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By VIN A. CHERWOO
Posted Jun 09 2013 7:19PM

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Just two days after losing by 19 points at Atlanta, the New York Liberty were determined to make up for their poor performance.

Cappie Pondexter and Plenette Pierson scored 17 points each to lead the Liberty past the Dream 76-67 on Sunday, handing Atlanta its first loss this season. Kara Braxton added 14 points to help New York (3-2) improve to 3-0 at home. Leilani Mitchell, the Liberty's 5-foot-5 reserve guard, had a team-high seven rebounds, Pondexter added six boards and six assists, and rookie Kelsey Bone also had six rebounds.

``We were all disappointed as a unit in Atlanta,'' Pondexter said. ``The way we played there was no excuse. We were not happy. They got going earlier there and this time we definitely wanted to take that away from them. I thought Kara Braxton, Plenette Pierson, Bone, (Toni) Young, they all came out and did a collective job as posts to neutralize their two bigs. Kudos to them, they did awesome.''

Pondexter, 3 for 13 from the field through the first three quarters, scored 10 points on 4-for-6 shoting in the fourth.

``I just kept telling myself, `No matter what, everybody struggles, just keep finding a way to get it done,''' she said. ``Inside, I kind of got going. I made a basket and things opened up offensively for me with my jump shot.''

Trailing by four points at the start of the fourth quarter, New York outscored Atlanta 25-12 over the final 10 minutes.

Young's jumper in the final minute of the third quarter pulled the Liberty to 55-51. Pondexter had a three-point play and Alex Montgomery made a layup with 8:10 remaining to put New York ahead one.

Thomas' bank shot gave Atlanta its last lead, 59-58, with 7:15 left. Braxton followed with a layup to put New York back ahead, Mitchell hit a 3 and Pondexter scored on a jumper to stretch the lead to 65-59 with 5:15 to go.

The Dream didn't get closer than four points again. Braxton made back-to-back layups and Pondexter hit a 3 to increase the Liberty's advantage to 72-61, their largest lead of the game.

``I thought we were a pretty sound defensive ball club,'' Laimbeer said. ``We cut off all the drives, took care of business with second shots in the second half. First half kind of hurt us, second half we got most of the rebounds.''

New York played without forward Essence Carson, who is out for the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee late in the second quarter of the 75-56 defeat at Atlanta on Friday night. An MRI exam Saturday revealed the tear. The former Rutgers star, in her sixth season in the league, was averaging a team-high 17.7 points and 6.3 rebounds through the first three games.

Sancho Lyttle had 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Dream (4-1), who were off to their best start since opening the 2010 season with six wins. Angel McCoughtry scored 15 points, Tiffany Hayes added 13 and Jasmine Thomas 11.

Atlanta was missing head coach Fred Williams because of a dental procedure. Assistant Joe Ciampi took over.

``It starts with your offensive expectations and your offensive success. In that game, we got run-outs, we got easy baskets from breaking them down on turnovers and run outs, we rebounded the ball and got the ball to our hot hands. We had 20 assists in that game,'' Ciampi said. ``Today, we just didn't get it done, and credit New York - they took us out of our rhythm.''

After shooting 41 percent in the win on Friday, Atlanta was just 36 percent this time.

``We didn't make our shots,'' Lyttle said. ``We played the same defensive game, but we didn't make our shots tonight. ... We know better next time if we're not making shots we have to step up on defense.''

Katie Smith started in Carson's place and finished with five points on 1-for-6 shooting. Young, one of the team's three rookies, benefited from some extended playing time off the bench and finished with a season-high eight points on 4-for-5 shooting in about 10 1/2 minutes.

Laimbeer was pleased with Smith's defense on McCoughtry, who was limited to 4-for-16 shooting to go along with five of Atlanta's 18 turnovers.

``That's one of the reasons I got Katie Smith,'' Laimbeer said. ``She can guard anybody from the 1 to the 5. She wants to do that, she wants to get out there and stop their best player. She also sets the tone defensively for the rest of the players. If a 39-year-old plays that hard every minute she's on the floor, mentally and physically, that's going to demand that of the rest of the players also.''

After Pierson's finger roll layup gave the Liberty a 34-33 lead 29 seconds into the third quarter, the Dream scored the next seven points. Lyttle hit a 3, MccCoughtry had a jumper and Thomas added a layup to put Atlanta up six with 8:38 left in the period.

New York pulled to 42-40 on Pierson's layup 2 minutes later. However, the Dream pulled away again as Lyttle hit another 3 and then a jumper. After Pondexter hit 1 of 2 free throws, Armintie Herrington's jumper gave Atlanta its biggest lead, 49-41 with 4:16 left in the third.

Veteran forward Cheryl Ford, recovering from an injured knee, did not play again. Laimbeer said he expected her to make her season debut Friday when New York hosts Connecticut.

McCoughtry, Thomas and Hayes each scored seven points in the first half to help Atlanta take a 33-32 lead at the break. Pierson led the Liberty with seven points.

dental procedure. Assistant Joe Ciampi.


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Dream
Liberty
     
    • 36.4%

    • 42.7%

    • 25.0%

    • 25.0%

    • 84.2%

    • 69.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
ATL NYL
Total Rebounds 8 13
Offensive Rebounds 11 12
Turnovers 18 15
Fast Break Pts: 9 2
Biggest Lead: 8 11
Points in the Paint: 36 42
ATL NYL
p Lyttle   18 2 players   17
rb Lyttle   11 Mitchell   7
a McCoughtry   5 Pondexter   6
s 2 players   3 Mitchell   3
b Lyttle   4 Pierson   1
 
  • 06/07 - NYL 56 @ ATL 75
  • 06/09 - ATL 67 @ NYL 76
  • 08/11 - NYL 88 @ ATL 82
  • 09/06 - ATL 70 @ NYL 57
Atlanta Dream (10-1)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
S. Lyttle F 33:45 7-18 2-3 2-3 -4 3 8 11 2 2 3 3 4 1 18
A. McCoughtry G-F 33:02 4-16 0-3 7-9 -6 4 2 6 5 3 3 5 0 0 15
E. de Souza F-C 26:57 2-4 0-0 0-0 -1 2 4 6 1 2 1 4 3 0 4
J. Thomas G 28:53 5-10 1-2 0-0 -1 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 11
A. Herrington G-F 27:35 1-4 0-0 0-0 -7 0 3 3 3 3 1 3 0 0 2
A. Henry   09:35 1-2 0-0 0-0 -5 0 3 3 0 0 1 2 1 0 2
T. Hayes   22:51 3-7 0-2 7-7 -8 1 1 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 13
A. Bentley   11:07 1-4 0-2 0-0 -8 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
L. Willingham   06:15 0-1 0-0 0-0 -5 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
A. Armstrong DNP - Coach's Decision
C. Clements DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 24-66 3-12 16-19   11 24 35 12 14 11 18 8 1 67
  36.4% 25.0% 84.2%   team rebs: 8 total to: 19
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
K. Smith G 27:21 1-6 1-3 2-2 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 1 0 2 5
P. Pierson F-C 28:54 7-14 0-0 3-6 +9 2 3 5 3 2 1 3 1 1 17
K. Braxton C-F 19:00 6-10 0-0 2-2 +11 2 3 5 0 2 0 1 0 4 14
K. Williams G 17:46 2-5 0-0 0-0 -11 0 1 1 2 3 2 2 0 0 4
C. Pondexter G 36:03 7-19 1-4 2-3 +12 2 4 6 6 6 2 2 0 0 17
K. Bone   20:44 2-4 0-0 0-0 0 1 5 6 2 1 0 1 0 0 4
T. Young   10:27 4-5 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 8
A. Montgomery   16:37 2-4 0-0 0-0 +11 0 3 3 4 2 0 3 0 1 4
L. Mitchell   23:08 1-8 1-5 0-0 +13 4 3 7 3 0 3 2 0 0 3
E. Carson DND - Left Torn ACL
C. Ford DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 32-75 3-12 9-13   12 24 36 22 19 8 15 1 8 76
  42.7% 25.0% 69.2%   team rebs: 13 total to: 16

inactive

  • Dream: --
  • Liberty: --

technical fouls

  • Dream: --
  • Liberty: Bone

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 11
  • Times Tied: 8

arena stats

  • Arena: Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
  • Officials: #38 Lamont Simpson, #31 Amy Bonner, #49 Kevin Sparrock
  • Attendance: 5933
  • Duration: 1:51
Atlanta Dream (4-2) New York Liberty (4-2)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Braxton vs de Souza (Pondexter gains possession) 
  09:51 Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Herrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:50  
McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Missed  09:41  
  09:39 Braxton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:36 Smith Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lyttle (1 BLK) 
  09:35 Team Rebound 
  09:32 Pierson Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
de Souza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:30  
  09:17 Pondexter Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Lyttle Jump Shot: Missed  09:13  
  09:12 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:49 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:48 Team Rebound 
  08:48 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Herrington Jump Shot: Missed  08:39  
  08:37 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:29 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:28  
  08:28 Braxton Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:17
[ATL 2-0]
 
  08:04
[NYL 2-2]
Pierson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
McCoughtry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST)  07:51  
  07:34
[NYL 4-2]
Braxton Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (1 AST) 
de Souza Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lyttle (1 AST)  07:21
[ATL 4-4]
 
  07:06
[NYL 6-4]
Braxton Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pierson (1 AST) 
de Souza Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  06:55  
  06:37 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lyttle (1 ST) 
Lyttle Layup Shot: Missed  06:31  
de Souza Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:30  
de Souza Tip Shot: Missed  06:30  
Team Rebound  06:29  
  06:29 Braxton Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
  06:29 Braxton Substitution replaced by Bone 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  06:16  
Team Rebound  06:13  
McCoughtry Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  06:09  
  05:59 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
de Souza Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:57  
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: McCoughtry (1 AST)  05:45
[ATL 7-6]
 
  05:25 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
McCoughtry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:24  
de Souza Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: McCoughtry (2 AST)  05:14
[ATL 9-6]
 
  04:57
[NYL 8-9]
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (2 AST) 
McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Missed  04:42  
  04:40 Bone Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:32
[NYL 11-9]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (3 AST) 
Lyttle Jump Shot: Missed  04:09  
Lyttle Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:08  
Lyttle Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:08
[ATL 11-11]
 
  03:53  
  03:53 Pierson Substitution replaced by Young 
  03:53 Williams Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
  03:46 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Lyttle Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:44  
Herrington Layup Shot: Missed  03:34  
  03:33 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:16 Montgomery Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lyttle (2 ST) 
  03:09 Montgomery Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:09  
Team Rebound  03:09  
de Souza Substitution replaced by Henry  03:09  
McCoughtry Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:09  
McCoughtry Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:09  
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed  03:06  
  03:05 Young Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:42
[NYL 13-11]
Bone Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (1 AST) 
Lyttle Jump Shot: Missed  02:27  
  02:26 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:19
[NYL 15-11]
Young Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (4 AST) 
Thomas Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS)  02:05
[ATL 13-15]
 
  01:43
[NYL 17-13]
Montgomery Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  01:29 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
McCoughtry Substitution replaced by Hayes  01:29  
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  01:19  
  01:18 Team Rebound 
  00:57.9 Mitchell Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:56.6  
Herrington Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  00:50.4  
  00:50.4 Smith Substitution replaced by Williams 
  00:39.9 Montgomery Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Lyttle (3 ST) 
Hayes Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Mitchell (1 ST)  00:35.9  
Herrington Foul: Personal (1 PF)  00:19.8  
  00:14.3 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lyttle (2 BLK) 
  00:13.3 Team Rebound 
  00:08.9 Bone Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Henry (1 ST) 
Thomas Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Herrington (1 AST)  00:04.6
[ATL 15-17]
 
  00:01.0 Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Qtr
Atlanta Dream (4-2) New York Liberty (4-2)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Henry Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  09:41  
  09:40 Bone Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:30 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
Henry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:28  
Henry Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:14
[ATL 17-17]
 
  08:51 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
Henry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:50  
Bentley 3pt Shot: Missed  08:40  
  08:39 Bone Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:24 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
Henry Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:22  
Lyttle Jump Shot: Missed  08:12  
  08:10 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:05 Bone Substitution replaced by Braxton 
Herrington Substitution replaced by McCoughtry  08:05  
  07:56
[NYL 19-17]
Braxton Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (2 AST) 
Lyttle Jump Shot: Missed  07:35  
McCoughtry Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:33  
Henry Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Pierson (1 ST)  07:27  
  07:20 Mitchell Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:19 Mitchell Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:14 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Lyttle Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:12  
Lyttle Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: McCoughtry (3 AST)  06:55
[ATL 19-19]
 
  06:48
[NYL 21-19]
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (3 AST) 
McCoughtry Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  06:28  
Lyttle Substitution replaced by Willingham  06:28  
  06:28 Braxton Substitution replaced by Bone 
Hayes Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:14  
  06:14 Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:14 Team Rebound 
Henry Substitution replaced by de Souza  06:14  
  06:14
[NYL 22-19]
Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed  06:02  
  06:01 Mitchell Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:50 Bone Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:49  
  05:49 Pierson Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  05:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:49 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Williams 
  05:49 Mitchell Substitution replaced by Smith 
Bentley 3pt Shot: Missed  05:41  
Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:39  
Hayes 3pt Shot: Missed  05:20  
  05:18 Bone Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:03
[NYL 24-19]
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Willingham Jump Shot: Missed  04:42  
  04:41 Bone Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
McCoughtry Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:40  
Bentley Substitution replaced by Thomas  04:40  
  04:22 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Willingham (1 ST) 
Hayes Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: McCoughtry (4 AST)  04:15
[ATL 21-24]
 
  03:58 Pierson Running Hook Shot: Missed 
de Souza Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:57  
McCoughtry Turnover : Traveling (4 TO)  03:49  
  03:36 Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hayes (1 ST) 
Hayes Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:30
[ATL 23-24]
 
  03:30 Williams Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Hayes Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  03:30
[ATL 24-24]
 
  03:16
[NYL 26-24]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Willingham Substitution replaced by Lyttle  03:03  
  03:01 Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:01
[ATL 25-26]
 
McCoughtry Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:01
[ATL 26-26]
 
  02:48 Williams Driving Jump shot: Missed 
  02:47 Bone Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  02:44
[NYL 28-26]
Bone Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  02:27 Pierson Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:27  
  02:27 Pierson Substitution replaced by Young 
  02:20 Pondexter Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Hayes Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:20
[ATL 27-28]
 
  02:20 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
Hayes Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:20
[ATL 28-28]
 
  02:05
[NYL 30-28]
Williams Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bone (1 AST) 
de Souza Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Williams (2 ST)  01:48  
  01:41
[NYL 32-28]
Young Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST) 
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  01:21  
McCoughtry Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  01:20  
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  01:19
[ATL 30-32]
 
  01:19 Williams Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  01:19
[ATL 31-32]
 
  01:05 Mitchell Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:de Souza (1 ST) 
Hayes Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:59.9  
  00:58.9 Team Rebound 
  00:40.9 Bone Layup Shot: Missed 
Lyttle Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:39.5  
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed  00:23.9  
Lyttle Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:22.7  
Lyttle Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:20.9
[ATL 33-32]
 
  00:13.2 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:13.2 Williams Substitution replaced by Pondexter 
  00:13.2 Bone Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
de Souza Substitution replaced by Herrington  00:13.2  
  00:01.0 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Qtr
Atlanta Dream (4-2) New York Liberty (4-2)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Herrington Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Pondexter (1 ST)  09:47  
  09:31
[NYL 34-33]
Pierson Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Lyttle 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST)  09:18
[ATL 36-34]
 
  09:03 Braxton Jump Shot: Missed Block: de Souza (1 BLK) 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:01  
McCoughtry Pullup Jump shot: Made (9 PTS)  08:55
[ATL 38-34]
 
  08:45 Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:McCoughtry (1 ST) 
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Herrington (2 AST)  08:38
[ATL 40-34]
 
  08:20 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:19 Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:13 Braxton Layup Shot: Missed Block: de Souza (2 BLK) 
  08:10 Braxton Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:59
[NYL 36-40]
Pondexter Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pierson (2 AST) 
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed  07:43  
  07:42 Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:33 Braxton Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lyttle (3 BLK) 
  07:31 Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:30 Pierson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:McCoughtry (2 ST) 
  07:30 Williams Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  07:17  
de Souza Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  07:15  
McCoughtry Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: de Souza (1 AST)  07:11
[ATL 42-36]
 
  07:01
[NYL 38-42]
Pierson Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Lyttle Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  07:01  
  07:01 Braxton Substitution replaced by Bone 
  07:01 Pierson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Lyttle Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  06:58  
de Souza Jump Shot: Missed  06:47  
  06:46 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:37
[NYL 40-42]
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Bone (2 AST) 
Lyttle Jump Shot: Missed Block: Pierson (1 BLK)  06:21  
Team Rebound  06:20  
Lyttle 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Herrington (3 AST)  06:15
[ATL 45-40]
 
  05:58 Pondexter Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Lyttle Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  05:56  
de Souza Turnover : 3 Second Violation (3 TO)  05:48  
  05:35 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
McCoughtry Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  05:33  
Lyttle Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: McCoughtry (5 AST)  05:24
[ATL 47-40]
 
Herrington Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:08  
  05:08
[NYL 41-47]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  05:08 Williams Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
  05:08 Bone Substitution replaced by Braxton 
  05:08 Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  05:07 Mitchell Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  05:04 Mitchell Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:02 Braxton Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  05:02 Braxton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
McCoughtry Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  04:45  
  04:43 Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:31 Pierson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  04:31  
Herrington Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:16
[ATL 49-41]
 
Herrington Foul: Personal (3 PF)  04:05  
  03:59
[NYL 43-49]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
McCoughtry Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed  03:44  
McCoughtry Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  03:43  
Herrington Jump Shot: Missed  03:40  
  03:39 Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:29 Pierson Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Herrington (1 ST) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  03:24  
  03:22 Mitchell Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  03:19
[NYL 45-49]
Pierson Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (1 AST) 
Thomas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  03:19  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Hayes  03:19  
Herrington Substitution replaced by Bentley  03:19  
  03:19 Pierson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
de Souza Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  03:17  
Hayes Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  03:08
[ATL 51-45]
 
de Souza Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:50  
  02:50
[NYL 46-51]
Braxton Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  02:50 Pierson Substitution replaced by Young 
  02:50 Smith Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
  02:50
[NYL 47-51]
Braxton Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  02:40 Young Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lyttle Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  02:40
[ATL 52-47]
 
de Souza Substitution replaced by Henry  02:40  
Lyttle Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  02:40
[ATL 53-47]
 
  02:20
[NYL 49-53]
Young Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (2 AST) 
Lyttle Jump Shot: Missed  01:57  
  01:56 Mitchell Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  01:41 Braxton Jump Shot: Missed Block: Henry (1 BLK) 
Lyttle Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  01:39  
  01:36 Pondexter Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Hayes Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:36
[ATL 54-49]
 
Lyttle Substitution replaced by Willingham  01:36  
  01:36 Braxton Substitution replaced by Bone 
Hayes Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  01:36
[ATL 55-49]
 
  01:16 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Willingham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:15  
Bentley Running Jump Shot: Missed  01:04  
Bentley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:03  
Henry Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  00:55.6  
  00:38.4
[NYL 51-55]
Young Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (5 AST) 
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed  00:26.9  
Team Rebound  00:25.7  
  00:25.7 Bone Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
McCoughtry Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:20.7  
  00:19.7 Team Rebound 
  00:19.7 Jump Ball Bone vs McCoughtry (Mitchell gains possession) 
  00:09.9 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:08.9 Young Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:01.0 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Qtr
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  09:46 Young Layup Shot: Missed 
Willingham Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:45  
de Souza Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  09:23  
  09:18 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:17 Team Rebound 
de Souza Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  09:17  
  09:06 Montgomery Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed  08:53  
  08:51 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:46
[NYL 53-55]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Hayes Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  08:46  
Willingham Substitution replaced by Lyttle  08:46  
McCoughtry Substitution replaced by Herrington  08:46  
  08:46 Young Substitution replaced by Pierson 
  08:46
[NYL 54-55]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS) 
Hayes Jump Shot: Missed  08:29  
  08:26 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:10
[NYL 56-55]
Montgomery Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (3 AST) 
Bentley Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lyttle (2 AST)  08:00
[ATL 57-56]
 
  07:47
[NYL 58-57]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  07:32 Bone Technical 
Lyttle Free Throw Technical Missed  07:32  
Team Rebound  07:32  
Bentley Substitution replaced by Thomas  07:32  
  07:24 Pondexter Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
  07:24 Bone Substitution replaced by Braxton 
  07:23 Montgomery Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Thomas Jump Bank Shot: Made (11 PTS)  07:15
[ATL 59-58]
 
  07:06 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed Block: de Souza (3 BLK) 
  07:05 Team Rebound 
  07:01 Pierson Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Herrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:58  
Lyttle Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  06:58  
  06:40
[NYL 60-59]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (4 AST) 
Lyttle Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Pondexter (2 ST)  06:26  
  06:22 Mitchell Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Lyttle Jump Shot: Missed  06:07  
Lyttle Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  06:05  
Lyttle Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Mitchell (2 ST)  06:03  
  05:45
[NYL 63-59]
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (6 AST) 
Lyttle 3pt Shot: Missed  05:26  
  05:24 Braxton Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  05:15
[NYL 65-59]
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:12  
Hayes Substitution replaced by McCoughtry  05:12  
  05:12 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Smith 
  04:58 Smith Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  04:58
[ATL 60-65]
 
McCoughtry Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  04:58
[ATL 61-65]
 
  04:48 Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:47 Mitchell Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  04:28 Smith Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lyttle (4 BLK) 
  04:26 Pierson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  04:23 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:21 Mitchell Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  04:02 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Herrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:00  
Herrington Turnover : Out Of Bounds (3 TO)  03:57  
  03:41 Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:40 Pondexter Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  03:22
[NYL 67-61]
Braxton Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  03:15  
de Souza Substitution replaced by Hayes  03:15  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  02:55  
  02:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:43
[NYL 69-61]
Braxton Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Pierson (3 AST) 
Hayes 3pt Shot: Missed  02:28  
  02:27 Team Rebound 
McCoughtry Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  02:27  
  02:09 Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lyttle Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  02:08  
Lyttle Running Jump Shot: Missed  01:56  
  01:55 Pierson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  01:33
[NYL 72-61]
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
McCoughtry Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Mitchell (3 ST)  01:22  
McCoughtry Foul: Personal (3 PF)  01:07  
  00:59.9 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
Lyttle Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  00:58.5  
  00:51.9 Pondexter Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:51.9
[ATL 62-72]
 
McCoughtry Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:51.9
[ATL 63-72]
 
  00:48.8 Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:McCoughtry (3 ST) 
McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Missed  00:44.9  
  00:43.9 Braxton Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Lyttle Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:42.2  
  00:42.2
[NYL 73-63]
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
McCoughtry Violation:Lane  00:42.2  
  00:42.2
[NYL 74-63]
Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:42.2  
  00:42.2 Pierson Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
Lyttle Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  00:34.3
[ATL 65-74]
 
Thomas Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:24.2  
  00:24.2
[NYL 75-65]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  00:24.2
[NYL 76-65]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:24.2  
  00:24.2 Braxton Substitution replaced by Young 
  00:20.8 Pondexter Foul: Shooting (6 PF) (2 FTA) 
  00:20.8 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Williams 
Hayes Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:20.8
[ATL 66-76]
 
  00:20.8 Young Substitution replaced by Braxton 
Hayes Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:20.8
[ATL 67-76]
 
End of 4th Qtr
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2nd East
17
17
3-7
13-4
4-13
NYL
5th East
11
23
1-9
6-11
5-12
 
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  season playoffs
FG% .474 .
FT% .790 .
Points 82.9 NaN
Rebounds 36.9 NaN
Assists 20.5 NaN
Steals 7.7 NaN
Blocks 4.8 NaN
3-Point % .365 .
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  season playoffs
FG% .423 .
FT% .741 .
Points 76.9 NaN
Rebounds 35.6 NaN
Assists 16.6 NaN
Steals 10.2 NaN
Blocks 4.3 NaN
3-Point % .275 .
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