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By DOUG FEINBERG
Posted Jun 13 2014 10:37PM

NEW YORK (AP) Alex Bentley is a big reason for Connecticut's success lately.

The second-year guard scored 24 points, the third consecutive game she's had over 20, and the Sun withstood a furious New York rally to beat the Liberty 83-75 on Friday night.

Bentley has made 27 of her last 38 shots over the three-game winning streak, including going 9 of 13 against the Liberty.

''Alex is a very confident player,'' Sun coach Anne Donovan said. ''She's always had confidence in her shots. For us it's getting to understand what we wanted from the point guard position. She's very coachable.''

Donovan was also impressed by her team's maturity. The Sun didn't fold after nearly blowing a 20-point lead.

''It's lot like the Minnesota game which was the second of the year,'' Donovan said. ''We went up huge at Minnesota, they made their way back and we didn't respond and wilted. I'm really proud of this team that's showing improvement in situations like that.''

The victory snapped a 12-game road losing streak for the Sun dating back to Aug. 3 of last season. That win also came in New York.

''We're definitely maturing as a team and it's great to have a winning streak,'' said rookie Chiney Ogwumike, who added 20 points for the Sun. ''We need to keep working hard though to get wins.''

Connecticut (5-6) dominated the first 20 minutes of the game in building a 20-point halftime lead. The Sun led 59-41 with 3:49 left in the third quarter before New York (3-7) closed the period on an 11-2 run and then cut the deficit to two points in the fourth quarter a few times. The Liberty just couldn't take the lead.

Two free throws by Tina Charles made it 70-68 with 4:34 left before Bentley and Connecticut put the game away. Bentley hit a free throw to start a 6-0 run to give the Sun a cushion. She then hit a jumper with 2:05 left to make it 78-71. She sealed the game banking a 3-pointer in with the shot clock running down.

Charles led New York with 25 points and 10 rebounds while Cappie Pondexter added 20 points.

''We need to figure out how to get out to a better start,'' Pondexter said. ''We showed what we can do in the second half, but we can't keep spotting teams huge leads.''

New York needs to figure out ways to get other players involved on offense. No other Liberty player reached double figures beside Charles and Pondexter.

Connecticut came into New York off a thrilling one-point win over Phoenix on Thursday night. The Sun made 10 of their 13 3-pointers in that game. They stayed hot against the Liberty.

Connecticut took a 26-10 lead after the first quarter, hitting five of their first six 3-pointers. They closed the period hitting four straight, including one by Renee Montgomery with a second left to make it 46-26.

The Sun finished the game 8 for 15 from behind the arc. The two teams will play again in Connecticut on Sunday.

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Sun
Liberty
     
    • 47.5%

    • 40.3%

    • 53.3%

    • 41.7%

    • 73.1%

    • 72.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CON NYL
Total Rebounds 14 10
Offensive Rebounds 6 10
Turnovers 10 11
Fast Break Pts: 12 8
Biggest Lead: 22 0
Points in the Paint: 22 36
CON NYL
p Bentley   24 Charles   25
rb Ogwumike   7 Charles   10
a Douglas   5 Charles   6
s Ogwumike   2 2 players   2
b Ogwumike   3 3 players   1
 
  • 05/16 - NYL 75 @ CON 54
  • 06/13 - CON 83 @ NYL 75
  • 06/15 - NYL 72 @ CON 76
  • 06/29 - CON 65 @ NYL 67
  • 08/08 - CON 66 @ NYL 71
Connecticut Sun (5-6)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Ogwumike F 32:22 7-10 0-0 6-6 +6 2 5 7 0 3 2 2 3 1 20
A. Thomas F 26:25 0-3 0-0 3-4 +10 3 3 6 1 3 1 0 0 0 3
K. Bone F-C 20:26 4-10 0-1 2-2 +6 1 4 5 1 5 0 0 0 1 10
A. Bentley G 27:06 9-13 2-2 4-6 +12 0 0 0 2 3 1 2 0 0 24
K. Douglas G-F 37:18 5-14 4-9 0-0 +7 0 2 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 14
D. McCray   03:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 +8 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
K. Griffin   23:07 0-4 0-0 2-4 0 0 3 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 2
R. Montgomery   12:54 2-3 2-2 0-0 -4 0 2 2 1 1 0 2 0 1 6
K. Faris   13:17 1-2 0-1 1-2 -9 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 3
K. Pedersen   04:05 0-0 0-0 1-2 +4 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
K. Cain DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Hightower DND - Right Knee Injury
Total   200 28-59 8-15 19-26   6 23 29 10 20 6 10 3 3 83
  47.5% 53.3% 73.1%   team rebs: 14 total to: 11
New York Liberty (3-7)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
E. Carson F-G 11:02 1-3 1-1 0-0 -4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 3
P. Pierson F-C 10:03 1-5 0-0 0-0 -10 1 1 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 2
T. Charles C 36:46 9-18 0-0 7-11 -5 4 6 10 6 2 1 2 0 2 25
C. Pondexter G 36:46 5-16 1-3 9-11 -5 0 2 2 4 1 2 2 1 1 20
A. Cruz G 21:44 2-5 1-2 0-0 -9 1 4 5 1 0 1 3 0 0 5
D. Milton-Jones   10:53 0-2 0-1 0-0 -12 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0
A. Montgomery   30:47 2-6 0-0 0-0 -8 1 6 7 3 3 2 1 0 0 4
S. Rodgers   19:41 3-7 2-5 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 8
S. McKinney   03:14 0-1 0-0 0-0 -3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
A. Warley-Talbert   19:04 4-4 0-0 0-0 +14 2 2 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 8
C. Jeffery DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Young DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 27-67 5-12 16-22   10 21 31 15 21 7 11 3 3 75
  40.3% 41.7% 72.7%   team rebs: 10 total to: 12

inactive

  • Sun: --
  • Liberty: --

technical fouls

  • Sun: --
  • Liberty: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
  • Officials: #55 Eric Brewton, #19 Tiara Cruse, #35 Billy Smith
  • Attendance: 7911
  • Duration: 1:57
Connecticut Sun (6-6) New York Liberty (3-8)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Charles vs Ogwumike (Bone gains possession) 
Thomas Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  09:35  
  09:33 Charles Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:15 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Bone Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:13  
Bone Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  09:03  
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:01  
Bentley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Douglas (1 AST)  08:55
[CON 3-0]
 
  08:39
[NYL 2-3]
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Charles (1 AST) 
Bone Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:17
[CON 5-2]
 
  08:10 Cruz Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bone (1 AST)  07:55
[CON 7-2]
 
  07:42 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Bone Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:40  
Ogwumike Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Carson (1 BLK)  07:30  
Team Rebound  07:29  
Bone 3pt Shot: Missed  07:17  
Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  07:14  
  07:14 Pierson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:14  
Team Rebound  07:14  
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:14
[CON 8-2]
 
  06:57 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:56  
Bentley Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  06:37
[CON 10-2]
 
  06:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:21 Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thomas (1 ST) 
Bone Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Douglas (2 AST)  06:10
[CON 12-2]
 
  05:50
[NYL 5-12]
Carson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Charles (2 AST) 
Bentley Jump Shot: Missed  05:35  
  05:33 Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Bentley Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:24  
  05:24 Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:24 Team Rebound 
  05:24
[NYL 6-12]
Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Douglas Jump Shot: Missed  05:05  
  05:04 Cruz Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:57 Pierson Substitution replaced by Milton-Jones 
  04:52 Carson Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:51  
Bone Jump Shot: Missed  04:34  
  04:32 Cruz Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:28
[NYL 8-12]
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  04:12 Carson Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Thomas Substitution replaced by McCray  04:12  
Bone Substitution replaced by Griffin  04:12  
  04:12 Carson Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
McCray Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Montgomery (1 ST)  04:00  
  03:45 Charles Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ogwumike (1 BLK) 
Douglas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:42  
Griffin Jump Shot: Missed  03:37  
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:35  
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Missed  03:33  
Team Rebound  03:33  
Bentley Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  03:23
[CON 14-8]
 
Bentley Foul: Personal (2 PF)  03:08  
  03:08 Cruz Substitution replaced by Rodgers 
Bentley Substitution replaced by Montgomery  03:08  
  03:04 Pondexter Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Ogwumike Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  02:50  
Ogwumike Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  02:50  
  02:34 Charles Hook Shot: Missed Block: Ogwumike (2 BLK) 
Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:32  
McCray Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  02:19  
Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Bone  02:19  
  02:05 Rodgers 3pt Shot: Missed 
McCray Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:03  
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  01:57
[CON 17-8]
 
  01:37 Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Bone Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:35  
Douglas 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  01:27
[CON 20-8]
 
McCray Foul: Personal (1 PF)  01:12  
McCray Substitution replaced by Faris  01:12  
  01:08 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:08 Team Rebound 
  01:08 Montgomery Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Montgomery Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Charles (1 ST)  00:50.9  
  00:43.6
[NYL 10-20]
Montgomery Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (1 AST) 
Douglas 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (1 AST)  00:33.1
[CON 23-10]
 
  00:18.9 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:15.9  
  00:04.8 Rodgers Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Douglas (3 AST)  00:01.0
[CON 26-10]
 
End of 1st Qtr
Connecticut Sun (6-6) New York Liberty (3-8)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:49 Pierson Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:47 Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:45 Pierson Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:44 McKinney Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:42 McKinney Layup Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:40  
Bone Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Douglas (4 AST)  09:34
[CON 28-10]
 
  09:20
[NYL 13-28]
Cruz 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (1 AST) 
Bone Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:52  
  08:51 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Bone Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:35  
Griffin Substitution replaced by Pedersen  08:35  
  08:35 Rodgers Substitution replaced by Carson 
  08:29 Pierson Layup Shot: Missed 
Douglas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:27  
Montgomery Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Cruz (1 ST)  08:11  
  07:54 Carson Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:53  
  07:53 Carson Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Douglas Substitution replaced by Thomas  07:53  
Bone Jump Shot: Missed Block: McKinney (1 BLK)  07:31  
Team Rebound  07:30  
Bone Substitution replaced by Ogwumike  07:30  
Montgomery Substitution replaced by Bentley  07:30  
Pedersen Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Pierson (1 ST)  07:30  
  07:30 Jump Ball Pierson vs Pedersen (Montgomery gains possession) 
  07:19 Cruz Layup Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:18  
Faris Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bentley (1 AST)  07:13
[CON 30-13]
 
  06:54 Cruz Jump Shot: Missed 
Faris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:52  
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST)  06:46
[CON 32-13]
 
  06:46 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:46 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Pondexter 
  06:46 McKinney Substitution replaced by Charles 
Ogwumike Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  06:32  
  06:32
[NYL 14-32]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  06:32
[NYL 15-32]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Bentley Jump Shot: Missed  06:13  
  06:11 Cruz Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Thomas Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:07  
Pedersen Substitution replaced by Griffin  06:07  
Griffin Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  06:04  
  06:04 Pondexter Free Throw Technical Missed 
  06:04 Team Rebound 
  05:56 Cruz Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Ogwumike (1 ST) 
  05:56 Pondexter Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  05:56 Pierson Foul: Inbound (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
  05:56 Pierson Substitution replaced by Milton-Jones 
Faris Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:56  
Team Rebound  05:56  
Faris Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:56
[CON 33-15]
 
Thomas Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:43  
  05:43 Carson Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
  05:43
[NYL 16-33]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  05:43
[NYL 17-33]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Thomas Layup Shot: Missed  05:30  
  05:27 Charles Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:11 Charles Hook Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:11  
  05:11 Milton-Jones Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Faris Substitution replaced by Douglas  05:11  
Bentley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pondexter (1 ST)  05:00  
  04:51
[NYL 19-33]
Charles Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Milton-Jones (1 AST) 
Griffin Jump Shot: Missed  04:34  
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  04:32  
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:32
[CON 35-19]
 
  04:13 Milton-Jones Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Douglas (1 ST) 
Douglas Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:05
[CON 37-19]
 
  03:48 Cruz Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Ogwumike (2 ST) 
Douglas 3pt Shot: Missed  03:32  
  03:30 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Griffin Substitution replaced by Bone  03:30  
  03:16 Charles Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:02
[CON 39-19]
 
  02:50 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:48 Cruz Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:36 Charles Hook Shot: Missed 
Bone Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:35  
  02:30 Milton-Jones Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:30  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Montgomery  02:30  
Bentley Substitution replaced by Faris  02:30  
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:30
[CON 40-19]
 
Ogwumike Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  02:30
[CON 41-19]
 
  02:19
[NYL 21-41]
Charles Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Douglas Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  01:58  
  01:56 Cruz Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:49 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  01:48  
  01:48 Montgomery Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  01:48
[CON 42-21]
 
Ogwumike Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  01:48
[CON 43-21]
 
Montgomery Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:37  
  01:37
[NYL 22-43]
Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Pedersen  01:37  
  01:37 Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Pedersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:36  
Faris Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  01:24  
Faris Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  01:24  
  01:08
[NYL 24-43]
Charles Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Cruz (1 AST) 
  00:55.9 Milton-Jones Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pedersen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:55.9  
Team Rebound  00:55.9  
Pedersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:55.9
[CON 44-24]
 
  00:39.9 Montgomery Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:38.0 Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:38.0
[NYL 26-44]
Charles Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Bone Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:21.8
[CON 46-26]
 
  00:02.9 Milton-Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Faris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:01.2  
End of 2nd Qtr
Connecticut Sun (6-6) New York Liberty (3-8)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:45 Charles Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  09:43  
Douglas 3pt Shot: Missed  09:28  
  09:26 Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:19 Pierson Layup Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  09:17  
Bentley Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  09:10
[CON 48-26]
 
  09:04 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:04 Pierson Substitution replaced by Warley-Talbert 
  08:54 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:52 Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  08:49
[NYL 28-48]
Warley-Talbert Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Charles (3 AST) 
Douglas 3pt Shot: Missed  08:30  
  08:28 Warley-Talbert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:26 Charles Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  08:26 Charles Turnover : Offensive Foul Turnover (2 TO) 
  08:10 Carson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  08:10
[CON 49-28]
 
Ogwumike Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  08:10
[CON 50-28]
 
  08:00
[NYL 30-50]
Charles Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Bone Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  08:00  
  08:00
[NYL 31-50]
Charles Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS) 
  07:38 Carson Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
  07:38 Carson Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
Thomas Layup Shot: Missed  07:33  
  07:31 Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  07:22
[NYL 33-50]
Cruz Driving Bank shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Bentley Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  07:03
[CON 52-33]
 
  06:52 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:49 Warley-Talbert Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:45 Cruz 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:42 Montgomery Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:28 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:28 Team Rebound 
Bentley Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  06:28  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Faris  06:28  
Bentley Substitution replaced by Montgomery  06:28  
  06:08 Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ogwumike (3 BLK) 
  06:07 Team Rebound 
  06:03
[NYL 35-52]
Warley-Talbert Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Charles (4 AST) 
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Douglas (5 AST)  05:39
[CON 54-35]
 
  05:26
[NYL 37-54]
Warley-Talbert Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (2 AST) 
Faris 3pt Shot: Missed  05:10  
Bone Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:08  
  05:08 Warley-Talbert Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bone Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  05:08
[CON 55-37]
 
  05:08 Cruz Substitution replaced by Rodgers 
Bone Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  05:08
[CON 56-37]
 
Bone Foul: Personal (3 PF)  04:53  
Bone Substitution replaced by Griffin  04:53  
  04:40
[NYL 39-56]
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Griffin Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:19  
  04:17 Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  04:09
[NYL 41-56]
Rodgers Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  04:02  
Douglas 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS)  03:49
[CON 59-41]
 
Faris Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  03:40  
  03:40
[NYL 42-59]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  03:40
[NYL 43-59]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  03:23 Montgomery Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Griffin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:23  
Team Rebound  03:23  
Griffin Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  03:23
[CON 60-43]
 
  03:06
[NYL 46-60]
Rodgers 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (3 AST) 
Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed Block: Pondexter (1 BLK)  02:53  
  02:51 Montgomery Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:46
[NYL 48-60]
Charles Floating Jump shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (3 AST) 
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed  02:26  
  02:24 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:21
[NYL 50-60]
Montgomery Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (4 AST) 
Douglas 3pt Shot: Missed  01:56  
  01:54 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:48
[NYL 52-60]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:42  
Montgomery Substitution replaced by Thomas  01:42  
Faris Substitution replaced by Bentley  01:42  
Douglas Jump Shot: Missed  01:24  
  01:22 Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  01:14 Rodgers Driving Jump shot: Missed 
  01:12 Team Rebound 
  00:56.8 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:54.8 Warley-Talbert Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  00:51.9 Warley-Talbert Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bentley (1 ST) 
  00:47.8 Rodgers Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bentley Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:47.8  
Team Rebound  00:47.8  
Bentley Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:47.8
[CON 61-52]
 
  00:31.9 Rodgers Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Griffin (1 ST) 
Douglas Jump Shot: Missed  00:24.9  
  00:23.7 Warley-Talbert Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:00.7 Charles Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Qtr
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Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
Bentley Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  09:44  
  09:41 Montgomery Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  09:27
[NYL 54-61]
Warley-Talbert Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Charles (5 AST) 
  09:02 Charles Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Griffin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:02  
Team Rebound  09:02  
Griffin Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  09:02
[CON 62-54]
 
  08:46 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:44 Charles Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  08:42
[NYL 56-62]
Charles Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
  08:27 Montgomery Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS)  08:27
[CON 63-56]
 
Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Bone  08:27  
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:27
[CON 64-56]
 
  08:14
[NYL 59-64]
Rodgers 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Charles (6 AST) 
Douglas 3pt Shot: Missed  07:58  
  07:56 Montgomery Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Bone Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  07:48  
  07:48 Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:48 Team Rebound 
  07:48 Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:47  
Bone Layup Shot: Missed  07:33  
  07:32 Team Rebound 
Thomas Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  07:32  
  07:15
[NYL 61-64]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Bone Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (1 FTA)  07:15  
  07:15
[NYL 62-64]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS) 
Bone Substitution replaced by Ogwumike  07:15  
Griffin Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:58  
Team Rebound  06:56  
  06:50 Warley-Talbert Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Bentley Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  06:42
[CON 66-62]
 
Griffin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:27  
  06:27
[NYL 63-66]
Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  06:27
[NYL 64-66]
Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Bentley Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Montgomery (2 ST)  06:12  
  05:51 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:50 Charles Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  05:48 Rodgers 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  05:45  
  05:36  
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  05:29
[CON 68-64]
 
  05:07
[NYL 66-68]
Charles Hook Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Bentley Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  04:49
[CON 70-66]
 
Ogwumike Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  04:34  
  04:34
[NYL 67-70]
Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  04:34
[NYL 68-70]
Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
  04:22 Rodgers Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bentley Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  04:22
[CON 71-68]
 
Bentley Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:22  
Thomas Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  04:21  
Douglas 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Bentley (2 AST)  04:14
[CON 74-68]
 
  04:00 Charles Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  03:58  
Ogwumike Driving Bank shot: Made (20 PTS)  03:34
[CON 76-68]
 
  03:27 Team Timeout : Regular 
Griffin Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  03:16  
  03:16 Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:16 Team Rebound 
  03:16
[NYL 69-76]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Bentley Jump Shot: Missed  03:04  
  03:03 Montgomery Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  02:47
[NYL 71-76]
Charles Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Ogwumike Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Pondexter (2 ST)  02:25  
  02:21 Montgomery Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:20  
Bentley Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS)  02:06
[CON 78-71]
 
Ogwumike Foul: Defense 3 Second (3 PF)  01:53  
  01:53
[NYL 72-78]
Pondexter Free Throw Technical (17 PTS) 
  01:38 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Bentley 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS)  01:13
[CON 81-72]
 
  01:02
[NYL 75-81]
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
  00:37.7 Rodgers Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bentley Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS)  00:37.7
[CON 82-75]
 
Bentley Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS)  00:37.7
[CON 83-75]
 
  00:37.7 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:32.6 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  00:30.5  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:06.5  
  00:01.3 Rodgers 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  00:00.2  
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- MSG Local 7:30 pm ET
-- CPTV Local 7:30 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CON
6th East
13
21
3-7
9-8
4-13
NYL
5th East
15
19
5-5
10-7
5-12
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CON
Ogwumike 15.3
Ogwumike 8.5
Bentley 3.5
Ogwumike 1.4
Griffin 1.4
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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Composite Box Score updated through Game 0
Chicago Sky (0-0)
field goalsrebounds
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Phoenix Mercury (0-0)
field goalsrebounds
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