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By JIM HAGUE
Posted Aug 03 2013 9:27PM

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Tina Charles showed just how valuable she is to the Connecticut Sun.

Charles scored had 21 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Sun to an easy 88-66 victory over the New York Liberty on Saturday night.

``She's much more confident,'' Connecticut coach Anne Donovan said. ``I think it speaks to her maturity. She's getting doubled and tripled and still puts up a double-double. She has that grindstone mentality that she's going to tough it out. That's an MVP kind of mindset for sure.''

Charles just believes she's doing her job.

``With a team like this, everyone has to play their role,'' Charles said. ``We needed everyone to come along.''

Renee Montgomery scored nine of her 18 points in a decisive third quarter, Kelsey Griffin scored 16 points and Allison Hightower added 13 to help the Sun (6-12) get their second straight win after a three-game losing streak.

Montgomery returned after missing four games with a sprained ankle, returned to add 18 points, nine coming in a decisive third quarter. Montgomery tweaked the ankle again in the second quarter, but returned after halftime to make a big difference.

``I felt like it was doable pain,'' said Montgomery, who was 4 for 4 on 3-pointers. ``I was just happy to knock down the big shots. I was out for so long, so I needed this game to get things going again.''

Kara Braxton scored 18 points and Plenette Pierson and Cappie Pondexter each added 17 for New York (8-12).

Trailing 34-33 at halftime, the Sun outscored the Liberty 27-14 in the third quarter.

Charles hit a lane jumper to give Connecticut its first lead of the game at 35-34 and the Sun went to work from there, gradually increasing the lead throughout the period.

``I think we just needed to find our rhythm,'' Donovan said. ``Tina was finally able to shake free and we did a better job defensively.''

The Sun went used a 15-6 run to take a 58-46 lead, capped by Montgomery's long 3-pointer. She made two free throws with 4.3 seconds left in the period to make it 60-48 heading to the final quarter.

Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer was not pleased with his team's performance.

``They wanted the game more than we did,'' Laimbeer said. ``They had more energy and it showed. They took advantage of us just standing around. When we just stand around, we get really bad. They rained 3-balls on us and that was the difference. We had no answer for that. They deserved to win the game.''

The Sun shot 10 for 21 from 3-point range, while the Liberty were 0 for 6 from beyond the arc.

The Liberty sliced the lead to 68-62 in the fourth quarter, but then Charles hit two consecutive corner jumpers to push the lead back to 10 with 5:52 remaining.

Montgomery's fourth 3-pointer of the game from way behind the arc extended the lead to 77-64.

``For Renee to knock down those shots for us was huge,'' Donovan said. ``It gives us more weapons. To have four of us in double figures means we must be doing something right.''

Pondexter shot just 1 for 7 from the field in the third quarter and finished 5 for 13.

The Liberty took advantage of a considerable size advantage to take a 21-16 lead after one period. Pierson had 11 of her points in the first quarter, as the Liberty converted on seven of their eight field goals inside 5 feet.

Griffin scored eight points in the second period, as Connecticut drew to within one point at halftime, and then wasted little time in the second half to take control.

``We're finding things a little bit easier,'' Donovan said. ``Every game we seem to get a little better. We've recognized what we did wrong earlier.''


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Sun
Liberty
     
    • 50.7%

    • 44.3%

    • 47.6%

    • 0.0%

    • 66.7%

    • 66.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CON NYL
Total Rebounds 9 4
Offensive Rebounds 10 9
Turnovers 14 16
Fast Break Pts: 4 6
Biggest Lead: 22 8
Points in the Paint: 30 46
CON NYL
p Charles   21 Braxton   18
rb Charles   14 Bone   9
a Hightower   8 Pondexter   5
s White   2 Bone   3
b 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 (6-13)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Griffin F 25:35 6-11 2-3 2-3 +19 1 3 4 1 2 1 0 1 0 16
K. Greene G 18:53 1-3 0-0 0-0 +14 0 2 2 0 2 1 1 1 0 2
T. Charles C 31:51 10-22 0-1 1-2 +18 7 7 14 2 3 0 4 0 0 21
R. Montgomery G 28:21 6-7 4-4 2-3 +13 0 1 1 3 1 0 2 0 0 18
A. Hightower G 31:07 5-9 2-5 1-1 +25 0 2 2 8 2 1 0 0 0 13
M. Bass   17:54 2-3 0-0 4-6 +5 1 5 6 2 4 1 3 1 0 8
T. White   25:48 3-8 1-5 0-0 +19 1 4 5 1 0 2 3 1 0 7
K. Faris   13:10 1-3 1-2 0-0 -5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
K. Pedersen   04:40 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
I. Castro Marques   02:41 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
K. Lawson NWT - Family Issue
Total   200 34-67 10-21 10-15   10 25 35 17 15 7 14 4 0 88
  50.7% 47.6% 66.7%   team rebs: 9 total to: 14
New York Liberty (9-12)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Williams G 18:34 1-4 0-0 0-0 -9 1 4 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
P. Pierson F-C 30:24 7-12 0-0 3-6 -16 0 2 2 0 2 0 3 0 0 17
K. Braxton C-F 22:34 9-12 0-0 0-0 -6 1 2 3 1 3 1 2 0 0 18
C. Pondexter G 34:52 5-13 0-3 7-8 -16 1 3 4 5 1 0 3 0 0 17
K. Smith G 29:18 0-4 0-0 0-0 -24 0 3 3 2 3 0 3 0 0 0
A. Montgomery   21:26 1-5 0-1 0-0 -13 1 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 2
K. Bone   19:59 2-7 0-0 0-2 -15 4 5 9 0 4 3 2 0 2 4
L. Mitchell   12:44 1-2 0-1 0-0 +1 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 1 2
S. Prahalis   03:06 0-0 0-0 0-0 -5 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
T. Young   07:04 1-2 0-0 2-2 -7 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 4
E. Carson DND - Torn Left ACL
Total   200 27-61 0-5 12-18   9 21 30 12 18 7 16 0 4 66
  44.3% 0.0% 66.7%   team rebs: 4 total to: 16

inactive

  • Sun: --
  • Liberty: --

technical fouls

  • Sun: --
  • Liberty: Laimbeer

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
  • Officials: #55 Eric Brewton, #49 Kevin Sparrock, #11 Lauren Holtkamp
  • Attendance: 6245
  • Duration: 1:43
Connecticut Sun (6-12) New York Liberty (8-12)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Braxton vs Charles (Pondexter gains possession) 
  09:46
[NYL 2-0]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  09:29  
  09:28 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:19
[NYL 4-0]
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Hightower 3pt Shot: Missed  09:04  
  09:02 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:56 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:55  
Charles Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:40
[CON 2-4]
 
  08:19 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:18 Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:58
[NYL 6-2]
Pierson Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  07:43 Braxton Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Montgomery Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:30
[CON 4-6]
 
  07:16
[NYL 8-4]
Braxton Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Griffin Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  07:01  
  07:00 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:46
[NYL 10-4]
Pierson Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Hightower 3pt Shot: Missed  06:28  
  06:26 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Charles Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:15  
  06:05
[NYL 12-4]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Hightower Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:44
[CON 6-12]
 
  05:29 Pierson Layup Shot: Missed 
Hightower Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:27  
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  05:18  
  05:17 Braxton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:09 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Greene Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:08  
Greene Jump Shot: Missed  04:58  
  04:56 Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Montgomery Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:35  
  04:35  
Griffin Substitution replaced by Bass  04:35  
  04:35 Williams Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
  04:35 Braxton Substitution replaced by Bone 
  04:35
[NYL 13-6]
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  04:35 Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  04:34 Bone Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:19 Pondexter Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bass (1 ST) 
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Hightower (1 AST)  04:11
[CON 9-13]
 
  03:53 Bone Jump Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:52  
Hightower 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (1 AST)  03:45
[CON 12-13]
 
  03:23 Bone Hook Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:21  
  03:10 Pierson Violation:Kicked Ball 
Hightower Substitution replaced by White  03:10  
Greene Jump Shot: Missed  03:00  
  02:58 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:45 Bone Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  02:45 Smith Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
White Jump Shot: Missed  02:35  
  02:33 Bone Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:27
[NYL 15-12]
Pondexter Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Charles Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:07
[CON 14-15]
 
  01:42
[NYL 17-14]
Pierson Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (1 AST) 
Greene Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  01:27  
Greene Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  01:27  
Greene Substitution replaced by Faris  01:27  
  01:14
[NYL 19-14]
Bone Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (1 AST) 
Bass Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bone (1 ST)  00:52.9  
  00:48.9 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:47.9 Bone Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  00:46.9 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Prahalis 
Charles Substitution replaced by Pedersen  00:46.9  
Montgomery Substitution replaced by Hightower  00:46.9  
  00:46.9 Jump Ball Bone vs Bass (Montgomery gains possession) 
  00:37.8
[NYL 21-14]
Pierson Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
White 3pt Shot: Missed  00:19.9  
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:17.9  
Bass Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  00:15.8  
  00:04.9 Prahalis Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:White (1 ST) 
White Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:00.0
[CON 16-21]
 
End of 1st Qtr
Connecticut Sun (6-12) New York Liberty (8-12)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Hightower Jump Shot: Missed  09:43  
  09:42 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:25 Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed Block: White (1 BLK) 
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:24  
  09:17 Bone Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
White 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Hightower (2 AST)  09:01
[CON 19-21]
 
  08:39
[NYL 23-19]
Mitchell Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Faris Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:24  
  08:23 Team Rebound 
  08:05 Bone Driving Jump shot: Missed Block: Bass (1 BLK) 
Pedersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:03  
  07:58 Young Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  07:58 Bone Substitution replaced by Braxton 
  07:58 Mitchell Substitution replaced by Pondexter 
Faris 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hightower (3 AST)  07:48
[CON 22-23]
 
  07:34 Braxton Jump Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:33  
White 3pt Shot: Missed  07:17  
  07:15 Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:04 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:03 Young Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Pedersen Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:02  
  07:02
[NYL 24-22]
Young Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Hightower Substitution replaced by Griffin  07:02  
Pedersen Substitution replaced by Montgomery  07:02  
  07:02
[NYL 25-22]
Young Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Bass Hook Shot: Missed  06:42  
Team Rebound  06:41  
  06:41 Montgomery Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  06:41 Young Substitution replaced by Pierson 
  06:36 Montgomery Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  06:36 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Williams 
White Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  06:28  
  06:17 Smith Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:16  
White Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  05:57
[CON 24-25]
 
  05:39
[NYL 27-24]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (2 AST) 
Griffin Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (2 AST)  05:25
[CON 26-27]
 
  05:19 Pierson Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  05:19 Pierson Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  05:19 Team Timeout : Regular 
Bass Substitution replaced by Charles  05:19  
Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed  04:58  
Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:56  
Charles Hook Shot: Missed  04:54  
  04:52 Braxton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:44 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
White Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:42  
White Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST)  04:40  
  04:36
[NYL 29-26]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Charles 3pt Shot: Missed  04:19  
White Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:18  
White Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  04:17  
White Substitution replaced by Hightower  04:17  
Faris Substitution replaced by Greene  04:17  
  04:02 Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Griffin (1 ST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:51  
Montgomery Substitution replaced by White  03:51  
White 3pt Shot: Missed  03:38  
  03:37 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Greene Foul: Personal (2 PF)  03:36  
  03:25 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Hightower Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:23  
Griffin Jump Shot: Missed  03:15  
  03:13 Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:06
[NYL 31-26]
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (3 AST) 
Griffin Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:45
[CON 28-31]
 
  02:35 Braxton Layup Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:33  
White 3pt Shot: Missed  02:15  
Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:14  
Griffin 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Hightower (4 AST)  01:57
[CON 31-31]
 
Charles Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:46  
  01:46
[NYL 32-31]
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Charles Substitution replaced by Bass  01:46  
Greene Substitution replaced by Castro Marques  01:46  
  01:46 Braxton Substitution replaced by Bone 
  01:46 Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:45  
Castro Marques 3pt Shot: Missed  01:34  
  01:33 Bone Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  01:26 Pierson Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  01:26 Pierson Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  01:26 Pierson Substitution replaced by Young 
Griffin Jump Shot: Missed  01:12  
  01:11 Bone Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  00:58.4
[NYL 34-31]
Young Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  00:46.3 Young Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Griffin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:46.3  
Team Rebound  00:46.3  
Griffin Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:46.3
[CON 32-34]
 
  00:31.9 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:30.7 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:29.7 Williams Layup Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:28.4  
  00:27.4 Williams Violation:Kicked Ball 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:27.4  
  00:09.5 Smith Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bass Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:09.5  
Team Rebound  00:09.5  
Bass Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:09.5
[CON 33-34]
 
Hightower Foul: Personal Take (1 PF)  00:04.9  
  00:01.9 Young Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
White Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:00.9  
End of 2nd Qtr
Connecticut Sun (6-12) New York Liberty (8-12)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Montgomery Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Braxton (1 ST)  09:48  
  09:32 Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:31 Team Rebound 
  09:28 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hightower (1 ST) 
Charles Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Hightower (5 AST)  09:20
[CON 35-34]
 
  09:01 Pierson Layup Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:00  
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  08:42  
Team Rebound  08:41  
Hightower 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Charles (1 AST)  08:32
[CON 38-34]
 
  08:16
[NYL 36-38]
Williams Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Griffin Layup Shot: Missed  08:02  
  08:01 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:51 Pondexter Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Greene Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:50  
Hightower Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  07:41
[CON 40-36]
 
  07:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:28
[NYL 38-40]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (4 AST) 
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Hightower (6 AST)  07:10
[CON 43-38]
 
  06:58
[NYL 40-43]
Braxton Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Griffin 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Hightower (7 AST)  06:41
[CON 46-40]
 
  06:25 Smith Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO) 
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  06:10  
Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:09  
Charles Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  06:07
[CON 48-40]
 
  05:46 Williams Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
  05:39 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:38 Montgomery Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:37 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed Block: Greene (1 BLK) 
  05:36 Team Rebound 
  05:36 Braxton Substitution replaced by Bone 
  05:32 Pierson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
  05:16 Pierson Foul: Defense 3 Second (2 PF) 
Montgomery Free Throw Technical (9 PTS)  05:16
[CON 49-40]
 
Charles Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bone (2 ST)  05:07  
  04:50 Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:48 Bone Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  04:31 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:30  
Greene Substitution replaced by White  04:30  
Charles Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS)  04:16
[CON 51-40]
 
  04:06
[NYL 42-51]
Bone Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (1 AST) 
Griffin 3pt Shot: Missed  03:54  
  03:53 Bone Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  03:38
[NYL 44-51]
Pierson Hook Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Griffin Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Charles (2 AST)  03:20
[CON 53-44]
 
  03:03 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  03:02  
Charles Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (3 AST)  02:51
[CON 55-44]
 
  02:50 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:50 Smith Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
Griffin Substitution replaced by Bass  02:50  
Hightower Substitution replaced by Faris  02:50  
  02:38 Bone Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
White Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:37  
Charles Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Mitchell (1 ST)  02:27  
  02:21
[NYL 46-55]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (2 AST) 
Charles Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  02:02  
  01:50 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  01:48  
Bass Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  01:42  
  01:25 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  01:24  
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Bass (1 AST)  01:06
[CON 58-46]
 
  00:55.9 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  00:54.9  
  00:48.5 Bone Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bass Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:48.5  
Team Rebound  00:48.5  
  00:48.5 Pierson Substitution replaced by Braxton 
Bass Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:48.5
[CON 59-46]
 
Bass Foul: Personal (1 PF)  00:34.2  
  00:23.9 Braxton Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:22.7 Braxton Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:21.5
[NYL 48-59]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
  00:02.1 Bone Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Montgomery Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:02.1  
Team Rebound  00:02.1  
Montgomery Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:02.1
[CON 60-48]
 
End of 3rd Qtr
Connecticut Sun (6-12) New York Liberty (8-12)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
  09:45
[NYL 50-60]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  09:30 Bone Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
  09:30 Laimbeer Technical 
Hightower Free Throw Technical (11 PTS)  09:30
[CON 61-50]
 
Bass Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:30
[CON 62-50]
 
Bass Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:30
[CON 63-50]
 
  09:16
[NYL 52-63]
Braxton Hook Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (5 AST) 
Bass Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:55
[CON 65-52]
 
  08:37
[NYL 54-65]
Montgomery Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Braxton (1 AST) 
  08:16 Braxton Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  08:16
[CON 66-54]
 
  08:16 Bone Substitution replaced by Pierson 
White Substitution replaced by Montgomery  08:16  
Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:16  
  08:15 Montgomery Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:03
[NYL 56-66]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Bass Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Hightower (8 AST)  07:51
[CON 68-56]
 
  07:35
[NYL 58-68]
Braxton Hook Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Faris 3pt Shot: Missed  07:18  
  07:17 Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Bass Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  07:12  
  07:12
[NYL 59-68]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  07:12 Mitchell Substitution replaced by Smith 
  07:12
[NYL 60-68]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Montgomery Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  06:59  
Bass Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  06:50  
  06:50
[NYL 61-68]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Faris Substitution replaced by White  06:50  
  06:50
[NYL 62-68]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Hightower Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Bass (2 AST)  06:38
[CON 70-62]
 
  06:25 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:23  
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  06:07  
Charles Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  06:05  
Charles Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  06:03
[CON 72-62]
 
Bass Foul: Personal (4 PF)  05:58  
  05:58  
  05:58 Braxton Substitution replaced by Bone 
Bass Substitution replaced by Griffin  05:58  
Griffin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:53  
  05:53
[NYL 63-72]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  05:53 Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Team Rebound  05:51  
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  05:33  
Charles Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  05:32  
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  05:30  
  05:29 Bone Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
Griffin Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:14  
  05:14
[NYL 64-72]
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  05:14 Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
White Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:13  
Charles Layup Shot: Missed  04:55  
Charles Rebound (Off:5 Def:7)  04:53  
Charles Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Bone (3 ST)  04:48  
  04:48 Pondexter Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  04:48 Pondexter Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
  04:37 Smith Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Griffin (1 AST)  04:28
[CON 75-64]
 
  04:14 Pierson Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:13 Bone Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  04:12 Bone Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griffin (1 BLK) 
  04:12 Jump Ball Bone vs Griffin 
Team Rebound  04:12  
Montgomery Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  04:01
[CON 77-64]
 
  04:01 Team Timeout : Short 
  04:01 Bone Substitution replaced by Braxton 
Hightower Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  03:49  
  03:49
[NYL 65-77]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  03:49
[NYL 66-77]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  03:30  
Charles Rebound (Off:6 Def:7)  03:28  
Charles Putback Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  03:28
[CON 79-66]
 
  03:21 Smith Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  03:21 Smith Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Charles Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: White (1 AST)  03:04
[CON 81-66]
 
  02:46 Braxton Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:White (2 ST) 
Charles Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS)  02:27
[CON 83-66]
 
  02:19 Braxton Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  02:19 Braxton Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:19  
  02:19 Pierson Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
  02:19 Braxton Substitution replaced by Prahalis 
  02:19 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Bone 
  02:19 Smith Substitution replaced by Young 
  02:19 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Williams 
Montgomery Substitution replaced by Greene  02:19  
Charles Step Back Jump shot: Missed  01:59  
  01:58 Prahalis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:44 Prahalis Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Greene (1 ST) 
Greene Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:39
[CON 85-66]
 
Charles Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  01:29  
  01:29 Bone Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:29 Team Rebound 
  01:29 Bone Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:28  
Hightower 3pt Shot: Missed  01:07  
Charles Rebound (Off:7 Def:7)  01:05  
Griffin Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  00:55.0
[CON 87-66]
 
  00:55.0 Young Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
Charles Substitution replaced by Pedersen  00:55.0  
Hightower Substitution replaced by Castro Marques  00:55.0  
Griffin Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS)  00:55.0
[CON 88-66]
 
  00:37.9 Bone Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Pedersen (1 ST) 
Castro Marques Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Mitchell (2 ST)  00:31.8  
  00:20.5 Mitchell Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
End of 4th Qtr
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10
24
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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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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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