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By DOUG FEINBERG
Posted May 27 2014 10:06PM

NEW YORK (AP) Sugar Rodgers came out of college as a prolific scorer. New York Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer is proud of the strides she's made on defense.

Rodgers scored a career-high 15 points, including seven in the final 3 minutes, and played stellar defense on Sue Bird in the second half to help New York beat the Seattle Storm 70-64 on Tuesday night.

''She was a great scorer in college and you saw the old Sugar Rodgers tonight. She made some great plays,'' Laimbeer said of the former Georgetown star. ''We knew she was a quality defender. She was on Sue Bird the whole second half. Both ends of the floor, she was the difference in the game.''

The Liberty trailed 62-54 with 2:55 left and had scored just one basket over the previous 13 minutes when Rodgers came to life. Her 3-pointer made it a five-point game. After Bird answered with a jumper, New York scored the final 11 points of the game, including five by Rodgers. Her 3-pointer with 1:06 left tied it at 64.

Cappie Pondexter then hit a jumper with 24.9 seconds left to give New York a lead. After Bird missed a pullup on the other end, Plenette Pierson hit two free throws to make it a four-point game. Rodgers then forced a turnover by Bird on the next possession to seal the win for the Liberty (2-2).

''It was great to contribute,'' Rodgers said. ''Once I came into the pros I knew I had to pick up my defense.''

It was New York's first win at Madison Square Garden this season and first since 2010. The Liberty spent the last three seasons playing in New Jersey while the Garden was undergoing a $1 billion renovation.

''The players were pressing a little to try and win here,'' Laimbeer said. ''Now hopefully we can relax a little bit.''

Tina Charles of the Liberty had 15 points and 14 rebounds, but shot just 6 for 19 from the field.

''We got some good looks, we didn't finish some shots,'' Laimbeer said.

Bird led Seattle (1-4) with 21 points, but only had four in the second half. Crystal Langhorne added 13 points and 15 rebounds.

''We let this one get away,'' Bird said. ''You try to get a few wins on the road and this was one of them we should have had.''

The teams traded baskets early in the third quarter. Shekinna Stricklen's 3-pointer with 5:58 left gave Seattle a 45-44 lead. Essence Carson answered with a 3 to put New York back on top. Those would be the last points of the quarter for the Liberty. Seattle couldn't really take advantage of New York's scoring drought. They couldn't manage a basket either after Stricklen's 3-pointer, but converted five free throws to take a 52-47 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Charles finally ended New York's drought hitting a layup early in the fourth. That would be the Liberty's only basket of the quarter until Rodgers got going as Seattle was able to build its lead to 62-54.

Seattle was able to stay in the game early because of Bird. She scored 17 points for the Storm, who closed the first half on a 17-5 run after trailing by nine points. The All-Star guard had seven points and an assist during the spurt. Her pullup with 2.9 seconds left made it 35-32.

Seattle is nearing the end of a five-game eastern swing that will conclude Friday in Atlanta. The Storm play 10 of their first 13 games on the road - the most ever to start a season according to STATS.

The Storm were without guard Jenna O'Hea, who is sidelined 4 to 6 weeks with a broken left pinky toe.

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Storm
Liberty
     
    • 37.5%

    • 37.7%

    • 33.3%

    • 33.3%

    • 85.0%

    • 87.5%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
SEA NYL
Total Rebounds 14 8
Offensive Rebounds 5 9
Turnovers 18 12
Fast Break Pts: 2 8
Biggest Lead: 8 9
Points in the Paint: 20 28
SEA NYL
p Bird   21 2 players   15
rb Langhorne   15 Charles   14
a Wright   6 Pondexter   6
s Langhorne   2 Cruz   3
b 3 players   1
 
  • 05/27 - SEA 64 @ NYL 70
  • 07/24 - NYL 84 @ SEA 80
Seattle Storm (1-4)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Clark F 08:58 0-0 0-0 0-0 -9 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
C. Little F 34:16 2-8 0-0 7-7 -1 2 5 7 0 2 0 4 0 1 11
C. Langhorne F-C 35:50 5-8 0-0 3-6 -5 2 13 15 1 3 2 4 0 0 13
S. Bird G 34:22 8-20 3-9 2-2 +6 0 1 1 3 1 1 3 0 1 21
T. Wright G 28:31 2-7 0-1 0-0 -11 0 3 3 6 4 0 4 0 0 4
T. Johnson   17:39 0-3 0-0 0-0 -8 1 1 2 2 4 1 2 0 1 0
S. Stricklen   14:26 2-5 2-3 3-3 +10 0 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 9
N. Powell   09:53 0-2 0-2 2-2 -4 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
N. Quinn   16:03 2-3 0-0 0-0 -6 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 4
A. Robinson   00:02 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. O'Hea DND - Broken Toe Left Foot
Total   200 21-56 5-15 17-20   5 25 30 16 18 5 18 0 3 64
  37.5% 33.3% 85.0%   team rebs: 14 total to: 22
New York Liberty (2-2)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
E. Carson F-G 24:57 3-10 1-2 0-0 +11 1 2 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 7
P. Pierson F-C 22:11 4-8 0-1 3-4 +29 1 2 3 1 3 2 1 1 0 11
T. Charles C 35:14 6-19 0-0 3-4 -1 3 11 14 2 2 1 1 1 0 15
A. Cruz G 26:25 1-4 0-1 0-0 -4 0 1 1 3 2 3 4 0 0 2
C. Pondexter G 31:22 3-9 0-1 6-6 +11 0 1 1 6 1 0 2 0 0 12
D. Milton-Jones   18:26 3-7 0-0 0-0 -21 1 1 2 1 3 1 2 0 0 6
S. Rodgers   22:35 5-10 3-6 2-2 +7 1 1 2 2 3 1 0 0 0 15
K. Braxton   04:09 0-0 0-0 0-0 +5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
A. Montgomery   14:41 1-2 0-1 0-0 -7 2 3 5 1 1 0 1 0 0 2
C. Jeffery DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Williams NWT - Torn Right ACL
T. Young DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 26-69 4-12 14-16   9 22 31 18 15 8 12 3 0 70
  37.7% 33.3% 87.5%   team rebs: 8 total to: 12

inactive

  • Storm: --
  • Liberty: --

technical fouls

  • Storm: --
  • Liberty: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 12
  • Times Tied: 9

arena stats

  • Arena: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
  • Officials: #31 Amy Bonner, #49 Kevin Sparrock, #11 Lauren Holtkamp
  • Attendance: 7259
  • Duration: 2:00
Seattle Storm (1-5) New York Liberty (3-2)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Charles vs Little (Wright gains possession) 
Little Jump Shot: Missed  09:37  
Team Rebound  09:36  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  09:36  
  09:26
[NYL 2-0]
Charles Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pierson (1 AST) 
  09:10 Pierson Violation:Kicked Ball 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  09:03  
  09:01 Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:47 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Langhorne Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:45  
Bird 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Carson (1 BLK)  08:39  
  08:36 Charles Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:30
[NYL 4-0]
Cruz Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Little Jump Shot: Missed  08:07  
  08:06 Cruz Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:57 Charles Hook Shot: Missed 
Little Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:55  
Bird Jump Shot: Missed  07:48  
  07:46 Charles Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:35 Carson Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:34  
  07:22 Cruz Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bird Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:22
[SEA 1-4]
 
Bird Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  07:22
[SEA 2-4]
 
Clark Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:16  
  07:08 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:06  
Langhorne Jump Shot: Missed  06:50  
  06:48 Charles Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:39 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:37 Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:34
[NYL 6-2]
Charles Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Langhorne Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST)  06:10
[SEA 4-6]
 
  05:56 Carson Driving Jump shot: Missed 
Little Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:54  
Little Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:44
[SEA 6-6]
 
  05:44 Pierson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
  05:44 Pierson Substitution replaced by Milton-Jones 
Little Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  05:44
[SEA 7-6]
 
  05:29
[NYL 8-7]
Carson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Little Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  05:12  
  04:55 Charles Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Langhorne (1 ST) 
Langhorne Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Charles (1 ST)  04:47  
  04:39
[NYL 10-7]
Milton-Jones Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Charles (1 AST) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  04:19  
Langhorne Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:18  
  04:17 Milton-Jones Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
  04:17  
  04:17 Cruz Substitution replaced by Rodgers 
Langhorne Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:17
[SEA 8-10]
 
Wright Substitution replaced by Johnson  04:17  
Clark Substitution replaced by Stricklen  04:17  
Langhorne Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:17  
  04:17 Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:02 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:01  
Langhorne Substitution replaced by Powell  04:01  
Bird 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Stricklen (1 AST)  03:39
[SEA 11-10]
 
  03:18 Milton-Jones Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Johnson Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  02:59  
  02:58 Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Little Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:44  
  02:44
[NYL 11-11]
Rodgers Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  02:44
[NYL 12-11]
Rodgers Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Bird Jump Shot: Missed  02:28  
Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:26  
Johnson Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  02:25  
  02:13
[NYL 14-11]
Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (1 AST) 
Stricklen 3pt Shot: Missed  02:00  
  01:57 Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  01:53 Pondexter Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  01:53 Pondexter Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Little Substitution replaced by Langhorne  01:53  
Bird 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST)  01:40
[SEA 14-14]
 
  01:32
[NYL 16-14]
Rodgers Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (2 AST) 
Bird Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  01:06
[SEA 16-16]
 
  00:51.1 Milton-Jones Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  00:51.1 Milton-Jones Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  00:51.1 Milton-Jones Substitution replaced by Pierson 
Bird Substitution replaced by Wright  00:51.1  
Stricklen Jump Shot: Missed  00:26.9  
  00:24.9 Carson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Johnson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  00:09.5  
  00:01.9
[NYL 18-16]
Pierson Driving Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (3 AST) 
Powell 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.4  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Qtr
Seattle Storm (1-5) New York Liberty (3-2)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:39
[NYL 20-16]
Pierson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rodgers (1 AST) 
Powell 3pt Shot: Missed  09:24  
  09:22 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:13 Rodgers 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:11 Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:01
[NYL 22-16]
Pierson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  08:45 Rodgers Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Powell Substitution replaced by Little  08:45  
Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Cruz (1 ST)  08:43  
  08:40 Cruz Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Langhorne Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST)  08:28
[SEA 18-22]
 
  08:06
[NYL 25-18]
Rodgers 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (1 AST) 
Little Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Pierson (1 ST)  07:52  
  07:47
[NYL 27-18]
Montgomery Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Cruz (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:37  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Bird  07:37  
  07:31 Pierson Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  07:31 Pierson Substitution replaced by Charles 
Bird Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  07:23
[SEA 20-27]
 
  06:59 Montgomery Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Wright 3pt Shot: Missed  06:42  
  06:40 Rodgers Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Langhorne Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:23  
  06:23 Braxton Substitution replaced by Milton-Jones 
  06:13 Cruz Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Bird (1 ST) 
Bird 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Quinn (1 AST)  06:02
[SEA 23-27]
 
Quinn Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:48  
  05:48 Rodgers Substitution replaced by Carson 
  05:48 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Pondexter 
  05:37 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:36  
Langhorne Layup Shot: Missed  05:22  
  05:20 Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:08 Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Little Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:06  
Bird Jump Shot: Missed  05:00  
  04:58 Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  04:50 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:48 Carson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:45 Cruz 3pt Shot: Missed 
Langhorne Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:42  
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  04:37  
Little Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:35  
Bird Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Cruz (2 ST)  04:20  
  04:14
[NYL 29-23]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Quinn Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wright (2 AST)  03:51
[SEA 25-29]
 
  03:38 Milton-Jones Layup Shot: Missed 
Langhorne Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:36  
Quinn Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wright (3 AST)  03:24
[SEA 27-29]
 
  03:24 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:24 Milton-Jones Substitution replaced by Pierson 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  03:24  
  03:12 Carson Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:11 Team Rebound 
Wright Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:09  
  03:09
[NYL 30-27]
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  03:09 Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:08  
Wright Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  02:56  
Wright Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  02:56  
  02:45
[NYL 32-27]
Charles Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Cruz (2 AST) 
Little Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bird (1 AST)  02:27
[SEA 29-32]
 
  02:13 Pierson Layup Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:11  
Langhorne Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Wright (4 AST)  01:58
[SEA 31-32]
 
  01:43 Charles Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Langhorne Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:41  
Bird 3pt Shot: Missed  01:31  
Team Rebound  01:30  
  01:30 Carson Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
  01:30 Pierson Substitution replaced by Milton-Jones 
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Quinn (2 AST)  01:27
[SEA 33-32]
 
  01:05 Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:03 Montgomery Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:52.9 Pondexter Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Langhorne (2 ST) 
Little Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Milton-Jones (1 ST)  00:30.9  
  00:21.6 Cruz Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:21.6  
  00:21.6 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Carson 
Bird Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Wright (5 AST)  00:02.9
[SEA 35-32]
 
  00:01.4 Carson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Qtr
Seattle Storm (1-5) New York Liberty (3-2)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Little Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  09:48  
  09:48
[NYL 33-35]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  09:48
[NYL 34-35]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Bird Jump Shot: Missed  09:24  
Team Rebound  09:23  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  09:23  
  09:09 Carson Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:07 Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  09:06
[NYL 36-35]
Charles Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:53
[SEA 37-36]
 
  08:39 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
Langhorne Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  08:37  
  08:23 Pierson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Langhorne Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:23  
Team Rebound  08:23  
Langhorne Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  08:23
[SEA 38-36]
 
  08:09 Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Langhorne Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  08:06  
Wright Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  08:03  
Wright Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  08:03  
Wright Substitution replaced by Johnson  08:03  
  07:45
[NYL 38-38]
Carson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Cruz (3 AST) 
Langhorne Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Clark (1 AST)  07:27
[SEA 40-38]
 
  07:11 Carson Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:09 Charles Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  07:07 Charles Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:07 Team Rebound 
  07:04
[NYL 40-40]
Pierson Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Carson (1 AST) 
Little Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Pierson (2 ST)  06:49  
Johnson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  06:46  
  06:46
[NYL 41-40]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  06:46 Pierson Substitution replaced by Milton-Jones 
Clark Substitution replaced by Stricklen  06:46  
  06:46
[NYL 42-40]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  06:31 Charles Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Little Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  06:31
[SEA 41-42]
 
Little Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  06:31
[SEA 42-42]
 
  06:21
[NYL 44-42]
Milton-Jones Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Charles (2 AST) 
Stricklen 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Langhorne (1 AST)  05:57
[SEA 45-44]
 
  05:42
[NYL 47-45]
Carson 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Milton-Jones (1 AST) 
Little Jump Shot: Missed  05:22  
  05:21 Carson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:15 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Langhorne Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  05:13  
Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Cruz (3 ST)  05:11  
  05:08 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:07 Team Rebound 
  05:07 Jump Ball Charles vs Langhorne (Cruz gains possession) 
  04:53 Carson Jump Shot: Missed 
Bird Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:51  
  04:48 Cruz Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
  04:48  
  04:48 Carson Substitution replaced by Rodgers 
Little Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  04:48
[SEA 46-47]
 
Little Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  04:48
[SEA 47-47]
 
  04:35 Rodgers 3pt Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:32  
Bird Jump Shot: Missed  04:16  
  04:14 Charles Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  04:06 Rodgers Layup Shot: Missed 
Langhorne Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  04:05  
Langhorne Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  04:04  
  04:04 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
  03:58 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
Stricklen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:56  
  03:46 Montgomery Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (3 FTA) 
Stricklen Free Throw 1 of 3 (4 PTS)  03:46
[SEA 48-47]
 
Stricklen Free Throw 2 of 3 (5 PTS)  03:46
[SEA 49-47]
 
Langhorne Substitution replaced by Powell  03:46  
Stricklen Free Throw 3 of 3 (6 PTS)  03:46
[SEA 50-47]
 
  03:21 Charles Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:19 Montgomery Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  03:10 Charles Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:08 Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:05 Milton-Jones Layup Shot: Missed 
Little Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:03  
Little Jump Shot: Missed  02:38  
  02:36 Montgomery Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:17 Cruz Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:17  
  02:17 Charles Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
  02:17 Charles Substitution replaced by Braxton 
Powell Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:17
[SEA 51-47]
 
Powell Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  02:17
[SEA 52-47]
 
  02:03 Braxton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Stricklen (1 ST) 
Stricklen Jump Shot: Missed  01:48  
  01:46 Montgomery Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Little Substitution replaced by Langhorne  01:45  
  01:45 Braxton Substitution replaced by Pierson 
  01:45 Jump Ball Montgomery vs Johnson (Rodgers gains possession) 
  01:23 Pierson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST) 
Langhorne Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  01:06  
  00:51.9 Rodgers Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:50.5 Team Rebound 
Bird Substitution replaced by Quinn  00:50.5  
  00:26.9 Cruz Jump Shot: Missed 
Langhorne Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  00:24.9  
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Pierson (1 BLK)  00:05.9  
Team Rebound  00:04.9  
Quinn Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  00:02.8  
Team Rebound  00:01.9  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:01.9  
  00:01.2 Pierson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Qtr
Seattle Storm (1-5) New York Liberty (3-2)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
Langhorne Jump Shot: Missed  09:35  
  09:31 Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:24
[NYL 49-52]
Charles Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (4 AST) 
Powell Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  09:09  
Powell Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  09:09  
Powell Substitution replaced by Little  09:09  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Bird  09:09  
Bird Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:58  
  08:53 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
Langhorne Rebound (Off:1 Def:10)  08:52  
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  08:35  
  08:33 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:10 Charles Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Langhorne Rebound (Off:1 Def:11)  08:08  
Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  07:51  
Quinn Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  07:36  
  07:36
[NYL 50-52]
Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  07:36
[NYL 51-52]
Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  07:26 Rodgers Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  07:11  
  06:58 Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed 
Little Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:56  
Bird Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Wright (6 AST)  06:36
[SEA 54-51]
 
Langhorne Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  06:29  
  06:29
[NYL 52-54]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  06:29 Pierson Substitution replaced by Milton-Jones 
Quinn Substitution replaced by Stricklen  06:29  
  06:29
[NYL 53-54]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  06:11 Rodgers Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Langhorne Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:11  
Team Rebound  06:11  
Langhorne Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  06:11
[SEA 55-53]
 
  05:58 Charles Hook Shot: Missed 
Langhorne Rebound (Off:1 Def:12)  05:56  
Bird 3pt Shot: Missed  05:43  
Little Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  05:41  
Little Jump Shot: Missed  05:25  
Langhorne Rebound (Off:2 Def:12)  05:23  
Stricklen 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Bird (2 AST)  05:17
[SEA 58-53]
 
  05:05 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:05 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Carson 
  04:59 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Langhorne Rebound (Off:2 Def:13)  04:58  
Bird Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  04:42  
  04:29 Rodgers 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stricklen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:27  
  04:11 Milton-Jones Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Little Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  04:11
[SEA 59-53]
 
  04:11 Rodgers Substitution replaced by Cruz 
  04:11 Milton-Jones Substitution replaced by Pierson 
Bird Substitution replaced by Johnson  04:11  
Little Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  04:11
[SEA 60-53]
 
Johnson Foul: Personal (3 PF)  04:02  
  03:49 Cruz Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO) 
Johnson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:31  
  03:29 Charles Rebound (Off:3 Def:9) 
Johnson Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA)  03:29  
  03:29 Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:29 Team Rebound 
  03:29 Cruz Substitution replaced by Rodgers 
Stricklen Substitution replaced by Bird  03:29  
  03:29
[NYL 54-60]
Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Langhorne Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Bird (3 AST)  03:08
[SEA 62-54]
 
  02:54
[NYL 57-62]
Rodgers 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (5 AST) 
Bird Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS)  02:37
[SEA 64-57]
 
  02:25
[NYL 59-64]
Charles Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Carson (2 AST) 
Langhorne Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  02:06  
Langhorne Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  02:06  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:06  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Quinn  02:06  
  01:45 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:44 Rodgers Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:42
[NYL 61-64]
Rodgers Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Bird 3pt Shot: Missed  01:14  
  01:12 Charles Rebound (Off:3 Def:10) 
  01:05
[NYL 64-64]
Rodgers 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:57.3  
Little Layup Shot: Missed Block: Charles (1 BLK)  00:51.5  
Team Rebound  00:50.4  
Team Timeout : Short  00:50.4  
Bird 3pt Shot: Missed  00:41.8  
  00:38.9 Charles Rebound (Off:3 Def:11) 
  00:33.8 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:24.9
[NYL 66-64]
Pondexter Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rodgers (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:24.9  
Quinn Substitution replaced by Stricklen  00:24.9  
Bird Jump Shot: Missed  00:17.9  
  00:17.0 Team Rebound 
  00:17.0 Team Timeout : Short 
Langhorne Substitution replaced by Robinson  00:17.0  
Stricklen Substitution replaced by Clark  00:17.0  
  00:17.0 Team Timeout : Short 
Wright Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:15.5  
  00:15.5
[NYL 67-64]
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Clark Substitution replaced by Langhorne  00:15.5  
Robinson Substitution replaced by Stricklen  00:15.5  
  00:15.5
[NYL 68-64]
Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Bird Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Rodgers (1 ST)  00:07.8  
  00:03.5
[NYL 70-64]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Bird 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.8  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- MSG Local 7:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
SEA
5th West
12
22
3-7
8-9
4-13
NYL
5th East
15
19
5-5
10-7
5-12
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
SEA
Little 12.8
Langhorne 8.3
Bird 4.6
O'Hea 0.5
2 players 1.0
NYL
Charles 16.9
Charles 9.0
Pondexter 3.9
Charles 0.8
Cruz 1.4
Sky Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .433 .
FT% .810 .
Points 76.2 NaN
Rebounds 34.2 NaN
Assists 16.4 NaN
Steals 7.2 NaN
Blocks 5.9 NaN
3-Point % .332 .
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Mercury Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .484 .
FT% .812 .
Points 83.5 NaN
Rebounds 33.7 NaN
Assists 19.4 NaN
Steals 6.9 NaN
Blocks 6.0 NaN
3-Point % .350 .
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