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Posted Aug 10 2013 5:33PM

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Los Angeles Sparks coach Carol Ross said she used the game against the New York Liberty to gauge the talent and toughness of her team.

The Sparks proved themselves by routing the New York Liberty 85-67 Saturday for their fourth straight win.

``We now have a lot of quality players we can lean on,'' Ross said. ``When you get balanced scoring, it brings a lot of confidence and that's what we have on our team now. We're a tough team, and I don't use the word tough loosely.''

Reserve forward Jantel Lavender paced the balanced scoring with 18 points for the Sparks, who opened their five-game road swing with a loss to Tulsa on Aug. 2, then finished with the four straight wins.

Lavender, who made 9-of-13 shots, helped put the game away with three corner jumpers in the fourth quarter. She added eight rebounds, in her second straight game scoring 18 points.

``I'm so proud of Jantel Lavender,'' said Ross of the former Ohio State star. ``She's really stepped it up big. But I can't say enough about this team effort. I'm real proud of the way they stayed focused.''

Cappie Pondexter led the Liberty (9-13) with 22 points and Plenette Pierson added 12, the only New York players in double figures.

Kristi Toliver scored 10 of her 16 points in the first quarter for the Sparks (16-7).

``The coaches told me to be aggressive today, so that's what I did,'' said Toliver, who made 7-of-12 from the floor. ``Lately, we've been deadly outside and been able to make plays. It's definitely a good feeling, because we struggled for a bit, but we've continued to grow and progress as a team.''

Lindsey Harding added 12 points for Los Angeles, which shot 52 percent from the field.

Candace Parker had 12 points, seven rebounds and five blocks in her second game back after missing three games with a wrist injury.

``We're hitting our stride, but we certainly haven't peaked yet,'' Parker said. ``It's definitely a good sign when we get production from everyone. Our bench has been playing well. This road trip was tough with all the adversity we had to go through, but we fought back and won four straight.''

Pondexter said the Sparks have several offensive options.

``They're a good team with a lot of depth and a high skill set,'' she said. ``They have a lot of players who can score, a lot of people who can get it done. We're just too inconsistent right now. You never know what team you're going to get.''

The Sparks sent an early offensive message, with Toliver making a 3-pointer to finish the first quarter for a 23-13 lead.

``It was nice to finish the quarter well,'' Toliver said. ``That's the way we wanted to play coming out. Set the tone and get the lead.''

The Liberty scored the first four points of the second quarter on inside moves from Kara Braxton and rookie Kelsey Bone, slicing the lead to 23-17.

But the Sparks later outscored the Liberty 8-2 over a 1:25 span to take a 33-21 lead with six minutes left in the first half. Harding hit three long-range jumpers during that span.

The Sparks maintained a comfortable lead for the rest of the first half, taking a 39-30 lead into intermission on a jumper by Toliver.

The Liberty shot just 29 percent (11-for-37) from the floor in the first half, compared to nearly 50 percent (17-of-35) for the Sparks.

Pondexter drained a 3-pointer with 5:39 left in the third period to bring New York within 47-42, but Lavender responded with a corner jumper to stretch the lead.

Parker connected on four straight free throws and Lavender had two consecutive layups, capping a 10-0 run and giving Los Angeles a 59-44 lead.

Parker made two more free throws to push the lead to 67-51 after three periods. She made all six of her free throws in the quarter.


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Sparks
Liberty
     
    • 52.2%

    • 34.3%

    • 36.4%

    • 42.9%

    • 91.7%

    • 75.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
LAS NYL
Total Rebounds 0 9
Offensive Rebounds 8 9
Turnovers 15 12
Fast Break Pts: 10 4
Biggest Lead: 20 1
Points in the Paint: 34 28
LAS NYL
p Lavender   18 Pondexter   22
rb Lavender   8 Braxton   9
a Harding   4 2 players   3
s Parker   3 3 players   2
b Parker   4 2 players   1
 
  • 07/04 - NYL 89 @ LAS 97
  • 08/10 - LAS 85 @ NYL 67
Los Angeles Sparks (16-7)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Beard G-F 19:39 3-6 1-1 0-0 +7 0 2 2 2 3 1 0 0 0 7
N. Ogwumike F 08:06 1-1 0-0 3-4 +3 1 3 4 2 4 0 0 0 0 5
C. Parker F-C 24:46 2-11 0-0 8-8 +19 3 4 7 3 1 3 3 4 0 12
L. Harding G 30:28 6-8 0-0 0-0 +14 1 4 5 4 2 0 3 0 0 12
K. Toliver G 24:46 7-12 2-4 0-0 +19 1 5 6 1 2 2 1 0 0 16
J. Lavender   26:47 9-13 0-0 0-0 +16 1 7 8 0 2 0 5 0 2 18
J. O'Hea   17:28 2-5 0-2 0-0 +8 0 2 2 3 4 0 0 1 0 4
M. Coleman   22:35 2-4 1-3 0-0 +8 0 5 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 5
E. Hoffman   15:29 1-4 0-1 0-0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0 2 0 0 2
A. Mathies   05:04 1-1 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
F. Abdi   04:52 1-2 0-0 0-0 -2 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
Total   200 35-67 4-11 11-12   8 34 42 18 22 6 15 5 2 85
  52.2% 36.4% 91.7%   team rebs: 0 total to: 15
New York Liberty (9-13)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Williams G 13:12 1-4 0-0 0-0 -3 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
P. Pierson F-C 28:59 4-13 0-0 4-5 -10 1 5 6 3 0 1 2 0 1 12
K. Braxton C-F 27:19 1-10 0-0 2-4 -17 3 6 9 3 0 2 2 1 1 4
C. Pondexter G 30:25 7-15 2-2 6-7 -18 2 3 5 2 2 1 4 0 2 22
K. Smith G 23:20 3-6 1-1 0-0 -6 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 7
A. Montgomery   24:47 1-4 0-1 4-4 -10 0 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 6
K. Bone   17:21 4-7 0-0 0-0 -9 1 3 4 2 5 0 2 1 0 8
L. Mitchell   17:12 0-3 0-2 0-0 -6 0 1 1 2 0 2 1 0 1 0
T. Young   12:48 2-3 0-0 0-2 -1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
C. Jeffery   04:37 0-2 0-1 2-2 -10 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
E. Carson DND - Torn Left ACL
Total   200 23-67 3-7 18-24   9 23 32 13 10 11 12 2 5 67
  34.3% 42.9% 75.0%   team rebs: 9 total to: 13

inactive

  • Sparks: --
  • Liberty: --

technical fouls

  • Sparks: --
  • Liberty: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
  • Officials: #8 Daryl Humphrey, #35 Billy Smith, #24 Tony Dawkins
  • Attendance: 7569
  • Duration: 1:49
Los Angeles Sparks (16-7) New York Liberty (9-13)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Braxton vs Parker (Harding gains possession) 
Beard Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ogwumike (1 AST)  09:38
[LAS 2-0]
 
  09:21
[NYL 2-2]
Pierson Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (1 AST) 
Parker Hook Shot: Missed  09:12  
  09:11 Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:00 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:58 Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:56 Pierson Layup Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:55  
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  08:43  
  08:42 Braxton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Ogwumike Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:29  
  08:29 Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:29 Team Rebound 
  08:29
[NYL 3-2]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harding (1 AST)  08:11
[LAS 5-3]
 
  07:49 Williams Layup Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:48  
Harding Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:39  
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:38  
Ogwumike Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:38
[LAS 7-3]
 
Parker Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:20  
  07:20
[NYL 4-7]
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  07:20
[NYL 5-7]
Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Toliver Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  07:09
[LAS 9-5]
 
  07:03 Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed  06:49  
Toliver Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:48  
Toliver Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  06:46
[LAS 11-5]
 
  06:37 Braxton Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:36 Braxton Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:35 Braxton Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:34 Team Rebound 
  06:34 Williams Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
Toliver Violation:Kicked Ball  06:27  
  06:20 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:19 Braxton Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Ogwumike Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  06:18  
  06:18
[NYL 6-11]
Braxton Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Lavender  06:18  
  06:18 Braxton Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Lavender Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:17  
Beard Jump Shot: Missed  05:54  
  05:53 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:41 Braxton Hook Shot: Missed 
Beard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:40  
Parker Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:24
[LAS 13-6]
 
  05:10 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Lavender Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:09  
Lavender Running Hook Shot: Missed  04:49  
  04:47 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:35
[NYL 9-13]
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Lavender Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  04:28  
Lavender Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:28  
  04:28  
  04:28 Braxton Substitution replaced by Bone 
  04:28 Smith Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
Beard Substitution replaced by O'Hea  04:28  
Harding Substitution replaced by Coleman  04:28  
  04:16 Pierson Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Lavender Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:15  
Lavender Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Coleman (1 AST)  03:54
[LAS 15-9]
 
  03:42 Pierson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Toliver (1 ST) 
Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed  03:24  
  03:23 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:17
[NYL 11-15]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  02:56  
Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:55  
Lavender Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Mitchell (1 ST)  02:52  
  02:50 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:39 Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:37  
Lavender Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Pierson (1 ST)  02:27  
  02:21 Pierson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Toliver (2 ST) 
Coleman 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST)  02:13
[LAS 18-11]
 
  02:01 Bone Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  02:01 Bone Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  02:01 Bone Substitution replaced by Braxton 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  01:46  
  01:45 Braxton Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Toliver Violation:Kicked Ball  01:38  
  01:26
[NYL 13-18]
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Coleman Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  01:08
[LAS 20-13]
 
  00:51.0 Pondexter Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Toliver Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:49.9  
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  00:35.9  
  00:34.8 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:24.9 Braxton Jump Shot: Missed Block: Parker (1 BLK) 
Coleman Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:22.6  
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:02.0
[LAS 23-13]
 
  00:00.5 Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Qtr
Los Angeles Sparks (16-7) New York Liberty (9-13)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:38
[NYL 15-23]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (1 AST) 
Lavender Driving Jump shot: Missed Block: Bone (1 BLK)  09:23  
Harding Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:21  
  09:15 Bone Violation:Kicked Ball 
Hoffman 3pt Shot: Missed  09:05  
  09:04 Mitchell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:54
[NYL 17-23]
Bone Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Coleman 3pt Shot: Missed  08:44  
  08:43 Braxton Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  08:23 Smith Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:22  
Harding Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:14
[LAS 25-17]
 
  07:58
[NYL 19-25]
Bone Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Braxton (1 AST) 
Lavender Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harding (2 AST)  07:37
[LAS 27-19]
 
  07:25 Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed 
O'Hea Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:23  
Harding Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:12
[LAS 29-19]
 
Hoffman Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:03  
  07:03 Mitchell Substitution replaced by Young 
  07:03 Braxton Substitution replaced by Pondexter 
O'Hea Foul: Personal Block (1 PF)  07:00  
O'Hea Substitution replaced by Beard  07:00  
  06:54 Pondexter Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Hoffman Jump Shot: Missed  06:43  
  06:42 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:33
[NYL 21-29]
Young Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (2 AST) 
Hoffman Substitution replaced by Ogwumike  06:21  
Harding Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:09
[LAS 31-21]
 
  06:02 Smith Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:00  
Lavender Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Beard (1 AST)  05:55
[LAS 33-21]
 
  05:46 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:46 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Pierson 
  05:37
[NYL 23-33]
Young Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pierson (1 AST) 
Lavender Turnover : Traveling (4 TO)  05:22  
  05:09 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:08 Bone Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:06 Bone Layup Shot: Missed 
Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  05:05  
Lavender Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Young (1 ST)  04:58  
  04:46
[NYL 25-33]
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bone (1 AST) 
Ogwumike Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  04:46  
  04:46 Bone Substitution replaced by Braxton 
Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Parker  04:46  
Coleman Substitution replaced by Toliver  04:46  
  04:46
[NYL 26-33]
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
  04:29 Young Violation:Kicked Ball 
  04:20 Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:20
[LAS 34-26]
 
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:20
[LAS 35-26]
 
Toliver Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:11  
  04:00 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed Block: Parker (2 BLK) 
  03:59 Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:58 Braxton Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:57 Pondexter Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:56 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Braxton (1 ST)  03:36  
  03:30 Pierson Driving Jump shot: Missed 
Harding Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:29  
Beard Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:22
[LAS 37-26]
 
  03:00 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:58  
Toliver Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:54  
Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:53  
Parker Tip Shot: Missed  02:53  
Parker Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:51  
Parker Layup Shot: Missed  02:50  
  02:49 Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:42 Smith Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
Lavender Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:33  
  02:33
[NYL 27-37]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  02:33 Young Substitution replaced by Williams 
  02:33
[NYL 28-37]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Harding Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Pondexter (1 ST)  02:21  
  02:06 Pierson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Parker (3 BLK) 
Parker Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  02:04  
Parker Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  01:50  
Lavender Substitution replaced by Hoffman  01:50  
  01:39 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Toliver Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:38  
Team Timeout : Regular  01:31  
Harding Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Braxton (2 ST)  01:19  
  01:09 Braxton Layup Shot: Missed 
Toliver Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:08  
Parker Running Hook Shot: Missed  01:01  
  00:59.8 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:49.2
[NYL 30-37]
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Braxton (2 AST) 
Toliver Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:27.1
[LAS 39-30]
 
  00:03.9 Braxton Jump Shot: Missed 
Harding Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:01.7  
End of 2nd Qtr
Los Angeles Sparks (16-7) New York Liberty (9-13)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:45
[NYL 32-39]
Williams Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pierson (2 AST) 
  09:25 Williams Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:25
[LAS 40-32]
 
Ogwumike Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:25
[LAS 41-32]
 
  09:07 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:05 Team Rebound 
  09:00 Braxton Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Toliver Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:59  
Toliver Jump Shot: Missed  08:45  
  08:44 Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:27 Braxton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Parker (1 ST) 
Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST)  08:24  
  08:04 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:03 Braxton Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
Beard Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:02  
  08:02 Braxton Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:02 Team Rebound 
  08:02
[NYL 33-41]
Braxton Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  07:55 Pondexter Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:55
[LAS 42-33]
 
Ogwumike Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:55  
  07:54 Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Harding Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:39  
  07:39 Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:39 Team Rebound 
  07:39
[NYL 34-42]
Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Beard 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Ogwumike (2 AST)  07:25
[LAS 45-34]
 
  07:11
[NYL 36-45]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Ogwumike Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA)  07:11  
Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Lavender  07:11  
  07:11
[NYL 37-45]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS) 
Beard Running Jump Shot: Missed  06:57  
  06:56 Team Rebound 
  06:44 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  06:43  
  06:42 Pondexter Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Toliver Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  06:31  
Toliver Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  06:31  
  06:31 Williams Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
  06:20
[NYL 39-45]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Braxton (3 AST) 
Toliver Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  06:04
[LAS 47-39]
 
  05:49
[NYL 42-47]
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Toliver Jump Shot: Missed  05:32  
  05:31 Braxton Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
Beard Foul: Personal (2 PF)  05:14  
  05:07 Pondexter Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Parker (2 ST) 
Beard Jump Shot: Missed  04:59  
Parker Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  04:57  
Lavender Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST)  04:51
[LAS 49-42]
 
Beard Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  04:36  
  04:36  
  04:36 Pierson Substitution replaced by Bone 
  04:36 Smith Substitution replaced by Jeffery 
  04:36
[NYL 43-49]
Montgomery Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  04:36
[NYL 44-49]
Montgomery Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Lavender Jump Shot: Missed  04:18  
  04:17 Jeffery Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:02 Braxton Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Beard (1 ST) 
  03:51 Bone Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  03:51
[LAS 50-44]
 
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:51
[LAS 51-44]
 
  03:40 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed Block: Parker (4 BLK) 
Beard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:38  
Harding Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Beard (2 AST)  03:33
[LAS 53-44]
 
  03:21 Bone Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Harding Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:20  
  03:15 Bone Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:15
[LAS 54-44]
 
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  03:15
[LAS 55-44]
 
  03:00 Jeffery 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harding Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:58  
Lavender Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Toliver (1 AST)  02:54
[LAS 57-44]
 
  02:53 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:53 Braxton Substitution replaced by Pierson 
  02:53 Jeffery Substitution replaced by Smith 
Beard Substitution replaced by Coleman  02:53  
  02:40 Montgomery Layup Shot: Missed 
Toliver Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  02:39  
Lavender Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Parker (3 AST)  02:29
[LAS 59-44]
 
Harding Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:17  
  02:17
[NYL 45-59]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  02:17
[NYL 46-59]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Harding Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  01:54
[LAS 61-46]
 
  01:45 Montgomery Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Parker Running Jump Shot: Missed  01:28  
  01:27 Bone Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:19
[NYL 48-61]
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Parker Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:56.2
[LAS 63-48]
 
  00:45.8
[NYL 51-63]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Toliver Step Back Jump shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Harding (3 AST)  00:29.1
[LAS 65-51]
 
  00:19.9 Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Parker (3 ST) 
  00:18.4 Smith Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:18.4
[LAS 66-51]
 
  00:18.4 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:18.4
[LAS 67-51]
 
  00:07.8 Pierson Layup Shot: Missed 
Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  00:05.9  
Harding Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Mitchell (2 ST)  00:01.2  
End of 3rd Qtr
Los Angeles Sparks (16-7) New York Liberty (9-13)
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Lavender Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: O'Hea (1 AST)  09:38
[LAS 69-51]
 
  09:29 Team Timeout : Short 
  09:29 Young Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
  09:16
[NYL 53-69]
Pierson Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (1 AST) 
Harding Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  08:57
[LAS 71-53]
 
  08:37
[NYL 55-71]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Pierson (3 AST) 
Lavender Hook Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Hoffman (1 AST)  08:20
[LAS 73-55]
 
  08:07 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  08:05  
Lavender Jump Shot: Missed Block: Braxton (1 BLK)  07:48  
  07:47 Team Rebound 
  07:47 Smith Substitution replaced by Young 
  07:33
[NYL 57-73]
Pondexter Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (2 AST) 
Lavender Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: O'Hea (2 AST)  07:12
[LAS 75-57]
 
  07:02 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Coleman Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:00  
Coleman 3pt Shot: Missed  06:53  
  06:52 Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  06:40 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:39 Young Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Coleman Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:38  
  06:38 Young Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:38 Team Rebound 
  06:38 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Williams 
  06:38 Young Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Coleman Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:37  
Harding Jump Shot: Missed  06:17  
  06:15 Braxton Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  06:08 Braxton Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:07 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:01 Mitchell Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
O'Hea Jump Shot: Missed  05:40  
  05:39 Braxton Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  05:28 Young Jump Shot: Missed 
Coleman Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:27  
Hoffman Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harding (4 AST)  05:17
[LAS 77-57]
 
Hoffman Foul: Personal (2 PF)  05:04  
Team Timeout : Regular  05:04  
  05:04 Pierson Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
  05:04 Braxton Substitution replaced by Bone 
Harding Substitution replaced by Mathies  05:04  
O'Hea Foul: Personal (2 PF)  04:58  
O'Hea Foul: Personal (3 PF)  04:52  
Lavender Substitution replaced by Abdi  04:52  
  04:38 Bone Hook Shot: Missed 
O'Hea Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:37  
O'Hea 3pt Shot: Missed  04:21  
Abdi Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:20  
Abdi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Montgomery (1 ST)  04:00  
  03:45
[NYL 59-77]
Bone Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Hoffman Jump Shot: Missed  03:19  
  03:18 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Hoffman Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  03:12  
  03:12
[NYL 60-77]
Montgomery Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  03:12
[NYL 61-77]
Montgomery Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
O'Hea 3pt Shot: Missed  03:01  
  02:59 Bone Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:54 Bone Foul: Offensive (4 PF) 
  02:54 Bone Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  02:54  
  02:54 Williams Substitution replaced by Jeffery 
Abdi Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: O'Hea (3 AST)  02:42
[LAS 79-61]
 
  02:27
[NYL 63-79]
Montgomery Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bone (2 AST) 
Mathies Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:05
[LAS 81-63]
 
  01:51
[NYL 65-81]
Bone Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
O'Hea Driving Bank shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:36
[LAS 83-65]
 
O'Hea Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  01:14  
  01:14
[NYL 66-83]
Jeffery Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:14
[NYL 67-83]
Jeffery Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Hoffman Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jeffery (1 ST)  01:03  
  00:56.9 Montgomery Layup Shot: Missed 
Hoffman Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:55.8  
Hoffman Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Jeffery (2 ST)  00:48.9  
  00:39.8 Jeffery Jump Shot: Missed 
Coleman Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:38.6  
  00:37.2 Bone Foul: Personal (5 PF) 
Abdi Step Back Jump shot: Missed  00:23.8  
  00:22.3 Bone Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:05.9 Mitchell Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: O'Hea (1 BLK) 
Abdi Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:03.9  
O'Hea Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Abdi (1 AST)  00:00.7
[LAS 85-67]
 
End of 4th Qtr
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standings
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l
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2nd West
24
10
7-3
15-2
9-8
NYL
5th East
11
23
1-9
6-11
5-12
 
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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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