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Preview | Recap

Ajavon, Langhorne lead Mystics past Liberty


By VIN A. CHERWOO
Posted Aug 16 2013 10:56PM

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) After a sloppy third quarter for both teams, the Washington Mystics pulled away from the New York Liberty and got a big win.

Matee Ajavon scored 16 points, Crystal Langhorne had 14 and the Mystics beat the Liberty 66-57 on Friday night. Washington, which had lost the teams' first two meetings, increased its lead over fifth-place New York to 1 1/2 games in the Eastern Conference.

``Every game is so important right now,'' Langhorne said. ``I felt like last time we weren't happy how we played against them, letting a big lead go. When we got a lead today we just wanted to keep pushing it at them.''

Rookie Tierra Ruffin-Pratt had 10 of her 12 points in the fourth quarter and Ivory Latta added 11 points as the Mystics (12-13) won their third straight, matching their season-best streak from June 7-16.

``If we continue to play like this we'll definitely be a tough team to beat,'' Latta said. ``We did the important things down in the end to get the job done. We played great defense on Cappie (Pondexter), we tried to control everybody else. We just need to continue to play like this from now.''

Katie Smith scored 14 points and Pondexter had 10 for New York (10-14). The Liberty, who had won the teams' first two meetings, have alternated wins and losses their last eight games overall after a stretch in which they lost eight of 10.

``We just had a lot of breakdowns, defensive-wise,'' Pondexter said. ``They made plays and they made shots. When a team is rolling like that, it's kind of hard to stop them.''

Pondexter, slowed by a foot injury that has limited her game, shot 4 for 13 from the field with five turnovers. Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer wasn't sure before the game whether the All-Star guard was going to play. She did and played nearly 33 minutes.

``Just a nagging injury,'' she said. ``Takes away a lot of part of my game, just being explosive, getting to the rim, jumping. ... It's something I'm aggravated with but still gotta play through it no matter what.''

The Mystics opened the fourth quarter with a 7-0 run to stretch their lead to 52-44 on Ruffin-Pratt's jumper with 8:20 remaining. Pondexter's two free throws 21 seconds later pulled the Liberty within six.

However, Ruffin-Pratt hit another long jumper with 6:47 left, Langhorne also made a jumper, and Ruffin-Pratt another to push the lead to 58-46 with 4 1/2 minutes to go. New York got no closer than eight the rest of the way.

``She played great,'' Langhorne said of Ruffin-Pratt. ``She hit open shots for us and that's what we needed her to do tonight.''

Both teams struggled for the bulk of the third quarter. Kamiko Williams opened the period with a layup to stretch the Liberty's lead to 36-33, and New York went nearly 7 minutes without scoring while shooting 0 for 8 from the field and 0 for 2 from the line to go along with five turnovers.

``It was ugly to watch I'm sure,'' Langhorne said. ``Neither of us could score, but we kept telling ourselves when we go on our run we'll be OK.''

Monique Currie tied the score with a 3 with 7:53 to go, and neither team scored until Latta's 3 nearly 4 minutes later put the Mystics ahead. Before the tiebreaker, Washington was 1 for 6 from the field and 0 for 2 from the line with six turnovers in the period.

DeLisha Milton-Jones, making her Liberty debut, hit a jumper to end New York's scoring drought with 2:54 remaining. The teams traded baskets the rest of the period as Washington took a 45-44 lead to the fourth quarter.

Trailing by eight after one, the Liberty held the Mystics scoreless for the first 5:25 of the second while using a 14-0 run to take a 26-20 lead. Smith scored six points during the run, which was capped by Pondexter's jumper with 5:13 remaining.

Latta's jumper ended Washington's drought and started the Mystics' 7-0 run that put them ahead on her 3-pointer with about 3 1/2 minutes left in the first half.

New York regained the lead 22 seconds later on Plenette Pierson's reverse layup and stretched the advantage to 32-27 on Pondexter's layup with 1:52 remaining in the period. Washington scored six of the final eight points of the second quarter to pull to 34-33 at the break on Langhorne's jumper with 24.5 seconds to go.


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Mystics
Liberty
     
    • 39.4%

    • 40.0%

    • 31.6%

    • 33.3%

    • 66.7%

    • 58.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
WAS NYL
Total Rebounds 9 10
Offensive Rebounds 10 10
Turnovers 10 15
Fast Break Pts: 4 0
Biggest Lead: 12 6
Points in the Paint: 18 26
WAS NYL
p Ajavon   16 Smith   14
rb Currie   7 Braxton   9
a 2 players   7 Montgomery   5
s 2 players   2 Williams   2
b 3 players   1 Pierson   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 (12-14)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Langhorne F-C 31:04 6-16 0-1 2-2 +10 2 4 6 0 2 2 2 0 1 14
M. Currie F 20:58 1-7 1-3 0-0 +5 1 6 7 2 3 0 1 0 0 3
M. Snow C 10:07 0-2 0-0 0-0 -13 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
I. Latta G 33:55 4-12 3-8 0-0 +15 0 2 2 7 0 0 3 0 0 11
M. Ajavon G 36:12 6-12 2-5 2-4 +19 4 1 5 7 3 0 1 0 0 16
K. Vaughn   28:03 4-7 0-0 0-0 +22 2 2 4 1 4 2 1 1 0 8
T. Ruffin-Pratt   19:02 6-9 0-1 0-0 +4 0 3 3 0 2 0 2 0 0 12
N. McKenith   06:05 0-2 0-1 0-0 -6 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
E. Meesseman   10:46 1-3 0-0 0-0 -1 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
T. Hill   03:48 0-1 0-0 0-0 -10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Q. Hollingsworth DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 28-71 6-19 4-6   10 21 31 18 16 5 10 3 1 66
  39.4% 31.6% 66.7%   team rebs: 9 total to: 11
New York Liberty (10-15)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Williams G 10:05 3-5 0-1 0-0 -2 0 2 2 0 0 2 1 0 1 6
P. Pierson F-C 32:33 3-5 0-0 2-4 -17 2 3 5 1 2 0 1 1 1 8
K. Braxton C-F 28:25 3-8 0-0 1-2 0 3 6 9 1 1 0 1 0 0 7
C. Pondexter G 32:55 4-13 0-2 2-2 -19 0 2 2 4 1 0 5 0 0 10
K. Smith G 31:38 6-10 2-2 0-0 +1 0 4 4 3 2 0 2 0 0 14
A. Montgomery   25:06 2-8 0-0 0-0 -12 2 5 7 5 1 0 2 0 0 4
K. Bone   08:24 1-3 0-0 0-2 -8 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
D. Milton-Jones   16:04 1-6 0-1 2-2 +1 1 1 2 0 3 1 2 0 1 4
L. Mitchell   14:50 1-2 0-0 0-0 +11 0 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
E. Carson DND - Torn Left ACL
T. Young DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 24-60 2-6 7-12   10 26 36 15 11 3 15 1 3 57
  40.0% 33.3% 58.3%   team rebs: 10 total to: 18

inactive

  • Mystics: --
  • Liberty: --

technical fouls

  • Mystics: --
  • Liberty: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 7
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
  • Officials: #45 Tom Mauer, #53 Jeff Smith, #31 Amy Bonner
  • Attendance: 6157
  • Duration: 1:45
Washington Mystics (13-13) New York Liberty (10-15)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Braxton vs Snow (Snow gains possession) 
Latta 3pt Shot: Missed  09:37  
Ajavon Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:35  
Currie Pullup Jump shot: Missed  09:16  
  09:15 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:58
[NYL 2-0]
Williams Running Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ajavon Jump Shot: Missed  08:38  
  08:37 Braxton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:20 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Langhorne Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:19  
Langhorne Jump Shot: Missed  08:10  
  08:09 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:58
[NYL 4-0]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ajavon Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:43
[WAS 2-4]
 
  07:32 Pondexter Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  07:31 Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:15 Williams Jump Shot: Missed Block: Snow (1 BLK) 
Currie Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:14  
Langhorne Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:03
[WAS 4-4]
 
  06:43
[NYL 6-4]
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Ajavon 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Currie (1 AST)  06:16
[WAS 7-6]
 
  05:53
[NYL 8-7]
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (1 AST) 
Snow Substitution replaced by Vaughn  05:34  
  05:34 Williams Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
Currie 3pt Shot: Missed  05:26  
  05:25 Team Rebound 
  05:07 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
Vaughn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:06  
Latta 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ajavon (1 AST)  04:57
[WAS 10-8]
 
  04:34
[NYL 10-10]
Pierson Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:30  
  04:30 Braxton Substitution replaced by Bone 
Currie Jump Shot: Missed  04:23  
  04:22 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:07 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
Vaughn Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:06  
Langhorne Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Latta (1 AST)  03:53
[WAS 12-10]
 
  03:39 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Vaughn (1 ST) 
Latta 3pt Shot: Missed  03:30  
  03:29 Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Ajavon Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:26  
Currie Substitution replaced by Ruffin-Pratt  03:26  
  03:26 Smith Substitution replaced by Milton-Jones 
  03:20 Bone Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Langhorne Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:19  
Langhorne Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  03:12  
Langhorne Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  03:12  
  02:52 Montgomery Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Langhorne Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:51  
Ajavon Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS)  02:38
[WAS 14-10]
 
  02:21 Pondexter Turnover : Palming Turnover (1 TO) 
Latta Substitution replaced by McKenith  02:21  
Langhorne Substitution replaced by Meesseman  02:21  
Vaughn Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: McKenith (1 AST)  02:09
[WAS 16-10]
 
  01:54 Bone Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:53  
  01:53 Milton-Jones Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  01:53 Pierson Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
Vaughn Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  01:41  
  01:40 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:22 Mitchell Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Vaughn Jump Shot: Missed  01:07  
  01:06 Mitchell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:57.8 Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:McKenith (1 ST) 
Vaughn Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ajavon (2 AST)  00:51.9
[WAS 18-10]
 
  00:38.1
[NYL 12-18]
Bone Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (2 AST) 
Ruffin-Pratt Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:28.3
[WAS 20-12]
 
  00:05.9 Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed Block: Meesseman (1 BLK) 
  00:04.3 Team Rebound 
  00:04.3 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Ajavon Substitution replaced by Hill  00:04.3  
Ruffin-Pratt 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Qtr
Washington Mystics (13-13) New York Liberty (10-15)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:39
[NYL 14-20]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (1 AST) 
Meesseman Jump Shot: Missed  09:25  
  09:24 Mitchell Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:15
[NYL 16-20]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (2 AST) 
Ruffin-Pratt Jump Shot: Missed  09:02  
  09:01 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:56 Montgomery Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Meesseman Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:55  
Hill Pullup Jump shot: Missed  08:39  
  08:38 Braxton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Meesseman Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:26  
  08:18 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:16 Braxton Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:06
[NYL 18-20]
Mitchell Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
McKenith 3pt Shot: Missed  07:47  
  07:45 Team Rebound 
  07:30 Milton-Jones Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:29 Braxton Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  07:25
[NYL 20-20]
Montgomery Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Braxton (1 AST) 
Meesseman Jump Shot: Missed  07:07  
  07:06 Braxton Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  06:57 Milton-Jones Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:56 Braxton Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  06:54 Braxton Layup Shot: Missed 
Snow Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:53  
McKenith Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:48  
  06:47 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:32
[NYL 22-20]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (3 AST) 
Ruffin-Pratt Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  06:16  
Ruffin-Pratt Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  06:16  
Ruffin-Pratt Substitution replaced by Langhorne  06:16  
McKenith Substitution replaced by Ajavon  06:16  
Meesseman Substitution replaced by Currie  06:16  
Hill Substitution replaced by Latta  06:16  
  06:16 Braxton Substitution replaced by Pierson 
  06:16 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Pondexter 
  06:16 Milton-Jones Substitution replaced by Bone 
Currie Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:06  
Currie Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:55  
  05:55  
  05:55
[NYL 23-20]
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  05:55
[NYL 24-20]
Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Snow Jump Shot: Missed  05:39  
  05:38 Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:20 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:19 Bone Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:13
[NYL 26-20]
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bone (1 AST) 
Langhorne Layup Shot: Missed  04:55  
Snow Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:54  
Snow Layup Shot: Missed  04:52  
  04:51 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:45 Pondexter Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Currie Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:44  
Latta Floating Jump shot: Made (5 PTS)  04:35
[WAS 22-26]
 
Snow Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:19  
  04:19 Bone Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:19 Team Rebound 
Snow Substitution replaced by Vaughn  04:19  
  04:19 Mitchell Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
  04:19 Bone Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Currie Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:18  
Currie Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:09  
  04:08 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:59 Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Vaughn (2 ST) 
  03:55 Pondexter Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ajavon Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  03:55
[WAS 23-26]
 
  03:55 Bone Substitution replaced by Braxton 
Ajavon Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  03:55
[WAS 24-26]
 
  03:46 Smith Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Latta 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Currie (2 AST)  03:31
[WAS 27-26]
 
  03:09
[NYL 28-27]
Pierson Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Langhorne Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  02:52  
  02:51 Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:38
[NYL 30-27]
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Langhorne Jump Shot: Missed  02:22  
Team Rebound  02:20  
  02:20 Smith Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  02:20 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:20 Smith Substitution replaced by Williams 
Ajavon Jump Shot: Missed  02:14  
Currie Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:13  
Latta 3pt Shot: Missed  02:08  
  02:07 Braxton Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  01:52
[NYL 32-27]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Ajavon Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  01:28
[WAS 29-32]
 
  01:01 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
Latta Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:59.9  
  00:49.3 Braxton Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Langhorne Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:49.3
[WAS 30-32]
 
  00:49.3 Williams Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
Langhorne Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:49.3
[WAS 31-32]
 
  00:33.9
[NYL 34-31]
Pondexter Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (4 AST) 
Langhorne Jump Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:24.5
[WAS 33-34]
 
  00:02.1 Braxton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:02.1  
  00:02.1 Braxton Substitution replaced by Smith 
  00:02.1 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Milton-Jones 
Currie Substitution replaced by Ruffin-Pratt  00:02.1  
Ruffin-Pratt Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Milton-Jones (1 ST)  00:01.1  
  00:00.1 Milton-Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Qtr
Washington Mystics (13-13) New York Liberty (10-15)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:50
[NYL 36-33]
Williams Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Langhorne Jump Shot: Missed  09:35  
  09:33 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Vaughn Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  09:17  
  09:17 Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:17 Team Rebound 
  09:17 Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Currie Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  09:16  
Latta Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST)  08:55  
  08:41 Braxton Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:40  
Ajavon Jump Shot: Missed  08:24  
  08:23 Braxton Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  08:14 Pondexter Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Currie Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  08:13  
Latta Pullup Jump shot: Missed  08:00  
Ajavon Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  07:58  
Currie 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Vaughn (1 AST)  07:52
[WAS 36-36]
 
  07:24 Braxton Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:21 Team Rebound 
  07:21 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Currie Jump Shot: Missed  07:06  
Vaughn Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:05  
Vaughn Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  07:02  
  07:02 Braxton Substitution replaced by Bone 
Langhorne Foul: Personal (2 PF)  06:53  
  06:47 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:45 Bone Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  06:40 Pondexter Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  06:39 Team Rebound 
Vaughn Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  06:39  
  06:37 Pierson Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  06:37 Pierson Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Currie Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Williams (2 ST)  06:20  
  06:16 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  05:52 Bone Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ajavon Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:52  
Team Rebound  05:52  
  05:52 Williams Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
Ajavon Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:52  
Vaughn Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:51  
Vaughn Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  05:40  
Ajavon Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  05:39  
Latta Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  05:29  
  05:29 Bone Substitution replaced by Braxton 
Ajavon Violation:Kicked Ball  05:23  
Ajavon Foul: Personal (2 PF)  05:12  
  05:05 Pondexter Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Langhorne (1 ST) 
  04:59 Montgomery Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  04:59  
  04:59 Braxton Substitution replaced by Milton-Jones 
Ajavon 3pt Shot: Missed  04:51  
Langhorne Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:50  
Langhorne Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO)  04:49  
  04:30 Montgomery Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Currie Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  04:29  
Latta Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  04:22  
  04:06 Milton-Jones Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Langhorne (2 ST) 
  03:57 Pierson Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Latta 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Ajavon (3 AST)  03:44
[WAS 39-36]
 
  03:27 Montgomery Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Latta 3pt Shot: Missed  03:19  
  03:18 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:11 Smith Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
  03:08 Mitchell Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  03:07 Montgomery Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:03 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:02 Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:51
[NYL 38-39]
Milton-Jones Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Langhorne Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Ajavon (4 AST)  02:43
[WAS 41-38]
 
  02:27
[NYL 40-41]
Montgomery Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pierson (1 AST) 
Currie 3pt Shot: Missed  02:14  
Langhorne Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  02:13  
Langhorne Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Ajavon (5 AST)  02:05
[WAS 43-40]
 
Currie Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  01:50  
  01:50
[NYL 41-43]
Milton-Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Vaughn Substitution replaced by Meesseman  01:50  
Currie Substitution replaced by Ruffin-Pratt  01:50  
  01:50 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Smith 
  01:50 Pierson Substitution replaced by Braxton 
  01:50
[NYL 42-43]
Milton-Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Ruffin-Pratt Jump Shot: Missed  01:35  
Ajavon Rebound (Off:4 Def:0)  01:34  
Latta Floating Jump shot: Missed  01:19  
Team Rebound  01:18  
  01:18 Milton-Jones Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Meesseman Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:00
[WAS 45-42]
 
  00:50.3
[NYL 44-45]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
Langhorne Jump Shot: Missed  00:34.9  
  00:33.9 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:23.5 Milton-Jones Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  00:23.5 Milton-Jones Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Ajavon Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  00:00.2  
End of 3rd Qtr
Washington Mystics (13-13) New York Liberty (10-15)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
Ajavon 3pt Shot: Missed  09:39  
Team Rebound  09:38  
  09:38 Smith Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Ajavon 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Latta (2 AST)  09:25
[WAS 48-44]
 
Ajavon Foul: Personal (3 PF)  09:07  
  09:00 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Ruffin-Pratt Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:59  
Vaughn Jump Bank Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Latta (3 AST)  08:49
[WAS 50-44]
 
  08:37 Braxton Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:36 Pierson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  08:28 Montgomery Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Meesseman Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:27  
Ruffin-Pratt Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Latta (4 AST)  08:20
[WAS 52-44]
 
  08:19 Team Timeout : Regular 
Vaughn Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  07:59  
  07:59
[NYL 45-52]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  07:59
[NYL 46-52]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Ajavon 3pt Shot: Missed  07:34  
  07:33 Braxton Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  07:18 Pierson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Vaughn (1 BLK) 
  07:17 Montgomery Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  07:10 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:09 Team Rebound 
  07:09 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  07:09 Smith Substitution replaced by Milton-Jones 
Meesseman Substitution replaced by Langhorne  07:09  
Team Timeout : Regular  06:54  
Ruffin-Pratt Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:47
[WAS 54-46]
 
  06:23 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Langhorne Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  06:21  
Langhorne Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Latta (5 AST)  06:09
[WAS 56-46]
 
  05:53 Montgomery Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
  05:52 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Smith 
Langhorne Jump Shot: Missed  05:38  
  05:37 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:25 Pondexter Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (5 TO) 
Langhorne Jump Shot: Missed Block: Pierson (1 BLK)  05:04  
Team Rebound  05:03  
Langhorne 3pt Shot: Missed  05:02  
Team Rebound  05:01  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  05:01  
Ruffin-Pratt Foul: Personal (2 PF)  04:54  
  04:43 Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Latta Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:42  
Ruffin-Pratt Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Latta (6 AST)  04:28
[WAS 58-46]
 
  04:16
[NYL 49-58]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (3 AST) 
Ruffin-Pratt Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Ajavon (6 AST)  03:57
[WAS 60-49]
 
  03:48 Pondexter Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Ruffin-Pratt Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:46  
Latta 3pt Shot: Missed  03:35  
  03:34 Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:27
[NYL 52-60]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  03:16  
  03:16 Milton-Jones Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
Ajavon Floating Jump shot: Made (16 PTS)  03:00
[WAS 62-52]
 
  02:41
[NYL 54-62]
Braxton Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Langhorne Jump Shot: Missed  02:16  
  02:14 Mitchell Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:01 Braxton Jump Shot: Missed 
Ruffin-Pratt Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:00  
Vaughn Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Latta (7 AST)  01:41
[WAS 64-54]
 
  01:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
Vaughn Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  01:29  
  01:29 Braxton Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:29 Team Rebound 
  01:29 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
  01:29
[NYL 55-64]
Braxton Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Ruffin-Pratt Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Ajavon (7 AST)  01:08
[WAS 66-55]
 
  00:54.9 Smith Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Ajavon Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  00:53.9  
Latta Jump Shot: Missed  00:33.9  
  00:32.9 Montgomery Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  00:21.7
[NYL 57-66]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (5 AST) 
End of 4th Qtr
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