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Posted Aug 06 2013 3:46PM

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) New York reserve guard Alex Montgomery was feeling a little down about her play after scoring just two points in a recent lopsided loss to the Connecticut Sun.

So Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer offered some advice.

``I told her to just shoot the ball and be instinctive out there,'' Laimbeer said.

Montgomery listened and scored a career-high 21 points to help New York rally for a 93-88 win Tuesday against the Washington Mystics.

``When I'm not knocking down my shots, I tend to put my head down and get down on myself,'' said Montgomery, a second-year pro from Georgia Tech. ``When he told me that, I just wanted to do anything I could to help the team. He told me to knock down my shots and be aggressive. That's what I did.''

Montgomery, who scored 13 points in the second quarter, helped the Liberty (9-12) overcome a 14-point deficit early in the fourth quarter. She finished 8 of 15 from the field with five rebounds.

Montgomery's previous career high was 13 points.

``She's still learning what she can do in this league,'' Laimbeer said. ``Maybe this can be a breakthrough performance for Alex.''

Cappie Pondexter, who also scored 21 points, agreed.

``She can be a good scoring threat for us,'' said Pondexter, who had 10 points in the fourth, when New York outscored Washington 31-17. ``It's what we need if we're going to make a playoff push. As long as Alex is aggressive, she's going to make those shots. She definitely came in focused.''

New York trailed 79-65 in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter. Kara Braxton, who scored 16 points on 7-for-7 shooting, gave the Liberty the lead for good, 85-84, on a layup with 2:43 left.

The Liberty moved ahead of Washington into fourth place in the Eastern Conference and snapped a three-game home losing streak.

Crystal Langhorne scored a game-high 24 points and had 11 rebounds for the Mystics (9-13), while Matee Ajavon added 13 points. Washington lost for the fourth straight game, including an 88-78 home loss to the Liberty on July 31.

Mystics coach Mike Thibault, who took over this season after 10 years and eight playoff appearances with the Connecticut Sun, was angered by his team's performance down the stretch.

``I've been coaching for 40-something years and I never saw that many bad plays in a short period of time,'' Thibault said. ``I'm at my limit right now. We went a whole year last year in Connecticut without losing two in a row. I'm not used to this. It's all mind boggling to me.''

Pondexter cut Washington's lead to 46-45 at halftime by driving the length of the court.

The Mystics scored the last eight points of the third quarter for a 71-62 lead, capped by a jumper by former Liberty player Kia Vaughn.

Then New York rallied in the fourth to overcome a 14-point deficit. The Liberty went on a 9-0 run, helped by a 3-pointer from Pondexter, to trail 79-74 with six minutes left. Langhorne, who finished 10 of 14 from the field, interrupted the spurt with a basket.

Montgomery and the Mystics' Ivory Latta traded 3-pointers, and the Liberty's Plenette Pierson, who finished with eight points and 10 assists, added a basket to cut the deficit to 84-79. She fed Braxton for a basket and the 85-84 lead.

Pierson added a left-handed layup to give the Liberty a three-point advantage, and Pondexter helped seal the win by making four free throws in the final minute.

The top four teams in the East advance to the WNBA playoffs. The win gives New York a half-game lead on the Mystics.

``I think we can turn things around,'' Pondexter said. ``Instead of taking our anger out on each other, we made big plays down the stretch. When we have that kind of mentality, we can play with anyone.''


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Mystics
Liberty
     
    • 42.3%

    • 54.7%

    • 33.3%

    • 62.5%

    • 85.2%

    • 75.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
WAS NYL
Total Rebounds 6 11
Offensive Rebounds 14 8
Turnovers 7 10
Fast Break Pts: 6 10
Biggest Lead: 14 7
Points in the Paint: 26 32
WAS NYL
p Langhorne   24 2 players   21
rb Langhorne   11 2 players   6
a Latta   4 Pierson   10
s Langhorne   2 Montgomery   2
b 3 players   1
 
  • 07/31 - NYL 88 @ WAS 78
  • 08/06 - WAS 88 @ NYL 93
  • 08/16 - WAS 66 @ NYL 57
  • 09/15 - NYL 52 @ WAS 70
Washington Mystics (9-13)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Langhorne F-C 32:54 10-14 0-0 4-6 -7 8 3 11 3 4 2 1 0 0 24
M. Currie F 21:26 2-6 0-0 0-0 -4 0 3 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 4
M. Snow C 15:04 3-7 0-0 0-0 -2 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 6
I. Latta G 26:18 2-8 2-7 5-5 -14 0 1 1 4 2 0 1 0 0 11
M. Ajavon G 30:00 4-13 1-3 4-6 -10 0 2 2 1 4 1 0 0 0 13
E. Meesseman   10:16 1-3 0-0 2-2 -4 3 1 4 2 2 1 0 0 1 4
K. Vaughn   24:25 1-7 0-0 4-4 -3 0 4 4 0 2 1 1 0 0 6
N. McKenith   13:42 3-3 1-1 2-2 +9 0 1 1 3 1 1 1 0 0 9
T. Hill   10:00 2-5 1-3 2-2 +5 0 2 2 0 2 0 2 0 1 7
T. Ruffin-Pratt   15:55 2-5 0-1 0-0 +5 2 0 2 1 4 1 1 0 0 4
Q. Hollingsworth DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 30-71 5-15 23-27   14 19 33 17 24 7 7 0 3 88
  42.3% 33.3% 85.2%   team rebs: 6 total to: 9
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 13:15 2-4 0-1 0-0 +4 1 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 4
P. Pierson F-C 35:32 4-11 0-0 0-0 +9 2 4 6 10 2 0 3 1 0 8
K. Braxton C-F 20:44 7-7 0-0 2-2 +9 2 3 5 0 4 0 1 1 0 16
C. Pondexter G 35:34 5-12 1-1 10-12 +9 0 3 3 8 3 0 3 0 0 21
K. Smith G 30:28 5-8 0-1 1-2 +13 0 2 2 4 2 0 1 0 0 11
K. Bone   18:54 3-5 0-0 1-2 -4 2 4 6 1 1 0 0 1 0 7
L. Mitchell   09:54 1-1 1-1 2-2 -8 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 5
A. Montgomery   30:01 8-15 3-4 2-4 -1 0 5 5 0 2 2 2 0 0 21
T. Young   04:28 0-1 0-0 0-0 -4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
C. Jeffery   01:10 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
E. Carson DND - Torn Left ACL
Total   200 35-64 5-8 18-24   8 22 30 25 19 3 10 3 0 93
  54.7% 62.5% 75.0%   team rebs: 11 total to: 12

inactive

  • Mystics: --
  • Liberty: --

technical fouls

  • Mystics: --
  • Liberty: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 16
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
  • Officials: #45 Tom Mauer, #55 Eric Brewton, #53 Jeff Smith
  • Attendance: 8907
  • Duration: 2:02
Washington Mystics (9-13) New York Liberty (9-12)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Braxton vs Snow (Latta gains possession) 
Currie Pullup Jump shot: Missed  09:39  
  09:38 Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:21 Pierson Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:20 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:15 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:14  
Latta Running Jump Shot: Missed  08:57  
  08:56 Braxton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:44
[NYL 2-0]
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pierson (1 AST) 
Latta Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST)  08:38  
  08:20 Pondexter Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Latta Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:18  
Langhorne Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Currie (1 AST)  08:05
[WAS 2-2]
 
  07:43
[NYL 4-2]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (1 AST) 
  07:31 Braxton Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Latta Free Throw Technical (1 PTS)  07:31
[WAS 3-4]
 
Snow Jump Shot: Missed  07:19  
Langhorne Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:18  
  07:11 Braxton Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Langhorne Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:11
[WAS 4-4]
 
Langhorne Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:11
[WAS 5-4]
 
  07:00
[NYL 6-5]
Braxton Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  06:45 Pondexter Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Latta Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS)  06:45
[WAS 6-6]
 
Latta Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:45
[WAS 7-6]
 
  06:32 Jump Ball Pierson vs Latta 
Latta Violation:Jump Ball  06:32  
  06:25
[NYL 8-7]
Pierson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (2 AST) 
Snow Jump Shot: Missed  06:04  
  06:03 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:58
[NYL 10-7]
Braxton Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (3 AST) 
Snow Layup Shot: Missed Block: Braxton (1 BLK)  05:37  
  05:35 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:30
[NYL 12-7]
Smith Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Latta 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Langhorne (1 AST)  05:17
[WAS 10-12]
 
  05:03
[NYL 14-10]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pierson (2 AST) 
Langhorne Driving Jump shot: Missed  04:46  
Snow Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:44  
Latta 3pt Shot: Missed  04:40  
Langhorne Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  04:39  
Ajavon 3pt Shot: Missed  04:25  
  04:23 Team Rebound 
  04:23  
  04:23 Williams Substitution replaced by Bone 
  04:23 Braxton Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
  04:23 Smith Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
  04:04
[NYL 16-10]
Bone Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Currie Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Latta (1 AST)  03:49
[WAS 12-16]
 
  03:33
[NYL 18-12]
Pierson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Ajavon 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Snow (1 AST)  03:12
[WAS 15-18]
 
  02:58
[NYL 20-15]
Bone Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pierson (3 AST) 
Snow Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:48
[WAS 17-20]
 
  02:29 Pierson Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:28 Mitchell Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:22 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
Currie Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:20  
  02:13 Pondexter Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  02:13 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:13 Pierson Substitution replaced by Young 
  02:13 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Williams 
Snow Substitution replaced by Vaughn  02:13  
Langhorne Substitution replaced by Meesseman  02:13  
Currie Jump Shot: Missed  02:09  
Meesseman Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:07  
Meesseman Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bone (1 BLK)  01:58  
  01:56 Bone Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:51 Young Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Currie Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:50  
  01:38 Bone Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Vaughn Jump Shot: Missed  01:26  
  01:25 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Ajavon Foul: Personal (1 PF)  01:23  
Latta Substitution replaced by McKenith  01:23  
  01:08
[NYL 22-17]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (1 AST) 
Currie Jump Shot: Missed  00:59.0  
  00:57.9 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:40.9 Bone Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Vaughn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:39.7  
Ajavon Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Meesseman (1 AST)  00:16.0
[WAS 19-22]
 
  00:01.0 Bone Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Qtr
Washington Mystics (9-13) New York Liberty (9-12)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:43 Montgomery Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Meesseman Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:42  
  09:33 Young Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Vaughn Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:33
[WAS 20-22]
 
Vaughn Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  09:33
[WAS 21-22]
 
  09:17
[NYL 24-21]
Montgomery Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  08:57 Young Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Meesseman Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:57
[WAS 22-24]
 
  08:57 Williams Substitution replaced by Pondexter 
  08:57 Bone Substitution replaced by Smith 
  08:57 Mitchell Substitution replaced by Pierson 
  08:57 Young Substitution replaced by Braxton 
Meesseman Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  08:57
[WAS 23-24]
 
  08:41 Braxton Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Hill 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Meesseman (2 AST)  08:31
[WAS 26-24]
 
Meesseman Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:23  
  08:09 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:08 Team Rebound 
Vaughn Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  07:53  
  07:53
[NYL 25-26]
Pondexter Free Throw Technical (3 PTS) 
  07:45
[NYL 27-26]
Montgomery Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (4 AST) 
Vaughn Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  07:39  
Vaughn Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:39  
  07:27
[NYL 29-26]
Pondexter Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) 
  07:10 Braxton Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Vaughn Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:10
[WAS 27-29]
 
McKenith Substitution replaced by Latta  07:10  
Meesseman Substitution replaced by Langhorne  07:10  
  07:10 Braxton Substitution replaced by Bone 
Vaughn Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:10
[WAS 28-29]
 
  06:58
[NYL 32-28]
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Pierson (4 AST) 
Ruffin-Pratt Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Latta (2 AST)  06:47
[WAS 30-32]
 
  06:39 Pondexter Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:38  
Vaughn Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  06:27  
Ruffin-Pratt Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:26  
Langhorne Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Latta (3 AST)  06:21
[WAS 32-32]
 
Ruffin-Pratt Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:01  
  06:01 Bone Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:01 Team Rebound 
  06:01
[NYL 33-32]
Bone Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Hill Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS)  05:49
[WAS 34-33]
 
  05:32
[NYL 36-34]
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Pierson (5 AST) 
Ruffin-Pratt Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  05:21  
Ruffin-Pratt Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  05:21  
  05:21 Team Timeout : Regular 
Vaughn Substitution replaced by Ajavon  05:21  
Hill Substitution replaced by Currie  05:21  
Ruffin-Pratt Substitution replaced by Snow  05:21  
  05:06
[NYL 38-34]
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Latta 3pt Shot: Missed  04:46  
  04:45 Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:23 Pondexter Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:22 Bone Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:21 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Ajavon Jump Shot: Missed  04:05  
  04:04 Bone Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:59 Montgomery Driving Jump shot: Missed 
  03:58 Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:57 Pierson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Langhorne (1 ST) 
  03:57 Jump Ball Pierson vs Langhorne (Ajavon gains possession) 
  03:47 Pierson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Langhorne Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:47  
Team Rebound  03:47  
Langhorne Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:47
[WAS 35-38]
 
  03:32 Smith Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  03:32 Smith Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  03:24 Montgomery Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ajavon Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:24
[WAS 36-38]
 
Ajavon Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:24
[WAS 37-38]
 
Langhorne Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:12  
  03:03 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Currie Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:02  
Snow Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Langhorne (2 AST)  02:52
[WAS 39-38]
 
  02:35
[NYL 40-39]
Montgomery Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Bone (1 AST) 
Langhorne Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Ajavon (1 AST)  02:19
[WAS 41-40]
 
Langhorne Foul: Personal (2 PF)  02:05  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:05  
  01:50 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Snow Jump Shot: Missed  01:32  
Langhorne Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  01:31  
  01:30 Pierson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Langhorne Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:30  
Team Rebound  01:30  
Langhorne Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:30
[WAS 42-40]
 
Currie Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:21  
  01:21 Montgomery Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:21 Team Rebound 
Langhorne Substitution replaced by Meesseman  01:21  
  01:21
[NYL 41-42]
Montgomery Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Meesseman Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Currie (2 AST)  01:09
[WAS 44-41]
 
Ajavon Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:58.4  
  00:58.4
[NYL 42-44]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Ajavon Substitution replaced by Hill  00:58.4  
  00:58.4
[NYL 43-44]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Snow Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Latta (4 AST)  00:44.5
[WAS 46-43]
 
  00:34.9 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
Snow Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:33.8  
Latta 3pt Shot: Missed  00:10.0  
Meesseman Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:08.6  
Meesseman Jump Shot: Missed  00:05.9  
  00:04.7 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:00.9
[NYL 45-46]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
End of 2nd Qtr
Washington Mystics (9-13) New York Liberty (9-12)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:45 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Snow Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:43  
Latta 3pt Shot: Missed  09:27  
  09:26 Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:13 Pondexter Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:12 Team Rebound 
Latta Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:02  
Currie Foul: Personal (2 PF)  08:56  
  08:48
[NYL 47-46]
Braxton Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (5 AST) 
  08:36 Williams Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ajavon Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:36  
Team Rebound  08:36  
Ajavon Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:36  
Langhorne Rebound (Off:4 Def:0)  08:35  
Langhorne Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  08:34
[WAS 48-47]
 
  08:22
[NYL 49-48]
Williams Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pierson (6 AST) 
  08:04 Braxton Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Snow Substitution replaced by Vaughn  08:04  
Langhorne Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  08:02  
Langhorne Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:02  
  07:49
[NYL 51-48]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pierson (7 AST) 
Ajavon Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:34  
  07:33 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Currie Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  07:13  
  07:13
[NYL 52-48]
Braxton Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  07:13
[NYL 53-48]
Braxton Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Langhorne Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  06:59
[WAS 50-53]
 
  06:53
[NYL 55-50]
Smith Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (6 AST) 
Currie Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:36
[WAS 52-55]
 
  06:18
[NYL 57-52]
Braxton Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Pierson (8 AST) 
Ajavon Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  06:02
[WAS 54-57]
 
  05:47 Pierson Layup Shot: Missed 
Langhorne Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  05:45  
  05:38 Williams Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Latta Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  05:38
[WAS 55-57]
 
  05:38 Williams Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
Latta Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  05:38
[WAS 56-57]
 
  05:19 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
Langhorne Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  05:17  
Vaughn Jump Shot: Missed  05:10  
  05:09 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Currie Substitution replaced by McKenith  05:00  
Latta Substitution replaced by Ruffin-Pratt  05:00  
  05:00 Pondexter Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ajavon (1 ST) 
  05:00 Jump Ball Pondexter vs Ajavon (McKenith gains possession) 
Ajavon Jump Shot: Missed  04:40  
Langhorne Rebound (Off:5 Def:2)  04:38  
McKenith 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Langhorne (3 AST)  04:34
[WAS 59-57]
 
  04:14 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
Ajavon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:13  
Ajavon Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  04:07
[WAS 61-57]
 
  04:06 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:06 Braxton Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
  04:06 Smith Substitution replaced by Bone 
  03:55 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
McKenith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:54  
Ruffin-Pratt Jump Shot: Missed  03:36  
Langhorne Rebound (Off:6 Def:2)  03:34  
Langhorne Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  03:30
[WAS 63-57]
 
  03:02
[NYL 60-63]
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Vaughn Jump Shot: Missed  02:47  
  02:46 Team Rebound 
  02:46 Jump Ball Pierson vs Langhorne (Bone gains possession) 
  02:31
[NYL 62-63]
Bone Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (7 AST) 
  02:16 Pondexter Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ajavon Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  02:16
[WAS 64-62]
 
Langhorne Substitution replaced by Meesseman  02:16  
Ajavon Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  02:16
[WAS 65-62]
 
  02:02 Pierson Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
  02:01 Pierson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  01:59 Pierson Substitution replaced by Young 
  01:59 Pondexter Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Meesseman (1 ST) 
  01:59 Jump Ball Pondexter vs Meesseman 
  01:57 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Jeffery 
Ajavon Pullup Jump shot: Missed  01:43  
  01:42 Team Rebound 
Ruffin-Pratt Foul: Personal (3 PF)  01:34  
Meesseman Substitution replaced by Langhorne  01:34  
  01:28 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
Ajavon Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:27  
Langhorne Layup Shot: Missed  01:14  
  01:13 Team Rebound 
  01:03 Montgomery Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  01:03 Montgomery Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  00:47.5 Mitchell Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
McKenith Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:47.5
[WAS 66-62]
 
  00:47.5 Young Substitution replaced by Pierson 
  00:47.5 Jeffery Substitution replaced by Pondexter 
Ajavon Substitution replaced by Hill  00:47.5  
McKenith Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:47.5
[WAS 67-62]
 
  00:34.0 Pierson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Langhorne (2 ST) 
Langhorne Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: McKenith (1 AST)  00:27.8
[WAS 69-62]
 
  00:11.9 Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:10.5  
Hill Driving Jump shot: Missed Block: Pierson (1 BLK)  00:04.7  
Team Rebound  00:03.6  
Vaughn Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: McKenith (2 AST)  00:00.1
[WAS 71-62]
 
End of 3rd Qtr
Washington Mystics (9-13) New York Liberty (9-12)
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  09:45 Braxton Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  09:45
[WAS 72-62]
 
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  09:45
[WAS 73-62]
 
Vaughn Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  09:31  
  09:31
[NYL 63-73]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  09:31 Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Vaughn Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:30  
Ruffin-Pratt Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:13
[WAS 75-63]
 
  08:56
[NYL 65-75]
Montgomery Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Pierson (9 AST) 
Langhorne Layup Shot: Missed  08:45  
Langhorne Rebound (Off:7 Def:2)  08:44  
Langhorne Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS)  08:42
[WAS 77-65]
 
  08:21 Pierson Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:McKenith (1 ST) 
Langhorne Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: McKenith (3 AST)  08:15
[WAS 79-65]
 
  08:14 Team Timeout : Regular 
Hill Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:06  
  07:58
[NYL 67-79]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (8 AST) 
Vaughn Jump Shot: Missed  07:48  
  07:47 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:42
[NYL 69-79]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Hill Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Montgomery (1 ST)  07:17  
  07:15 Montgomery Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Ruffin-Pratt (1 ST) 
  07:14 Smith Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Hill Substitution replaced by Ajavon  07:14  
Ajavon Jump Shot: Missed  07:03  
  07:02 Braxton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Ajavon Foul: Personal (3 PF)  06:53  
  06:43
[NYL 72-79]
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Ruffin-Pratt Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA)  06:43  
  06:43 Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  06:42 Braxton Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:27 Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed 
Langhorne Rebound (Off:7 Def:3)  06:25  
McKenith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Montgomery (2 ST)  06:20  
McKenith Substitution replaced by Latta  06:20  
  06:20 Jump Ball Montgomery vs Ruffin-Pratt (Pondexter gains possession) 
  06:10
[NYL 74-79]
Montgomery Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
Langhorne Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS)  05:53
[WAS 81-74]
 
  05:35 Braxton Substitution replaced by Bone 
  05:35 Jump Ball Pierson vs Vaughn (Pondexter gains possession) 
  05:25
[NYL 77-81]
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Smith (4 AST) 
Vaughn Layup Shot: Missed  05:02  
Ruffin-Pratt Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  05:01  
Latta 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Ruffin-Pratt (1 AST)  04:57
[WAS 84-77]
 
  04:45
[NYL 79-84]
Pierson Jump Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Ruffin-Pratt Jump Shot: Missed  04:29  
  04:28 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Ajavon Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  04:15  
  04:15
[NYL 80-84]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Ruffin-Pratt Substitution replaced by Currie  04:15  
  04:15
[NYL 81-84]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Ajavon Driving Jump shot: Missed  03:59  
  03:58 Bone Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:50 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:49 Bone Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:46 Pierson Layup Shot: Missed 
Vaughn Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:44  
Currie Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:28  
  03:27 Bone Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Latta Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  03:23  
Team Timeout : Regular  03:23  
  03:23 Bone Substitution replaced by Braxton 
  03:23
[NYL 82-84]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  03:23
[NYL 83-84]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  03:10  
Currie Substitution replaced by Meesseman  03:10  
  03:10 Jump Ball Pondexter vs Langhorne (Latta gains possession) 
Langhorne Jump Shot: Missed  02:59  
Team Rebound  02:57  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  02:57  
  02:42
[NYL 85-84]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Pierson (10 AST) 
Ajavon 3pt Shot: Missed  02:24  
  02:23 Pierson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  02:17 Pondexter Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  02:15 Braxton Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:04 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
Vaughn Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:03  
Ajavon Pullup Jump shot: Missed  01:47  
  01:46 Braxton Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  01:34
[NYL 87-84]
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:34  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  01:09  
  00:58.9 Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Vaughn (1 ST) 
Latta 3pt Shot: Missed  00:51.9  
  00:50.9 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Meesseman Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:49.3  
  00:49.3 Montgomery Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:49.3 Team Rebound 
Latta Substitution replaced by McKenith  00:49.3  
Ajavon Substitution replaced by Hill  00:49.3  
  00:49.3
[NYL 88-84]
Montgomery Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Hill 3pt Shot: Missed  00:38.0  
  00:36.9 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Langhorne Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:31.3  
  00:31.3 Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:31.3 Team Rebound 
  00:31.3
[NYL 89-84]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:31.3  
Vaughn Substitution replaced by Ruffin-Pratt  00:31.3  
Hill Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO)  00:28.0  
McKenith Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:27.1  
  00:27.1
[NYL 90-84]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  00:27.1
[NYL 91-84]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
McKenith Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  00:22.0
[WAS 86-91]
 
  00:22.0 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:22.0 Braxton Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
Hill Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:20.9  
  00:20.9
[NYL 92-86]
Mitchell Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  00:20.9
[NYL 93-86]
Mitchell Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Ruffin-Pratt 3pt Shot: Missed  00:15.9  
Langhorne Rebound (Off:8 Def:3)  00:13.9  
Hill 3pt Shot: Missed  00:09.9  
Meesseman Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  00:08.8  
McKenith Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  00:04.6
[WAS 88-93]
 
End of 4th Qtr
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FT% .790 .
Points 82.9 NaN
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3-Point % .365 .
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FT% .741 .
Points 76.9 NaN
Rebounds 35.6 NaN
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3-Point % .275 .
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