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:56  
Braxton Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Catchings (1 ST)  03:45  
  03:40 Catchings Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Vaughn Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  03:39  
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  03:28
[NYL 50-54]
 
  03:28 Team Timeout : Regular 
Pondexter Substitution replaced by Mitchell  03:28  
Braxton Substitution replaced by Hollingsworth  03:28  
  03:28 Phillips Substitution replaced by Bobbitt 
  03:14
[IND 56-50]
Catchings Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Bobbitt (2 AST) 
Carson Layup Shot: Missed  03:02  
Hollingsworth Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:59  
Hollingsworth Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:57
[NYL 52-56]
 
  02:39 Catchings Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hollingsworth (1 ST) 
Hollingsworth Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Powell (2 AST)  02:21
[NYL 54-56]
 
  02:01
[IND 58-54]
Davenport Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Hollingsworth Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Catchings (2 ST)  01:37  
  01:31
[IND 60-54]
Douglas Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Bobbitt (3 AST) 
Powell 3pt Shot: Missed  01:19  
Mitchell Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  01:18  
  01:14 Smith Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  01:14 Douglas Substitution replaced by Pohlen 
Carson Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:14
[NYL 55-60]
 
Hollingsworth Substitution replaced by Braxton  01:14  
Vaughn Substitution replaced by Pierson  01:14  
Mitchell Substitution replaced by Pondexter  01:14  
Carson Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:14
[NYL 56-60]
 
  01:00
[IND 62-56]
Catchings Pullup Jump shot: Made (14 PTS) 
  00:46.9 Davenport Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:46.9
[NYL 57-62]
 
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:46.9
[NYL 58-62]
 
  00:39.2 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Braxton Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Catchings (3 ST)  00:20.9  
  00:15.9 Davenport Layup Shot: Missed 
Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:14.8  
Powell Layup Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Qtr
New York Liberty (19-16) Indiana Fever (22-13)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
Pierson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Davenport (2 ST)  09:47  
  09:41 Pohlen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pierson (3 ST) 
  09:38 Bobbitt Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Powell Running Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  09:26
[NYL 60-62]
 
  08:56 Douglas Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  08:56 Bobbitt Substitution replaced by Phillips 
Carson Jump Shot: Missed  08:42  
  08:42 Team Rebound 
Pierson Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  08:42  
  08:42 Pohlen Substitution replaced by Catchings 
Carson Substitution replaced by Mitchell  08:42  
Pierson Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  08:27  
  08:27
[IND 63-60]
Davenport Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  08:27
[IND 64-60]
Davenport Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Pierson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Sutton-Brown (2 BLK)  08:05  
  08:02 Davenport Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Braxton Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  07:49  
  07:49 Davenport Substitution replaced by Smith 
  07:49
[IND 65-60]
Sutton-Brown Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  07:49
[IND 66-60]
Sutton-Brown Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  07:33  
  07:32 Douglas Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:08 Douglas Jump Shot: Missed 
Braxton Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  07:07  
Braxton 3pt Shot: Missed  06:52  
  06:51 Douglas Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  06:44 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:41  
Braxton Substitution replaced by Vaughn  06:40  
  06:40 Jump Ball Douglas vs Pierson (Powell gains possession) 
Pierson Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (3 AST)  06:36
[NYL 62-66]
 
  06:16 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:09 Douglas Jump Shot: Missed Block: Pondexter (2 BLK) 
  06:07 Douglas Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  06:04 Douglas Jump Shot: Missed Block: Powell (2 BLK) 
Vaughn Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  06:02  
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  05:55
[NYL 64-66]
 
Powell Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:47  
  05:47 Catchings Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:47 Team Rebound 
  05:47
[IND 67-64]
Catchings Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Pierson Jump Shot: Missed  05:23  
  05:22 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:09 Catchings Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  05:09 Catchings Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (6 AST)  04:57
[NYL 66-67]
 
  04:39
[IND 69-66]
Douglas Step Back Jump shot: Made (24 PTS) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  04:10  
Pierson Foul : Personal (4 PF)  04:05  
  04:05
[IND 70-66]
Phillips Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  04:05
[IND 71-66]
Phillips Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  03:58  
  03:56 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:32 Douglas 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:32 Team Rebound 
  03:32 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  03:14 Phillips Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  03:14
[NYL 67-71]
 
Mitchell Substitution replaced by Carson  03:14  
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  03:14
[NYL 68-71]
 
  03:02 Sutton-Brown Layup Shot: Missed 
Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:00  
Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  02:54  
  02:54  
  02:39 Phillips 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:38  
Carson Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  02:32
[NYL 70-71]
 
  02:13 Phillips Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Carson (1 ST) 
  02:11 Smith Foul : Clear Path (2 PF) 
Carson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:11  
Team Rebound  02:11  
Carson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:11  
Team Rebound  02:11  
Vaughn Jump Shot: Missed  01:57  
  01:56 Team Rebound 
Pierson Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  01:36  
  01:36 Douglas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:36 Team Rebound 
  01:36
[IND 72-70]
Douglas Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS) 
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed  01:15  
  01:13 Sutton-Brown Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  00:57.8 Sutton-Brown Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Carson (2 ST) 
Carson Jump Shot: Missed  00:51.9  
Vaughn Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  00:50.7  
  00:50.7 Smith Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Vaughn Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:50.7
[NYL 71-72]
 
Vaughn Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:50.7
[NYL 72-72]
 
Vaughn Violation:Kicked Ball  00:35.7  
  00:35.7 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:23.9 Douglas Jump Shot: Missed 
Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:22.9  
Pondexter Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  00:18.0  
  00:01.5
[IND 74-72]
Phillips Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:01.5  
Team Timeout : Short  00:01.5  
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
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
NYL
4th East
19
15
6-4
12-5
7-10
IND
1st East
21
13
4-6
13-4
8-9
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
Liberty Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .433 .444
FT% .772 .864
Points 76.0 73.7
Rebounds 32.8 32.3
Assists 15.7 15.7
Steals 8.4 7.3
Blocks 3.8 5.3
3-Point % .358 .347
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Fever Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .443 .430
FT% .788 .793
Points 77.7 72.7
Rebounds 31.6 30.3
Assists 16.4 13.0
Steals 8.8 8.7
Blocks 4.9 3.3
3-Point % .379 .346
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 3
New York Liberty (1-2)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Braxton, Kara 48:22 7-14 0-1 1-1 4 9 13 5 8 1 5 1 1 15
Carson, Essence 65:57 10-28 1-5 6-9 4 6 10 4 5 6 6 1 0 27
Colson, Sydney 1:50 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hollingsworth, Quanitra 26:12 4-7 0-0 2-2 2 3 5 0 3 1 4 1 1 10
Mitchell, Leilani 77:30 6-17 5-14 0-0 3 2 5 5 9 1 3 1 0 17
Montgomery, Alex 7:45 1-3 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 2
Pierson, Plenette 87:06 15-26 0-0 2-4 2 10 12 8 12 4 8 5 2 32
Pondexter, Cappie 103:33 15-44 3-14 10-10 1 14 15 16 4 1 7 3 2 43
Powell, Nicole 103:26 17-34 8-14 8-8 4 14 18 5 7 5 6 2 3 50
Vaughn, Kia 78:20 8-14 0-0 9-10 6 13 19 4 5 3 3 1 1 25
Indiana Fever (2-1)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Bobbitt, Shannon 30:05 0-4 0-1 1-2 0 2 2 7 3 0 3 0 1 1
Catchings, Tamika 100:38 13-33 2-8 6-9 8 15 23 7 7 6 8 1 1 34
Davenport, Jessica 47:13 9-15 0-0 5-6 4 6 10 0 5 2 6 1 2 23
Douglas, Katie 100:59 23-49 9-22 11-13 4 7 11 7 3 2 4 1 5 66
Ely, Shyra 5:56 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0
Phillips, Erin 91:14 9-22 0-5 6-7 0 9 9 10 6 7 7 1 1 24
Pohlen, Jeanette 18:12 3-4 2-3 0-0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 8
Smith, Tangela 87:01 8-26 3-10 2-2 3 13 16 5 10 4 7 2 1 21
Sutton-Brown, Tammy 93:50 6-14 0-0 13-14 7 13 20 1 10 4 5 4 3 25
Zellous, Shavonte 24:52 6-10 2-3 2-5 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 1 16