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Posted Sep 29 2012 10:42PM

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Kara Lawson didn't get discouraged after missing some 3-point shots she felt she should have made. She knew she would hit some if she kept shooting.

Tina Charles had 25 points and 14 rebounds and Lawson scored 15 points - all on 3s, including two late in the fourth quarter - as the Connecticut Sun closed with a 14-0 run to beat the New York Liberty 75-62 on Saturday night to advance to the Eastern Conference finals.

``I had some looks in the second half and I was missing them. I don't usually miss those,'' Lawson said. ``I kept telling them on the bench `there's one coming.' I didn't know there were two coming.''

Lawson hit a 3 with 3:58 left start the Sun's game-ending run. She was fouled and converted the free throw for the four-point play that put the Sun ahead for good, 65-62.

Plenette Pierson had just rallied New York from a five-point deficit, scoring with 4:20 left to put the Liberty ahead 62-61.

After Jones hit a jumper with just under 3 minutes remaining to push Connecticut's advantage to six, Lawson made another 3 to make it 70-62.

Asjha Jones scored 18 points to help the Sun complete the two-game sweep.

``When it was time to step up all of the best players stepped up tonight,'' Connecticut coach Mike Thibault said. ``Our three All-Star players stepped up. It was terrific, but we had great performances from a lot of people. It was as ugly start that you can get that nobody would like to watch, but one of the best things about this team is we hung in there on the road.''

Thibault kept reminding his team about the importance of rebounding. The Sun allowed New York 17 offensive rebounds in the series opener in Connecticut on Thursday night. They outrebounded the Liberty 44-28 in Game 2..

``Point of emphasis from Coach,'' Lawson said, ``and Tina gets 14 rebounds.''

Thibault added: ``If you really want to know why Tina is the MVP of the league, just watch a tape of the second half.''

The Sun will next face the winner of the Atlanta-Indiana series, which the Dream lead 1-0 heading into Sunday's game at home. Connecticut hadn't won a playoff series since 2006, when they defeated Washington in the East semifinals to advance.

Cappie Pondexter scored 20 points to lead New York.

``They are a great team and played well all year,'' Pondexter said. ``Tina, the MVP of the league, played outstanding. Asjha made key buckets in the third quarter that gave them a run.''

New York scored the game's first 12 points and Connecticut missed its first 12 shots from the field. The Sun's first points came on Jones' two free throws with 5:27 remaining in the first period.

The Liberty led by 16 in the second before Connecticut used a 14-0 run to cut the lead to 27-25.

New York led 33-27 at halftime, holding Connecticut to 29 percent shooting (10-for-34).

The Liberty scored the first four points of the third quarter to extend the lead to 10 points.

However, the Sun used a 17-6 run, capped by Jones' turnaround bank shot, to take their first lead - 44-43 - with 5:12 left in the third. Jones scored 12 in the period.

``We started out well, strong, a lot of energy,'' Pondexter said. ``They made adjustments at halftime and I think the depth that they had wore on us.''

Essence Carson scored with 8.6 seconds to go in the period to give the Liberty a 52-50 lead after three.

``They have a lot of good players and they are very hard to guard,'' New York coach John Whisenant said.

Renee Montgomery hit a 3 for Connecticut with 8:30 remaining in the fourth quarter to give Connecticut a 55-52 lead.

``I'm really proud of our team,'' Jones said. ``It would have been easy to fold early. Their defense was smothering. What a difference a year makes. We stayed with it.''


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Sun
Liberty
     
    • 43.1%

    • 41.5%

    • 31.2%

    • 20.0%

    • 73.7%

    • 71.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CON NYL
Total Rebounds 7 3
Offensive Rebounds 15 6
Turnovers 13 10
Fast Break Pts: 1 3
Biggest Lead: 13 16
Points in the Paint: 24 26
CON NYL
p Charles   25 Pondexter   20
rb Charles   14 Vaughn   9
a Lawson   6 Pierson   5
s 4 players   1 Braxton   3
b Charles   2 4 players   1
 
  • 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 (25-9)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Jones F 27:33 8-12 0-0 4-5 +3 4 4 8 4 2 1 3 0 1 20
K. Greene G 08:06 0-0 0-0 0-0 -8 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
T. Charles C 38:39 10-19 0-0 5-7 +15 4 10 14 2 4 0 0 2 0 25
K. Lawson G 36:37 5-11 4-9 1-1 +13 2 7 9 6 3 1 2 0 1 15
A. Hightower G 20:50 1-8 0-2 0-0 +4 1 4 5 5 1 0 2 0 0 2
T. White   21:54 0-4 0-1 2-2 +16 2 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
R. Montgomery   24:41 1-4 1-2 0-0 +13 0 0 0 3 2 1 1 0 2 3
M. Mims   13:48 3-4 0-0 2-4 +8 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 8
D. McCray   07:52 0-3 0-2 0-0 +1 1 1 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
K. Griffin DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Moore DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 28-65 5-16 14-19   15 29 44 20 15 4 13 2 4 75
  43.1% 31.2% 73.7%   team rebs: 7 total to: 13
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 29:54 3-7 1-3 0-0 -3 0 1 1 2 3 0 3 1 0 7
P. Pierson F 29:12 2-5 0-1 1-2 -3 0 1 1 5 2 1 2 0 0 5
K. Braxton F-C 14:15 5-8 0-0 0-0 -1 1 1 2 0 1 3 0 0 1 10
E. Carson F-G 29:37 4-12 0-2 0-0 -13 1 3 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 8
C. Pondexter G 32:35 8-22 1-6 3-3 -8 0 4 4 4 2 1 1 0 1 20
K. Vaughn   25:45 2-3 0-0 0-0 -12 2 7 9 0 4 0 2 1 0 4
L. Mitchell   17:51 2-5 1-3 0-0 -3 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 5
A. Montgomery   10:03 1-2 0-0 0-0 -12 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
D. Walker   10:48 0-1 0-0 1-2 -10 1 3 4 0 2 0 1 1 0 1
K. Cain DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Redmon DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 27-65 3-15 5-7   6 22 28 13 18 5 10 4 2 62
  41.5% 20.0% 71.4%   team rebs: 3 total to: 10

inactive

  • Sun: --
  • Liberty: --

technical fouls

  • Sun: --
  • Liberty: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 7
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
  • Officials: #44 Felicia Grinter, #42 Roy Gulbeyan, #45 Tom Mauer
  • Attendance: 7854
  • Duration: 1:46
Connecticut Sun (26-9) New York Liberty (15-20)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Braxton vs Charles (Jones gains possession) 
Hightower Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:45  
  09:44 Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:28
[NYL 2-0]
Braxton Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Powell (1 AST) 
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  09:11  
Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:10  
  09:08 Pondexter Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Hightower Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Braxton (1 ST)  09:04  
  08:45
[NYL 4-0]
Braxton Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Powell (2 AST) 
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  08:33  
  08:32 Carson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:26 Powell 3pt Shot: Missed 
Greene Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:25  
Greene Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pierson (1 ST)  08:10  
  07:49
[NYL 6-0]
Powell Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pierson (1 AST) 
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  07:45  
Team Timeout : Regular  07:45  
  07:45 Braxton Substitution replaced by Vaughn 
  07:26 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Hightower Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:25  
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  07:02  
  07:01 Carson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:55 Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Charles (1 BLK) 
Charles Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:54  
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  06:37  
  06:35 Carson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:21 Powell Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST) 
Hightower Pullup Jump shot: Missed  06:11  
  06:09 Vaughn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:02
[NYL 8-0]
Pondexter Driving Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Hightower Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  06:02  
  06:02
[NYL 9-0]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Jones Jump Shot: Missed Block: Vaughn (1 BLK)  05:50  
  05:48 Vaughn Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:42
[NYL 12-0]
Powell 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (1 AST) 
Hightower 3pt Shot: Missed  05:29  
Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  05:28  
  05:27 Pondexter Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:27
[CON 1-12]
 
Hightower Substitution replaced by White  05:27  
Greene Substitution replaced by Montgomery  05:27  
  05:27 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
  05:27 Powell Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
  05:27 Pierson Substitution replaced by Walker 
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  05:27
[CON 2-12]
 
  05:10 Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:08 Vaughn Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:07
[NYL 14-2]
Vaughn Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed Block: Walker (1 BLK)  04:47  
Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  04:45  
Jones Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  04:44  
Jones Substitution replaced by Mims  04:44  
  04:22 Vaughn Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Charles Layup Shot: Missed  04:06  
Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:04  
Charles Layup Shot: Missed  04:02  
  04:01 Vaughn Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Charles Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:55  
  03:42 Carson Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:41 Montgomery Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:28 Walker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Mims (1 ST) 
  03:23 Walker Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Mims Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  03:23
[CON 3-14]
 
Lawson Substitution replaced by McCray  03:23  
  03:23 Carson Substitution replaced by Braxton 
  03:23 Vaughn Substitution replaced by Pierson 
  03:23 Walker Substitution replaced by Powell 
Mims Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:23  
McCray Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:23  
White Driving Jump shot: Missed  03:11  
Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  03:10  
Charles Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:08
[CON 5-14]
 
  02:52 Braxton Jump Shot: Missed 
Mims Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:51  
  02:50 Pierson Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Charles Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:35
[CON 7-14]
 
  02:21
[NYL 16-7]
Mitchell Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pierson (2 AST) 
  02:12 Jump Ball Montgomery vs McCray (Montgomery gains possession) 
Mims Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Charles (1 AST)  01:58
[CON 9-16]
 
  01:34
[NYL 18-9]
Pierson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
McCray Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  01:21  
McCray Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  01:21  
Charles Substitution replaced by Jones  01:21  
  01:21 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Pondexter 
  01:10 Braxton Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:08 Braxton Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:07
[NYL 20-9]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  00:53.6 Mitchell Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) 
White Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:53.6
[CON 10-20]
 
White Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:53.6
[CON 11-20]
 
  00:41.8
[NYL 22-11]
Pondexter Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Pierson (3 AST) 
Mims Layup Shot: Missed  00:32.9  
White Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:30.9  
White Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:28.9  
  00:27.8 Braxton Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Montgomery Foul: Personal (1 PF)  00:23.6  
  00:22.6 Mitchell Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  00:22.6 Mitchell Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
White Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Braxton (2 ST)  00:03.9  
  00:00.2 Pondexter Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Qtr
Connecticut Sun (26-9) New York Liberty (15-20)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:37
[NYL 25-11]
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (2 AST) 
McCray 3pt Shot: Missed  09:16  
  09:15 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:10 Pondexter Driving Jump shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:09  
  09:09 Vaughn Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Jones Driving Bank shot: Missed  08:51  
  08:49 Vaughn Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:30
[NYL 27-11]
Pondexter Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Jones Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  08:11
[CON 13-27]
 
McCray Foul: Personal (2 PF)  07:55  
Montgomery Substitution replaced by Hightower  07:55  
  07:44 Powell 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:43  
McCray Driving Jump shot: Missed  07:38  
Jones Rebound (Off:4 Def:0)  07:36  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Powell (1 BLK)  07:27  
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:25  
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:23
[CON 15-27]
 
Lawson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:10  
  06:59 Pondexter Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:58 Vaughn Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  06:56 Vaughn Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:54  
McCray 3pt Shot: Missed  06:44  
  06:43 Mitchell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:35 Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:34  
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  06:29  
  06:04 Pierson Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Hightower Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:03  
Charles Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST)  05:48
[CON 17-27]
 
  05:39 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
McCray Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:38  
McCray Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  05:31  
  05:31  
Jones Substitution replaced by Mims  05:31  
McCray Substitution replaced by Montgomery  05:31  
  05:31 Vaughn Substitution replaced by Walker 
  05:31 Pierson Substitution replaced by Braxton 
  05:31 Mitchell Substitution replaced by Carson 
  05:07 Carson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:06  
Lawson Driving Bank shot: Missed  04:44  
Mims Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:42  
Hightower Driving Jump shot: Missed  04:37  
Lawson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:36  
Charles Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  04:19
[CON 19-27]
 
  04:02 Carson Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:00  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Hightower (1 AST)  03:50
[CON 22-27]
 
  03:36 Powell Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Mims Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (1 AST)  03:23
[CON 24-27]
 
  02:55 Pondexter Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  02:54  
  02:37 Braxton Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
  02:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:37 Braxton Substitution replaced by Vaughn 
  02:37 Walker Substitution replaced by Pierson 
Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:37  
Team Rebound  02:37  
Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:37
[CON 25-27]
 
  02:21 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:20 Team Rebound 
  02:18
[NYL 29-25]
Powell Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (3 AST) 
Hightower Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  02:04  
  01:51
[NYL 31-25]
Carson Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (4 AST) 
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Carson (1 BLK)  01:28  
  01:27 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:10
[NYL 33-25]
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Carson (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:02  
Hightower Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:54.9
[CON 27-33]
 
  00:50.7 Pierson Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Hightower Pullup Jump shot: Missed  00:38.2  
  00:37.2 Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:16.9 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  00:15.6  
Hightower Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.8  
  00:00.7 Vaughn Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
End of 2nd Qtr
Connecticut Sun (26-9) New York Liberty (15-20)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:44
[NYL 35-27]
Braxton Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Greene Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Braxton (3 ST)  09:27  
  09:20
[NYL 37-27]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Charles Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST)  09:06
[CON 29-37]
 
  08:46 Carson Jump Shot: Missed 
Hightower Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:45  
  08:43 Powell Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Charles (2 AST)  08:30
[CON 32-37]
 
  08:18 Carson Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:17 Carson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:14
[NYL 39-32]
Carson Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  08:08 Powell Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) 
  08:08 Powell Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
Jones Driving Bank shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Hightower (2 AST)  07:58
[CON 34-39]
 
Jones Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:44  
  07:44 Braxton Substitution replaced by Vaughn 
  07:38
[NYL 41-34]
Pondexter Pullup Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Jones Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  07:21
[CON 36-41]
 
  07:00
[NYL 43-36]
Carson Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Hightower 3pt Shot: Missed  06:46  
Hightower Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:45  
Charles Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  06:27
[CON 38-43]
 
  06:27 Vaughn Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Greene Substitution replaced by White  06:27  
Charles Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS)  06:27
[CON 39-43]
 
  06:08 Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  06:06  
Jones Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Hightower (3 AST)  05:58
[CON 41-43]
 
  05:58 Pierson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Jones Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS)  05:58
[CON 42-43]
 
White Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:49  
  05:34 Carson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  05:32  
Jones Turnaround Bank shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Hightower (4 AST)  05:21
[CON 44-43]
 
  04:59
[NYL 45-44]
Montgomery Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pierson (4 AST) 
Jones Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Hightower (5 AST)  04:45
[CON 46-45]
 
  04:22
[NYL 47-46]
Pondexter Step Back Jump shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  04:04  
  04:03 Montgomery Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:57 Montgomery Driving Jump shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  03:56  
  03:55 Montgomery Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  03:55  
  03:55 Pierson Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
  03:55 Carson Substitution replaced by Powell 
  03:55 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Walker 
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:55  
Team Rebound  03:55  
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  03:55
[CON 47-47]
 
  03:35 Mitchell Jump Shot: Missed 
White Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:34  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  03:25  
  03:24 Walker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:08 Pondexter Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  03:07  
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  02:47  
  02:46 Walker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:26 Powell Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Hightower Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:25  
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  02:16  
  02:15 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:01
[NYL 49-47]
Vaughn Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (1 AST) 
  01:38 Vaughn Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  01:38
[CON 48-49]
 
Jones Substitution replaced by Mims  01:38  
Hightower Substitution replaced by Montgomery  01:38  
Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  01:38
[CON 49-49]
 
  01:26 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:25 Walker Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Lawson Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  01:24  
  01:24
[NYL 50-49]
Walker Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:24 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Carson 
  01:24 Walker Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  01:23  
White 3pt Shot: Missed  01:00  
  00:59.0 Vaughn Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
Charles Foul: Personal (2 PF)  00:51.5  
  00:43.6 Powell Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
  00:26.4 Walker Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Mims Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:26.4  
Team Rebound  00:26.4  
Mims Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:26.4
[CON 50-50]
 
  00:08.6
[NYL 52-50]
Carson Turnaround Bank shot: Made (8 PTS) 
White Driving Bank shot: Missed  00:01.5  
White Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:00.5  
End of 3rd Qtr
Connecticut Sun (26-9) New York Liberty (15-20)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
Mims Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST)  09:43
[CON 52-52]
 
  09:32 Vaughn Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Charles Layup Shot: Missed  09:16  
  09:14 Walker Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:53 Carson Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  08:51  
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lawson (5 AST)  08:40
[CON 55-52]
 
  08:23 Walker Jump Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  08:22  
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  08:08  
  08:07 Vaughn Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  08:05 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:05 Powell Substitution replaced by Pondexter 
  08:05 Vaughn Substitution replaced by Braxton 
  08:05 Walker Substitution replaced by Pierson 
Mims Substitution replaced by Jones  08:05  
  07:48 Pierson Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  07:46  
Charles Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Jones (2 AST)  07:30
[CON 57-52]
 
  07:04
[NYL 54-57]
Braxton Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Pierson (5 AST) 
Jones Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  06:55  
Jones Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  06:55  
  06:39 Braxton Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Charles (2 BLK) 
Team Rebound  06:38  
Charles Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Lawson (6 AST)  06:20
[CON 59-54]
 
Charles Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  06:00  
  06:00
[NYL 55-59]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  06:00 Mitchell Substitution replaced by Powell 
  06:00
[NYL 56-59]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Charles Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Jones (3 AST)  05:45
[CON 61-56]
 
Charles Foul: Shooting (4 PF)  05:29  
  05:29 Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:29 Team Rebound 
  05:29
[NYL 57-61]
Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  05:15  
Team Rebound  05:14  
Montgomery Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF)  05:09  
Montgomery Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  05:09  
  05:00
[NYL 60-61]
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Pondexter (1 ST)  04:41  
Lawson Foul: Personal (3 PF)  04:38  
  04:38 Braxton Substitution replaced by Vaughn 
  04:22
[NYL 62-61]
Pierson Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
  04:06 Pondexter Violation:Kicked Ball 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:06  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Jones (4 AST)  03:58
[CON 64-62]
 
  03:58 Powell Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS)  03:58
[CON 65-62]
 
  03:38 Powell Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  03:36  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  03:21  
Charles Rebound (Off:3 Def:10)  03:20  
Jones Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS)  02:58
[CON 67-62]
 
  02:35 Carson Jump Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  02:34  
  02:25 Carson Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (2 AST)  02:19
[CON 70-62]
 
  02:03 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  02:02  
Montgomery Driving Layup Shot: Missed  01:46  
Charles Rebound (Off:4 Def:10)  01:45  
  01:44 Vaughn Foul: Shooting (4 PF) 
Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:44  
Team Rebound  01:44  
  01:44 Powell Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS)  01:44
[CON 71-62]
 
  01:43 Pierson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Montgomery (1 ST) 
Charles Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (25 PTS)  01:26
[CON 73-62]
 
  01:16 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  01:15  
Charles Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  00:53.9  
  00:52.3 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:49.9 Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST) 
Jones Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (3 AST)  00:29.0
[CON 75-62]
 
  00:14.9 Pierson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  00:12.9  
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- NBA TV National 7:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CON
1st East
25
9
7-3
12-5
13-4
NYL
4th East
15
19
6-4
9-8
6-11
 
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