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Posted Sep 28 2012 1:54AM

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) Tina Charles collected her first WNBA MVP award, then showed why she deserved the honor.

Charles had 17 points and four blocks to power the Connecticut Sun to a 65-60 victory over the New York Liberty in their playoff opener on Thursday night.

``The day is going great,'' the third-year center said. ``I got a (personal) achievement, and we got the first playoff win. Now we have to build on that.''

Game 2 of the best-of-three Eastern Conference semifinal series is at the Prudential Center in Newark on Saturday at 7 p.m.

It was the Sun's first playoff win since they beat the Liberty 73-70 on Sept. 20, 2008.

``I'm happy with the win,'' Connecticut coach Mike Thibault said. ``I'm happy with the effort. We need to play a lot better.''

Asjha Jones had 10 points, nine rebounds and four assists for Connecticut (26-9), which is the top seed in the Eastern Conference. Kara Lawson added eight points, six rebounds and five assists.

Cappie Pondexter had 14 points, six assists and four steals for the Liberty (15-20). Plenette Pierson finished with 13 points and nine rebounds.

The Sun and Liberty were tied at 45 with over a minute left in the third quarter when Connecticut pulled away with a 12-0 run. It held New York scoreless for a 6 1/2-minute stretch that began late in the third quarter and extended into the fourth.

Renee Montgomery made two free throws early in the fourth quarter, then fed Mistie Mims for a layup. Jones continued Connecticut's run with a pull-up jumper.

A steal and layup by Tan White made it 57-45, prompting a timeout by Liberty coach John Whisenant with 7:57 remaining.

``Once we didn't turn it over and got stops, we were able to get out on the break,'' Jones said. ``Tan and Mistie did a great job coming off the bench.

``Mistie is going to play hard inside, and she does a great job moving without the ball and freeing up people.''

New York shot 23 percent (9 of 39) in the second half.

``It was just a frustrating night offensively for us,'' Pondexter said. ``If you're on a team's home court and expect to win, you've got to shoot better.''

New York closed to 59-52 with over five minutes left in the game, but Allison Hightower responded with a spinning jumper and White scored to extend the lead to 11.

New York trailed by seven when Nicole Powell opened the second half with a 3-pointer, her third of the game, to trim the deficit to four. Braxton and Pierson made consecutive layups to tie it at 41 with over seven minutes left in the third.

Charles made eight of 17 shots after she received her MVP award before the game. Charles, who averaged 18 points and a WNBA-best 10.5 rebounds, received 25 first-place votes and 345 points overall from a panel of 41 sports writers and broadcasters, the league said. Los Angeles forward Candace Parker was second with seven first-place votes and 253 points.

Two Sun guards also were recognized by the league. Montgomery took home the WNBA's Sixth Woman Of the Year honor after averaging 11.6 points and Lawson received the Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award.


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Liberty
Sun
     
    • 26.0%

    • 40.9%

    • 21.7%

    • 28.6%

    • 93.8%

    • 77.8%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
NYL CON
Total Rebounds 8 8
Offensive Rebounds 17 7
Turnovers 12 13
Fast Break Pts: 10 6
Biggest Lead: 2 14
Points in the Paint: 20 24
NYL CON
p Pondexter   14 Charles   17
rb Pierson   9 Jones   9
a Pondexter   6 2 players   5
s Pondexter   4 White   2
b Charles   4
 
  • 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 (15-19)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
N. Powell F 32:20 4-11 3-8 0-0 0 0 5 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 11
P. Pierson F 31:27 5-13 0-0 3-3 +2 4 5 9 1 2 0 1 0 1 13
K. Braxton F-C 16:26 2-8 0-1 0-0 +1 3 2 5 0 1 1 1 0 0 4
E. Carson F-G 26:58 2-12 1-4 0-0 -3 0 4 4 1 1 1 4 0 2 5
C. Pondexter G 33:34 3-16 0-4 8-8 +2 2 3 5 6 1 4 2 0 0 14
D. Walker   08:33 0-0 0-0 0-0 -7 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
K. Vaughn   23:34 3-9 0-0 1-1 -6 4 4 8 2 1 0 1 0 1 7
L. Mitchell   13:22 0-3 0-2 0-0 -12 2 0 2 0 3 0 2 0 0 0
A. Montgomery   13:46 1-5 1-4 3-4 -2 1 3 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 6
K. Cain DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Redmon DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 20-77 5-23 15-16   17 27 44 11 11 9 12 0 4 60
  26.0% 21.7% 93.8%   team rebs: 8 total to: 12
Connecticut Sun (25-9)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Greene G 13:32 1-4 0-1 0-0 +1 0 3 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
A. Jones F 28:58 5-12 0-1 0-0 +3 2 7 9 4 2 0 1 0 0 10
T. Charles C 33:12 8-17 0-0 1-3 -5 2 1 3 0 3 1 1 4 0 17
A. Hightower G 28:52 3-7 1-2 2-2 -5 1 4 5 5 1 1 2 0 0 9
K. Lawson G 35:06 3-9 2-5 0-0 +11 0 6 6 5 4 1 4 0 0 8
M. Mims   17:50 2-4 0-0 2-2 +12 1 6 7 0 1 0 1 0 0 6
R. Montgomery   20:17 2-5 1-3 2-2 +4 0 2 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 7
T. White   19:35 3-8 0-2 0-0 +6 1 3 4 1 0 2 1 0 0 6
D. McCray   02:38 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
K. Griffin DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Moore DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 27-66 4-14 7-9   7 32 39 17 13 6 13 4 0 65
  40.9% 28.6% 77.8%   team rebs: 8 total to: 14

inactive

  • Liberty: --
  • Sun: --

technical fouls

  • Liberty: --
  • Sun: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
  • Officials: #55 Eric Brewton, #24 Tony Dawkins, #34 Maj Forsberg
  • Attendance: 5520
  • Duration: 1:50
New York Liberty (15-20) Connecticut Sun (26-9)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Charles vs Braxton (Pondexter gains possession) 
Carson Jump Shot: Missed  09:46  
Braxton Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:45  
Braxton Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:43
[NYL 2-0]
 
  09:31 Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pondexter (1 ST) 
Powell 3pt Shot: Missed  09:16  
Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:15  
Pierson Layup Shot: Missed  09:00  
  08:58 Team Rebound 
  08:42 Jones Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Pondexter (2 ST) 
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  08:31  
  08:30 Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:22
[CON 2-2]
Greene Fadeaway Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST) 
Powell Jump Shot: Missed  08:06  
  08:05 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:50
[CON 4-2]
Charles Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST) 
  07:26 Lawson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:26
[NYL 3-4]
 
Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  07:26
[NYL 4-4]
 
  07:13 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:11 Hightower Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:07
[CON 6-4]
Charles Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hightower (1 AST) 
Carson Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  06:57  
  06:45 Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:44 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:41
[CON 9-4]
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Jones (2 AST) 
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  06:24  
Braxton Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  06:23  
Braxton Layup Shot: Missed  06:20  
  06:19 Greene Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:11 Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Powell (1 ST) 
Braxton 3pt Shot: Missed  05:59  
  05:58 Greene Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:50 Greene Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Pierson Substitution replaced by Walker  05:50  
Braxton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Greene (1 ST)  05:32  
  05:25 Hightower Jump Shot: Missed 
Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:24  
Powell 3pt Shot: Missed  05:19  
  05:18 Greene Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:03 Greene 3pt Shot: Missed 
Braxton Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  05:02  
Powell Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:46
[NYL 6-9]
 
  04:35
[CON 12-6]
Hightower 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:29  
  04:29 Greene Substitution replaced by Mims 
  04:29 Jones Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
Braxton Substitution replaced by Vaughn  04:29  
Carson Substitution replaced by Mitchell  04:29  
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed  04:16  
  04:15 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:05
[CON 14-6]
Charles Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (1 AST) 
Pondexter Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:56
[NYL 8-14]
 
  03:41
[CON 16-8]
Charles Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Hightower (2 AST) 
  03:31 Charles Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:31
[NYL 9-16]
 
  03:31 Hightower Substitution replaced by White 
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:31
[NYL 10-16]
 
  03:12
[CON 19-10]
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST) 
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed  02:53  
  02:52 Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:42 White Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:41 Mims Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Mitchell Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  02:41  
  02:41
[CON 20-10]
Mims Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  02:41
[CON 21-10]
Mims Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed  02:20  
  02:19 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Mitchell Foul: Personal Block (2 PF)  02:13  
Walker Substitution replaced by Pierson  02:13  
Mitchell Substitution replaced by Carson  02:13  
  02:06 White 3pt Shot: Missed 
Carson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:04  
Carson Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  01:50  
  01:34 White Jump Shot: Missed 
Carson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:33  
Pondexter Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:White (1 ST)  01:25  
  01:19 White Layup Shot: Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:18  
  01:16 Lawson Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  01:16 Lawson Substitution replaced by Hightower 
  01:16 Charles Substitution replaced by Jones 
Pondexter Substitution replaced by Montgomery  01:16  
Powell 3pt Shot: Missed  01:04  
Vaughn Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:02  
Carson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Vaughn (1 AST)  01:00
[NYL 13-21]
 
  00:39.9
[CON 23-13]
White Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed  00:20.8  
  00:19.3 White Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:00.9 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Qtr
New York Liberty (15-20) Connecticut Sun (26-9)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:50
[CON 25-13]
Hightower Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Pierson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:32  
  09:13 Jones Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:11  
Vaughn Jump Shot: Missed  08:56  
  08:55 Hightower Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:49 Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:48 White Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:42
[CON 27-13]
Mims Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hightower (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:41  
Powell Substitution replaced by Pondexter  08:41  
  08:41 Mims Substitution replaced by Charles 
Vaughn Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Carson (1 AST)  08:24
[NYL 15-27]
 
  08:08 Charles Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Pierson Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:56
[NYL 17-27]
 
  07:37 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
Vaughn Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:36  
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (1 AST)  07:30
[NYL 20-27]
 
  07:15 Hightower Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Montgomery (1 ST) 
Carson 3pt Shot: Missed  06:57  
  06:56 Team Rebound 
  06:55 White Substitution replaced by Greene 
  06:55 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Lawson 
Montgomery Substitution replaced by Powell  06:55  
Vaughn Substitution replaced by Braxton  06:55  
  06:41
[CON 29-20]
Jones Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST) 
Powell 3pt Shot: Missed  06:23  
Pierson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  06:22  
Pierson Layup Shot: Missed  06:19  
  06:18 Hightower Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:10 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:09  
Carson Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (2 AST)  06:03
[NYL 22-29]
 
  05:47 Greene Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:46 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  05:26
[CON 32-22]
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jones (3 AST) 
Carson Running Jump Shot: Missed  05:17  
  05:16 Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Braxton Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  05:12  
  05:12
[CON 33-22]
Hightower Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  05:12 Jones Substitution replaced by Mims 
Carson Substitution replaced by Mitchell  05:12  
Pierson Substitution replaced by Walker  05:12  
  05:12
[CON 34-22]
Hightower Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Braxton Layup Shot: Missed  04:58  
Mitchell Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:57  
Powell 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (3 AST)  04:43
[NYL 25-34]
 
  04:33 Lawson Jump Shot: Missed 
Walker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:32  
Powell 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (4 AST)  04:25
[NYL 28-34]
 
  04:07
[CON 36-28]
Charles Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Lawson (5 AST) 
Walker Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  04:07  
  04:07 Hightower Substitution replaced by McCray 
Braxton Substitution replaced by Vaughn  04:07  
Walker Substitution replaced by Pierson  04:07  
  04:07
[CON 37-28]
Charles Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Powell 3pt Shot: Missed  03:41  
Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:41  
  03:40 McCray Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  03:40
[NYL 29-37]
 
  03:40 Mims Substitution replaced by Jones 
  03:40 Greene Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:40
[NYL 30-37]
 
  03:21
[CON 39-30]
Montgomery Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Pierson Jump Shot: Missed  03:06  
Mitchell Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  03:05  
Vaughn Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  02:51  
  02:51  
  02:36 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  02:35  
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed  02:23  
Pierson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  02:22  
  02:17 Jump Ball Jones vs Pierson (Vaughn gains possession) 
Vaughn Jump Shot: Missed Block: Charles (1 BLK)  02:11  
Team Rebound  02:11  
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:00
[NYL 32-39]
 
  01:43
[CON 41-32]
Charles Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Jones (4 AST) 
  01:29 McCray Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:29
[NYL 33-41]
 
  01:29 McCray Substitution replaced by Hightower 
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:29
[NYL 34-41]
 
  01:23 Lawson Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO) 
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  01:09  
  01:08 Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:50.8 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:48.8 Team Rebound 
  00:48.4 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:45.9 Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pierson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  00:44.5  
  00:22.7 Lawson Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  00:22.7 Lawson Substitution replaced by White 
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  00:16.9  
  00:15.5 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:01.9 Montgomery Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pondexter (3 ST) 
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Qtr
New York Liberty (15-20) Connecticut Sun (26-9)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:49 Hightower Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Braxton (1 ST) 
Carson Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Hightower (1 ST)  09:38  
  09:30 Lawson Jump Shot: Missed 
Carson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:28  
Powell 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Pierson (1 AST)  09:17
[NYL 37-41]
 
  08:59 Jump Ball Greene vs Powell (Hightower gains possession) 
  08:53 Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:52  
Braxton Jump Shot: Missed  08:33  
  08:32 Hightower Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:17 Jones Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:15  
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (5 AST)  08:09
[NYL 39-41]
 
  07:55 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:54  
Pierson Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:38
[NYL 41-41]
 
  07:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:21 Charles Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:19  
Braxton Layup Shot: Missed  07:01  
  07:00 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  06:45
[CON 43-41]
Jones Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hightower (4 AST) 
Carson Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  06:30  
Carson Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  06:30  
  06:16 Lawson Jump Shot: Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:15  
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  06:10  
  06:09 Hightower Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:58 Greene Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:55 Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:54
[CON 45-41]
Charles Putback Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Carson 3pt Shot: Missed  05:41  
  05:40 Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Braxton Substitution replaced by Vaughn  05:24  
  05:24 Greene Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
  05:19 Hightower Jump Shot: Missed 
Carson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:18  
Pierson Jump Shot: Missed  04:57  
Vaughn Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  04:57  
Vaughn Layup Shot: Missed  04:41  
Pondexter Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:37  
Pierson Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (6 AST)  04:26
[NYL 43-45]
 
  04:18 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
Pondexter Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:17  
Pierson Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Vaughn (2 AST)  03:56
[NYL 45-45]
 
Powell Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:51  
Pierson Substitution replaced by Walker  03:51  
Pondexter Substitution replaced by Mitchell  03:51  
Powell Substitution replaced by Montgomery  03:51  
  03:51 Jones Substitution replaced by Mims 
  03:48 Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Vaughn Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:47  
  03:45 Jump Ball Charles vs Vaughn (Montgomery gains possession) 
Carson Layup Shot: Missed  03:31  
Walker Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:30  
Walker Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Charles (1 ST)  03:30  
  03:30 Jump Ball Charles vs Walker (Lawson gains possession) 
  03:19 Hightower Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:18  
Carson Jump Shot: Missed  02:54  
Montgomery Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:53  
  02:52 Hightower Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Carson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Charles (2 BLK)  02:37  
Team Rebound  02:36  
  02:36 Hightower Substitution replaced by White 
Mitchell Jump Shot: Missed  02:32  
Vaughn Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  02:30  
Vaughn Jump Shot: Missed  02:28  
  02:27 Mims Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:11 Mims Jump Shot: Missed 
Montgomery Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:10  
Carson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:52  
Team Rebound  01:51  
Carson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Charles (3 BLK)  01:35  
  01:32 Mims Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:27
[CON 47-45]
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: White (1 AST) 
Mitchell Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  01:06  
  01:06 Charles Substitution replaced by Jones 
  00:50.6
[CON 49-45]
Jones Step Back Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Carson Jump Shot: Missed  00:25.9  
  00:24.9 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  00:01.8 White Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Montgomery (2 ST) 
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Qtr
New York Liberty (15-20) Connecticut Sun (26-9)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
Pierson Layup Shot: Missed  09:41  
  09:38 Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
Mitchell Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  09:31  
  09:31
[CON 50-45]
Montgomery Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  09:31
[CON 51-45]
Montgomery Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Vaughn Jump Shot: Missed  09:13  
Team Rebound  09:12  
  09:12 Mims Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  09:06  
  09:04 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  08:56
[CON 53-45]
Mims Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (2 AST) 
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed  08:32  
  08:32 Team Rebound 
Pondexter Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  08:32  
  08:16
[CON 55-45]
Jones Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Mitchell Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:White (2 ST)  08:02  
  07:57
[CON 57-45]
White Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:57  
Mitchell Substitution replaced by Carson  07:57  
Montgomery Substitution replaced by Powell  07:57  
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  07:39  
  07:38 Mims Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:29 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Vaughn Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  07:28  
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  07:21  
Vaughn Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  07:20  
Vaughn Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:19
[NYL 47-57]
 
  07:19 Jones Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Vaughn Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  07:19
[NYL 48-57]
 
  07:08 Montgomery Layup Shot: Missed 
Vaughn Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  07:06  
Powell Jump Shot: Missed  07:01  
  06:58 Mims Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Vaughn Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:53  
  06:53 Jones Substitution replaced by Charles 
  06:44 Mims Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierson Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  06:43  
Vaughn Layup Shot: Missed  06:34  
  06:33 Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:25 Montgomery Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Pondexter (4 ST) 
  06:21 Charles Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  06:21
[NYL 49-57]
 
  06:21 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Hightower 
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  06:21
[NYL 50-57]
 
  06:02 White 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:01 Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  05:44
[CON 59-50]
Charles Pullup Jump shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Vaughn Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Powell (1 AST)  05:29
[NYL 52-59]
 
  05:08
[CON 61-52]
Hightower Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Pierson Layup Shot: Missed  04:54  
  04:53 Mims Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  04:43 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:42  
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  04:35  
  04:34 White Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:15 Mims Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Carson (1 ST) 
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed  04:06  
  04:05 Mims Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  03:47
[CON 63-52]
White Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST)  03:34  
Pierson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:31  
  03:31 Mims Substitution replaced by Jones 
Vaughn Substitution replaced by Montgomery  03:31  
Carson Substitution replaced by Braxton  03:31  
  03:09 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:08 Team Rebound 
  02:51 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
Braxton Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:50  
  02:46 Lawson Foul: Shooting (4 PF) 
  02:46  
Montgomery Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:46
[NYL 53-63]
 
Montgomery Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:46  
  02:46 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  02:32
[CON 65-53]
Jones Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Hightower (5 AST) 
Pierson Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  02:14
[NYL 55-65]
 
  02:14 Charles Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS)  02:14
[NYL 56-65]
 
  01:50 Hightower 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:49  
  01:48 Jones Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Montgomery Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:48
[NYL 57-65]
 
Montgomery Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:48
[NYL 58-65]
 
Pierson Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  01:31  
  01:31 Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:31 Team Rebound 
  01:31 Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Montgomery Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:31  
Pierson Layup Shot: Missed  01:13  
Braxton Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  01:11  
Braxton Layup Shot: Missed  01:10  
Pierson Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  01:10  
Pierson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Charles (4 BLK)  01:07  
  01:05 White Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:48.9 Lawson Turnover : Traveling (4 TO) 
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed  00:34.8  
  00:33.8 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  00:11.3 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:10.3 Team Rebound 
  00:10.3 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  00:10.3 Lawson Substitution replaced by Greene 
  00:10.3 Jones Substitution replaced by Mims 
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  00:04.4
[NYL 60-65]
 
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
15
19
6-4
9-8
6-11
CON
1st East
25
9
7-3
12-5
13-4
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
Sun Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .431 .420
FT% .827 .750
Points 81.6 70.0
Rebounds 34.4 41.5
Assists 17.1 18.5
Steals 8.0 5.0
Blocks 3.1 3.0
3-Point % .356 .300
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Liberty Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .425 .331
FT% .756 .870
Points 73.1 61.0
Rebounds 33.4 36.0
Assists 15.6 12.0
Steals 7.4 7.0
Blocks 4.2 2.0
3-Point % .355 .211
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 2
Connecticut Sun (2-0)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Charles, Tina 71:51 18-36 0-0 6-10 6 11 17 2 7 1 1 6 0 42
Greene, Kalana 21:38 1-4 0-1 0-0 0 4 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 2
Hightower, Allison 49:42 4-15 1-4 2-2 2 8 10 10 2 1 4 0 0 11
Jones, Asjha 56:31 13-24 0-1 4-5 6 11 17 8 4 1 4 0 1 30
Lawson, Kara 71:43 8-20 6-14 1-1 2 13 15 11 7 2 6 0 1 23
McCray, Danielle 10:30 0-3 0-2 0-0 1 1 2 0 4 0 2 0 0 0
Mims, Mistie 31:38 5-8 0-0 4-6 2 7 9 0 1 1 1 0 0 14
Montgomery, Renee 44:58 3-9 2-5 2-2 0 2 2 5 2 1 3 0 2 10
White, Tan 41:29 3-12 0-3 2-2 3 4 7 1 1 2 2 0 0 8
New York Liberty (0-2)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Braxton, Kara 30:41 7-16 0-1 0-0 4 3 7 0 2 4 1 0 1 14
Carson, Essence 56:35 6-24 1-6 0-0 1 7 8 2 2 1 4 1 2 13
Mitchell, Leilani 31:13 2-8 1-5 0-0 2 1 3 1 5 0 3 0 0 5
Montgomery, Alex 23:49 2-7 1-4 3-4 2 4 6 0 1 2 0 0 0 8
Pierson, Plenette 60:39 7-18 0-1 4-5 4 6 10 6 4 1 3 0 1 18
Pondexter, Cappie 66:09 11-38 1-10 11-11 2 7 9 10 3 5 3 0 1 34
Powell, Nicole 62:14 7-18 4-11 0-0 0 6 6 3 4 1 3 1 0 18
Vaughn, Kia 49:19 5-12 0-0 1-1 6 11 17 2 5 0 3 1 1 11
Walker, DeMya 19:21 0-1 0-0 1-2 2 4 6 0 3 0 2 1 0 1