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By BETH HARRIS
Posted Jul 04 2013 6:43PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Stop thinking and trying to find other players, just shoot. That's what the Sparks coaching staff drilled into Kristi Toliver's head.

The message got through loud and clear.

Toliver tied her career high with 29 points, going 12 of 17 from the floor, and Los Angeles led all the way in defeating the New York Liberty 97-89 on Thursday to improve to 7-0 at home.

``The past week my coaches have really gotten on me about having the green light and really shooting the ball,'' she said. ``Just be myself, be aggressive offensively and score the ball. That's what I did. I don't have a conscience. I just tried to do what was asked and what naturally comes. Just playing loose and free.''

Candace Parker added 20 points and Nneka Ogwumike had 15 points in helping the Sparks dominate through the first three quarters while extending their regular-season winning streak at Staples Center to 17 games.

The victory moved the Sparks within a half-game of Minnesota and Phoenix, which are tied atop the West standings. Los Angeles closes out its three-game homestand against fifth-place San Antonio on Saturday.

``There's certainly a comfort level,'' Sparks coach Carol Ross said about playing at home. ``We got to make sure we don't get too comfortable.''

The team is 0-4 on the road, which Parker attributes to their mindset.

``When we come into a home game, we expect to win,'' she said. ``On the road we talk ourselves into hope. It's two different teams for sure.''

Cappie Pondexter scored 34 points to lead the Liberty, who lost their second straight and fourth in their last five. New York fell to 1-5 on the road. The Sparks' 40 field goals were the most given up by the Liberty this season.

``Five more minutes we probably would have won the game,'' Pondexter said.

She was coming off a 5 for 14 shooting performance in a 94-87 loss at Phoenix on Tuesday. That drew the ire of Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer, who drew on his tough-guy reputation in a talk with Pondexter.

``I asked her, `When are you going to show up for a change?''' he recalled. ``She did it. It's been coming. She's been working really hard. It's just that she had to get that confidence about herself first. We can't do it for her.''

Pondexter, the leading vote getter for the WNBA All-Star game among Eastern guards, said she learned from her previous game.

``I kind of made some adjustments, mentally more than anything,'' she said. ``I'm ready to get going.''

Parker scored the game's first six points in opening up a lead that the Sparks never relinquished. Toliver picked up her offense with 12 points in the second quarter, including eight in a row. The Sparks then ran off 12 straight points to take a 60-37 halftime lead.

Their 27-point lead in the second quarter was the largest of the game. Los Angeles shot 64 percent from the field for the game and outscored the Liberty 18-6 in fastbreak points.

``The second quarter was obviously a low point for us. They kind of got going,'' Pondexter said. ``I haven't seen a team shoot like that in a very long time. Every player was very efficient. But we fought our way back in and made it a competitive game in the second half. That's a positive to take from it.''

Toliver scored 10 of the Sparks' 21 points in the third, when they extended their lead to 81-59. Pondexter had 12 points in the quarter, but the Liberty never got closer than 18.

``When she's on like that it's really beautiful to watch,'' Parker said about Toliver, who was the WNBA's most improved player last season.

New York outscored Los Angeles 30-16 in the fourth, but time ran out on the Liberty's late comeback.

``We just let up,'' Parker said. ``Our defense wasn't there and we weren't hitting shots. That was a little glance of how we play on the road.''

The Sparks were coming off a 96-66 win over Minnesota at home on Tuesday and for a while it looked as though they'd end up with another blowout victory.

``We were better in the first half than we were in the second,'' Toliver said. ``That's when we're at our best - when we're able to rebound and run, so the more we can do that and get our stops the better.''


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Liberty
Sparks
     
    • 48.0%

    • 64.5%

    • 46.7%

    • 40.0%

    • 90.9%

    • 91.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
NYL LAS
Total Rebounds 6 5
Offensive Rebounds 15 4
Turnovers 14 15
Fast Break Pts: 6 16
Biggest Lead: 0 27
Points in the Paint: 44 26
NYL LAS
p Pondexter   34 Toliver   29
rb Bone   8 Parker   8
a Pondexter   6 Harding   8
s Pondexter   5 2 players   2
b Pierson   1 2 players   3
 
  • 07/04 - NYL 89 @ LAS 97
  • 08/10 - LAS 85 @ NYL 67
New York Liberty (5-6)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Smith G 19:31 1-4 0-2 2-2 -15 1 2 3 1 1 1 2 0 0 4
K. Braxton C-F 11:11 0-5 0-0 0-0 -3 1 2 3 0 2 0 2 0 1 0
A. Warley C 08:17 1-4 0-0 0-0 -9 2 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 2
C. Pondexter G 38:02 13-25 3-5 5-5 -6 0 0 0 6 1 5 2 0 1 34
L. Mitchell G 21:40 4-5 4-5 0-0 -9 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 12
P. Pierson   26:34 5-9 0-0 3-4 -5 2 3 5 3 2 0 3 1 1 13
K. Bone   28:13 10-13 0-0 0-0 +4 5 3 8 2 3 0 1 0 1 20
K. Williams   18:20 2-5 0-2 0-0 +1 0 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 4
A. Montgomery   20:46 0-3 0-1 0-0 +7 2 1 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 0
T. Young   07:26 0-2 0-0 0-0 -5 2 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
E. Carson NWT - Torn left ACL.
Total   200 36-75 7-15 10-11   15 13 28 19 12 7 14 1 7 89
  48.0% 46.7% 90.9%   team rebs: 6 total to: 15
Los Angeles Sparks (7-4)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Beard G-F 24:47 5-6 0-1 0-0 +26 1 0 1 4 2 2 0 0 0 10
N. Ogwumike F 24:11 6-9 0-0 3-3 +10 2 4 6 1 1 0 3 1 0 15
C. Parker F-C 29:37 7-15 1-3 5-5 +4 0 8 8 5 0 2 3 3 0 20
K. Toliver G 35:32 12-17 5-9 0-0 +4 0 4 4 4 0 1 3 0 0 29
L. Harding G 30:57 3-6 0-1 3-4 +2 1 1 2 8 2 1 4 0 0 9
M. Coleman   15:31 0-0 0-0 0-0 -14 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
J. Lavender   15:24 6-6 0-0 0-0 +2 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 3 0 12
E. Hoffman   10:48 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
A. Mathies   12:42 0-2 0-1 0-0 +9 0 0 0 4 3 0 1 0 1 0
F. Abdi   00:31 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. O'Hea DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 40-62 6-15 11-12   4 20 24 29 12 7 15 7 1 97
  64.5% 40.0% 91.7%   team rebs: 5 total to: 17

inactive

  • Liberty: --
  • Sparks: --

technical fouls

  • Liberty: --
  • Sparks: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Officials: #18 Kurt Walker, #13 Cameron Inouye, #43 Brenda Pantoja
  • Attendance: 8565
  • Duration: 1:46
New York Liberty (5-6) Los Angeles Sparks (7-4)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Parker vs Braxton (Toliver gains possession) 
  09:38 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:37  
Braxton Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  09:20  
  09:20 Team Rebound 
  09:02
[LAS 2-0]
Parker Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Warley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Beard (1 ST)  08:54  
Braxton Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:51  
  08:51
[LAS 3-0]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:51
[LAS 4-0]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Braxton Layup Shot: Missed  08:37  
Warley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:36  
Warley Layup Shot: Missed  08:35  
  08:33 Harding Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:28
[LAS 6-0]
Parker Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harding (1 AST) 
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:20
[NYL 2-6]
 
Warley Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:08  
  08:08 Harding Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:08 Team Rebound 
  08:08
[LAS 7-2]
Harding Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Braxton Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  07:53  
  07:41 Toliver Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Warley Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (1 AST)  07:29
[NYL 4-7]
 
  07:18
[LAS 9-4]
Beard Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harding (2 AST) 
Mitchell Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Toliver (1 ST)  07:08  
  07:02 Parker Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:59 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Warley Substitution replaced by Pierson  06:58  
  06:55
[LAS 11-4]
Harding Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST) 
Braxton Jump Shot: Missed  06:43  
Braxton Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:42  
Braxton Jump Shot: Missed  06:37  
  06:36 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:29
[LAS 13-4]
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:22  
Braxton Substitution replaced by Bone  06:22  
  06:15 Beard Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:15
[NYL 5-13]
 
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  06:15
[NYL 6-13]
 
  06:01
[LAS 16-6]
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ogwumike (1 AST) 
Bone Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pierson (1 AST)  05:49
[NYL 8-16]
 
  05:35
[LAS 18-8]
Parker Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harding (3 AST) 
Bone Foul: Away From Play (1 PF) (1 FTA)  05:35  
  05:35 Beard Substitution replaced by Coleman 
  05:35
[LAS 19-8]
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Bone Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (1 AST)  05:25
[NYL 10-19]
 
  05:16
[LAS 21-10]
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harding (4 AST) 
  05:01 Ogwumike Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:01  
Team Rebound  05:01  
  05:01 Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Lavender 
Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:01
[NYL 11-21]
 
  04:40 Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:39  
  04:30 Lavender Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) 
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (2 AST)  04:22
[NYL 14-21]
 
  04:10
[LAS 23-14]
Harding Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Bone Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pierson (2 AST)  03:54
[NYL 16-23]
 
  03:35
[LAS 25-16]
Toliver Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Pierson Driving Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS)  03:21
[NYL 18-25]
 
  03:11
[LAS 27-18]
Lavender Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  02:50  
Bone Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:48  
Bone Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:46
[NYL 20-27]
 
  02:31
[LAS 30-20]
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Lavender (1 AST) 
Pierson Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Parker (1 BLK)  02:18  
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:16  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  02:14  
  02:12 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:07
[LAS 32-20]
Lavender Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Parker (3 AST) 
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  01:45
[NYL 22-32]
 
  01:32 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bone Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:31  
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  01:22  
  01:21 Lavender Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:16 Toliver Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Mitchell (1 ST) 
  01:10 Coleman Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:10
[NYL 23-32]
 
Smith Substitution replaced by Braxton  01:10  
Mitchell Substitution replaced by Williams  01:10  
Bone Substitution replaced by Montgomery  01:10  
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:10
[NYL 24-32]
 
  00:49.9 Parker Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:47.8  
Pondexter Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  00:43.8  
Pondexter Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  00:43.8  
  00:25.2 Parker Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:25.2  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.5  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Qtr
New York Liberty (5-6) Los Angeles Sparks (7-4)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Braxton Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  09:41  
Braxton Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  09:41  
Braxton Substitution replaced by Warley  09:41  
  09:28
[LAS 34-24]
Lavender Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Mathies (1 AST) 
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS)  09:07
[NYL 27-34]
 
  08:48
[LAS 37-27]
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Mathies (2 AST) 
Pondexter Substitution replaced by Young  08:32  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  08:23  
Young Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:22  
Young Jump Shot: Missed  08:20  
Montgomery Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:18  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  08:07  
Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:06  
Pierson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Hoffman (1 ST)  07:50  
  07:41
[LAS 40-27]
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed  07:21  
Warley Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  07:19  
Warley Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lavender (1 BLK)  07:18  
  07:16 Toliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:11
[LAS 42-27]
Toliver Pullup Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:05  
Warley Substitution replaced by Bone  07:05  
Pierson Substitution replaced by Pondexter  07:05  
  07:02 Mathies Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  06:55 Lavender Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Bone Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  06:45
[NYL 29-42]
 
  06:30
[LAS 44-29]
Lavender Driving Bank shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Beard (1 AST) 
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed  06:18  
  06:16 Toliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:07
[LAS 46-29]
Toliver Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Pondexter Pullup Bank shot: Made (11 PTS)  05:48
[NYL 31-46]
 
  05:39
[LAS 48-31]
Toliver Step Back Jump shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Montgomery Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lavender (2 BLK)  05:19  
  05:17 Hoffman Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:07
[LAS 50-31]
Beard Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Toliver (1 AST) 
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  04:52  
Bone Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  04:50  
Bone Hook Shot: Missed  04:48  
Young Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  04:45  
Young Layup Shot: Missed  04:42  
  04:41 Hoffman Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:33 Mathies 3pt Shot: Missed 
Montgomery Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:32  
  04:28 Mathies Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  04:28 Lavender Substitution replaced by Ogwumike 
Montgomery Substitution replaced by Smith  04:28  
Williams Substitution replaced by Mitchell  04:28  
Young Substitution replaced by Pierson  04:28  
  04:28 Hoffman Substitution replaced by Parker 
  04:28 Toliver Substitution replaced by Harding 
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed  04:11  
  04:10 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:59 Beard 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bone Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:58  
Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Beard (2 ST)  03:51  
  03:46
[LAS 52-31]
Ogwumike Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Beard (2 AST) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  03:19  
  03:01
[LAS 54-31]
Ogwumike Driving Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Mathies (3 AST) 
Pondexter Layup Shot: Missed  02:51  
  02:50 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:45
[LAS 56-31]
Harding Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Beard (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  02:38  
  02:38  
  02:38 Beard Substitution replaced by Coleman 
Pierson Jump Shot: Missed  02:27  
  02:25 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:11
[LAS 58-31]
Ogwumike Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Pierson Jump Shot: Missed  01:47  
  01:46 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:41 Harding Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:38  
Bone Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (2 AST)  01:28
[NYL 33-58]
 
  01:03 Mathies Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Pondexter (1 ST) 
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  01:00
[NYL 35-58]
 
  00:42.8 Ogwumike Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (3 AST)  00:35.0
[NYL 37-58]
 
Pierson Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:17.0  
  00:17.0
[LAS 59-37]
Harding Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Bone Substitution replaced by Montgomery  00:17.0  
  00:17.0
[LAS 60-37]
Harding Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  00:08.2 Mathies Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
  00:00.7 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:00.1 Ogwumike Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Pierson Substitution replaced by Braxton  00:00.1  
End of 2nd Qtr
New York Liberty (5-6) Los Angeles Sparks (7-4)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Bone Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (4 AST)  09:44
[NYL 39-60]
 
  09:31
[LAS 62-39]
Beard Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Toliver (2 AST) 
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  09:11  
  09:10 Toliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:58 Ogwumike Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:57 Team Rebound 
  08:48 Parker Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Warley Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:45  
Bone Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:28  
  08:25 Team Rebound 
  08:12 Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:11  
Warley Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:59  
  07:56 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:52 Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Warley Substitution replaced by Braxton  07:52  
Smith Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (5 AST)  07:37
[NYL 41-62]
 
Bone Foul: Personal (2 PF)  07:31  
  07:14 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Braxton Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:13  
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:05
[NYL 44-62]
 
  07:04 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:45 Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Pondexter (2 ST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  06:33  
  06:32 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  06:15
[LAS 64-44]
Parker Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Toliver (3 AST) 
Bone Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  06:15  
  06:15
[LAS 65-44]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS) 
Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Parker (1 ST)  06:08  
  06:02 Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Pondexter (3 ST) 
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  05:58
[NYL 46-65]
 
Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:35  
  05:35
[LAS 66-46]
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Braxton Substitution replaced by Pierson  05:35  
  05:35
[LAS 67-46]
Ogwumike Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Bone Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ogwumike (1 BLK)  05:22  
  05:20 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  05:15
[LAS 69-46]
Parker Running Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Harding (5 AST) 
  05:02 Beard Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Smith Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO)  04:49  
  04:32
[LAS 72-46]
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Parker (4 AST) 
Pierson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  04:12  
  03:48 Harding Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:47 Harding Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:47 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  03:47 Beard Substitution replaced by Coleman 
Smith Substitution replaced by Braxton  03:47  
Bone Substitution replaced by Montgomery  03:47  
Pierson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  03:37  
  03:25 Ogwumike Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Braxton Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:23  
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (1 AST)  03:12
[NYL 49-72]
 
  02:51 Harding Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Pierson Substitution replaced by Young  02:51  
Montgomery Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Parker (2 ST)  02:36  
  02:28
[LAS 74-49]
Toliver Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Coleman (1 AST) 
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  02:14
[NYL 51-74]
 
  02:09 Harding Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Mitchell Substitution replaced by Williams  02:09  
  02:09 Parker Substitution replaced by Lavender 
Braxton Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lavender (3 BLK)  01:57  
Team Rebound  01:57  
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS)  01:51
[NYL 53-74]
 
  01:37
[LAS 76-53]
Toliver Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Lavender (2 AST) 
Pondexter Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Young (1 AST)  01:23
[NYL 55-76]
 
  01:23 Harding Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 1 (22 PTS)  01:23
[NYL 56-76]
 
  01:10
[LAS 78-56]
Lavender Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Harding (6 AST) 
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS)  00:49.8
[NYL 59-78]
 
  00:40.3
[LAS 81-59]
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (27 PTS) 
Young Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harding (1 ST)  00:22.9  
  00:03.9 Harding Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Pondexter (4 ST) 
Pondexter Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  00:01.4  
Montgomery Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:00.5  
End of 3rd Qtr
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  09:35
[LAS 83-59]
Lavender Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Mathies (4 AST) 
Pondexter Layup Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Pierson (3 AST)  09:16
[NYL 61-83]
 
  08:59 Coleman Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
  08:59 Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Hoffman 
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  08:46
[NYL 63-83]
 
Montgomery Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:24  
  08:13 Mathies Jump Shot: Missed Block: Pierson (1 BLK) 
  08:13 Team Rebound 
  08:09 Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:08  
Bone Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (6 AST)  07:50
[NYL 65-83]
 
  07:35 Toliver Jump Shot: Missed 
Bone Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  07:34  
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed  07:20  
Pierson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:19  
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  07:18
[NYL 67-83]
 
  07:18 Team Timeout : Short 
  07:18 Lavender Substitution replaced by Parker 
  07:18 Mathies Substitution replaced by Beard 
  07:11 Toliver Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Pondexter (5 ST) 
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  07:06  
Bone Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  07:04  
Montgomery Layup Shot: Missed Block: Parker (2 BLK)  06:58  
  06:56 Toliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:44
[LAS 85-67]
Toliver Jump Shot: Made (29 PTS) Assist: Parker (5 AST) 
  06:29 Toliver Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Pondexter Free Throw Technical (28 PTS)  06:29
[NYL 68-85]
 
  06:29 Coleman Substitution replaced by Harding 
  06:25 Hoffman Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  06:25
[NYL 69-85]
 
Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  06:25
[NYL 70-85]
 
  06:09
[LAS 87-70]
Hoffman Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harding (7 AST) 
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Made (31 PTS)  05:49
[NYL 73-87]
 
  05:49 Harding Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
  05:49  
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 1 (32 PTS)  05:49
[NYL 74-87]
 
  05:25
[LAS 89-74]
Beard Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Toliver (4 AST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:12
[NYL 76-89]
 
  04:55 Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:54  
Pierson Layup Shot: Missed  04:39  
Bone Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  04:38  
Bone Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  04:37
[NYL 78-89]
 
  04:24
[LAS 91-78]
Parker Running Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Beard (4 AST) 
Williams Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bone (1 AST)  04:11
[NYL 80-91]
 
  03:43 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  03:43 Hoffman Substitution replaced by Ogwumike 
Bone Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  03:33  
  03:23 Parker Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:21 Beard Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:15 Harding Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
Pondexter Floating Jump shot: Made (34 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST)  03:02
[NYL 82-91]
 
  02:44
[LAS 93-82]
Beard Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Harding (8 AST) 
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed Block: Parker (3 BLK)  02:22  
  02:21 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
Pierson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:19  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:19  
  02:19
[LAS 94-82]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  02:19
[LAS 95-82]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Pondexter Layup Shot: Missed  02:06  
Bone Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  02:04  
Bone Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS)  02:04
[NYL 84-95]
 
  01:45 Harding 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:44 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  01:42
[LAS 97-84]
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Pierson Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST)  01:26
[NYL 86-97]
 
Williams Foul: Personal (1 PF)  01:05  
  00:50.9 Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pierson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:48.9  
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  00:38.9  
  00:37.6 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  00:31.0 Ogwumike Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Pondexter Substitution replaced by Young  00:31.0  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:31.0  
Pierson Substitution replaced by Mitchell  00:31.0  
Williams Substitution replaced by Warley  00:31.0  
  00:31.0 Beard Substitution replaced by Abdi 
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Bone (2 AST)  00:13.4
[NYL 89-97]
 
End of 4th Qtr
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standings
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l
l10
h
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NYL
5th East
11
23
1-9
6-11
5-12
LAS
2nd West
24
10
7-3
15-2
9-8
 
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Lynx Stats
  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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