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By DOUG FEINBERG
Posted Jun 14 2013 10:37PM

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Cappie Pondexter pointed to what coach Bill Laimbeer had written on the whiteboard near her locker at halftime: 40 minutes.

Pondexter and her teammates responded after a dismal opening 20 minutes with a strong second half to rally past the Connecticut Sun 78-68 on Friday night.

``It's a 40-minute basketball game,'' Pondexter said. ``It takes 40 minutes to win or lose a game. At halftime we're down nine and he reminded us it's a 40-minute game. At the end they got gassed and we were able to keep our pressure up and make some huge buckets down the stretch.''

New York (4-2) trailed 47-36 midway through the third before Pondexter scored eight points in the final 4:50 of the period, including a jumper just before the end of the quarter that gave New York a 56-55 lead - its first since early in the game. She had 14 points in the third and then kept it going in the fourth, scoring four of the Liberty's first nine points as New York extended its lead to 11.

``When Cappie gets going we're a pretty special ballclub at times,'' Laimbeer said. ``She was a little embarrassed about the first half - an 0-for until the last play. ... When she wants to take over the game she's one of the best if not the best in doing such.''

Pondexter got some help from Leilani Mitchell, who had 10 of her 16 in the fourth quarter and also had nine rebounds and five assists.

``She made the big plays today. She's one of the big keys to the game,'' Laimbeer said. ``Leilani came through when we made our comeback. She hit a couple of 3's ... if she misses those we may not have won this game.''

Allison Hightower scored 17 points and Kara Lawson added 16 for the Sun (2-4), who pulled to 72-68 with 1:20 left but could get no closer.

Along with the victory, Katie Smith passed Lisa Leslie for second place on the league's career scoring list with a 3-pointer midway through the first quarter. She finished the game with 10 points, giving her 6,272 in her WNBA career - nine more than Leslie.

``It's a lot of pride that you've done good work for a long period of time,'' Smith said. ``You've been consistently at the top or near the top. I love this game. I love competing and playing. Glad I did it, but someone will get us someday.''

She's still nearly 800 points behind all-time leader Tina Thompson, who has announced she plans to retire at the end of this season.

However, if you throw in the nearly 1,400 points Smith scored in the ABL, she is the most prolific scorer in women's pro basketball history. After spending two years in the ABL, the 39-year-old Smith has played the past 15 seasons in the WNBA and is the only guard among the league's top five scorers.

Smith has said this will most likely be her final year playing professionally. She joined the Liberty this past season to help provide veteran leadership, but got thrust into a starting role last week when Essence Carson's season ended because of a torn ACL.

New York was also playing without Cheryl Ford, who had been sidelined with left knee pain. Laimbeer announced after the game that the Liberty would cut Ford on Saturday.

``It's unfortunate but her knee's not responding to what it needs to be playing in this league,'' he said.

The Sun have had their own injury problems. Tan White is out for a few more weeks with a broken finger and has a full cast on her right hand. Renee Montgomery has missed the last four games with a left ankle sprain and isn't expected back any time soon.

Playing short-handed, the Sun have struggled since their opening night win over New York. Connecticut had dropped three straight games before beating Indiana by 12 on Wednesday night.

The Sun got off to a hot start, going up 13-6 midway through the first quarter behind five points from Hightower. The Liberty responded with six straight, including Smith's milestone 3-pointer that made it 13-12.

That was about the only positive in the first half for New York, which missed 24 of its first 28 shots before Kara Braxton's jumper with 4:01 left in the second quarter made it 25-18. Braxton finished with 11 points and 13 rebounds.

Pondexter missed her first seven shots before hitting a drive down the lane with 9.5 seconds left in the second quarter. She was fouled on the play, but missed the free throw.

Connecticut led 33-24 at the half after holding New York to 24-percent shooting and forcing 13 turnovers.

``The Liberty looked like a team that really got after it in the second half,'' Connecticut coach Anne Donovan said. ``They had 54 points and were hungry. When Cappie gets on a roll you're in trouble.''

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Sun
Liberty
     
    • 34.7%

    • 38.4%

    • 40.0%

    • 50.0%

    • 72.7%

    • 64.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CON NYL
Total Rebounds 7 6
Offensive Rebounds 7 20
Turnovers 11 16
Fast Break Pts: 13 13
Biggest Lead: 11 13
Points in the Paint: 26 34
CON NYL
p Hightower   17 Pondexter   20
rb 2 players   8 Braxton   13
a Lawson   6 Mitchell   5
s 2 players   4 Pondexter   3
b 2 players   2 4 players   1
 
  • 05/25 - NYL 69 @ CON 81
  • 06/14 - CON 68 @ NYL 78
  • 08/03 - CON 88 @ NYL 66
  • 08/25 - NYL 74 @ CON 66
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. Griffin F 25:59 4-8 0-1 1-1 -4 1 7 8 1 5 4 1 0 1 9
K. Greene G 28:41 2-8 1-3 0-0 -17 1 2 3 2 1 4 2 1 2 5
T. Charles C 25:50 3-17 0-1 1-2 -8 1 3 4 3 4 1 0 1 1 7
K. Lawson G 35:41 6-14 3-5 1-2 -13 0 6 6 6 3 0 6 0 0 16
A. Hightower G 34:27 6-14 3-6 2-2 0 0 2 2 5 3 0 1 0 0 17
M. Bass   19:51 3-5 0-0 1-2 -4 1 7 8 1 1 0 0 2 0 7
K. Faris   16:07 1-3 1-3 2-2 -4 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 5
A. Walker   08:20 0-3 0-1 0-0 -4 3 1 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
I. Castro Marques   05:04 1-3 0-0 0-0 +4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
S. Carter DNP - Coach's Decision
R. Montgomery NWT - Right Ankle Sprain
T. White DND - Right Hand Broken Finger
Total   200 26-75 8-20 8-11   7 29 36 18 19 9 11 7 4 68
  34.7% 40.0% 72.7%   team rebs: 7 total to: 12
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 28:12 4-6 2-4 0-2 +8 0 4 4 2 0 0 2 0 0 10
P. Pierson F-C 17:29 2-7 0-0 2-2 0 4 2 6 0 5 0 3 0 1 6
K. Braxton C-F 23:34 4-12 0-0 3-6 +17 4 9 13 0 1 0 2 1 2 11
K. Williams G 15:51 1-4 0-1 0-0 -10 0 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 2
C. Pondexter G 36:02 8-22 0-1 4-5 +14 1 4 5 4 2 3 1 0 2 20
K. Bone   18:50 1-6 0-0 3-6 -14 4 3 7 0 2 0 3 1 2 5
L. Mitchell   25:29 4-5 4-5 4-4 +22 4 5 9 5 1 1 1 0 0 16
T. Young   10:08 2-6 0-0 0-0 +4 1 2 3 2 1 1 0 1 0 4
A. Montgomery   24:25 2-5 0-1 0-0 +9 2 6 8 0 1 1 3 1 0 4
E. Carson DND - Torn Left ACL
C. Ford DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 28-73 6-12 16-25   20 37 57 14 14 6 16 4 7 78
  38.4% 50.0% 64.0%   team rebs: 6 total to: 17

inactive

  • Sun: --
  • Liberty: --

technical fouls

  • Sun: --
  • Liberty: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
  • Officials: #4 Sue Blauch, #45 Tom Mauer, #46 Tim Greene
  • Attendance: 5845
  • Duration: 1:46
Connecticut Sun (2-4) New York Liberty (4-2)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Braxton vs Charles (Williams gains possession) 
  09:46 Pierson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Charles (1 ST) 
Griffin 3pt Shot: Missed  09:29  
  09:27 Braxton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:19 Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Griffin (1 ST) 
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:13  
  09:01 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:00  
  08:46 Braxton Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:46
[CON 1-0]
 
Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:46  
  08:45 Braxton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:33
[NYL 2-1]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (1 AST) 
Griffin Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  08:18
[CON 3-2]
 
  08:04 Braxton Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:03 Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:02
[NYL 4-3]
Pierson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  07:53  
  07:51 Braxton Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:40 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:38  
Greene 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Charles (1 AST)  07:28
[CON 6-4]
 
Lawson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:10  
  07:10
[NYL 5-6]
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  07:10
[NYL 6-6]
Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Hightower Driving Jump shot: Missed  07:01  
Team Rebound  06:59  
Greene 3pt Shot: Missed  06:48  
  06:46 Braxton Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:37 Braxton Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  06:25  
  06:22 Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:11 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:09  
Hightower 3pt Shot: Missed  05:50  
  05:47 Braxton Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  05:44 Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Hightower Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:42  
Hightower 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  05:32
[CON 9-6]
 
  05:19 Braxton Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Griffin Substitution replaced by Bass  05:19  
  05:19 Braxton Substitution replaced by Bone 
Hightower Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  05:07
[CON 11-6]
 
  04:51 Bone Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) Steal:Greene (1 ST) 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Greene (1 AST)  04:48
[CON 13-6]
 
  04:47 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:47 Williams Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
  04:35 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:34 Bone Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Charles Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:32  
  04:32
[NYL 7-13]
Bone Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  04:32 Bone Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Greene Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:31  
Charles Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  04:14  
  04:12 Mitchell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:05
[NYL 10-13]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (1 AST) 
Hightower 3pt Shot: Missed  03:45  
  03:43 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:36 Pondexter Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  03:34 Mitchell Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:16 Pierson Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Hightower Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:14  
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  03:07  
  03:04 Bone Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Charles Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:49  
  02:49
[NYL 11-13]
Bone Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Greene Substitution replaced by Faris  02:49  
  02:49 Pierson Substitution replaced by Young 
  02:49 Smith Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
Charles Substitution replaced by Walker  02:49  
  02:49
[NYL 12-13]
Bone Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Bass Hook Shot: Missed  02:27  
  02:26 Young Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:18 Bone Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bass (1 BLK) 
  02:17 Team Rebound 
  02:13 Bone Hook Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:11  
Lawson Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:03
[CON 15-12]
 
  01:51 Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Walker (1 BLK) 
Walker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:48  
Faris Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  01:42  
  01:26 Pondexter Layup Shot: Missed Block: Walker (2 BLK) 
  01:23 Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:21 Young Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:20  
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Pondexter (1 ST)  01:13  
  01:09 Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:07 Young Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:06 Young Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:05 Montgomery Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Faris Foul: Personal (1 PF)  00:56.2  
Bass Substitution replaced by Griffin  00:56.2  
  00:56.2 Bone Substitution replaced by Braxton 
  00:56.2 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Williams 
  00:50.8 Young Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:49.5  
Faris 3pt Shot: Missed  00:26.9  
Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:24.9  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Hightower (1 AST)  00:12.6
[CON 18-12]
 
  00:01.1 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.4 Mitchell Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
End of 1st Qtr
Connecticut Sun (2-4) New York Liberty (4-2)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Walker 3pt Shot: Missed  09:46  
  09:44 Braxton Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  09:39
[NYL 15-18]
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Young (1 AST) 
Castro Marques Jump Shot: Missed  09:19  
  09:17 Braxton Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  09:05 Braxton Jump Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:03  
Castro Marques Jump Shot: Missed  08:50  
Walker Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:49  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:45  
  08:43 Young Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:28 Braxton Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:27  
  08:18 Braxton Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF) 
Lawson Free Throw Technical (8 PTS)  08:18
[CON 19-15]
 
  08:18 Braxton Substitution replaced by Bone 
  08:18 Young Substitution replaced by Pierson 
Walker Jump Shot: Missed  08:05  
Team Rebound  08:04  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  08:04  
  08:04 Williams Substitution replaced by Pondexter 
  07:51 Montgomery Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Griffin (2 ST) 
Lawson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  07:49  
Walker Substitution replaced by Charles  07:49  
  07:36 Bone Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Griffin (3 ST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:34  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Hightower  07:34  
  07:34 Mitchell Substitution replaced by Smith 
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  07:13  
  07:11 Montgomery Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:05 Smith Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Charles Turnaround Bank shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hightower (2 AST)  06:55
[CON 21-15]
 
  06:36 Montgomery Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Greene (2 ST) 
Castro Marques Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Greene (2 AST)  06:32
[CON 23-15]
 
  06:14 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:12 Bone Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  06:10 Bone Jump Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:09  
Hightower Driving Hook Shot: Missed  06:02  
  06:00 Montgomery Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:52 Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:50 Pierson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  05:48 Pierson Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
  05:46 Bone Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  05:36 Pierson Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  05:36 Pierson Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  05:36 Bone Substitution replaced by Braxton 
Greene Jump Shot: Missed  05:14  
  05:12 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:00 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Greene (3 ST) 
Greene Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  04:57
[CON 25-15]
 
  04:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:56 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Williams 
Castro Marques Substitution replaced by Faris  04:56  
  04:46 Braxton Layup Shot: Missed Block: Charles (1 BLK) 
  04:45 Braxton Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
Griffin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:43  
  04:43
[NYL 16-25]
Braxton Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  04:43 Braxton Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:42  
Griffin Jump Shot: Missed  04:17  
  04:15 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:01
[NYL 18-25]
Braxton Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (2 AST) 
Griffin Jump Shot: Missed  03:49  
Greene Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:47  
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  03:34  
  03:32 Pierson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  03:18 Pierson Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  03:18 Pierson Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Faris Substitution replaced by Lawson  03:15  
Charles Hook Shot: Missed  02:57  
  02:55 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:49 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Griffin (4 ST) 
Charles Jump Shot: Missed Block: Braxton (1 BLK)  02:41  
  02:38 Braxton Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  02:19
[NYL 20-25]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (3 AST) 
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  02:06  
  02:04 Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Lawson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:59  
  01:59 Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:59 Team Rebound 
Charles Substitution replaced by Bass  01:59  
  01:59 Braxton Substitution replaced by Bone 
  01:59 Pierson Substitution replaced by Young 
  01:59 Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:58  
  01:42 Bone Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  01:42 Smith Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Griffin (1 AST)  01:35
[CON 28-20]
 
  01:18
[NYL 22-28]
Young Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Lawson Pullup Jump shot: Made (13 PTS)  01:10
[CON 30-22]
 
  00:56.9 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:54.7  
Hightower 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST)  00:47.3
[CON 33-22]
 
  00:32.9 Young Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:30.9  
  00:22.0 Williams Violation:Kicked Ball 
Hightower Substitution replaced by Faris  00:22.0  
Griffin Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bone (1 BLK)  00:17.9  
  00:14.7 Bone Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  00:09.5
[NYL 24-33]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Greene Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  00:09.5  
  00:09.5 Young Substitution replaced by Smith 
  00:09.5 Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Greene Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:09.3  
Greene 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.6  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Qtr
Connecticut Sun (2-4) New York Liberty (4-2)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Griffin Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Charles (2 AST)  09:44
[CON 35-24]
 
Griffin Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  09:28  
  09:28
[NYL 25-35]
Braxton Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  09:28 Braxton Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  09:27  
  09:16 Pierson Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  09:04 Pierson Foul: Defense 3 Second (3 PF) 
Lawson Free Throw Technical Missed  09:04  
Team Rebound  09:04  
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  08:54  
  08:53 Team Rebound 
  08:43
[NYL 27-35]
Pondexter Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Greene Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Pondexter (2 ST)  08:32  
  08:26 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:24 Pierson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  08:22 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Greene (1 BLK) 
  08:19 Pierson Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  08:18
[NYL 29-35]
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Griffin Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST)  08:16
[CON 37-29]
 
  08:16 Williams Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
  08:16 Williams Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
Griffin Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  08:16
[CON 38-29]
 
  07:58
[NYL 32-38]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (2 AST) 
  07:51 Pierson Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
  07:51 Pierson Substitution replaced by Bone 
Charles Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Hightower (3 AST)  07:41
[CON 40-32]
 
Charles Foul: Personal (3 PF)  07:34  
  07:29 Braxton Jump Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:27  
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  07:19  
  07:17 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Charles Foul: Personal (4 PF)  07:11  
Greene Substitution replaced by Faris  07:11  
Charles Substitution replaced by Bass  07:11  
  07:07 Bone Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  07:07 Bone Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Faris 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hightower (4 AST)  06:48
[CON 43-32]
 
Hightower Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:32  
  06:32 Bone Substitution replaced by Young 
Faris Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  06:29  
  06:29
[NYL 33-43]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  06:29 Young Substitution replaced by Bone 
  06:29
[NYL 34-43]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Hightower Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  06:10
[CON 45-34]
 
  06:02
[NYL 36-45]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  05:56 Pondexter Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  05:56 Smith Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
Hightower Floating Jump shot: Made (12 PTS)  05:40
[CON 47-36]
 
Bass Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:24  
  05:24 Bone Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:24 Team Rebound 
  05:24 Braxton Substitution replaced by Young 
  05:24 Bone Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Faris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:23  
Hightower Jump Shot: Missed  05:09  
  05:07 Team Rebound 
Griffin Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  04:59  
  04:59  
Griffin Substitution replaced by Walker  04:59  
Hightower Substitution replaced by Greene  04:59  
  04:59
[NYL 37-47]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  04:59
[NYL 38-47]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Greene Layup Shot: Missed  04:45  
Walker Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  04:43  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  04:40  
Walker Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  04:38  
Faris 3pt Shot: Missed  04:29  
  04:27 Montgomery Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:16 Mitchell Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Greene Layup Shot: Missed Block: Montgomery (1 BLK)  04:00  
  03:58 Montgomery Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:54 Montgomery Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Greene (4 ST) 
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Montgomery (1 ST)  03:46  
  03:41
[NYL 40-47]
Montgomery Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Greene Jump Shot: Missed Block: Young (1 BLK)  03:35  
Team Rebound  03:34  
Walker Jump Shot: Missed  03:21  
  03:19 Bone Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
Greene Violation:Kicked Ball  03:10  
  03:04
[NYL 43-47]
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Young (2 AST) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS)  02:55
[CON 50-43]
 
  02:40
[NYL 45-50]
Young Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Pondexter (3 ST)  02:20  
  02:16
[NYL 47-50]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  02:14  
Faris Substitution replaced by Hightower  02:14  
  02:14 Bone Substitution replaced by Braxton 
Greene Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Young (1 ST)  01:58  
  01:49
[NYL 49-50]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
  01:39 Young Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bass Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:39  
Team Rebound  01:39  
Walker Substitution replaced by Griffin  01:39  
  01:39 Young Substitution replaced by Smith 
Bass Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:39
[CON 51-49]
 
  01:29 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:27 Montgomery Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  01:11 Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:09 Braxton Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  01:08
[NYL 51-51]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Bass Hook Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hightower (5 AST)  00:56.1
[CON 53-51]
 
  00:44.0
[NYL 53-53]
Braxton Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Bass Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Lawson (5 AST)  00:32.3
[CON 55-53]
 
  00:12.9 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:11.7 Braxton Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
Griffin Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:10.8  
  00:10.8
[NYL 54-55]
Braxton Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  00:10.8 Braxton Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  00:09.9 Mitchell Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  00:06.9 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:02.9 Braxton Rebound (Off:4 Def:8) 
  00:02.9 Braxton Tip Shot: Missed 
  00:01.6 Mitchell Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  00:00.0
[NYL 56-55]
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (3 AST) 
End of 3rd Qtr
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  09:46
[NYL 59-55]
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Mitchell (1 ST)  09:35  
  09:31
[NYL 61-55]
Pondexter Pullup Jump shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (4 AST) 
Hightower Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:16  
  09:07
[NYL 63-55]
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:05  
  08:56 Mitchell Violation:Kicked Ball 
Hightower Jump Shot: Missed  08:47  
  08:45 Montgomery Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  08:27 Braxton Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:26  
  08:21 Pondexter Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  08:18  
  08:16 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:10
[NYL 65-55]
Montgomery Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (4 AST) 
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  07:47  
  07:45 Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:40 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  07:38  
Griffin Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lawson (6 AST)  07:29
[CON 57-65]
 
  07:10
[NYL 68-57]
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  06:48  
  06:46 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:25 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:23  
Griffin Foul: Offensive (5 PF)  06:18  
Griffin Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  06:18  
Griffin Substitution replaced by Bass  06:18  
Greene Substitution replaced by Faris  06:18  
  06:18 Braxton Substitution replaced by Williams 
  06:18 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Pierson 
  06:18 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Bone 
  06:04 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:02 Bone Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  06:00
[NYL 70-57]
Bone Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Hightower 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Charles (3 AST)  05:45
[CON 60-70]
 
  05:20 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:18  
  05:12 Pierson Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Hightower Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  05:12
[CON 61-70]
 
  05:12 Pierson Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
  05:12 Williams Substitution replaced by Pondexter 
Hightower Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  05:12
[CON 62-70]
 
  04:55 Bone Hook Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:53  
  04:48 Mitchell Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Charles Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Bass (1 AST)  04:36
[CON 64-70]
 
  04:27 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:18 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  04:16  
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  04:01  
  04:00 Mitchell Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  03:55 Bone Layup Shot: Missed Block: Faris (1 BLK) 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:53  
Hightower 3pt Shot: Missed  03:45  
  03:43 Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:28 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  03:26  
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  03:13  
  03:12 Mitchell Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  02:55
[NYL 72-64]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (5 AST) 
Hightower Running Hook Shot: Missed  02:30  
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  02:28  
Bass Putback Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  02:28
[CON 66-72]
 
  02:13 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  02:10  
  02:06 Montgomery Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Faris Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:06
[CON 67-72]
 
  02:06 Bone Substitution replaced by Braxton 
Faris Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:06
[CON 68-72]
 
  01:44 Braxton Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bass (2 BLK) 
  01:42 Team Rebound 
  01:41 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  01:29  
  01:27 Braxton Rebound (Off:4 Def:9) 
  01:08
[NYL 74-68]
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  00:51.9  
  00:50.5 Montgomery Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
Lawson Foul: Personal Take (3 PF)  00:44.9  
Hightower Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:44.0  
  00:44.0
[NYL 75-68]
Mitchell Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  00:44.0 Smith Substitution replaced by Pierson 
  00:44.0
[NYL 76-68]
Mitchell Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:44.0  
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  00:39.9  
  00:37.6 Mitchell Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
Hightower Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:36.2  
  00:36.2
[NYL 77-68]
Mitchell Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  00:36.2
[NYL 78-68]
Mitchell Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  00:27.8  
Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:25.9  
Charles 3pt Shot: Missed  00:22.9  
  00:20.9 Mitchell Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
End of 4th Qtr
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23
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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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