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Pierson, Pondexter help Liberty hold off Storm


By VIN A. CHERWOO
Posted Jul 09 2013 10:55PM

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) After getting blown out in their last game two days earlier, New York Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer expected a much better effort from his team and he got it. For the most part.

Plenette Pierson scored nine of her 22 points in the fourth quarter as the Liberty recovered after giving up nearly all of a 19-point lead in the third quarter and beat the Seattle Storm 66-57 on Tuesday night. Pierson came off the bench for the fourth straight game and shot 8 for 15 from the field and 6 for 8 on free throws.

``Before the game I thought we were in a better place today,'' Laimbeer said. ``Our legs were with us from yesterday. Sunday we just weren't with it ... we just played awful. I thought we would come out and play a little better (tonight) and we did.''

New York (6-7) was coming off a 29-point loss at home to Chicago on Sunday, their third straight defeat and fifth in the previous six.

Laimbeer also made a lineup change, starting Cappie Pondexter at point guard for the first time this season. She finished with 13 points on 5-for-19 shooting from the field and had eight rebounds and four assists.

Laimbeer had been thinking about the change for a while and decided to do it now.

``I wanted to see it now, I don't want to wait until the end of the year,'' he said. ``I think in the long term, whether the long term is this year or for sure next year, I think that is her position. I think she learned in the last few games, in games that were out of control. Tonight she did very well in her first time.

``She didn't shoot well, but I think she's thinking more about other things. I'll get her back on thinking about scoring, too. But I thought for the most part she did pretty well handling the ball. She pushes the ball really well.

Pondexter got off to a slow scoring start and didn't have any points until hitting a 3-pointer near midway through the second quarter. She missed her first four shots, including a last-second heave from more than three-quarters court at the end of the first quarter.

However, she was also pleased with the way she ran the offense.

``I got everybody involved,'' Pondexter said. ``We pushed the ball up the floor, the tempo was great. ... I was happy with our energy level from the beginning to the end of the game.''

Tina Thompson scored 13 points and Tanisha Wright added 12 for the Storm (5-8), losers of five of their last six. Seattle lost three of four on a road swing against Eastern Conference teams. Seattle, which bounced back from 14 points down in the first quarter of a victory at Chicago on July 2, trailed by 17 after one quarter against New York.

``We've been having poor starts for a while now,'' Thompson said. ``It's something we're going to have to find a solution to. As the game continues to go, we get better, we're playing more efficient and executing. At the beginning of the game we're having rough starts. ... If we had an answer we probably would have fixed it by now.''

After Toni Young's jumper in the opening possession of the third quarter extended the Liberty's lead to 38-19, the Storm went on a 20-2 run to pull within a point on Alysha Clark's layup with 2:58 remaining in the period.

``Seattle made some shots, turned the heat on us defensively,'' Laimbeer said. ``We got a little rattled, started turning the ball over. It's unfortunate because that's been our downfall in games that we've lost this year. Something we always have to keep working on.''

Pondexter made two free throws 14 seconds later and Pierson followed with a bank shot less than 30 seconds later to push the lead back to five.

Noelle Quinn's 3-pointer in the opening minute of the fourth pulled Seattle within three, and the Liberty scored the next seven points to extend the margin to 10 on Pondexter's layup with 7:45 remaining. Seattle got no closer than six the rest of the way.

``We're a veteran group out there,'' Pondexter said. ``We have players that know how to get it done at all costs. The last five minutes we really came in and played defense and executed.''

Katie Smith scored five points as the Liberty had 11 consecutive points to take an 11-3 lead just more than 4 minutes into the game. Thompson, who had opened the scoring with 3-pointer, had a layup to pull Seattle to 15-7 about 3 minutes later. However, the Liberty scored the next nine points - capped by Leilani Mitchell's 3 with 15.7 seconds remaining in the period - to take a 24-7 lead after 10 minutes.

The Storm used a 7-2 run to pull within 12 less than 3 minutes into the second quarter. However, the Liberty scored the next seven points to take a 33-14 lead with 3:09 left in the first half.

Pierson scored eight points to help New York to its 17-point advantage at halftime. Thompson led the Storm with eight points.

Rookies Kelsey Bone, the fifth overall pick in this year's draft, made her first start of the season for the Liberty and finished with four points and four rebounds in about 25 1/2 minutes. Toni Young, selected No. 7, made her second start - first since the season opener - and had eight points and four boards in about 14 1/2 minutes.

The Liberty honored Thompson before the game as former Liberty players Kym Hampton and Taj McWilliams-Franklin, currently an assistant, presented her with a bouquet of flowers. Thompson, the WNBA's all-time leading scorer and the only player to have appeared in each of league's 17 seasons, has announced she's retiring at the end of the year.

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Storm
Liberty
     
    • 33.9%

    • 40.3%

    • 35.0%

    • 25.0%

    • 80.0%

    • 81.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
SEA NYL
Total Rebounds 7 7
Offensive Rebounds 10 11
Turnovers 18 17
Fast Break Pts: 6 8
Biggest Lead: 3 19
Points in the Paint: 20 28
SEA NYL
p Thompson   13 Pierson   22
rb Thompson   7 Braxton   11
a Johnson   5 Pondexter   4
s Quinn   3 Pondexter   4
b Wright   1 4 players   1
 
  • 06/28 - NYL 67 @ SEA 62
  • 07/09 - SEA 57 @ NYL 66
Seattle Storm (5-8)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Thompson F 28:55 4-10 3-6 2-2 -4 2 5 7 0 5 0 3 0 1 13
N. Quinn G 22:12 4-11 2-3 0-0 -3 1 2 3 0 1 3 1 0 1 10
C. Little F 35:33 1-6 0-2 2-2 -5 1 4 5 4 2 1 5 0 0 4
T. Johnson G 30:03 2-7 0-1 0-0 -11 0 4 4 5 2 1 2 0 0 4
T. Wright G 30:13 5-10 0-3 2-2 -4 1 3 4 3 2 2 4 1 0 12
A. Clark   17:42 3-6 0-0 0-0 +2 1 1 2 0 4 0 1 0 1 6
S. Stricklen   19:50 2-9 2-4 2-4 -11 4 1 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 8
N. Sanford   09:13 0-1 0-0 0-0 -8 0 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 1 0
T. Hawkins   06:19 0-2 0-1 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. Bravard DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 21-62 7-20 8-10   10 21 31 12 19 7 18 1 4 57
  33.9% 35.0% 80.0%   team rebs: 7 total to: 19
New York Liberty (6-7)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Bone F-C 25:28 1-6 0-0 2-2 -3 0 4 4 0 0 0 2 1 1 4
T. Young F 14:40 4-5 0-0 0-0 -7 1 3 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 8
K. Braxton C-F 26:59 2-5 0-0 0-0 +14 5 6 11 3 5 0 3 1 0 4
C. Pondexter G 37:06 5-19 1-6 2-2 +14 2 6 8 4 1 4 4 0 0 13
K. Smith G 30:56 3-5 1-3 0-0 +6 0 1 1 2 2 2 2 0 0 7
L. Mitchell   11:33 1-2 1-1 1-2 0 0 2 2 0 2 1 2 0 0 4
P. Pierson   27:33 8-15 0-0 6-8 +7 1 2 3 1 2 0 2 1 0 22
A. Montgomery   23:01 1-5 0-2 2-2 +11 2 3 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 4
K. Williams   02:44 0-0 0-0 0-0 +3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
A. Warley DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 25-62 3-12 13-16   11 27 38 11 15 7 17 4 1 66
  40.3% 25.0% 81.2%   team rebs: 7 total to: 18

inactive

  • Storm: Bird
  • Liberty: Carson

technical fouls

  • Storm: --
  • Liberty: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
  • Officials: #4 Sue Blauch, #55 Eric Brewton, #35 Billy Smith
  • Attendance: 5766
  • Duration: 1:47
Seattle Storm (5-9) New York Liberty (7-7)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Braxton vs Little (Wright gains possession) 
Thompson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Little (1 AST)  09:45
[SEA 3-0]
 
Little Violation:Kicked Ball  09:30  
  09:23 Bone Layup Shot: Missed 
Quinn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:21  
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:15  
  09:13 Young Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:04
[NYL 2-3]
Braxton Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Little Driving Jump shot: Missed  08:48  
  08:47 Braxton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:39
[NYL 4-3]
Smith Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Young (1 AST) 
  08:20 Smith Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Quinn Jump Shot: Missed  08:11  
  08:09 Bone Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:54 Bone Jump Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:52  
  07:47 Young Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Little Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  07:29  
Little Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:29  
  07:16
[NYL 7-3]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  06:50  
  06:49 Braxton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:32
[NYL 9-3]
Bone Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Braxton (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:30  
Quinn Substitution replaced by Clark  06:30  
Wright Substitution replaced by Stricklen  06:30  
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed  06:16  
  06:15 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:58
[NYL 11-3]
Young Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Braxton (2 AST) 
Stricklen Jump Shot: Missed  05:40  
  05:39 Braxton Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:28 Bone Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Little (1 ST) 
Johnson Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:22
[SEA 5-11]
 
  05:03 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:02 Braxton Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:41 Braxton Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:40 Young Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:38
[NYL 13-5]
Young Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Clark Driving Jump shot: Missed Block: Young (1 BLK)  04:20  
Clark Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:19  
Clark Layup Shot: Missed  04:18  
  04:17 Bone Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Thompson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:14  
Team Timeout : Regular  04:14  
  04:14 Bone Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
  04:14 Young Substitution replaced by Pierson 
Little Substitution replaced by Sanford  04:14  
  03:59 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
Sanford Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:57  
  03:46 Mitchell Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Stricklen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:46  
Team Rebound  03:46  
Stricklen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:46  
  03:44 Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:23
[NYL 15-5]
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Thompson Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  03:07
[SEA 7-15]
 
  02:47 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:46  
Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pondexter (1 ST)  02:33  
  02:25
[NYL 17-7]
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (1 AST) 
Thompson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Mitchell (1 ST)  02:05  
Clark Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:02  
Clark Substitution replaced by Little  02:02  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Quinn  02:02  
  02:02 Braxton Substitution replaced by Bone 
  02:02
[NYL 18-7]
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  02:02 Smith Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
  02:02
[NYL 19-7]
Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Quinn Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  01:47  
Quinn Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:35  
  01:35
[NYL 20-7]
Bone Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  01:35
[NYL 21-7]
Bone Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Little Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  01:17  
Stricklen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:16  
Sanford Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  01:03  
  00:51.0 Bone Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:49.9  
Quinn Jump Shot: Missed  00:39.9  
  00:38.4 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:31.3 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:28.4 Team Rebound 
  00:15.3
[NYL 24-7]
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Pierson (1 AST) 
Stricklen Jump Shot: Missed  00:02.9  
  00:01.9 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:00.3 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Qtr
Seattle Storm (5-9) New York Liberty (7-7)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:51 Mitchell Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Wright Driving Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:36
[SEA 9-24]
 
  09:12 Bone Jump Shot: Missed 
Quinn Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:11  
Thompson 3pt Shot: Missed  09:00  
  08:59 Team Rebound 
Clark Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  08:59  
  08:41
[NYL 26-9]
Pierson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Little Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  08:19  
  08:06 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
Little Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:04  
  07:57 Mitchell Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Quinn Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:46  
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:45  
Thompson 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)  07:38
[SEA 12-26]
 
  07:23 Mitchell Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Quinn Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Little (2 AST)  07:07
[SEA 14-26]
 
  07:06 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:06 Bone Substitution replaced by Pondexter 
  07:06 Young Substitution replaced by Braxton 
  07:06 Mitchell Substitution replaced by Smith 
  06:55 Montgomery Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST) 
Little Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  06:34  
  06:22
[NYL 28-14]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Thompson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST)  06:01  
  05:52 Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:50 Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:34 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:33 Braxton Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  05:28
[NYL 31-14]
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Braxton (3 AST) 
Wright 3pt Shot: Missed  05:09  
  05:07 Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:54 Pondexter Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Little Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:53  
Clark Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:44  
  04:43 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:28 Pierson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Johnson  04:28  
Quinn Substitution replaced by Stricklen  04:28  
Clark Substitution replaced by Hawkins  04:28  
  04:28 Pierson Substitution replaced by Bone 
Wright Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  04:15  
Wright Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:15  
  04:15 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Young 
  03:52 Pondexter Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:50  
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  03:42  
  03:40 Young Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:29 Braxton Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Little 3pt Shot: Missed  03:17  
  03:15 Bone Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:07
[NYL 33-14]
Young Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  03:01 Young Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Stricklen 3pt Shot: Missed  02:58  
  02:56 Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:52 Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  02:52  
Hawkins 3pt Shot: Missed  02:40  
  02:38 Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Johnson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  02:28  
  02:14 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:13 Team Rebound 
  02:13 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Stricklen 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST)  01:59
[SEA 17-33]
 
  01:38 Young Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
Hawkins Substitution replaced by Thompson  01:38  
  01:38 Bone Substitution replaced by Pierson 
  01:38 Jump Ball Braxton vs Stricklen (Pierson gains possession) 
  01:31
[NYL 35-17]
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Thompson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:09  
Stricklen Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  01:07  
Stricklen Jump Shot: Missed  01:04  
  01:03 Braxton Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Johnson Foul: Personal (2 PF)  00:59.8  
Wright Substitution replaced by Clark  00:59.8  
  00:47.9 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:46.3  
  00:31.9 Braxton Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Stricklen Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:31.9
[SEA 18-35]
 
  00:31.9 Braxton Substitution replaced by Bone 
  00:31.9 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
Stricklen Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:31.9
[SEA 19-35]
 
  00:26.8 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:24.7  
Johnson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:03.9  
  00:02.5 Mitchell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Thompson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:02.5  
  00:02.5 Mitchell Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:02.5 Team Rebound 
  00:02.5 Smith Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
  00:02.5
[NYL 36-19]
Mitchell Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Stricklen 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Qtr
Seattle Storm (5-9) New York Liberty (7-7)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:49
[NYL 38-19]
Young Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Johnson Driving Jump shot: Missed  09:31  
  09:29 Young Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:07 Braxton Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  09:07 Braxton Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Quinn 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Little (3 AST)  08:50
[SEA 22-38]
 
  08:38 Young Jump Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:36  
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:31
[SEA 24-38]
 
  08:09 Pondexter Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Wright Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST)  07:57
[SEA 26-38]
 
  07:46 Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Quinn (1 ST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:39  
  07:39 Braxton Substitution replaced by Pierson 
Quinn Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  07:30
[SEA 28-38]
 
  07:13 Pierson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Quinn (2 ST) 
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST)  07:04
[SEA 30-38]
 
  06:52 Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Quinn (3 ST) 
Quinn Layup Shot: Missed  06:45  
Quinn Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:44  
Quinn Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bone (1 BLK)  06:42  
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  06:40  
Little Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO)  06:37  
  06:37 Young Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
  06:26 Bone Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Wright (2 ST) 
Thompson 3pt Shot: Missed  06:13  
  06:11 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:01 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:59 Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:57
[NYL 40-30]
Pierson Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Johnson Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:35
[SEA 32-40]
 
  05:24 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:23  
Quinn Substitution replaced by Stricklen  05:23  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Sanford  05:23  
  05:04 Pierson Violation:Kicked Ball 
  05:04 Bone Substitution replaced by Braxton 
Wright Substitution replaced by Clark  05:04  
Stricklen 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Johnson (3 AST)  04:56
[SEA 35-40]
 
  04:47 Pierson Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Little Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:46  
Clark Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:35
[SEA 37-40]
 
  04:20 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:19 Pondexter Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  04:15 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:14 Team Rebound 
  04:14 Pierson Substitution replaced by Bone 
  04:12 Mitchell Jump Shot: Missed 
Clark Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:11  
Stricklen Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:07  
  04:06 Pondexter Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Clark Foul: Personal (3 PF)  04:05  
Little Substitution replaced by Thompson  04:05  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Wright  04:05  
  04:05 Smith Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
Sanford Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  03:52  
  03:49 Pondexter Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:48  
Sanford Layup Shot: Missed Block: Braxton (1 BLK)  03:30  
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:28  
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed  03:24  
  03:23 Mitchell Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:17 Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:15 Braxton Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  03:11 Bone Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wright (1 BLK) 
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:09  
Clark Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wright (2 AST)  02:58
[SEA 39-40]
 
Thompson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  02:44  
  02:44
[NYL 41-39]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  02:44 Mitchell Substitution replaced by Williams 
  02:44 Bone Substitution replaced by Pierson 
  02:44
[NYL 42-39]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Sanford Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  02:34  
Sanford Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  02:34  
  02:17
[NYL 44-39]
Pierson Jump Bank Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (2 AST) 
  02:04 Braxton Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  02:04 Braxton Substitution replaced by Bone 
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Pierson (1 BLK)  01:51  
Team Rebound  01:50  
  01:50 Pondexter Foul: Inbound (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:50
[SEA 40-44]
 
Sanford Substitution replaced by Little  01:50  
Wright Substitution replaced by Johnson  01:50  
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:50
[SEA 41-44]
 
  01:40 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:39  
  01:21 Williams Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Little 3pt Shot: Missed  01:10  
Stricklen Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  01:08  
Thompson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Pondexter (2 ST)  00:51.9  
  00:48.6
[NYL 46-41]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Little Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (4 AST)  00:40.6
[SEA 43-46]
 
Clark Foul: Personal (4 PF)  00:31.5  
Clark Substitution replaced by Wright  00:31.5  
Thompson Foul: Shooting Block (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:22.9  
  00:22.9
[NYL 47-43]
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  00:22.9 Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  00:20.4 Team Rebound 
Stricklen Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:20.4  
  00:20.4
[NYL 48-43]
Montgomery Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:20.4
[NYL 49-43]
Montgomery Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Wright 3pt Shot: Missed  00:03.9  
Stricklen Rebound (Off:4 Def:0)  00:01.9  
Stricklen Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.9  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Qtr
Seattle Storm (5-9) New York Liberty (7-7)
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Quinn 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Wright (3 AST)  09:40
[SEA 46-49]
 
Thompson Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA)  09:27  
  09:27
[NYL 50-46]
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Sanford  09:27  
  09:27 Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Little Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:26  
Wright Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF)  09:18  
Wright Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  09:18  
  09:06
[NYL 52-46]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (3 AST) 
Quinn Jump Shot: Missed  08:47  
Team Rebound  08:46  
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  08:43  
  08:41 Braxton Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
Little Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  08:35  
  08:35
[NYL 53-46]
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  08:35
[NYL 54-46]
Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  08:11  
  08:01 Braxton Foul: Offensive (4 PF) 
  08:01 Braxton Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Quinn Substitution replaced by Stricklen  08:01  
Sanford Substitution replaced by Hawkins  08:01  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Clark  08:01  
Wright Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  07:54  
Team Timeout : Short  07:54  
  07:45
[NYL 56-46]
Pondexter Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Clark Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pondexter (3 ST)  07:21  
  07:12 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:10  
Clark Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Little (4 AST)  06:58
[SEA 48-56]
 
  06:43 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:41 Braxton Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  06:39 Braxton Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:37 Braxton Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  06:35 Braxton Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:33 Montgomery Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:17 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Stricklen Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  06:15  
  06:09 Pierson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  06:09
[SEA 49-56]
 
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  06:09
[SEA 50-56]
 
  05:51 Montgomery Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  05:51  
Clark Substitution replaced by Johnson  05:51  
Little Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Smith (2 ST)  05:31  
  05:25
[NYL 58-50]
Montgomery Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Johnson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  05:17  
  05:04
[NYL 60-50]
Pierson Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (4 AST) 
Hawkins Layup Shot: Missed  04:46  
  04:45 Pondexter Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  04:39 Pondexter Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST) 
  04:32 Braxton Foul: Personal Block (5 PF) 
  04:32 Braxton Substitution replaced by Bone 
Hawkins Substitution replaced by Thompson  04:32  
Stricklen Substitution replaced by Quinn  04:32  
  04:25 Smith Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Little Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:25
[SEA 51-60]
 
Little Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:25
[SEA 52-60]
 
  04:08
[NYL 62-52]
Pierson Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Wright Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  03:44
[SEA 54-62]
 
  03:29
[NYL 64-54]
Pondexter Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
  03:13 Pierson Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Pondexter (4 ST)  03:00  
  02:53 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  02:52  
Thompson 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Johnson (5 AST)  02:43
[SEA 57-64]
 
  02:16 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  02:15  
Wright 3pt Shot: Missed  02:00  
  01:58 Bone Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:38 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  01:38 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:38 Bone Substitution replaced by Braxton 
Quinn 3pt Shot: Missed  01:28  
Little Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:26  
Little Layup Shot: Missed  01:24  
  01:22 Montgomery Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:05
[NYL 66-57]
Pierson Driving Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Johnson Layup Shot: Missed  00:45.9  
  00:43.9 Braxton Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  00:19.9 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:17.9 Montgomery Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
End of 4th Qtr
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17
17
6-4
9-8
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5th East
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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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