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Posted Aug 18 2012 10:47PM

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) Tina Charles was determined to make up for a poor offensive performance against the New York Liberty in the last matchup. She only had to wait two days to get another chance at them.

Charles had 23 points and nine rebounds while playing nearly 38 minutes, and the Connecticut Sun beat the Liberty 85-74 on Saturday night.

The third-year center, who scored a season-low four points in the Sun's 79-66 loss at New York on Thursday night in the teams' first game after the monthlong Olympic break, played the entire first half.

``I have never not taken her out in the first half,'' Sun coach Mike Thibault said. ``I talked to her and said, `You let me know when you need a sub tonight.' She said, `Coach, I'm staying out there.' So, `Yes, ma'am.' I might not say that to some other people, but I know when she is feeling that way. She had that look in her eye. I know she didn't like the other night in New Jersey and she wanted to make up for it.''

Kara Lawson had 21 points and Allison Hightower added a career-high 20 for the Eastern Conference-leading Sun (16-5). Mistie Mims, playing in place of the injured Asjha Jones (strained left Achilles tendon), added 11 points, four rebounds and four assists.

``We had some people step up pretty big-time tonight and make shots - between Tina in the first half and Kara and Allie throughout the game, and Mistie was everywhere on the boards,'' Thibault said.

Charles also became the fastest player in WNBA history to reach 1,000 rebounds, accomplishing it in her 89th game - three fewer than Yolanda Griffith's previous mark.

Cappie Pondexter had 17 points and five assists for the Liberty (7-13). Essence Carson also scored 17 and Plenette Pierson added 14 points and eight rebounds.

Connecticut capitalized on 26 New York turnovers, scoring 28 points off the miscues.

``We went from six turnovers the other night to 26 tonight,'' Liberty coach John Whisenant said. ``We have to keep our turnovers under 15 to compete with a team like that. ... We got them the other night and they made a lot of turnovers. We made eight turnovers in the first quarter (tonight) and that just digs you a big hole.''

The Sun were trying to withstand a late Liberty rally as their 17-point, second-half lead eroded to six points with more than 2 minutes remaining.

Another New York turnover derailed it quickly as Nicole Powell was called for traveling, the Liberty's final turnover of the game. Powell was hit by a technical, and Lawson made the free throw to give the Sun an 81-74 lead.

``Some of those (turnovers), we just shot ourselves in the foot,'' Powell said. ``Really bad choices and decisions.''

Renee Montgomery followed with a short jumper at the shot-clock buzzer that just rolled in. Charles added a jumper of her own for the final margin.

New York trailed 76-61 with less than 5 minutes left in the game when it made one last charge. A 3-pointer by Carson off a drive-and-kick by Pondexter cut the Liberty's deficit to 80-74 with 2:18 left.

Connecticut led 47-43 at halftime. The Sun used a lot of defense and clutch scoring by Lawson to extend the lead in the third quarter. Lawson scored 10 points in the period as the Sun pulled ahead 66-50.

The Liberty missed nine of their 12 shots in the third and also turned it over nine times, including twice on 3-second violations.

Connecticut trailed by eight points in the second quarter, but closed with a 13-6 run. Hightower ended the quarter with a 3-pointer to give the Sun their four-point lead.

Hightower finished 6 for 13 from the field, including 2 for 5 on 3s, and was 6 for 6 on free throws.

``I know that I can score,'' the former LSU star said. ``It's just being confident and taking what the defense gives you. My teammates and my coaches have so much confidence in me. That also helps that they know that I can score and they know the things that I'm capable of doing. I just want to go out there and do it and take what they give me.''

Thibault was impressed with Hightower's performance.

``She took over the game offensively when things were bogging down,'' he said. ``She has grown up so much. ... I made a prediction that she is going to be maybe a top-20 player in this league in a couple of years. She has the ability to do that. People laugh when you say that, but every week she gets better and her teammates trust her. I think that is a big factor.''

Charles carried the Sun offensively in the first half, playing all 20 minutes and scoring 19 points.

The Liberty went on a 9-0 run at the end of the first quarter and into the second. It was highlighted by Powell's 3-pointer and Kia Vaughn's jumper over Charles that gave New York a 31-23 edge.

New York shot 64 percent in the first quarter, including four 3s to take a 26-23 lead.


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Liberty
Sun
     
    • 48.3%

    • 47.9%

    • 50.0%

    • 27.3%

    • 81.8%

    • 77.8%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
NYL CON
Total Rebounds 6 13
Offensive Rebounds 5 6
Turnovers 26 13
Fast Break Pts: 10 7
Biggest Lead: 8 17
Points in the Paint: 26 38
NYL CON
p 2 players   17 Charles   23
rb Pierson   8 Charles   9
a Pondexter   5 Lawson   5
s 2 players   2 Greene   3
b Pierson   3 Mims   2
 
  • 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
New York Liberty (7-13)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
N. Powell F 30:41 4-12 2-4 0-0 -9 0 5 5 2 4 1 3 1 1 10
P. Pierson F 30:04 5-12 1-2 3-4 -2 3 5 8 3 2 1 5 3 1 14
K. Vaughn C 28:07 4-7 0-0 0-0 -4 1 1 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 8
C. Pondexter G 33:42 6-11 1-2 4-5 -1 0 3 3 5 1 2 3 0 1 17
L. Mitchell G 23:25 2-4 2-4 0-0 -13 0 3 3 4 3 0 1 0 0 6
D. Walker   09:56 0-1 0-0 0-0 -9 0 2 2 1 4 0 4 0 0 0
K. Braxton   11:53 1-2 0-0 0-0 -7 1 2 3 0 3 0 5 0 0 2
E. Carson   27:28 6-8 3-5 2-2 -1 0 3 3 3 1 2 3 2 0 17
A. Montgomery   04:43 0-1 0-1 0-0 -9 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
K. Cain DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Redmon DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 28-58 9-18 9-11   5 25 30 20 19 6 26 6 3 74
  48.3% 50.0% 81.8%   team rebs: 6 total to: 26
Connecticut Sun (16-5)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Greene G 20:36 1-5 0-2 0-0 +15 0 1 1 2 1 3 0 0 2 2
M. Mims F 31:56 4-8 0-0 3-4 +10 3 1 4 3 3 1 3 2 0 11
T. Charles C 37:52 11-17 0-0 1-2 +11 2 7 9 2 0 1 2 1 0 23
A. Hightower G 32:56 6-13 2-5 6-6 +11 0 0 0 3 3 2 1 0 0 20
K. Lawson G 30:26 9-14 1-1 2-2 +15 0 5 5 5 0 0 1 0 1 21
R. Montgomery   20:18 2-9 0-0 2-4 -1 0 2 2 2 1 2 3 0 1 6
K. Griffin   10:12 1-3 0-2 0-0 +1 0 1 1 0 3 1 1 0 1 2
T. White   11:20 0-1 0-0 0-0 +1 1 1 2 3 0 1 1 0 1 0
D. McCray   04:24 0-1 0-1 0-0 -8 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
A. Jones DND - Coach's Decision
J. Moore DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 34-71 3-11 14-18   6 18 24 20 12 11 13 3 6 85
  47.9% 27.3% 77.8%   team rebs: 13 total to: 14

inactive

  • Liberty: --
  • Sun: --

technical fouls

  • Liberty: Powell
  • Sun: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 8
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
  • Officials: #38 Lamont Simpson, #53 Jeff Smith, #35 Billy Smith
  • Attendance: 8232
  • Duration: 1:51
New York Liberty (7-13) Connecticut Sun (16-5)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Charles vs Vaughn (Mitchell gains possession) 
Pierson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Greene (1 ST)  09:45  
  09:34
[CON 3-0]
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Greene (1 AST) 
Powell 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Vaughn (1 AST)  09:20
[NYL 3-3]
 
  08:55 Hightower Jump Shot: Missed 
Mitchell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:53  
Pierson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (1 AST)  08:32
[NYL 6-3]
 
  08:19
[CON 5-6]
Charles Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed  08:01  
Team Rebound  07:59  
Powell Jump Shot: Missed  07:55  
Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:54  
Pierson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Hightower (1 ST)  07:52  
Pondexter Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:50  
  07:35 Mims Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Pierson 3pt Shot: Missed  07:18  
  07:18 Team Rebound 
  07:07 Lawson Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:06 Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:05 Charles Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Vaughn Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Powell (1 AST)  06:49
[NYL 8-5]
 
  06:35 Hightower 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:34 Team Rebound 
  06:30 Charles Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:29  
  06:26 Hightower Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Powell Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  06:18
[NYL 10-5]
 
  06:08 Mims Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  06:06 Team Rebound 
  06:02
[CON 7-10]
Lawson Running Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Charles (1 AST) 
Mitchell Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  06:02  
Pierson Substitution replaced by Walker  06:02  
  06:02
[CON 8-10]
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS) 
Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  05:38  
  05:25
[CON 10-10]
Charles Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Mims (1 AST) 
Vaughn Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Walker (1 AST)  05:12
[NYL 12-10]
 
  05:03 Lawson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:01 Mims Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:00
[CON 12-12]
Mims Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Powell 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (2 AST)  04:49
[NYL 15-12]
 
Walker Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  04:33  
  04:33  
Vaughn Substitution replaced by Braxton  04:33  
  04:33 Greene Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
  04:33 Mims Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:33 Team Rebound 
  04:33
[CON 13-15]
Mims Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Braxton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  04:15  
  04:15 Mims Substitution replaced by Griffin 
  04:01 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
Walker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:00  
Braxton Turnaround Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (3 AST)  03:51
[NYL 17-13]
 
  03:36
[CON 15-17]
Griffin Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Charles (2 AST) 
Braxton Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Montgomery (1 ST)  03:19  
Mitchell Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  03:14  
  03:14 Montgomery Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:14 Team Rebound 
Mitchell Substitution replaced by Carson  03:14  
  03:14 Hightower Substitution replaced by White 
Walker Substitution replaced by Pierson  03:14  
  03:14
[CON 16-17]
Montgomery Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  03:10 Montgomery Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Carson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  03:10
[NYL 18-16]
 
Carson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  03:10
[NYL 19-16]
 
  03:00
[CON 18-19]
Charles Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST) 
Braxton Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Montgomery (2 ST)  02:44  
Braxton Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  02:36  
  02:36 Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:36 Team Rebound 
  02:36 Lawson Substitution replaced by McCray 
  02:36
[CON 19-19]
Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Pierson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Charles (1 ST)  02:23  
  02:20 Montgomery Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Pierson (1 AST)  02:10
[NYL 22-19]
 
  01:54
[CON 21-22]
Charles Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: White (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:44  
Powell Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  01:31  
  01:16
[CON 23-22]
Charles Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (1 AST) 
Pondexter Running Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  00:58.6
[NYL 24-23]
 
  00:58.6 Griffin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Braxton Substitution replaced by Vaughn  00:58.6  
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS)  00:58.6
[NYL 25-23]
 
  00:47.8 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:46.6  
Pierson Jump Shot: Missed  00:27.9  
Pierson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  00:26.9  
Pierson Layup Shot: Missed  00:26.1  
Pierson Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  00:25.5  
  00:25.1 Griffin Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:25.1  
Team Rebound  00:25.1  
Powell Substitution replaced by Mitchell  00:25.1  
Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:25.1
[NYL 26-23]
 
  00:05.8 Griffin 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Pierson (1 BLK) 
  00:02.8 White Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:01.0 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
End of 1st Qtr
New York Liberty (7-13) Connecticut Sun (16-5)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:36 McCray 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mitchell Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:35  
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Carson (1 AST)  09:19
[NYL 29-23]
 
  09:04 McCray Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  09:04 McCray Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  09:04 Griffin Substitution replaced by Mims 
  09:04 White Substitution replaced by Hightower 
Vaughn Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pierson (2 AST)  08:48
[NYL 31-23]
 
  08:28 Hightower Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:26  
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed  08:13  
Team Rebound  08:12  
Pierson Substitution replaced by Walker  08:12  
Pondexter Substitution replaced by Powell  08:12  
  08:12 McCray Substitution replaced by Greene 
Walker Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  08:05  
Walker Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:05  
  07:47 Mims Jump Shot: Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:46  
Walker Layup Shot: Missed  07:38  
  07:36 Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Carson Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  07:18  
  07:18
[CON 24-31]
Hightower Free Throw 1 of 3 (1 PTS) 
  07:18
[CON 25-31]
Hightower Free Throw 2 of 3 (2 PTS) 
  07:18 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Lawson 
  07:18
[CON 26-31]
Hightower Free Throw 3 of 3 (3 PTS) 
Carson 3pt Shot: Missed  07:02  
  07:01 Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:54
[CON 28-31]
Charles Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Hightower (1 AST) 
Carson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (4 AST)  06:33
[NYL 33-28]
 
  06:23
[CON 30-33]
Mims Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST) 
Carson Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:08
[NYL 35-30]
 
Vaughn Substitution replaced by Pondexter  06:00  
Walker Substitution replaced by Pierson  06:00  
Carson Substitution replaced by Braxton  06:00  
  05:56
[CON 32-35]
Lawson Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Braxton Jump Shot: Missed  05:36  
  05:35 Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:24
[CON 34-35]
Charles Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Hightower (2 AST) 
Pierson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Powell (2 AST)  04:58
[NYL 37-34]
 
Powell Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:45  
  04:45 Team Timeout : Regular 
Mitchell Foul: Personal (3 PF)  04:39  
  04:35
[CON 36-37]
Charles Pullup Jump shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Pierson Layup Shot: Missed  04:24  
Braxton Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:23  
Powell 3pt Shot: Missed  04:16  
  04:14 Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:08
[CON 38-37]
Hightower Running Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Powell Jump Shot: Missed  03:39  
  03:38 Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:20 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:18 Mims Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  03:16
[CON 40-37]
Mims Putback Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  03:09 Greene Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:09
[NYL 38-40]
 
Mitchell Substitution replaced by Carson  03:09  
Braxton Substitution replaced by Vaughn  03:09  
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  03:09
[NYL 39-40]
 
  02:57 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:56  
Vaughn Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (1 AST)  02:47
[NYL 41-40]
 
  02:34
[CON 42-41]
Charles Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST) 
Pierson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Carson (2 AST)  02:07
[NYL 43-42]
 
  01:51 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:49  
Pierson Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  01:34  
Team Timeout : Regular  01:34  
  01:23
[CON 44-43]
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Mims (2 AST) 
Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  01:16  
  01:03 Hightower Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierson Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  01:01  
Powell Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  00:44.0  
  00:21.6
[CON 47-43]
Hightower 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  00:09.7 Hightower Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) 
Pierson Jump Shot: Missed  00:03.8  
  00:02.4 Greene Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:01.0 Greene 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Qtr
New York Liberty (7-13) Connecticut Sun (16-5)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:43 Hightower 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:41 Team Rebound 
Pierson Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  09:41  
  09:34
[CON 49-43]
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (2 AST)  09:23
[NYL 46-49]
 
  09:10
[CON 51-46]
Mims Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST) 
Powell Layup Shot: Missed  08:46  
  08:45 Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  08:30 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  08:29  
Vaughn Jump Shot: Missed  08:15  
  08:14 Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:07 Lawson Jump Shot: Missed 
Mitchell Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:06  
Powell 3pt Shot: Missed  07:57  
  07:56 Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:46
[CON 53-46]
Lawson Pullup Jump shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:43  
Powell Substitution replaced by Carson  07:43  
Carson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  07:26
[NYL 48-53]
 
  07:03 Lawson Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  07:02  
Vaughn Layup Shot: Missed  06:43  
  06:41 Team Rebound 
  06:23 Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Pierson Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Hightower (2 ST)  06:05  
  05:59
[CON 55-48]
Greene Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (5 AST) 
Pondexter Layup Shot: Missed Block: Charles (1 BLK)  05:48  
Team Rebound  05:47  
Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Greene (2 ST)  05:39  
  05:22 Charles Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Carson (1 ST) 
Carson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  05:19  
  05:06 Charles Hook Shot: Missed 
  05:04 Team Rebound 
  04:57 Mims Jump Shot: Missed 
Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:56  
Mitchell Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Greene (3 ST)  04:47  
  04:43 Greene Layup Shot: Missed Block: Carson (1 BLK) 
  04:43 Team Rebound 
Pondexter Substitution replaced by Montgomery  04:43  
  04:41
[CON 57-48]
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Greene (2 AST) 
Carson 3pt Shot: Missed  04:18  
  04:17 Mims Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  04:01 Greene Jump Shot: Missed Block: Carson (2 BLK) 
Carson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:59  
Carson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  03:53  
Pierson Substitution replaced by Walker  03:53  
  03:39 Greene 3pt Shot: Missed 
Walker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:38  
  03:31 Mims Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  03:31 Greene Substitution replaced by White 
  03:31 Hightower Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
  03:31 Mims Substitution replaced by Griffin 
Walker Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO)  03:16  
Montgomery Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  03:07  
  03:07
[CON 58-48]
Montgomery Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  03:07 Montgomery Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:07  
Vaughn Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  02:54  
  02:31
[CON 60-48]
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: White (2 AST) 
  02:23 Griffin Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Vaughn Jump Shot: Missed  02:16  
  02:14 Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  01:50 Griffin Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Carson (2 ST) 
Vaughn Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Griffin (1 ST)  01:40  
  01:21 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
Vaughn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:21  
Walker Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:White (1 ST)  01:09  
  01:04
[CON 62-48]
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: White (3 AST) 
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed  00:38.8  
  00:37.5 Team Rebound 
Walker Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  00:37.5  
Mitchell Substitution replaced by Pondexter  00:37.5  
Carson Substitution replaced by Powell  00:37.5  
  00:37.5 Lawson Substitution replaced by Hightower 
  00:37.5 Charles Substitution replaced by Mims 
Vaughn Substitution replaced by Braxton  00:37.5  
Walker Substitution replaced by Pierson  00:37.5  
  00:29.3 Griffin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:28.8 Mims Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
Braxton Foul: Personal (2 PF)  00:28.3  
  00:28.3
[CON 63-48]
Mims Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  00:28.3
[CON 64-48]
Mims Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:19.7
[NYL 50-64]
 
  00:03.8
[CON 66-50]
Hightower Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Qtr
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Carson Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (3 TO)  09:51  
  09:40 White Jump Shot: Missed Block: Pierson (2 BLK) 
Pierson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  09:37  
Pondexter Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Pierson (3 AST)  09:32
[NYL 52-66]
 
  09:13 White Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Pierson Jump Shot: Missed  08:58  
  08:56 Griffin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:51 Montgomery Layup Shot: Missed Block: Pierson (3 BLK) 
  08:50 Team Rebound 
  08:43 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
Braxton Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:40  
Braxton Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  08:30  
Braxton Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  08:30  
  08:30 Griffin Substitution replaced by Charles 
  08:19
[CON 68-52]
Hightower Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Powell Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  08:19  
  08:19
[CON 69-52]
Hightower Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS) 
Pondexter Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  08:11
[NYL 54-69]
 
  07:52 Mims Hook Shot: Missed 
Braxton Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:49  
Powell Jump Shot: Missed  07:44  
  07:42 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:34 Montgomery Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Pierson (1 ST) 
Powell Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mims (1 BLK)  07:30  
Team Rebound  07:30  
  07:30 Mims Foul: Inbound (2 PF) 
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  07:30
[NYL 55-69]
 
Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  07:30
[NYL 56-69]
 
  07:10
[CON 71-56]
Montgomery Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hightower (3 AST) 
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  06:56  
  06:55 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:50 Mims Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  06:50 Mims Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  06:50 White Substitution replaced by Lawson 
Pierson Substitution replaced by Walker  06:50  
Carson 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (3 AST)  06:33
[NYL 59-71]
 
  06:19 Mims Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Powell (1 ST) 
Pondexter Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  06:14
[NYL 61-71]
 
  06:13 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:00
[CON 74-61]
Hightower 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Mims (3 AST) 
Braxton Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Mims (1 ST)  05:49  
  05:30 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:29 Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  05:28
[CON 76-61]
Charles Putback Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Walker Foul: Offensive (4 PF)  05:22  
Walker Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  05:22  
Walker Substitution replaced by Pierson  05:10  
Braxton Substitution replaced by Vaughn  05:10  
  05:02 Hightower Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Pondexter (1 ST) 
Powell Jump Shot: Missed  04:52  
Vaughn Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:50  
Carson 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Vaughn (2 AST)  04:46
[NYL 64-76]
 
  04:37 Lawson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Powell (1 BLK) 
Carson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:34  
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Carson (3 AST)  04:29
[NYL 66-76]
 
Powell Foul: Personal (3 PF)  04:24  
  04:11 Montgomery Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Pondexter (2 ST) 
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (4 AST)  04:07
[NYL 68-76]
 
  04:07 Team Timeout : Short 
Pierson Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  03:57  
  03:57
[CON 77-68]
Hightower Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  03:57
[CON 78-68]
Hightower Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Powell Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  03:38
[NYL 70-78]
 
  03:14
[CON 80-70]
Hightower Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
  03:05 Hightower Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  03:05
[NYL 71-80]
 
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:05  
  03:05 Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:46 Montgomery Layup Shot: Missed 
Carson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:45  
Carson 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (5 AST)  02:38
[NYL 74-80]
 
Powell Foul: Personal (4 PF)  02:18  
  02:18  
  02:05 Hightower 3pt Shot: Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  02:04  
Powell Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  01:51  
Powell Technical  01:51  
  01:51
[CON 81-74]
Lawson Free Throw Technical (21 PTS) 
  01:39 Hightower Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierson Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  01:38  
Pierson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Mims (2 BLK)  01:24  
  01:22 Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  01:00
[CON 83-74]
Montgomery Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  00:51.8  
  00:50.9 Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:28.5
[CON 85-74]
Charles Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:28.5  
  00:28.5 Lawson Substitution replaced by White 
  00:28.5 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Greene 
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  00:22.8  
  00:21.7 White Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
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standings
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l
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NYL
4th East
15
19
6-4
9-8
6-11
CON
1st East
25
9
7-3
12-5
13-4
 
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apg
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spg
Lynx Stats
  season playoffs
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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Fever Stats
  season playoffs
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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