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By DOUG FEINBERG
Posted May 25 2013 9:55PM

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) Anne Donovan acknowledged being a little nervous before Connecticut's season opener.

The veteran coach, who took over the Sun this season after spending the past three years coaching at Seton Hall, didn't have much to worry about after her team put on a defensive clinic in the second half to beat the Liberty 81-69 on Saturday night.

The win spoiled the debut of Bill Laimbeer as New York's coach.

After allowing 42 points in the first half, the Sun gave up just 27 in the final 20 minutes.

``It feels great to get the first one. I was really pleased with our effort in the second half defensively,'' said Donovan, who last coached in the league in 2010 when she was in charge of the Liberty. ``The ball didn't drop that much in the first half.''

With the game tied at 50 midway through the third quarter, the Sun took over, scoring the next nine points. Kalana Greene and Lawson hit back-to-back 3-pointers, then Kelsey Griffin had a putback that made it 58-50.

The Sun led 65-56 after three quarters. The Liberty got within 67-63, but consecutive 3-pointers by Allison Hightower and Renee Montgomery made it a 10-point game with 4 minutes left. New York could only get within six the rest of the way.

``Those were big shots,'' said Kara Lawson, who led Connecticut with 23 points. ``Renee made big plays during that stretch setting up Allison's 3 and then hitting her own.''

Donovan took over a talented Sun squad that made it to the Eastern Conference finals last season before losing to eventual champion Indiana. The Sun let longtime coach Mike Thibault go after the season.

Tina Charles had 19 points and 13 rebounds for the Sun, but struggled from the field. The reigning MVP missed 10 of her 12 shots in the first half. She finished the game just 7 for 21 from the field. After one miss that touched just about every part of the rim before falling off, Charles just shook her head in disbelief running down the court.

``She's a veteran,'' Lawson said. ``They were good shots and we're going to keep running stuff through her.''

Even with Charles struggling, the Sun were able to stay in the game behind the strong play of Lawson and hot 3-point shooting. Connecticut made 10 3s in the game.

Lawson had 11 straight points during one stretch in the second quarter, including hitting three consecutive 3-pointers. The last one gave Connecticut a 33-30 advantage and got Laimbeer to call timeout.

``She was a spark,'' Donovan said. ``She hit big shots, a great energy player.''

Laimbeer wasn't too concerned after the loss. He was coaching his first game since 2009, when he left the Detroit Shock four games into the season to pursue opportunities in the NBA.

``It's just basketball,'' Laimbeer said. ``I've been a part of thousands of games. It's just another one. Our brain wasn't there for the whole game. The effort was there but we just let the game get away in the second half.''

The Liberty don't play again until next Friday, when they host the Tulsa Shock.

``We have a week to get more in sync,'' said Liberty guard Katie Smith. ``We had too many turnovers tonight. It will come.''

Cappie Pondexter was a bright spot for New York, scoring 23 points. She kept the Liberty in the game for the first 20 minutes, scoring 16 of her points. The All-Star scored the final five points of the first half for the Liberty, who went into the break up 42-40.

Rookie Kelsey Bone, who was the fifth pick in the WNBA draft this past April, had 10 points and eight rebounds in her debut.

The Sun announced that some of the proceeds from ticket sales from Saturday's game will be donated to victims of the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma.

``We are all saddened by the loss of life and destruction in Oklahoma,'' Sun vice president and general manager Chris Sienko said in a statement. ``Through our small efforts we can hopefully bring some relief to those in desperate need of assistance.''

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Liberty
Sun
     
    • 38.0%

    • 39.7%

    • 50.0%

    • 38.5%

    • 100.0%

    • 81.8%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
NYL CON
Total Rebounds 8 6
Offensive Rebounds 8 14
Turnovers 16 10
Fast Break Pts: 8 20
Biggest Lead: 4 12
Points in the Paint: 30 16
NYL CON
p Pondexter   23 Lawson   23
rb Braxton   9 Charles   13
a 2 players   4 Lawson   5
s 2 players   2 Hightower   3
b Bone   1 Griffin   2
 
  • 05/25 - NYL 69 @ CON 81
  • 06/14 - CON 68 @ NYL 78
  • 08/03 - CON 88 @ NYL 66
  • 08/25 - NYL 74 @ CON 66
New York Liberty (5-4)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Young F 12:18 1-5 0-0 0-0 -18 1 2 3 1 2 1 3 0 1 2
E. Carson F-G 31:59 4-10 0-0 6-6 -16 1 7 8 3 0 0 0 0 1 14
K. Braxton C-F 26:26 4-10 0-0 0-0 -4 3 6 9 1 2 1 4 0 1 8
L. Mitchell G 17:27 1-4 1-3 0-0 -6 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3
C. Pondexter G 33:40 8-21 3-5 4-4 -4 0 4 4 4 1 0 4 0 0 23
K. Smith   16:09 1-2 1-1 0-0 +10 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 3
K. Bone   23:56 5-12 0-0 0-0 -7 3 5 8 0 5 0 2 1 1 10
K. Williams   23:11 3-5 0-1 0-0 -6 0 1 1 4 1 0 1 0 0 6
A. Montgomery   14:54 0-2 0-0 0-0 -9 0 2 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
C. Ford DND - Injury
P. Pierson DND - Injury
Total   200 27-71 5-10 10-10   8 29 37 16 17 6 16 1 4 69
  38.0% 50.0% 100.0%   team rebs: 8 total to: 18
Connecticut Sun (2-7)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Greene G 29:49 3-6 1-2 1-1 +13 4 5 9 4 3 1 2 0 0 8
K. Griffin F 24:58 5-10 0-2 0-0 +17 2 3 5 0 2 0 1 2 0 10
T. Charles C 37:01 7-21 0-0 5-6 +9 3 10 13 3 1 1 3 0 0 19
A. Hightower G 29:38 4-7 2-2 0-0 +19 0 0 0 1 1 3 2 1 0 10
K. Lawson G 31:36 9-15 5-9 0-0 +12 1 6 7 5 0 1 2 0 0 23
R. Montgomery   10:58 2-7 2-6 0-0 -3 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 6
T. White   10:22 0-8 0-4 0-0 -7 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
M. Bass   10:01 1-3 0-0 3-4 -2 3 2 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 5
K. Faris   07:37 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
A. Walker   08:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
N. Lacy DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 31-78 10-26 9-11   14 28 42 17 10 8 10 4 1 81
  39.7% 38.5% 81.8%   team rebs: 6 total to: 13

inactive

  • Liberty: --
  • Sun: --

technical fouls

  • Liberty: --
  • Sun: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 6
  • Times Tied: 9

arena stats

  • Arena: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
  • Officials: #38 Lamont Simpson, #55 Eric Brewton, #49 Kevin Sparrock
  • Attendance: 7672
  • Duration: 1:40
New York Liberty (0-1) Connecticut Sun (1-0)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Charles vs Braxton (Greene gains possession) 
  09:47 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
Carson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:46  
Carson Step Back Jump shot: Missed  09:25  
  09:24 Griffin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:09 Hightower Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:08  
Young Jump Shot: Missed  08:53  
  08:52 Charles Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:36
[CON 2-0]
Griffin Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Greene (1 AST) 
Braxton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hightower (1 ST)  08:16  
  08:08 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:06  
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (1 AST)  07:48
[NYL 2-2]
 
  07:37
[CON 4-2]
Greene Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Young Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  07:37  
  07:37
[CON 5-2]
Greene Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Carson Jump Shot: Missed  07:22  
  07:21 Charles Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Young Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  07:14  
  07:14
[CON 6-2]
Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Young Substitution replaced by Smith  07:14  
  07:14
[CON 7-2]
Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Smith Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  07:05  
Smith Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:05  
  06:45 Hightower Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:44  
  06:37 Greene Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Carson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:37
[NYL 3-7]
 
Carson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  06:37
[NYL 4-7]
 
Mitchell Violation:Kicked Ball  06:28  
Mitchell Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:25  
  06:13
[CON 9-4]
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Greene (2 AST) 
Braxton Jump Shot: Missed  06:01  
  06:00 Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:49
[CON 11-4]
Charles Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hightower (1 AST) 
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  05:29
[NYL 7-11]
 
  05:18
[CON 14-7]
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Carson (1 AST)  04:58
[NYL 9-14]
 
  04:48 Lawson Jump Shot: Missed 
Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:47  
Pondexter Pullup Jump shot: Missed  04:42  
  04:41 Charles Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:26 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
Carson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:25  
  04:17 Griffin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Braxton Substitution replaced by Bone  04:17  
Mitchell Substitution replaced by Williams  04:17  
Carson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:17
[NYL 10-14]
 
Carson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:17
[NYL 11-14]
 
Bone Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:05  
  04:05 Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:05 Team Rebound 
  04:05
[CON 15-11]
Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  03:54 Griffin Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  03:54 Lawson Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
  03:54 Hightower Substitution replaced by White 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (2 AST)  03:47
[NYL 14-15]
 
  03:30
[CON 17-14]
Griffin Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (1 AST) 
Smith Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  03:22  
Smith Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  03:22  
  03:22 Griffin Substitution replaced by Bass 
Smith Substitution replaced by Braxton  03:22  
  03:08 Charles Layup Shot: Missed 
Bone Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:06  
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  02:50  
Bone Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:49  
Bone Hook Shot: Missed  02:46  
  02:44 Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:38 Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:37  
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed  02:14  
  02:13 Charles Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:58 White 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:57  
  01:57 Greene Substitution replaced by Faris 
Carson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  01:47
[NYL 16-17]
 
  01:34 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
Braxton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:33  
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST)  01:27
[NYL 18-17]
 
  01:09 Bass Jump Shot: Missed 
Braxton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:07  
  01:04 Faris Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:04
[NYL 19-17]
 
Carson Substitution replaced by Montgomery  01:04  
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:04
[NYL 20-17]
 
  00:50.9 White Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:49.5 Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:47.9
[CON 19-20]
Bass Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Bone Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  00:26.3  
  00:04.9 White 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:03.7 Bass Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  00:00.2 Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Qtr
New York Liberty (0-1) Connecticut Sun (1-0)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Braxton Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  09:48  
  09:35
[CON 22-20]
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Charles (1 AST) 
Pondexter Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  09:24  
Pondexter Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  09:24  
  09:24 White Substitution replaced by Hightower 
  09:08 Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:06  
Pondexter Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Braxton (1 AST)  08:49
[NYL 22-22]
 
  08:28 Charles Layup Shot: Missed 
Bone Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:27  
Williams Layup Shot: Missed  08:19  
  08:18 Bass Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  08:12 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:11  
Bone Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST)  08:06
[NYL 24-22]
 
  08:00 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:00 Charles Substitution replaced by Lawson 
  08:00 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Walker 
Braxton Substitution replaced by Young  08:00  
Pondexter Substitution replaced by Carson  08:00  
  07:51 Hightower Layup Shot: Missed 
Young Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:49  
Young Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Hightower (2 ST)  07:47  
  07:46 Hightower Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Bone Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:33
[NYL 26-22]
 
  07:15
[CON 24-26]
Lawson Floating Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  07:02 Bass Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  07:02 Bass Substitution replaced by Charles 
Carson Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  06:55
[NYL 28-24]
 
  06:43 Charles Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:42  
Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed  06:26  
  06:25 Walker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:19
[CON 27-28]
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Young Layup Shot: Missed Block: Faris (1 BLK)  05:53  
  05:50 Faris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:46
[CON 30-28]
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Williams Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:19
[NYL 30-30]
 
  05:06 Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Montgomery (1 ST) 
Young Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Walker (1 ST)  04:53  
  04:47
[CON 33-30]
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:47  
Young Substitution replaced by Smith  04:47  
Bone Substitution replaced by Pondexter  04:47  
Williams Substitution replaced by Mitchell  04:47  
Montgomery Substitution replaced by Braxton  04:47  
  04:47 Faris Substitution replaced by Greene 
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Carson (2 AST)  04:33
[NYL 32-33]
 
Mitchell Foul: Personal (2 PF)  04:19  
  04:10 Charles Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
Braxton Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  03:51  
  03:31 Lawson Jump Shot: Missed 
Braxton Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:29  
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed  03:21  
Braxton Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:20  
Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST)  03:02  
  02:53
[CON 36-32]
Hightower 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST) 
Braxton Jump Shot: Missed  02:28  
  02:28 Team Rebound 
Braxton Substitution replaced by Bone  02:28  
  02:10 Charles Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Carson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:09  
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Carson (3 AST)  02:02
[NYL 35-36]
 
  01:49
[CON 38-35]
Charles Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST) 
Bone Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  01:34
[NYL 37-38]
 
  01:24 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
Carson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:23  
  01:19 Greene Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  01:19
[NYL 38-38]
 
Smith Substitution replaced by Montgomery  01:19  
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  01:19
[NYL 39-38]
 
  01:04 Charles Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:03 Greene Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:59.9 Greene Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Montgomery (2 ST) 
  00:52.9 Jump Ball Lawson vs Montgomery (Pondexter gains possession) 
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS)  00:46.1
[NYL 42-38]
 
Montgomery Foul: Personal (1 PF)  00:40.4  
  00:35.9 Walker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:35.2  
  00:27.1 Greene Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  00:27.1 Greene Substitution replaced by Faris 
Mitchell Layup Shot: Missed  00:20.8  
  00:18.9 Charles Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:11.1
[CON 40-42]
Hightower Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.3  
  00:00.2 Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
End of 2nd Qtr
New York Liberty (0-1) Connecticut Sun (1-0)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Pondexter Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Hightower (3 ST)  09:48  
  09:43
[CON 42-42]
Hightower Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (1 AST)  09:29
[NYL 44-42]
 
  09:15
[CON 44-44]
Griffin Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST) 
Carson Layup Shot: Missed  08:59  
  08:56 Griffin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:48 Charles Layup Shot: Missed 
Young Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:47  
Pondexter Layup Shot: Missed  08:42  
  08:41 Greene Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:30 Hightower Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Carson Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Young (1 AST)  08:13
[NYL 46-44]
 
  08:01
[CON 46-46]
Charles Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST) 
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  07:39  
  07:38 Greene Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:35 Greene Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Braxton (1 ST) 
Braxton Layup Shot: Missed  07:31  
Braxton Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  07:30  
Braxton Layup Shot: Missed  07:28  
Young Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:27  
Young Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:24
[NYL 48-46]
 
Mitchell Violation:Kicked Ball  07:23  
  07:08
[CON 48-48]
Charles Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Young Jump Shot: Missed  06:38  
  06:37 Greene Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:30 Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Young (1 ST) 
Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Charles (1 ST)  06:26  
  06:17 Griffin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:16 Greene Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  06:13 Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Carson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  06:11  
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  06:03  
  06:02 Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:56
[CON 50-48]
Griffin Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lawson (5 AST) 
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed  05:29  
  05:29 Greene Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  05:20 Charles Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  05:20 Charles Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Braxton Substitution replaced by Bone  05:20  
Young Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  05:10  
  04:56 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
Carson Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  04:55  
Young Jump Shot: Missed  04:45  
Bone Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:44  
Bone Putback Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:42
[NYL 50-50]
 
  04:26
[CON 53-50]
Greene 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Charles (2 AST) 
Bone Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griffin (1 BLK)  04:15  
  04:12 Charles Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  04:09
[CON 56-50]
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
  03:41  
Young Substitution replaced by Williams  03:41  
Mitchell Substitution replaced by Smith  03:41  
  03:41 Charles Substitution replaced by Bass 
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  03:38  
Team Rebound  03:38  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  03:38  
  03:27 Griffin Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:26 Greene Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  03:25 Greene Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:24 Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:22 Griffin Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:21 Greene Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  03:15
[CON 58-50]
Griffin Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Greene (3 AST) 
Smith Layup Shot: Missed  03:03  
Team Rebound  03:02  
Bone Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  03:01  
Bone Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  03:01  
  02:46 Bass Hook Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:45  
Bone Jump Shot: Missed  02:35  
  02:34 Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Bone Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  02:27  
  02:27
[CON 59-50]
Bass Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Carson Substitution replaced by Braxton  02:27  
  02:27 Hightower Substitution replaced by White 
  02:27 Bass Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  02:25 Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:21 Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:20 Griffin Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:15 White 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bone Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  02:14  
Pondexter Layup Shot: Missed  02:08  
Braxton Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  02:05  
Braxton Putback Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:04
[NYL 52-59]
 
  01:57
[CON 61-52]
Lawson Pullup Jump shot: Made (21 PTS) 
  01:40 Bass Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  01:40 Griffin Substitution replaced by Charles 
Bone Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (3 AST)  01:33
[NYL 54-61]
 
  01:23 Charles Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Smith (2 ST) 
Braxton Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Bass (1 ST)  01:10  
  00:52.9 Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:52.4 Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Bone Foul: Personal (4 PF)  00:52.4  
Bone Substitution replaced by Montgomery  00:52.4  
  00:38.9
[CON 63-54]
Charles Turnaround Bank shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: White (1 AST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (4 AST)  00:20.3
[NYL 56-63]
 
  00:03.9 Greene Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:02.9 Bass Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
Williams Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:02.5  
  00:02.5
[CON 64-56]
Bass Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  00:02.5
[CON 65-56]
Bass Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Qtr
New York Liberty (0-1) Connecticut Sun (1-0)
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  09:35 White Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:35 Team Rebound 
  09:35 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Williams Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  09:16
[NYL 58-65]
 
  09:09 Griffin Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  09:09 Greene Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
Pondexter Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  08:53
[NYL 60-65]
 
  08:36 White Layup Shot: Missed 
Braxton Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  08:35  
Pondexter Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:21  
  08:20 Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  08:11 White 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:10 Montgomery Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Braxton Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:04  
  07:51
[CON 67-60]
Charles Step Back Jump shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: White (2 AST) 
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST)  07:33
[NYL 63-67]
 
  07:30 Team Timeout : Regular 
Pondexter Substitution replaced by Bone  07:30  
Smith Substitution replaced by Carson  07:30  
  07:10 White Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bone (1 BLK) 
  07:08 Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  07:08 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Bone Jump Shot: Missed  06:46  
  06:45 Team Rebound 
Braxton Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  06:45  
Montgomery Foul: Personal (2 PF)  06:35  
  06:35 White Substitution replaced by Greene 
  06:35 Lawson Substitution replaced by Hightower 
  06:25 Griffin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Braxton Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  06:24  
Braxton Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griffin (2 BLK)  06:10  
  06:09 Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  05:57 Greene 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:55 Charles Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  05:55 Jump Ball Charles vs Montgomery (Charles gains possession) 
  05:41
[CON 70-63]
Hightower 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (2 AST) 
Bone Jump Shot: Missed  05:21  
  05:19 Charles Rebound (Off:3 Def:9) 
  05:12 Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bone Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  05:11  
Braxton Hook Shot: Missed  05:01  
Team Rebound  05:01  
Montgomery Substitution replaced by Pondexter  05:01  
Bone Layup Shot: Missed  04:52  
  04:51 Charles Rebound (Off:3 Def:10) 
  04:42 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
Braxton Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  04:41  
Carson Jump Shot: Missed  04:31  
  04:30 Greene Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  04:14
[CON 73-63]
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Charles (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:05  
Braxton Substitution replaced by Smith  04:05  
  04:05 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Lawson 
Team Turnover : Backcourt Turnover  04:05  
  04:05 Team Turnover : Backcourt Turnover 
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  03:58  
Carson Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  03:56  
Carson Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  03:53
[NYL 65-73]
 
  03:36 Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bone Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  03:35  
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Greene (1 ST)  03:22  
  03:17
[CON 75-65]
Greene Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  02:59 Hightower Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Carson Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  02:59
[NYL 66-75]
 
Carson Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  02:59
[NYL 67-75]
 
  02:42 Griffin Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:42  
Pondexter Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS)  02:28
[NYL 69-75]
 
  02:19
[CON 77-69]
Lawson Floating Jump shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Bone Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  02:02  
  02:01 Griffin Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  01:37 Charles Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Carson Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  01:36  
Pondexter Layup Shot: Missed  01:30  
  01:28 Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  01:27 Team Timeout : Short 
Smith Substitution replaced by Montgomery  01:27  
  01:20
[CON 79-69]
Charles Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Greene (4 AST) 
Carson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hightower (1 BLK)  01:03  
Team Rebound  01:03  
  01:03 Jump Ball Hightower vs Carson (Williams gains possession) 
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  00:55.9  
Bone Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  00:54.9  
Carson Jump Shot: Missed  00:43.9  
  00:42.8 Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Bone Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA)  00:38.1  
  00:38.1
[CON 80-69]
Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Pondexter Substitution replaced by Mitchell  00:38.1  
  00:38.1
[CON 81-69]
Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed  00:17.9  
  00:16.7 Team Rebound 
  00:16.7 Jump Ball Griffin vs Bone (Greene gains possession) 
End of 4th Qtr
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FT% .790 .
Points 82.9 NaN
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