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Posted Sep 01 2012 10:42PM

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Essence Carson scored 20 points and Cappie Pondexter added 16 to lead the New York Liberty past the last-place Washington Mystics 79-73 on Saturday.

Kara Braxton had 14 points, including eight in a decisive 11-0 run in the second quarter, to help New York (10-16) snap a three-game losing streak. Carson shot 8 for 13 from the field and also had six assists. The Liberty moved fourth place in the Eastern Conference, one-half game ahead of Chicago - which lost at Indiana later. Atlanta is 3 1/2 games ahead in third.

``Every game is crucial at this point,'' said Carson, who got a rare start after usually being the Liberty's first player off the bench. ``We have to think that we need every game. We had to win a game like this, especially with the situation we're in.''

Pondexter, bothered by sore Achilles on both feet, believes New York had to win seven of its final nine games to secure a postseason berth. With one of those wins down, the Liberty have eight games remaining - including two more against Washington and one against Chicago here on Friday night.

``If we want to make the playoffs, that's what we need to do,'' she said. ``We also have to count on others to lose. Destiny is not in our own hands. We have a chance to make up the difference and get in.''

Pondexter knew that she wasn't feeling well and tried to play through the pain, but shot just 6 for 18.

``It was great that Essence stepped up,'' Pondexter said. ``I'm happy we got the win. It's more important than me getting 20 points. I just wanted to give as much effort as I could.''

Liberty head coach John Whisenant was pleased with the team effort.

``We told them that it didn't matter who we were playing, that we had to play hard,'' Whisenant said. ``Essence came back and played well. She got more minutes. We shook the starting lineup around a little, not for any reason. It seemed to work.''

Monique Currie scored 20 points, Crystal Langhorne had 19 points and eight rebounds, and Jasmine Thomas added 18 for Washington (5-21), which lost its fifth straight.

``In the second quarter we got stagnant with the offense and scored only 12 points,'' Mystics coach Trudi Lacey said. ``Down the stretch we had a couple crucial turnovers, but for the most part we competed very hard. They're big, they're physical and we it took us a little bit out of our game.''

The Mystics took a 20-15 lead with about 2 1/2 minutes left in the first quarter on two consecutive drives by Langhorne and a power move from Thomas. The Liberty responded with the final seven points of the period, taking a two-point lead on Pondexter's three-point play with 23 seconds remaining.

New York increased the lead to 29-24 on Leilani Mitchell's 3-pointer with 6:49 to go in the second quarter.

The Liberty then went on its 11-0 run with Braxton taking over in the paint, making four baskets from close range to take a 40-26 lead with 3 1/2 minutes left in the first half.

Carson had 11 points in the opening 20 minutes and Braxton scored 10 to give New York a 45-32 lead at the break. Langhorne had eight to lead the Mystics.

``We had some periods when we weren't executing and weren't scoring,'' Currie said. ``New York was able to take advantage of that.''

Pondexter, who shot just 2 for 8 in the first half, found her touch in the third quarter. She scored nine points in the quarter as the Liberty extended their lead, with the biggest advantage at 55-37. New York led 63-50 heading to the fourth.

Washington pulled to 68-60 on a driving basket from Thomas, but the Liberty held off the charge. Thomas' 3 with 7 seconds left provided the final margin.

``We still have to win the games we have left,'' Whisenant said. ``Nothing is an easy win. It was good that we got a win when we didn't have to count on Cappie.''

Especially with Carson now playing well, after recovering from a shoulder injury.

``I'm starting to feel a little better now,'' Carson said. ``I think I'm returning to my old form and put the pedal to the metal. We can't always count on Cappie.''


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Mystics
Liberty
     
    • 46.8%

    • 48.4%

    • 23.1%

    • 37.5%

    • 75.0%

    • 91.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
WAS NYL
Total Rebounds 12 6
Offensive Rebounds 9 7
Turnovers 17 11
Fast Break Pts: 11 14
Biggest Lead: 5 18
Points in the Paint: 38 38
WAS NYL
p Currie   20 Carson   20
rb Langhorne   8 Pondexter   6
a Currie   4 Carson   6
s Langhorne   2 2 players   2
b Wisdom-Hylton   1 Braxton   2
 
  • 06/08 - NYL 76 @ WAS 70
  • 07/13 - WAS 70 @ NYL 53
  • 09/01 - WAS 73 @ NYL 79
  • 09/12 - WAS 62 @ NYL 75
  • 09/16 - NYL 75 @ WAS 68
Washington Mystics (5-21)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Currie F 27:14 6-11 0-3 8-9 +8 0 3 3 4 3 0 1 0 0 20
C. Langhorne F 36:02 9-16 0-1 1-1 -3 5 3 8 2 3 2 3 0 1 19
A. Robinson C 21:36 0-3 0-0 0-2 +1 1 4 5 3 3 1 1 0 2 0
N. Quinn G 33:35 2-5 1-2 1-2 -4 0 4 4 3 0 1 2 0 0 6
J. Thomas G 32:44 8-12 2-4 0-0 +1 0 1 1 3 1 0 6 0 0 18
M. Ajavon   06:41 0-2 0-1 0-0 -8 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
S. Bobbitt   07:16 0-3 0-2 0-0 -7 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
L. Wisdom-Hylton   16:22 2-4 0-0 0-0 -8 2 3 5 1 1 0 1 1 1 4
N. Novosel   04:58 0-0 0-0 2-2 -7 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 2
M. Snow   05:46 2-3 0-0 0-0 -5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
I. Castro Marques   07:44 0-3 0-0 0-0 +2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   200 29-62 3-13 12-16   9 19 28 17 13 6 17 1 4 73
  46.8% 23.1% 75.0%   team rebs: 12 total to: 18
New York Liberty (10-16)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Pierson F 25:49 3-9 0-0 3-3 +1 0 3 3 3 3 0 1 1 0 9
N. Powell F 26:26 3-5 2-3 0-0 -5 1 2 3 2 4 1 0 0 0 8
K. Braxton F-C 22:15 7-10 0-0 0-0 +8 2 1 3 2 0 0 2 2 0 14
E. Carson F-G 31:16 8-13 2-5 2-2 -3 0 1 1 6 1 0 1 0 0 20
C. Pondexter G 36:43 6-18 1-6 3-3 +8 1 5 6 4 1 2 3 0 1 16
K. Vaughn   17:45 2-4 0-0 0-0 -2 2 1 3 0 3 1 3 0 0 4
L. Mitchell   19:05 1-2 1-2 2-2 +8 0 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 5
D. Walker   14:11 1-3 0-0 0-0 +5 1 1 2 0 2 1 1 1 0 2
A. Montgomery   06:30 0-0 0-0 1-2 +10 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1
K. Cain   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
K. Redmon   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   200 31-64 6-16 11-12   7 18 25 20 15 7 11 4 1 79
  48.4% 37.5% 91.7%   team rebs: 6 total to: 12

inactive

  • Mystics: --
  • Liberty: --

technical fouls

  • Mystics: --
  • Liberty: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 7
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
  • Officials: #43 Brenda Pantoja, #53 Jeff Smith, #25 Marcus Clayton
  • Attendance: 6245
  • Duration: 1:48
Washington Mystics (5-21) New York Liberty (10-16)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Braxton vs Robinson (Thomas gains possession) 
Langhorne Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:45  
  09:43 Braxton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:30 Carson Jump Shot: Missed 
Currie Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:29  
Quinn Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pondexter (1 ST)  09:16  
  09:09 Pondexter Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:07  
Currie Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:02
[WAS 2-0]
 
  08:42 Pierson Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Quinn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:41  
Currie Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:23  
  08:21 Carson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:13
[NYL 2-2]
Carson Running Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  08:00 Powell Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Currie Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:00  
Team Rebound  08:00  
Currie Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:00
[WAS 3-2]
 
Currie Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF)  07:54  
  07:54
[NYL 3-3]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  07:54
[NYL 4-3]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Robinson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Pierson (1 BLK)  07:35  
Team Rebound  07:34  
Robinson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Braxton (1 BLK)  07:30  
  07:27 Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:23
[NYL 6-3]
Carson Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Langhorne (1 AST)  07:03
[WAS 6-6]
 
  06:53
[NYL 8-6]
Pierson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Carson (1 AST) 
Quinn 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Currie (1 AST)  06:34
[WAS 9-8]
 
  06:13
[NYL 11-9]
Carson 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Braxton (1 AST) 
Currie 3pt Shot: Missed  05:55  
  05:54 Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:35
[NYL 13-9]
Braxton Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Langhorne Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST)  05:24
[WAS 11-13]
 
  05:06 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:05  
Currie Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  05:01
[WAS 13-13]
 
  05:01 Powell Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
  05:01 Braxton Substitution replaced by Vaughn 
  05:01 Powell Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
Currie Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS)  05:01
[WAS 14-13]
 
  04:42 Pierson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Quinn (1 ST) 
Currie Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  04:33  
  04:33  
  04:16 Vaughn Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:15 Vaughn Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Currie Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  04:08  
  04:08
[NYL 14-14]
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  04:08
[NYL 15-14]
Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Langhorne Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Quinn (1 AST)  03:51
[WAS 16-15]
 
  03:31 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Quinn Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:30  
Langhorne Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:16
[WAS 18-15]
 
  02:55 Carson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:54  
  02:54 Pierson Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Currie Substitution replaced by Ajavon  02:54  
Thomas Running Bank shot: Made (5 PTS)  02:38
[WAS 20-15]
 
  02:23 Pierson Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Langhorne Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:21  
Quinn Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  02:14  
  02:01 Pondexter Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Quinn Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:00  
Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Vaughn (1 ST)  01:52  
Robinson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  01:41  
  01:41 Pierson Substitution replaced by Walker 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Bobbitt  01:41  
Robinson Substitution replaced by Wisdom-Hylton  01:41  
  01:28
[NYL 17-20]
Vaughn Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (1 AST) 
Ajavon Jump Shot: Missed  01:01  
  01:00 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:46.9 Walker Driving Jump shot: Missed 
  00:44.9 Vaughn Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  00:43.7
[NYL 19-20]
Vaughn Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Langhorne Jump Shot: Missed  00:28.9  
  00:27.4 Walker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:23.8
[NYL 21-20]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Langhorne Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  00:23.8  
  00:23.8
[NYL 22-20]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Bobbitt 3pt Shot: Missed  00:02.9  
  00:01.9 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:00.4 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Qtr
Washington Mystics (5-21) New York Liberty (10-16)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:40 Vaughn Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Langhorne (1 ST) 
Langhorne Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  09:19
[WAS 22-22]
 
  08:59
[NYL 24-22]
Carson Driving Bank shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Ajavon 3pt Shot: Missed  08:42  
Quinn Substitution replaced by Novosel  08:39  
  08:39 Jump Ball Montgomery vs Langhorne (Bobbitt gains possession) 
Team Rebound  08:39  
Wisdom-Hylton Jump Shot: Missed  08:28  
  08:28 Team Rebound 
  08:18 Carson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  08:18 Carson Substitution replaced by Pondexter 
Bobbitt 3pt Shot: Missed  07:55  
  07:53 Mitchell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Ajavon Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  07:45  
  07:45
[NYL 25-22]
Mitchell Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  07:45
[NYL 26-22]
Mitchell Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Bobbitt Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Montgomery (1 ST)  07:28  
  07:19 Vaughn Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Novosel (1 ST) 
  07:14 Pondexter Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Novosel Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:14
[WAS 23-26]
 
Langhorne Substitution replaced by Robinson  07:14  
Bobbitt Substitution replaced by Thomas  07:14  
  07:14 Vaughn Substitution replaced by Braxton 
Novosel Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  07:14
[WAS 24-26]
 
  06:57
[NYL 29-24]
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (1 AST) 
  06:43 Walker Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  06:43 Walker Substitution replaced by Pierson 
Thomas Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  06:37
[WAS 26-29]
 
  06:21
[NYL 31-26]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (2 AST) 
Novosel Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  06:13  
Ajavon Substitution replaced by Quinn  06:13  
  06:02
[NYL 33-26]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pierson (1 AST) 
Thomas Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Montgomery (2 ST)  05:49  
Novosel Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  05:46  
  05:46 Team Timeout : Regular 
Robinson Substitution replaced by Langhorne  05:46  
Wisdom-Hylton Substitution replaced by Snow  05:46  
  05:46 Montgomery Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:46 Team Rebound 
  05:46
[NYL 34-26]
Montgomery Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Novosel Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  05:31  
  05:14 Braxton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Quinn Jump Shot: Missed  05:06  
Langhorne Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:05  
Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  04:54  
  04:42
[NYL 36-26]
Pondexter Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Pierson (2 AST) 
Quinn Running Hook Shot: Missed  04:17  
  04:15 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:10
[NYL 38-26]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (1 AST) 
Langhorne Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  03:54  
Novosel Substitution replaced by Currie  03:54  
  03:54 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Carson 
  03:37
[NYL 40-26]
Braxton Jump Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Carson (2 AST) 
Snow Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Currie (2 AST)  03:26
[WAS 28-40]
 
  03:04 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Snow Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:03  
Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  02:43  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:43  
  02:43 Braxton Substitution replaced by Vaughn 
  02:43 Mitchell Substitution replaced by Powell 
  02:28
[NYL 43-28]
Powell 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (3 AST) 
Snow Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Langhorne (2 AST)  02:08
[WAS 30-43]
 
  01:48 Carson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:47 Powell Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:30 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
Currie Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:28  
Currie Jump Shot: Missed  01:21  
  01:20 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:15 Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Quinn Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Thomas (2 AST)  01:05
[WAS 32-43]
 
  00:43.3
[NYL 45-32]
Carson Step Back Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Snow Jump Shot: Missed  00:25.7  
Team Rebound  00:24.5  
  00:24.5 Powell Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Currie Substitution replaced by Castro Marques  00:24.5  
  00:24.5 Powell Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
Langhorne 3pt Shot: Missed  00:07.2  
  00:05.7 Vaughn Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
End of 2nd Qtr
Washington Mystics (5-21) New York Liberty (10-16)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:45 Pierson Running Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:43 Braxton Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:39
[NYL 48-32]
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Braxton (2 AST) 
Currie Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Quinn (2 AST)  09:23
[WAS 34-48]
 
  09:09 Powell 3pt Shot: Missed 
Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:08  
Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Powell (1 ST)  08:52  
  08:48
[NYL 50-34]
Powell Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Langhorne Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Robinson (1 AST)  08:24
[WAS 36-50]
 
  08:24 Pierson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Langhorne Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS)  08:24
[WAS 37-50]
 
  08:02 Pierson Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:00 Team Rebound 
  07:40
[NYL 53-37]
Carson 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Pierson (3 AST) 
Robinson Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  07:27  
Robinson Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:27  
  07:09 Braxton Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:08 Braxton Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  07:07
[NYL 55-37]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  06:54 Pierson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Currie Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  06:54
[WAS 38-55]
 
  06:54 Pierson Substitution replaced by Walker 
Currie Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  06:54
[WAS 39-55]
 
  06:37 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:36 Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:27 Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Robinson (1 ST) 
Robinson Jump Shot: Missed  06:14  
Langhorne Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  06:13  
Langhorne Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  06:10
[WAS 41-55]
 
Robinson Foul: Personal (3 PF)  05:59  
  05:56
[NYL 57-41]
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Powell (1 AST) 
  05:35 Jump Ball Powell vs Currie (Quinn gains possession) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  05:28  
Robinson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:27  
Quinn 3pt Shot: Missed  05:14  
  05:13 Powell Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:55 Powell Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:54  
  04:54 Walker Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
  04:54  
  04:54 Braxton Substitution replaced by Vaughn 
  04:54 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
Langhorne Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Robinson (2 AST)  04:38
[WAS 43-57]
 
  04:22 Walker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Langhorne (2 ST) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Currie (3 AST)  04:04
[WAS 45-57]
 
  03:47
[NYL 59-45]
Walker Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Carson (3 AST) 
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  03:20  
Team Rebound  03:19  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  03:19  
  03:19 Powell Substitution replaced by Pondexter 
  02:58 Vaughn Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Robinson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:57  
  02:53 Mitchell Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) 
Currie Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  02:53
[WAS 46-59]
 
Currie Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  02:53
[WAS 47-59]
 
  02:40 Walker Driving Jump shot: Missed 
Currie Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:38  
  02:27 Vaughn Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Robinson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:27  
Team Rebound  02:27  
  02:27 Walker Substitution replaced by Pierson 
  02:27 Carson Substitution replaced by Powell 
Robinson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:27  
  02:26 Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:04
[NYL 61-47]
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Powell (2 AST) 
Thomas Floating Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Robinson (3 AST)  01:50
[WAS 49-61]
 
  01:32 Vaughn Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
Currie Substitution replaced by Castro Marques  01:32  
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  01:13  
  01:12 Mitchell Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:03 Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:00  
  01:00 Vaughn Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Quinn Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:00  
Team Rebound  01:00  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Bobbitt  01:00  
Quinn Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:00
[WAS 50-61]
 
  00:40.9 Pondexter Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Bobbitt (1 ST) 
Castro Marques Floating Jump shot: Missed  00:32.9  
Castro Marques Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:31.9  
Castro Marques Layup Shot: Missed  00:30.9  
Langhorne Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  00:28.9  
Langhorne Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  00:27.4  
Langhorne Substitution replaced by Wisdom-Hylton  00:27.4  
  00:16.7
[NYL 63-50]
Pondexter Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (2 AST) 
Bobbitt Driving Jump shot: Missed  00:02.7  
  00:01.5 Mitchell Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
End of 3rd Qtr
Washington Mystics (5-21) New York Liberty (10-16)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
Castro Marques Running Jump Shot: Missed  09:43  
  09:42 Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  09:28 Pierson Layup Shot: Missed 
Quinn Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:26  
Wisdom-Hylton Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Castro Marques (1 AST)  09:11
[WAS 52-63]
 
  08:58 Team Timeout : Short 
  08:58 Pierson Substitution replaced by Walker 
  08:56 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Robinson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:54  
Wisdom-Hylton Jump Shot: Missed Block: Braxton (2 BLK)  08:37  
Wisdom-Hylton Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:35  
Wisdom-Hylton Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Walker (1 ST)  08:33  
  08:12 Braxton Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:11 Team Rebound 
Robinson Substitution replaced by Currie  08:11  
Quinn Substitution replaced by Langhorne  08:11  
Bobbitt Substitution replaced by Thomas  08:11  
  08:09 Braxton Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:07  
  08:07 Mitchell Substitution replaced by Carson 
Currie 3pt Shot: Missed  07:53  
Wisdom-Hylton Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  07:52  
Wisdom-Hylton Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:50
[WAS 54-63]
 
  07:29
[NYL 65-54]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Carson (4 AST) 
  07:17 Powell Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
Langhorne Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Walker (1 BLK)  07:10  
Langhorne Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  07:07  
Langhorne Layup Shot: Missed  07:05  
Langhorne Rebound (Off:5 Def:1)  07:04  
Langhorne Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  07:03
[WAS 56-65]
 
  06:40
[NYL 68-56]
Powell 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Carson (5 AST) 
Currie Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Thomas (3 AST)  06:19
[WAS 58-68]
 
  05:57 Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wisdom-Hylton (1 BLK) 
Wisdom-Hylton Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  05:55  
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  05:48
[WAS 60-68]
 
  05:45 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:30 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:29 Walker Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:17
[NYL 70-60]
Carson Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Langhorne Jump Shot: Missed  05:03  
Team Rebound  05:02  
Currie 3pt Shot: Missed  04:55  
  04:54 Team Rebound 
  04:36 Braxton Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Langhorne Layup Shot: Missed  04:21  
  04:20 Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  04:15 Carson Jump Shot: Missed 
Langhorne Rebound (Off:5 Def:2)  04:14  
Langhorne Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF)  04:12  
Langhorne Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  04:12  
  04:12 Walker Substitution replaced by Pierson 
Castro Marques Substitution replaced by Quinn  04:12  
  04:02
[NYL 72-60]
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Carson (6 AST) 
Wisdom-Hylton Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  04:02  
  04:02
[NYL 73-60]
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:57  
Currie Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  03:39
[WAS 62-73]
 
  03:20
[NYL 75-62]
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Langhorne Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Wisdom-Hylton (1 AST)  03:07
[WAS 64-75]
 
  02:48 Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Wisdom-Hylton Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:46  
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  02:40
[WAS 66-75]
 
Currie Foul: Personal (3 PF)  02:21  
  02:21 Braxton Substitution replaced by Vaughn 
Langhorne Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  02:18  
  02:18
[NYL 76-66]
Carson Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  02:18
[NYL 77-66]
Carson Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Pondexter (2 ST)  02:10  
  02:07
[NYL 79-66]
Carson Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:59  
  01:46 Vaughn Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Currie Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  01:46
[WAS 67-79]
 
Currie Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  01:46
[WAS 68-79]
 
  01:28 Pondexter Layup Shot: Missed 
Wisdom-Hylton Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:27  
Currie Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Quinn (3 AST)  01:12
[WAS 70-79]
 
  00:48.9 Carson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Langhorne Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  00:47.4  
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  00:39.9  
  00:37.8 Powell Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:13.8 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:13.3  
Langhorne Substitution replaced by Novosel  00:13.3  
  00:12.9 Carson Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Currie (4 AST)  00:09.7
[WAS 73-79]
 
Thomas Foul: Personal Take (1 PF)  00:08.7  
End of 4th Qtr
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standings
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l
l10
h
a
WAS
6th East
5
29
0-10
4-13
1-16
NYL
4th East
15
19
6-4
9-8
6-11
 
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rpg
apg
bpg
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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