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By VIN A. CHERWOO
Posted Sep 07 2013 6:32AM

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) After a slow start, the Atlanta Dream increased their lead late in the first half and then simply ran away from the New York Liberty in the third quarter.

Angel McCoughtry scored 16 points, Erika de Souza had 12 points and 14 rebounds, and the Dream cruised to a 70-57 victory over the Liberty on Friday night.

Tiffany Hayes added 12 points and Alex Bentley had 11 for the Dream (17-13), who won their third straight and moved closer to clinching second place in the Eastern Conference. Atlanta leads Washington, which lost at Connecticut, by three games with four games remaining for both teams.

``It's really important to finish up strong, just to get that momentum for the playoffs and keep the No. 2 spot,'' McCoughtry said. ``We just want to get that confidence going in. We don't want to go in feeling kind of down and losing, so it's really important for that momentum.

After opening the season 12-1, the Dream lost 10 of their next 14. However, Atlanta seems to have straightened things out with its three-game win streak heading into the final stretch that includes a road game against first-place Chicago.

``It's always about the finish,'' Dream coach Fred Williams said. ``The injuries hit us real hard with key players - Armintie Herrington, Tiffany Hayes and Sancho Lyttle, who is not with us. We went through the storms, coveraged through it, stayed in second ... and we're taking that challenge right now to finish strong towards the end.''

Kara Braxton scored 17 points before fouling out late in the fourth quarter, Pierson had 12 and Alex Montgomery 10 for New York (11-20), which moved closer to being eliminated from playoff contention.

``It's always the third quarter,'' Braxton said. ``We have trouble with the third quarter. Every time we come out, we come out a little slow. So we're still trying to work on that with the last three games and hopefully we'll correct it and make a playoff push.''

After New York pulled within three points on Braxton's layup with 2:20 to go in the second quarter, Le'Coe Willingham and Hayes hit consecutive 3s nearly a minute apart to extend Atlanta's lead to 41-32 with 1:06 remaining.

Aneika Henry's buzzer-beating jumper gave the Dream a 43-36 lead at halftime. McCoughtry then scored six points as Atlanta scored the first 12 points of the third quarter to increase its 19 with 5:20 remaining in the period.

Plenette Pierson's bank shot ended the Liberty's drought 24 seconds later and started New York on an 8-0 run to pull within 11 with 3:20 remaining in the third.

However Atlanta regained control as McCoughtry had a three-point play and Alex Bentley made a jumper to give the Dream a 60-44 lead heading to the fourth quarter. Willingham's jumper in the opening minute of the final period increased Atlanta's lead to 18, and New York got no closer than 11 the rest of the way.

``It was a big win,'' McCoughtry said. ``It's been a long, tough season but this was good to get as we try to get the No. 2 seed. ... (Willingham and Hayes) hit some big 3s to get us some momentum and we got some good shots, but I think mainly our defense was the thing that put us through today.

New York dropped to 3 1/2 games behind both Indiana and Washington for the last two playoff spots in the East. The Liberty needs to win its three remaining games and have either the Fever or Mystics lose their last four to get in the postseason. Both teams play at home against New York in the final days of the season.

``Mathematically we're still in it, but at the same time our straws are running rather thin right now,'' Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer said. ``We're going to go back to practice on Sunday and keep going at it.''

The Liberty lost leading scorer Cappie Pondexter to an apparent right knee injury in the opening minute of the second quarter. Pondexter landed awkwardly on a drive to the basket and remained down for several minutes before being helped off the court by trainer Laura Ramus. Pondexter didn't play the rest of the quarter, but returned in the second half.

The Liberty took an early lead, as Braxton had two baskets during a 10-2 run to take a six-point lead with 4:11 to go in the first quarter. The Dream rallied back with a 9-2 spurt to take a 13-4 lead on de Souza's jumper with 2 1/2 minutes left in the period.

After the Liberty tied the score at 15-all on Leilani Mitchell's technical free throw for Atlanta's defensive 3-second violation, the Dream used an 11-3 run to take an eight point lead on Hayes' layup with 7:40 to go in the second quarter.

New York made a push to pull within three points before Atlanta pulled away.


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Dream
Liberty
     
    • 43.8%

    • 35.8%

    • 50.0%

    • 11.1%

    • 69.2%

    • 72.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
ATL NYL
Total Rebounds 7 11
Offensive Rebounds 8 9
Turnovers 15 18
Fast Break Pts: 2 11
Biggest Lead: 19 6
Points in the Paint: 28 36
ATL NYL
p McCoughtry   16 Braxton   17
rb de Souza   14 Pierson   8
a McCoughtry   3 Montgomery   4
s Thomas   4 Braxton   3
b de Souza   4 2 players   1
 
  • 06/07 - NYL 56 @ ATL 75
  • 06/09 - ATL 67 @ NYL 76
  • 08/11 - NYL 88 @ ATL 82
  • 09/06 - ATL 70 @ NYL 57
Atlanta Dream (17-13)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. McCoughtry F-G 26:54 5-17 0-2 6-6 +13 1 6 7 3 1 1 3 1 1 16
L. Willingham F 26:22 3-5 1-3 0-0 +8 0 2 2 1 4 1 2 1 0 7
E. de Souza F-C 33:15 6-11 0-0 0-0 +10 4 10 14 1 0 1 2 4 1 12
J. Thomas G 23:14 2-5 0-1 2-3 +3 0 0 0 0 3 4 3 0 0 6
A. Herrington G-F 31:52 1-6 0-0 0-0 +9 2 0 2 2 3 2 1 0 0 2
R. Riley   13:38 0-2 0-0 0-2 +5 1 2 3 0 5 1 1 0 0 0
A. Bentley   20:36 5-8 1-1 0-0 +8 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 11
T. Hayes   17:24 4-6 3-3 1-2 +6 0 3 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 12
A. Henry   06:45 2-4 0-0 0-0 +3 0 3 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 4
C. Clements DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Lyttle DND - Left Foot Injury
Total   200 28-64 5-10 9-13   8 26 34 9 18 11 15 7 2 70
  43.8% 50.0% 69.2%   team rebs: 7 total to: 16
New York Liberty (11-20)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Williams G 16:18 1-5 0-1 0-0 -11 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
P. Pierson F-C 30:28 5-14 0-0 4-4 0 2 6 8 1 3 2 2 1 2 14
K. Braxton C-F 22:40 7-13 0-0 3-4 -12 2 2 4 1 6 3 5 1 2 17
C. Pondexter G 17:21 1-8 0-1 0-0 -8 0 4 4 2 1 0 1 0 0 2
K. Smith G 26:43 3-7 1-3 0-0 -20 1 0 1 3 2 0 2 0 0 7
K. Bone   17:20 1-3 0-0 0-2 -1 1 3 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 2
A. Montgomery   29:07 5-7 0-0 0-0 +1 0 7 7 4 3 1 3 0 0 10
D. Milton-Jones   07:42 0-4 0-0 0-0 -13 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
L. Mitchell   28:11 0-4 0-4 1-1 -3 1 2 3 3 2 0 3 0 0 1
T. Young   04:10 1-2 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
E. Carson DND - Torn Left ACL
Total   200 24-67 1-9 8-11   9 25 34 14 20 6 18 2 7 57
  35.8% 11.1% 72.7%   team rebs: 11 total to: 18

inactive

  • Dream: --
  • Liberty: --

technical fouls

  • Dream: --
  • Liberty: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 4
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
  • Officials: #42 Roy Gulbeyan, #53 Jeff Smith, #43 Brenda Pantoja
  • Attendance: 7021
  • Duration: 1:52
Atlanta Dream (18-13) New York Liberty (11-21)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Braxton vs de Souza (Pondexter gains possession) 
  09:45 Pierson Turnaround Bank shot: Missed 
McCoughtry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:44  
McCoughtry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pierson (1 ST)  09:38  
  09:29 Pierson Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Willingham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:28  
McCoughtry Step Back Jump shot: Missed  09:12  
Herrington Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:11  
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed  09:06  
de Souza Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:05  
de Souza Hook Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:00
[ATL 2-0]
 
  08:45 Braxton Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Willingham 3pt Shot: Missed  08:31  
de Souza Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  08:29  
de Souza Turnover : Double Dribble (1 TO)  08:17  
  07:57 Pierson Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: McCoughtry (1 BLK) 
de Souza Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:56  
Thomas Running Jump Shot: Missed  07:41  
  07:39 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:30
[NYL 2-2]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (1 AST) 
de Souza Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Braxton (1 BLK)  07:12  
  07:11 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:05
[NYL 4-2]
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (2 AST) 
McCoughtry Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Braxton (1 ST)  06:51  
  06:45
[NYL 6-2]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:37  
  06:37 Braxton Substitution replaced by Bone 
Herrington Jump Shot: Missed  06:30  
  06:29 Bone Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:24 Pierson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Herrington Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:11
[ATL 4-6]
 
  05:56 Pierson Layup Shot: Missed 
Willingham Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:55  
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed  05:43  
  05:42 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:28 Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:26  
  05:26 Williams Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
McCoughtry Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  05:11  
  05:10 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:01 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Herrington (1 ST) 
  04:57 Montgomery Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Willingham Substitution replaced by Riley  04:57  
McCoughtry Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Pierson (1 BLK)  04:52  
Team Rebound  04:51  
  04:48 Pondexter Violation:Kicked Ball 
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed  04:43  
  04:41 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Herrington Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:28  
  04:28
[NYL 7-4]
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  04:28
[NYL 8-4]
Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Herrington Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Montgomery (1 ST)  04:17  
  04:11
[NYL 10-4]
Montgomery Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Missed  03:49  
de Souza Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  03:47  
de Souza Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:45
[ATL 6-10]
 
  03:27 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
McCoughtry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:26  
  03:19 Pierson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  03:19
[ATL 7-10]
 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Bentley  03:19  
  03:19 Bone Substitution replaced by Braxton 
  03:19 Pierson Substitution replaced by Milton-Jones 
McCoughtry Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  03:19
[ATL 8-10]
 
  03:05
[NYL 12-8]
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (1 AST) 
McCoughtry Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:52
[ATL 10-12]
 
  02:52 Montgomery Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Herrington Substitution replaced by Hayes  02:52  
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  02:52
[ATL 11-12]
 
  02:42 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:40  
de Souza Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Hayes (1 AST)  02:31
[ATL 13-12]
 
Riley Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:15  
  02:15
[NYL 13-13]
Braxton Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  02:15 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
  02:15 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Williams 
  02:15
[NYL 14-13]
Braxton Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
de Souza Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: McCoughtry (1 AST)  01:55
[ATL 15-14]
 
  01:43 Milton-Jones Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:41 Team Rebound 
McCoughtry Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  01:31  
  01:31
[NYL 15-15]
Mitchell Free Throw Technical (1 PTS) 
  01:21 Braxton Turnover : Double Dribble (2 TO) 
Bentley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  01:01
[ATL 18-15]
 
  00:49.0 Braxton Jump Shot: Missed 
Riley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:47.9  
McCoughtry Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  00:39.9
[ATL 20-15]
 
  00:34.7
[NYL 18-20]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (1 AST) 
Bentley Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  00:25.3
[ATL 22-18]
 
  00:19.9 Mitchell Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:McCoughtry (1 ST) 
  00:01.0 Smith Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
McCoughtry Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.2  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Qtr
Atlanta Dream (18-13) New York Liberty (11-21)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:49 Milton-Jones Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Hayes Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:43  
Riley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:42  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  09:36  
Riley Foul: Personal (2 PF)  09:21  
  09:21 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:21 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
  09:21 Milton-Jones Substitution replaced by Pierson 
  09:16 Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:15  
  09:15 Williams Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Henry Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:58  
Team Rebound  08:56  
Henry Jump Shot: Missed  08:51  
  08:50 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:39 Williams Jump Shot: Missed Block: Henry (1 BLK) 
  08:37 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:27 Montgomery Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Riley (1 ST) 
Henry Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:12
[ATL 24-18]
 
  07:50 Bone Layup Shot: Missed 
Henry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:49  
Hayes Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:41
[ATL 26-18]
 
  07:25
[NYL 20-26]
Montgomery Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Herrington Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:09  
  07:07 Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:00 Bone Substitution replaced by Braxton 
Riley Substitution replaced by de Souza  07:00  
Henry Substitution replaced by Willingham  07:00  
  06:48
[NYL 22-26]
Montgomery Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
de Souza Running Hook Shot: Missed  06:30  
Herrington Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  06:29  
Hayes 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Willingham (1 AST)  06:24
[ATL 29-22]
 
  06:06
[NYL 24-29]
Braxton Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (2 AST) 
Bentley Jump Shot: Missed  05:41  
de Souza Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  05:40  
de Souza Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  05:38
[ATL 31-24]
 
  05:27 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:25 Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:14
[NYL 26-31]
Braxton Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Hayes 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bentley (1 AST)  04:59
[ATL 34-26]
 
  04:52
[NYL 28-34]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:43  
  04:43 Williams Substitution replaced by Smith 
Bentley Jump Shot: Missed  04:26  
  04:24 Mitchell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:14 Braxton Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Willingham (1 ST) 
  04:06 Braxton Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Bentley Substitution replaced by Thomas  04:06  
  03:51 Smith Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Herrington Driving Jump shot: Missed  03:44  
  03:43 Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:25
[NYL 30-34]
Pierson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Braxton (1 AST) 
de Souza Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  03:02  
  03:00 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:53 Montgomery Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Thomas (1 ST) 
  02:33 Pierson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Hayes Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:33
[ATL 35-30]
 
Hayes Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:33  
  02:32 Braxton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:20
[NYL 32-35]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Willingham 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: de Souza (1 AST)  02:03
[ATL 38-32]
 
  01:42 Mitchell Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Hayes (1 ST) 
Herrington Driving Layup Shot: Missed  01:35  
  01:34 Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:27 Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:26 Team Rebound 
Willingham Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  01:26  
  01:26 Braxton Substitution replaced by Bone 
de Souza Substitution replaced by Henry  01:26  
Herrington Substitution replaced by McCoughtry  01:26  
  01:26 Pierson Substitution replaced by Milton-Jones 
  01:15 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Henry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:14  
Hayes 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS)  01:06
[ATL 41-32]
 
Willingham Foul: Personal (2 PF)  00:46.0  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Bentley  00:46.0  
  00:41.9 Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:39.9 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:38.3
[NYL 34-41]
Smith Jump Bank Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
McCoughtry Pullup Jump shot: Missed  00:26.9  
  00:25.4 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:07.3
[NYL 36-41]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Henry Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: McCoughtry (2 AST)  00:00.0
[ATL 43-36]
 
End of 2nd Qtr
Atlanta Dream (18-13) New York Liberty (11-21)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  09:39
[ATL 45-36]
 
  09:27 Pierson Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:26 Pierson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  09:20 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:19 Team Rebound 
McCoughtry Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  09:19  
  09:09 Williams Layup Shot: Missed 
McCoughtry Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:07  
McCoughtry Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:03  
  09:02 Braxton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:52 Braxton Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Thomas (2 ST) 
  08:50 Pondexter Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) 
de Souza Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: McCoughtry (3 AST)  08:34
[ATL 47-36]
 
  08:19 Pierson Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Missed  08:04  
  08:02 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:50 Pierson Layup Shot: Missed Block: de Souza (1 BLK) 
de Souza Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  07:49  
Willingham Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Herrington (1 AST)  07:39
[ATL 49-36]
 
  07:38 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:38 Williams Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
  07:38 Pierson Substitution replaced by Milton-Jones 
  07:28 Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
de Souza Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  07:26  
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:10
[ATL 51-36]
 
  07:10 Mitchell Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  07:10
[ATL 52-36]
 
  06:58 Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thomas (3 ST) 
Thomas Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  06:53  
Thomas Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  06:53  
  06:39 Braxton Layup Shot: Missed Block: de Souza (2 BLK) 
de Souza Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  06:38  
  06:21 Braxton Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  06:21
[ATL 53-36]
 
  06:21 Braxton Substitution replaced by Bone 
McCoughtry Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  06:21
[ATL 54-36]
 
  06:04 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:03 Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:01 Milton-Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Herrington (2 ST) 
Thomas Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed  05:57  
  05:56 Team Rebound 
  05:56 Team Timeout : Short 
  05:56 Smith Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
  05:33 Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed Block: Willingham (1 BLK) 
de Souza Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  05:31  
  05:20 Mitchell Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  05:20
[ATL 55-36]
 
  05:20 Milton-Jones Substitution replaced by Pierson 
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:20  
  05:19 Pierson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Thomas Foul: Personal (2 PF)  05:09  
  04:58
[NYL 38-55]
Pierson Running Bank shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Thomas Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Pierson (2 ST)  04:43  
  04:38
[NYL 40-55]
Montgomery Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Pierson (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:37  
Willingham Substitution replaced by Riley  04:37  
  04:22 Mitchell Violation:Kicked Ball 
de Souza Jump Shot: Missed  04:11  
  04:10 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  03:54
[NYL 42-55]
Pierson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  03:31 Pierson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Riley Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:31  
Team Rebound  03:31  
Riley Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:31  
  03:30 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  03:21 Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:20 Bone Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:20
[NYL 44-55]
Bone Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
de Souza Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  03:06  
Riley Foul: Personal (3 PF)  02:56  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Bentley  02:56  
  02:48 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
de Souza Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  02:47  
Riley Foul: Offensive (4 PF)  02:42  
Riley Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  02:42  
  02:29 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
de Souza Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  02:28  
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed  02:20  
  02:19 Pierson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Riley Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA)  02:06  
  02:06 Bone Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:06 Team Rebound 
  02:06 Mitchell Substitution replaced by Smith 
  02:06 Bone Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Riley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:05  
Bentley Step Back Jump shot: Missed  01:47  
McCoughtry Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:45  
McCoughtry Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  01:41
[ATL 57-44]
 
  01:41 Bone Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Riley Substitution replaced by Willingham  01:41  
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS)  01:41
[ATL 58-44]
 
  01:30 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:28 Team Rebound 
  01:25 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
de Souza Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  01:23  
Bentley Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS)  01:14
[ATL 60-44]
 
  01:03 Bone Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  01:03 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
Willingham Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  00:55.1  
Willingham Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  00:55.1  
  00:55.1 Bone Substitution replaced by Braxton 
  00:33.9 Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed 
McCoughtry Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:31.9  
de Souza Jump Shot: Missed  00:13.9  
  00:12.8 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  00:05.9 Montgomery Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:04.9 Braxton Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:04.9 Braxton Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
de Souza Rebound (Off:4 Def:9)  00:03.3  
End of 3rd Qtr
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  09:44 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:43  
Willingham Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  09:20
[ATL 62-44]
 
  09:05 Braxton Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Thomas (4 ST) 
Hayes Floating Jump shot: Missed  08:45  
  08:44 Mitchell Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:37 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Henry Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:36  
  08:24 Braxton Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Hayes Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  08:15  
Hayes Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:15  
  08:02 Braxton Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:01 Team Rebound 
  08:00
[NYL 46-62]
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:59  
Henry Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  07:41  
Henry Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:41  
Henry Substitution replaced by de Souza  07:41  
Thomas Foul: Personal (3 PF)  07:33  
  07:20 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:19  
  07:19 Braxton Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) 
Willingham Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  07:06  
  06:52 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:51  
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  06:34  
  06:33 Pierson Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  06:20
[NYL 48-62]
Braxton Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
Thomas Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  06:10  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Herrington  06:10  
  05:58 Mitchell Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Willingham 3pt Shot: Missed  05:43  
  05:42 Team Rebound 
  05:28 Montgomery Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  05:28 Montgomery Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Hayes Substitution replaced by McCoughtry  05:28  
Bentley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Braxton (2 ST)  05:14  
  05:08 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:de Souza (1 ST) 
McCoughtry Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  05:02
[ATL 64-48]
 
  04:51 Braxton Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:50 Braxton Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Willingham Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  04:49  
  04:49 Braxton Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:49 Team Rebound 
  04:49
[NYL 49-64]
Braxton Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  04:35 Braxton Foul: Personal (5 PF) 
McCoughtry Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Braxton (3 ST)  04:28  
  04:21 Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:19 Mitchell Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:12 Braxton Layup Shot: Missed Block: de Souza (3 BLK) 
de Souza Rebound (Off:4 Def:10)  04:11  
  04:10 Braxton Foul: Personal (6 PF) 
  04:10 Braxton Substitution replaced by Bone 
  04:10 Smith Substitution replaced by Young 
Bentley Pullup Jump shot: Made (9 PTS)  03:54
[ATL 66-49]
 
  03:44
[NYL 51-66]
Montgomery Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (3 AST) 
Bentley Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  03:16
[ATL 68-51]
 
  02:53
[NYL 53-68]
Pierson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  02:45  
Willingham Substitution replaced by Riley  02:45  
Riley Jump Shot: Missed  02:28  
  02:27 Bone Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Herrington Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:19  
  02:19  
Bentley Substitution replaced by Thomas  02:19  
  02:19
[NYL 54-68]
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  02:19
[NYL 55-68]
Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Herrington Pullup Jump shot: Missed  02:01  
  01:59 Bone Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Herrington Foul: Personal (3 PF)  01:50  
  01:50 Pierson Substitution replaced by Williams 
  01:43 Bone Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: de Souza (4 BLK) 
  01:42 Team Rebound 
  01:38
[NYL 57-68]
Young Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (4 AST) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Herrington (2 AST)  01:14
[ATL 70-57]
 
  00:53.9 Young Jump Shot: Missed 
McCoughtry Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:52.6  
Riley Jump Shot: Missed  00:30.9  
  00:29.2 Team Rebound 
  00:16.0 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
McCoughtry Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  00:14.9  
End of 4th Qtr
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17
17
3-7
13-4
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5th East
11
23
1-9
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FG% .474 .
FT% .790 .
Points 82.9 NaN
Rebounds 36.9 NaN
Assists 20.5 NaN
Steals 7.7 NaN
Blocks 4.8 NaN
3-Point % .365 .
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  season playoffs
FG% .423 .
FT% .741 .
Points 76.9 NaN
Rebounds 35.6 NaN
Assists 16.6 NaN
Steals 10.2 NaN
Blocks 4.3 NaN
3-Point % .275 .
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