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Jones hits late jumper, Sun beat Liberty 78-73


By VIN A. CHERWOO
Posted May 19 2012 8:06PM

NEW YORK (AP) Every time New York went ahead and stretched its lead, Connecticut came back and tied it. Then the Sun went ahead in the final minute and spoiled the Liberty's one-game homecoming to Madison Square Garden.

Asjha Jones made a tiebreaking jumper with 31 seconds remaining and the Sun went on to a 78-73 victory over the Liberty in the season opener for both teams Saturday.

Tina Charles had 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead Connecticut. Allison Hightower scored 13 points, Jones finished with 12 and Renee Montgomery added 11.

``We came out with a lot of aggression,'' Charles said. ``There were times we were down seven, but we were able to get it back. Coach (Mike Thibault) had different lineups out there and everybody just came together collectively and we handled ourselves well on the court.''

Connecticut trailed by five early in the second quarter, then by nine in the final minute of the period, by seven at the end of the third. The Sun rallied to tie the score each time.

Connecticut, 15-2 at home last season, struggled to a 6-11 record on the road while failing to hold late leads. Earlier in the week, Thibault said the next step in his team's development was to play better in the fourth quarter. They did that in the opener.

``Just us coming back, that was maturity,'' said Charles, the 2010 rookie of the year. ``Us playing together going on our third year, and that's just mental toughness - not letting the game go, not getting down on ourselves, not pouting, just being real mature, and knowing we could get back.''

Cappie Pondexter led New York with 19 points, Plenette Pierson had 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Kara Braxton scored 13.

The Liberty were outscored 27-15 in the fourth quarter, outrebounded 9-5 and outshot 56 percent (10 for 18) to 43 percent (8 for 14). They had no steals and the Sun turned the ball over just once in the period.

``We got to play better. We got to improve from where we are tonight,'' New York coach John Whisenant said. ``We got static (in the fourth quarter). ... We weren't efficient. Not efficient around executing our offense and we weren't getting turnovers from our defense.''

After Jones' go-ahead jumper with put the Sun ahead 73-71, Pondexter missed a layup with 19.9 seconds remaining. Danielle McCray made a free throw with 15.1 to go to push the lead to three. On the Liberty's ensuing possession, Leilani Mitchell was called for an offensive foul away from the ball with 7.6 seconds left.

Montgomery made two free throws a second later to seal the win.

The Liberty are in the midst of a three-year stretch playing their home games at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., because of renovations the Garden. However, the game was moved to the Garden because the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils played an NHL playoff game at the Prudential Center earlier in the day. The Liberty will play the rest of their home games this season back in Newark.

``I was excited,'' Pondexter said. ``This is one of the best places to play basketball. I'm definitely going to miss it. Too bad we can't come here often. But we got to carry this show to the Prudential Center.''

Charles tied it at 65 with 4:32 to go, then made a go-ahead layup 36 seconds later to put Connecticut ahead with its first lead since late in the first quarter. After Pondexter and Braxton made layups 26 seconds apart to put New York back ahead, Charles' hook shot tied it again with 2:51 to go. She was fouled on the play but missed the ensuing free throw.

With the score tied at 71, Essence Carson missed two free throws with 1:44 to go. Braxton got the rebound on the second miss, but the Liberty failed to take advantage of the second chance.

The Sun scored the first eight points of the third quarter to tie the score at 41 on Hightower's 3-pointer with just more than 2 minutes gone in the period. New York went ahead by four several times, but Charles' layup tied it at 51 with 1:58 left. The Liberty then scored the final seven points of the period, capped by Pierson's 3 with less than a second remaining for a 58-51 lead.

Hightower had a jumper and a three-point play and Mims made a jumper as Connecticut scored the first seven points of the fourth to tie it again with 8:12 remaining.

Charles, Montgomery and Thibault were called for technical fouls in a chippy second quarter that saw Pierson also get a tech for New York.

``Yeah, there was a lot of stuff going on,'' Charles said. ``We pulled it out, that's all that matters.''

The Liberty went ahead with a 9-0 run to take a 39-30 lead with 1:16 to go in the first half. The teams traded baskets and Montgomery hit a free throw on Pierson's tech to pull the Sun to 41-33 at the break.


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Sun
Liberty
     
    • 39.7%

    • 38.9%

    • 41.7%

    • 13.3%

    • 73.3%

    • 62.5%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CON NYL
Total Rebounds 8 10
Offensive Rebounds 14 13
Turnovers 11 10
Fast Break Pts: 4 6
Biggest Lead: 5 9
Points in the Paint: 38 40
CON NYL
p Charles   19 Pondexter   19
rb Charles   13 Pierson   10
a Lawson   6 Mitchell   3
s Jones   2 4 players   1
b Jones   2 Pierson   3
 
  • 05/19 - CON 78 @ NYL 73
  • 05/20 - NYL 77 @ CON 92
  • 06/15 - NYL 55 @ CON 97
  • 08/16 - CON 66 @ NYL 79
  • 08/18 - NYL 74 @ CON 85
Connecticut Sun (2-0)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Jones F 30:09 6-18 0-0 0-0 +14 3 5 8 3 3 2 2 2 3 12
K. Greene G 20:13 3-7 0-0 0-0 +5 1 2 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 6
T. Charles C 30:10 9-19 0-0 1-2 +6 5 8 13 0 2 1 1 0 0 19
D. McCray G-F 15:53 2-6 0-3 6-7 -2 1 5 6 3 4 1 1 0 0 10
K. Lawson G 27:24 1-5 1-3 0-0 +12 4 3 7 6 1 0 2 0 0 3
R. Montgomery   25:25 3-8 2-3 3-5 +3 0 0 0 3 4 1 2 0 1 11
M. Mims   16:34 2-5 0-0 0-0 -9 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
A. Hightower   25:46 5-7 2-3 1-1 +6 0 0 0 1 3 1 2 0 0 13
K. Griffin   08:26 0-3 0-0 0-0 -10 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
C. Shegog DNP - Coach's Decision
T. White DND - Concussion
Total   200 31-78 5-12 11-15   14 28 42 17 18 8 11 2 4 78
  39.7% 41.7% 73.3%   team rebs: 8 total to: 11
New York Liberty (0-3)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
N. Powell F 24:36 2-8 0-3 0-1 -8 0 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 4
P. Pierson F 26:03 4-10 1-1 6-6 0 4 6 10 0 4 0 1 3 1 15
K. Braxton F-C 21:21 6-12 0-0 1-4 -4 4 5 9 1 3 0 2 0 0 13
L. Mitchell G 20:24 0-2 0-1 0-0 -7 0 0 0 3 4 1 2 0 0 0
C. Pondexter G 31:26 7-16 0-4 5-6 -10 0 5 5 2 2 1 1 0 1 19
K. Vaughn   17:56 3-5 0-0 3-5 -4 2 6 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 9
D. Walker   14:40 2-6 0-0 0-0 -2 1 2 3 2 0 1 1 1 0 4
E. Carson   23:58 4-10 1-3 0-2 +8 2 3 5 2 0 0 1 0 0 9
K. Miller   19:36 0-3 0-3 0-0 +2 0 2 2 2 2 0 2 0 0 0
K. Cain DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Montgomery DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 28-72 2-15 15-24   13 31 44 14 16 4 10 4 2 73
  38.9% 13.3% 62.5%   team rebs: 10 total to: 11

inactive

  • Sun: --
  • Liberty: --

technical fouls

  • Sun: Charles, Montgomery, Thibault
  • Liberty: Pierson

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 12

arena stats

  • Arena: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
  • Officials: #9 Denise Brooks, #49 Kevin Sparrock, #46 Tim Greene
  • Attendance: 8112
  • Duration: 2:01
Connecticut Sun (2-0) New York Liberty (0-2)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Braxton vs Charles (McCray gains possession) 
Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pondexter (1 ST)  09:46  
  09:37 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
Greene Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:36  
Greene Running Jump Shot: Missed  09:18  
Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:17  
Jones Layup Shot: Missed  09:16  
  09:14 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:03
[NYL 2-0]
Braxton Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (1 AST) 
McCray Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Greene (1 AST)  08:48
[CON 2-2]
 
  08:31
[NYL 4-2]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  08:13  
  08:12 Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:58 Pierson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jones (1 BLK) 
McCray Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:56  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  07:41  
  07:40 Braxton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:32
[NYL 6-2]
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Jones Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:16
[CON 4-6]
 
  07:07
[NYL 8-4]
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (1 AST) 
Greene Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Mitchell (1 ST)  06:54  
Jones Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:50  
  06:50 Braxton Substitution replaced by Vaughn 
Greene Substitution replaced by Montgomery  06:50  
  06:42 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:41  
  06:31 Mitchell Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Montgomery Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:31  
Team Rebound  06:31  
  06:31 Pierson Substitution replaced by Walker 
Montgomery Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:31  
Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  06:31  
Jones Layup Shot: Missed Block: Walker (1 BLK)  06:30  
Team Rebound  06:29  
Montgomery Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: McCray (1 AST)  06:26
[CON 6-8]
 
  06:10 Vaughn Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:09 Walker Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:08
[NYL 10-6]
Walker Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
McCray 3pt Shot: Missed  05:57  
  05:56 Team Rebound 
  05:45 Mitchell Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Charles (1 ST) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (1 AST)  05:37
[CON 9-10]
 
  05:21 Powell 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:20  
Jones Layup Shot: Missed  05:16  
  05:14 Walker Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:08 Mitchell Jump Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:07  
Jones Substitution replaced by Mims  05:03  
McCray Substitution replaced by Hightower  05:03  
  05:03 Mitchell Substitution replaced by Miller 
  05:03 Powell Substitution replaced by Carson 
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  04:54
[CON 12-10]
 
  04:40 Carson Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Mims Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:38  
Hightower 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  04:31
[CON 15-10]
 
  04:29 Team Timeout : Regular 
Charles Substitution replaced by Griffin  04:29  
Hightower Violation:Kicked Ball  04:20  
  04:06 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:05 Team Rebound 
  04:05 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Griffin Jump Shot: Missed  03:50  
  03:49 Carson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:37
[NYL 12-15]
Vaughn Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Walker (1 AST) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  03:14  
  03:13 Carson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:01
[NYL 14-15]
Vaughn Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST) 
Mims Jump Shot: Missed  02:43  
  02:42 Vaughn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:31 Carson Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:30  
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  02:26  
Lawson Substitution replaced by McCray  02:26  
  02:06 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
McCray Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:05  
McCray Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:00
[CON 17-14]
 
Hightower Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  01:50  
  01:50 Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:50 Team Rebound 
  01:50 Vaughn Substitution replaced by Pierson 
  01:50 Walker Substitution replaced by Braxton 
  01:50
[NYL 15-17]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Hightower Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  01:38  
  01:38 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Powell 
  01:27 Carson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:25 Braxton Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
McCray Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  01:25  
  01:25
[NYL 16-17]
Braxton Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Mims Substitution replaced by Charles  01:25  
Griffin Substitution replaced by Jones  01:25  
  01:25 Braxton Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  01:25 Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Jones Foul: Personal (2 PF)  01:25  
  01:18
[NYL 18-17]
Pierson Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Carson (1 AST) 
Hightower 3pt Shot: Missed  01:02  
  01:01 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Hightower Foul: Personal (2 PF)  00:57.5  
  00:57.5
[NYL 19-17]
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Hightower Substitution replaced by Greene  00:57.5  
  00:57.5
[NYL 20-17]
Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  00:51.0 Miller Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Jones Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (2 AST)  00:43.3
[CON 19-20]
 
  00:29.9 Braxton Running Hook Shot: Missed 
McCray Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:28.7  
Charles Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  00:20.7  
  00:04.9 Powell Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:03.5 Braxton Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  00:01.2 Braxton Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Qtr
Connecticut Sun (2-0) New York Liberty (0-2)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:41
[NYL 22-19]
Pierson Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Jones Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: McCray (2 AST)  09:25
[CON 21-22]
 
  09:17 Pierson Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:15  
Lawson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Powell (1 ST)  09:05  
  08:56
[NYL 24-21]
Carson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST) 
McCray 3pt Shot: Missed  08:41  
  08:40 Braxton Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  08:37
[NYL 26-21]
Powell Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Braxton (1 AST) 
McCray Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  08:37  
Team Timeout : Regular  08:37  
  08:37 Miller Substitution replaced by Pondexter 
  08:37 Carson Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
  08:37 Powell Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
McCray Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:36  
Charles Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:18  
  08:17 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:58 Braxton Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
McCray Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:57  
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  07:53  
Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:52  
Charles Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:51
[CON 23-26]
 
  07:51 Pondexter Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Charles Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  07:51
[CON 24-26]
 
  07:38 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:37  
Charles Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: McCray (3 AST)  07:32
[CON 26-26]
 
  07:14 Braxton Layup Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  07:13  
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  07:01  
  07:00 Braxton Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Charles Technical  06:58  
  06:58
[NYL 27-26]
Pondexter Free Throw Technical (6 PTS) 
  06:58 Braxton Substitution replaced by Vaughn 
  06:42 Vaughn Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:41 Pierson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  06:39 Pierson Layup Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:38  
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  06:29  
  06:28 Vaughn Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Greene Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:27  
Greene Substitution replaced by Montgomery  06:27  
  06:27 Pierson Substitution replaced by Walker 
  06:11 Powell Substitution replaced by Carson 
  06:11 Jump Ball Vaughn vs McCray (Pondexter gains possession) 
  06:08
[NYL 29-26]
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  05:49 Mitchell Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Charles Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (3 AST)  05:40
[CON 28-29]
 
  05:24 Walker Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:23 Vaughn Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
McCray Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  05:22  
  05:22
[NYL 30-28]
Vaughn Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
McCray Substitution replaced by Griffin  05:22  
Jones Substitution replaced by Mims  05:22  
  05:22 Vaughn Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  05:22 Carson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:09 Walker Jump Shot: Missed 
Mims Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:08  
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed  04:56  
Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:55  
Charles Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS)  04:51
[CON 30-30]
 
  04:20
[NYL 32-30]
Pondexter Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  04:13  
  04:12 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Lawson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:08  
  04:08 Walker Substitution replaced by Pierson 
  04:02
[NYL 34-30]
Carson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Griffin Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  03:45  
  03:43 Pierson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  03:35 Carson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:34 Carson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  03:31 Carson Jump Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  03:29  
Mims Jump Shot: Missed  03:18  
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:17  
Griffin Jump Shot: Missed  03:09  
Lawson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:08  
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  03:04  
  03:02 Pierson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Charles Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:00  
  03:00
[NYL 35-30]
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  03:00 Mitchell Substitution replaced by Miller 
Charles Substitution replaced by Jones  03:00  
  03:00
[NYL 36-30]
Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Jones Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  02:40  
Lawson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  02:39  
Mims Jump Shot: Missed  02:34  
  02:33 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Montgomery Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  02:29  
  02:29  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Hightower  02:29  
  02:29
[NYL 37-30]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  02:29
[NYL 38-30]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Hightower Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  02:15  
  01:53 Pierson Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:51  
Hightower Jump Shot: Missed  01:35  
  01:34 Vaughn Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Thibault Technical  01:29  
  01:29 Vaughn Free Throw Technical Missed 
  01:29 Team Rebound 
  01:29 Vaughn Substitution replaced by Powell 
  01:29 Carson Substitution replaced by Braxton 
  01:20 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mims Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:19  
Montgomery Technical  01:16  
  01:16
[NYL 39-30]
Pondexter Free Throw Technical (13 PTS) 
  01:16 Jump Ball Miller vs Montgomery (Mims gains possession) 
Mims Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:13
[CON 32-39]
 
  00:53.5
[NYL 41-32]
Braxton Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
  00:53.5 Pierson Technical 
Montgomery Free Throw Technical (6 PTS)  00:53.5
[CON 33-41]
 
  00:53.5 Pierson Substitution replaced by Walker 
Montgomery Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  00:46.4  
Montgomery Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  00:46.4  
Jones Substitution replaced by Charles  00:46.4  
  00:36.8 Walker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Griffin (1 ST) 
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  00:20.9  
Charles Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  00:18.9  
Charles Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  00:15.9  
  00:14.9 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:01.2 Miller 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Qtr
Connecticut Sun (2-0) New York Liberty (0-2)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:46 Braxton Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:McCray (1 ST) 
  09:35 Braxton Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
McCray Free Throw 1 of 3 (5 PTS)  09:35
[CON 34-41]
 
McCray Free Throw 2 of 3 (6 PTS)  09:35
[CON 35-41]
 
McCray Free Throw 3 of 3 (7 PTS)  09:35
[CON 36-41]
 
McCray Foul: Shooting (4 PF)  09:19  
  09:19 Braxton Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:19 Team Rebound 
McCray Substitution replaced by Hightower  09:19  
  09:19 Braxton Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  09:19  
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  09:05  
Greene Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:04  
Greene Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:03
[CON 38-41]
 
  08:47 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:46 Pierson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  08:32 Powell 3pt Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  08:31  
  08:18 Braxton Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  08:05  
Lawson Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  08:03  
Hightower 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST)  07:57
[CON 41-41]
 
  07:45 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:38
[NYL 43-41]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Charles Layup Shot: Missed  07:22  
  07:20 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  07:12 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Greene Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:11  
Jones Jump Shot: Missed Block: Pierson (1 BLK)  07:01  
  06:59 Pierson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  06:50 Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST) 
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  06:36  
  06:35 Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:26
[NYL 45-41]
Braxton Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Powell (1 AST) 
  06:15 Pierson Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  06:15 Mitchell Substitution replaced by Miller 
  06:15 Pierson Substitution replaced by Vaughn 
  06:03 Vaughn Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  05:55  
  05:54 Braxton Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  05:49 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jones (2 BLK) 
  05:48 Team Rebound 
  05:41 Powell Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  05:39  
Greene Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:21
[CON 43-45]
 
  05:05
[NYL 47-43]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Powell (2 AST) 
Greene Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:46  
Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  04:44  
Jones Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:43
[CON 45-47]
 
  04:22 Powell 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:21 Vaughn Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  04:20
[NYL 49-45]
Vaughn Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Charles Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST)  04:02
[CON 47-49]
 
  03:49 Braxton Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Greene (1 ST) 
Greene Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:41
[CON 49-49]
 
  03:17 Powell Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  03:16 Braxton Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  03:06 Miller 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:05  
Jones Substitution replaced by Montgomery  03:05  
Greene Substitution replaced by Mims  03:05  
Lawson Substitution replaced by McCray  03:05  
  03:05 Powell Substitution replaced by Carson 
  03:05 Braxton Substitution replaced by Walker 
Charles Driving Jump shot: Missed  02:49  
McCray Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  02:47  
McCray 3pt Shot: Missed  02:40  
  02:39 Team Rebound 
Hightower Foul: Personal Block (3 PF)  02:24  
  02:10
[NYL 51-49]
Walker Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Carson (2 AST) 
Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed  02:01  
Charles Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  02:00  
Charles Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  01:58
[CON 51-51]
 
Montgomery Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  01:47  
  01:47
[NYL 52-51]
Vaughn Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  01:47
[NYL 53-51]
Vaughn Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  01:30  
  01:29 Vaughn Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  01:20 Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Montgomery (1 ST) 
McCray Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Walker (1 ST)  01:11  
  01:03
[NYL 55-51]
Carson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
McCray Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  00:48.9  
  00:47.6 Walker Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:30.9 Walker Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  00:28.9  
Montgomery Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  00:11.4  
McCray Substitution replaced by Greene  00:11.4  
  00:11.4 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Pierson 
  00:11.4 Vaughn Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
  00:11.4 Miller Substitution replaced by Powell 
  00:00.3
[NYL 58-51]
Pierson 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Walker (2 AST) 
End of 3rd Qtr
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Hightower Driving Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  09:35
[CON 53-58]
 
  09:19 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
Mims Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:18  
Hightower Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST)  09:03
[CON 55-58]
 
  09:03 Pierson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Hightower Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS)  09:03
[CON 56-58]
 
  08:51 Pierson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Jones (2 ST) 
Greene Jump Shot: Missed  08:39  
  08:38 Pierson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  08:25 Carson Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  08:23  
Mims Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hightower (1 AST)  08:12
[CON 58-58]
 
  07:48 Carson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  07:39 Mitchell Foul: Personal Block (3 PF) 
Montgomery Floating Jump shot: Missed  07:29  
  07:27 Pierson Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  07:14
[NYL 61-58]
Carson 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (2 AST) 
Jones Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF)  06:55  
Jones Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  06:55  
  06:36 Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:34 Pierson Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  06:19 Walker Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:18  
  06:18 Walker Substitution replaced by Braxton 
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  06:06  
  06:04 Pierson Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  05:49
[NYL 63-58]
Braxton Turnaround Bank shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Greene Jump Shot: Missed  05:32  
Team Rebound  05:31  
  05:31  
Greene Substitution replaced by Lawson  05:31  
Mims Substitution replaced by Charles  05:31  
Hightower Running Bank shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Jones (2 AST)  05:23
[CON 60-63]
 
  05:06 Braxton Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:05  
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS)  04:54
[CON 63-63]
 
Charles Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  04:38  
  04:38
[NYL 64-63]
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  04:38 Powell Substitution replaced by Pondexter 
  04:38 Mitchell Substitution replaced by Miller 
  04:38
[NYL 65-63]
Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Montgomery Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Pierson (2 BLK)  04:16  
Team Rebound  04:15  
Charles Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Lawson (5 AST)  04:12
[CON 65-65]
 
  04:05 Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Hightower (1 ST) 
Charles Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Jones (3 AST)  03:56
[CON 67-65]
 
  03:54 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:34
[NYL 67-67]
Pondexter Driving Bank shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed  03:19  
  03:18 Braxton Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  03:08
[NYL 69-67]
Braxton Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (2 AST) 
Charles Running Hook Shot: Made (19 PTS)  02:51
[CON 69-69]
 
  02:51 Braxton Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Montgomery Substitution replaced by Greene  02:51  
Charles Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  02:51  
Charles Rebound (Off:5 Def:7)  02:51  
Charles Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  02:40  
  02:39 Carson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  02:16
[NYL 71-69]
Pondexter Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  02:16  
Greene Substitution replaced by Montgomery  02:16  
Jones Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  01:57
[CON 71-71]
 
Montgomery Foul: Shooting (4 PF)  01:44  
  01:44 Carson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:44 Team Rebound 
  01:44 Carson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  01:44 Braxton Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  01:27 Braxton Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  01:26  
  01:23 Miller Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:23  
  01:23 Braxton Substitution replaced by Vaughn 
Jones Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Pierson (3 BLK)  01:10  
  01:08 Vaughn Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  00:53.9 Miller 3pt Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:5 Def:8)  00:52.9  
Jones Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Lawson (6 AST)  00:31.4
[CON 73-71]
 
  00:31.4 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:31.4 Miller Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
Montgomery Substitution replaced by Greene  00:31.4  
  00:19.9 Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:17.8  
Team Timeout : Short  00:17.3  
Greene Substitution replaced by McCray  00:17.3  
Charles Substitution replaced by Montgomery  00:17.3  
  00:15.1 Pierson Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) 
McCray Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:15.1
[CON 74-71]
 
Montgomery Substitution replaced by Charles  00:15.1  
  00:15.1 Carson Substitution replaced by Powell 
McCray Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:15.1  
  00:14.9 Vaughn Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  00:07.6 Mitchell Foul: Offensive (4 PF) 
  00:07.6 Mitchell Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:07.6  
Charles Substitution replaced by Montgomery  00:07.6  
Hightower Substitution replaced by Greene  00:07.6  
  00:06.6 Pondexter Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) 
Montgomery Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:06.6
[CON 75-71]
 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Charles  00:06.6  
Montgomery Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:06.6
[CON 76-71]
 
  00:06.6 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:02.4
[NYL 73-76]
Powell Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (3 AST) 
  00:00.7 Pierson Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) 
McCray Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:00.7
[CON 77-73]
 
McCray Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:00.7
[CON 78-73]
 
End of 4th Qtr
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standings
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1st East
25
9
7-3
12-5
13-4
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4th East
15
19
6-4
9-8
6-11
 
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FG% .473 .
FT% .755 .
Points 86.0 NaN
Rebounds 37.8 NaN
Assists 20.8 NaN
Steals 7.6 NaN
Blocks 4.7 NaN
3-Point % .400 .
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FG% .418 .
FT% .814 .
Points 78.3 NaN
Rebounds 32.2 NaN
Assists 16.6 NaN
Steals 9.5 NaN
Blocks 4.3 NaN
3-Point % .400 .
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