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Pondexter helps Liberty end skid with 85-78 win


By DOUG FEINBERG
Posted Jun 22 2014 7:01PM

NEW YORK (AP) Cappie Pondexter and her New York Liberty teammates were tired of losing.

So the veteran guard led a spirited effort and the Liberty ended a five-game skid with an 85-78 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Sunday.

Pondexter scored 23 points and had eight assists against the Eastern Conference leader.

''It's great that we beat the top team in the east,'' she said. ''I like having the ball in my hands whether it's scoring or getting my teammates involved.''

With New York down 40-29 late in the second quarter, Pondexter took control of the game. She helped New York (4-10) to a 29-6 run over the next 10 minutes. Pondexter moved to more of a facilitator role on offense and the Liberty responded.

''She's a solid lead guard when we put her in that position,'' New York coach Bill Laimbeer said. ''Cappie's into being a facilitator. You don't see a stat like that with 23 points on eight shots and eight assists, too. That's a monster game.''

New York led 58-46 with 2:23 left in the third quarter before Atlanta (9-4) rallied. The Dream, who had matched a franchise record with six straight wins, closed to 58-54 after three quarters.

The Liberty led by four early in the fourth before Pondexter hit a 3-pointer and a layup to make it 67-60 early in the fourth. They extended the advantage to 12 before Atlanta closed to 77-72 with 1:11 left on Angel McCoughtry's layup.

Tina Charles hit a foul line jumper just before the shot clock expired to seal the win.

''Hopefully this will be the start of a roll for us,'' Pondexter said. ''We have five straight home games to get back into this.''

McCoughtry led the Dream with 33 points and 10 rebounds. Sancho Lyttle had 13 points, seven rebounds and five steals for Atlanta.

''We'll regroup and get back to winning again,'' McCoughtry said. ''We relaxed a little bit when we built that lead and they jumped on us.''

The game was the second of a home-and-home set between the two Eastern Conference teams. The Dream won the game in Atlanta on Friday night by 19 points.

On Sunday, the Dream built their 40-29 lead late in the first half capped by consecutive baskets by McCoughtry. She finished the first half with 15 points, seven rebounds and three steals. But then Pondexter got New York going as the Liberty scored the final nine points of the first half. Sugar Rodgers had five points during that burst and Pondexter ended the half with two free throws with just under a second left to make it 40-38.

New York kept it up in the third quarter. Leading 44-42, the Liberty scored 14 of the next 18 to take a 58-46 advantage. Alex Montgomery got it started with a 3-pointer and hit another 3 that made it 57-46 with 2:23 left in the period. Plenette Pierson added a free throw on the play.

Rodgers finished with 13 points while Montgomery and Charles each had 12.

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Dream
Liberty
     
    • 36.5%

    • 47.0%

    • 23.8%

    • 46.7%

    • 65.5%

    • 80.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
ATL NYL
Total Rebounds 14 9
Offensive Rebounds 15 2
Turnovers 15 16
Fast Break Pts: 14 13
Biggest Lead: 11 12
Points in the Paint: 28 36
ATL NYL
p McCoughtry   33 Pondexter   23
rb de Souza   14 Charles   8
a 2 players   3 Pondexter   8
s Lyttle   5 Cruz   4
b de Souza   1 3 players   1
 
  • 06/20 - NYL 64 @ ATL 85
  • 06/22 - ATL 78 @ NYL 85
  • 07/16 - ATL 75 @ NYL 77
  • 08/03 - NYL 83 @ ATL 76
Atlanta Dream (9-4)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
S. Lyttle F 28:23 6-10 0-1 0-0 -14 2 5 7 3 5 5 3 0 0 12
A. McCoughtry G-F 34:04 10-25 3-5 10-11 -10 8 2 10 2 4 4 2 0 1 33
E. de Souza C 31:05 4-10 0-0 0-2 +5 4 10 14 1 5 0 3 1 2 8
T. Hayes G 32:30 2-9 0-4 3-8 -17 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 7
J. Thomas G 16:07 0-5 0-2 2-2 -4 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
S. Schimmel   19:14 4-8 2-5 0-0 -2 0 2 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 10
C. Dumerc   13:25 0-5 0-3 0-0 +9 0 1 1 3 0 1 2 0 0 0
S. Cash   08:07 0-1 0-1 0-0 +1 0 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
A. Thompson   03:05 0-0 0-0 0-0 +3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Henry   14:00 1-1 0-0 4-6 -6 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 6
M. Ajavon   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
N. Colhado   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   200 27-74 5-21 19-29   15 27 42 12 20 12 15 1 3 78
  36.5% 23.8% 65.5%   team rebs: 14 total to: 16
New York Liberty (4-10)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Montgomery G-F 32:35 5-15 2-7 0-0 +7 0 2 2 1 4 0 1 1 0 12
A. Warley-Talbert C 09:43 0-2 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0
T. Charles C 36:40 5-13 0-0 2-2 +13 1 7 8 3 3 3 3 1 0 12
A. Cruz G 29:43 3-8 0-0 2-2 +12 0 7 7 4 2 4 5 1 0 8
C. Pondexter G 35:07 7-8 2-2 7-8 +3 0 5 5 8 2 1 4 0 0 23
P. Pierson   18:16 3-6 0-0 5-6 +17 1 5 6 0 3 1 0 0 0 11
S. Rodgers   17:30 5-7 3-5 0-2 +5 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 13
E. Carson   03:49 0-2 0-0 0-0 -3 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
S. McKinney   03:19 2-2 0-0 0-0 -6 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4
D. Milton-Jones   12:02 1-3 0-1 0-0 -12 0 2 2 1 2 1 1 0 0 2
C. Jeffery   01:16 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   200 31-66 7-15 16-20   2 29 31 18 21 11 16 3 1 85
  47.0% 46.7% 80.0%   team rebs: 9 total to: 16

inactive

  • Dream: --
  • Liberty: --

technical fouls

  • Dream: --
  • Liberty: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
  • Officials: #4 Sue Blauch, #30 Thomas Nunez, #57 Donald Hudson
  • Attendance: 8112
  • Duration: 1:58
Atlanta Dream (9-4) New York Liberty (4-10)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Charles vs de Souza (Warley-Talbert gains possession) 
  09:42 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
de Souza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:42  
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  09:19  
Team Rebound  09:18  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  09:18  
McCoughtry Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:04  
  09:01 Cruz Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Lyttle (1 ST) 
McCoughtry Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lyttle (1 AST)  08:55
[ATL 2-0]
 
de Souza Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:48  
  08:38 Warley-Talbert Layup Shot: Missed 
de Souza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:38  
de Souza Turnaround Bank shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:24
[ATL 4-0]
 
  08:11
[NYL 2-4]
Montgomery Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Hayes 3pt Shot: Missed  07:52  
  07:52 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:45 Cruz Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:McCoughtry (1 ST) 
  07:40 Pondexter Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:40
[ATL 5-2]
 
McCoughtry Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:40
[ATL 6-2]
 
  07:22 Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lyttle Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:22  
Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Charles (1 ST)  07:12  
  07:05 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:04 Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:03
[NYL 4-6]
Charles Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed  06:51  
McCoughtry Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:50  
  06:49 Warley-Talbert Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
de Souza Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:49  
Team Rebound  06:49  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Schimmel  06:49  
de Souza Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:49  
  06:48 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:38 Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:McCoughtry (2 ST) 
McCoughtry Layup Shot: Missed  06:34  
  06:33 Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Lyttle Violation:Kicked Ball  06:14  
  06:10 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:09 Team Rebound 
  05:55
[NYL 6-6]
Cruz Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
de Souza Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: McCoughtry (1 AST)  05:36
[ATL 8-6]
 
  05:28 Warley-Talbert Layup Shot: Missed Block: de Souza (1 BLK) 
  05:27 Team Rebound 
  05:23
[NYL 8-8]
Montgomery Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (1 AST) 
McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS)  05:13
[ATL 11-8]
 
  04:54 Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed 
de Souza Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:54  
de Souza Jump Shot: Missed  04:39  
  04:39 Cruz Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:31 Cruz Jump Shot: Missed 
McCoughtry Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:31  
Schimmel Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Cruz (1 ST)  04:27  
  04:22 Charles Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  04:22  
  04:22 Warley-Talbert Substitution replaced by Pierson 
Schimmel Substitution replaced by Dumerc  04:22  
Dumerc 3pt Shot: Missed  04:04  
McCoughtry Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  04:03  
McCoughtry Tip Shot: Missed  04:00  
McCoughtry Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  03:59  
Lyttle Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: de Souza (1 AST)  03:51
[ATL 13-8]
 
  03:38
[NYL 10-13]
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Lyttle Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dumerc (1 AST)  03:13
[ATL 15-10]
 
  03:04 Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Lyttle (2 ST) 
de Souza Jump Shot: Missed  02:49  
McCoughtry Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  02:49  
  02:49 Montgomery Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  02:49
[ATL 16-10]
 
  02:49 Cruz Substitution replaced by Rodgers 
McCoughtry Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:49
[ATL 17-10]
 
  02:37
[NYL 12-17]
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Charles (1 AST) 
Dumerc Jump Shot: Missed  02:17  
  02:16 Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:10 Charles Layup Shot: Missed 
McCoughtry Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  02:09  
  02:09 Charles Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Lyttle Jump Shot: Missed  01:59  
  01:58 Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Lyttle Substitution replaced by Cash  01:52  
  01:43 Rodgers 3pt Shot: Missed 
de Souza Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:43  
Hayes 3pt Shot: Missed  01:37  
McCoughtry Rebound (Off:5 Def:2)  01:37  
McCoughtry Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  01:28  
  01:27 Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:18
[NYL 14-17]
Rodgers Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (2 AST) 
Dumerc 3pt Shot: Missed  00:52.9  
  00:52.6 Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:34.8
[NYL 17-17]
Rodgers 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (3 AST) 
de Souza Turnaround Bank shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Hayes (1 AST)  00:19.1
[ATL 19-17]
 
  00:02.9 Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dumerc Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:02.1  
Dumerc 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.5  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Qtr
Atlanta Dream (9-4) New York Liberty (4-10)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:45 Rodgers Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Hayes Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:45  
Team Rebound  09:45  
Hayes Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:45  
  09:44 Team Rebound 
Hayes Substitution replaced by Schimmel  09:43  
  09:36 Cruz Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Dumerc (1 ST) 
Lyttle Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dumerc (2 AST)  09:30
[ATL 21-17]
 
  09:14 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
Schimmel Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:14  
Dumerc Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Cruz (2 ST)  08:54  
  08:48
[NYL 19-21]
Cruz Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Lyttle Layup Shot: Missed  08:28  
  08:27 Carson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:18
[NYL 21-21]
McKinney Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rodgers (1 AST) 
Schimmel 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  07:56
[ATL 24-21]
 
Lyttle Substitution replaced by Henry  07:41  
  07:41 Jump Ball Pierson vs Cash (Cruz gains possession) 
  07:31 Carson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Cash (1 ST) 
  07:25 McKinney Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Henry Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:25
[ATL 25-21]
 
  07:25 Pierson Substitution replaced by Milton-Jones 
Henry Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  07:25
[ATL 26-21]
 
  07:09
[NYL 23-26]
McKinney Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Milton-Jones (1 AST) 
  06:55 McKinney Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Henry Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:55
[ATL 27-23]
 
  06:55 McKinney Substitution replaced by Charles 
Thompson Substitution replaced by de Souza  06:55  
  06:55 Rodgers Substitution replaced by Pondexter 
Dumerc Substitution replaced by Hayes  06:55  
Henry Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  06:55
[ATL 28-23]
 
  06:40 Carson Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:39  
Schimmel Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Carson (1 ST)  06:19  
  06:12 Carson Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:11  
  06:11 Carson Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
Cash 3pt Shot: Missed  06:01  
  06:00 Cruz Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Cash Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:48  
  05:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:39
[NYL 25-28]
Charles Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (4 AST) 
  05:20 Pondexter Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Hayes Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:20
[ATL 29-25]
 
Schimmel Substitution replaced by Thomas  05:20  
Cash Substitution replaced by McCoughtry  05:20  
Hayes Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  05:20
[ATL 30-25]
 
  05:04
[NYL 27-30]
Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Cruz (1 AST) 
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  04:53
[ATL 32-27]
 
  04:39
[NYL 29-32]
Cruz Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Missed  04:22  
  04:21 Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:16 Cruz Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:McCoughtry (3 ST) 
  04:13 Charles Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  04:13
[ATL 33-29]
 
Henry Substitution replaced by Lyttle  04:13  
  04:13 Cruz Substitution replaced by Rodgers 
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  04:13
[ATL 34-29]
 
  03:53 Milton-Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:53  
Lyttle Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Hayes (2 AST)  03:44
[ATL 36-29]
 
  03:39 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:25 Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lyttle Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:25  
McCoughtry Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  03:01
[ATL 38-29]
 
  02:54 Montgomery Layup Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:53  
McCoughtry Jump Bank Shot: Made (15 PTS)  02:45
[ATL 40-29]
 
  02:32
[NYL 31-40]
Charles Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  02:07  
  02:06 Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:00
[NYL 34-40]
Rodgers 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (5 AST) 
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed  01:48  
de Souza Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:48  
Lyttle Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Milton-Jones (1 ST)  01:37  
  01:28 Rodgers 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lyttle Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:28  
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed  01:07  
  01:07 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:01
[NYL 36-40]
Rodgers Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (6 AST) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  00:44.9  
  00:43.9 Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:32.9 Milton-Jones Layup Shot: Missed 
de Souza Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:31.9  
Hayes Layup Shot: Missed  00:23.6  
Team Rebound  00:23.6  
  00:23.6 Montgomery Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Hayes Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:23.6  
Team Rebound  00:23.6  
de Souza Substitution replaced by Henry  00:23.6  
  00:23.6 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Cruz 
Hayes Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:23.6  
  00:22.9 Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Lyttle Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:00.7  
  00:00.7
[NYL 37-40]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:00.7 Charles Substitution replaced by Warley-Talbert 
  00:00.7
[NYL 38-40]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
End of 2nd Qtr
Atlanta Dream (9-4) New York Liberty (4-10)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  09:38  
  09:37 Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Lyttle Foul: Personal (2 PF)  09:29  
  09:23
[NYL 40-40]
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Cruz (2 AST) 
Hayes Jump Shot: Missed  08:59  
de Souza Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  08:59  
de Souza Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pondexter (1 ST)  08:56  
  08:50
[NYL 42-40]
Montgomery Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (7 AST) 
de Souza Jump Shot: Missed Block: Charles (1 BLK)  08:26  
  08:26 Team Rebound 
  08:26 Jump Ball Charles vs de Souza (Montgomery gains possession) 
  08:02 Charles Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Lyttle (3 ST) 
Lyttle Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: McCoughtry (2 AST)  07:48
[ATL 42-42]
 
  07:27
[NYL 44-42]
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Lyttle Jump Shot: Missed  07:14  
Team Rebound  07:14  
  07:14 Montgomery Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) 
  07:14 Warley-Talbert Substitution replaced by Pierson 
de Souza Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Cruz (3 ST)  07:05  
  06:52
[NYL 47-42]
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Cruz (3 AST) 
McCoughtry Layup Shot: Missed  06:37  
de Souza Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  06:37  
de Souza Layup Shot: Missed Block: Cruz (1 BLK)  06:35  
  06:33 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:27 Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed 
de Souza Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  06:27  
de Souza Jump Shot: Missed  06:08  
  06:07 Cruz Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:56 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:56  
  05:49 Pierson Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Schimmel  05:49  
Lyttle 3pt Shot: Missed  05:37  
McCoughtry Rebound (Off:6 Def:2)  05:37  
McCoughtry Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  05:35
[ATL 44-47]
 
  05:19 Cruz Jump Shot: Missed 
Lyttle Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:18  
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed Block: Montgomery (1 BLK)  05:07  
  05:05 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:51
[NYL 49-44]
Charles Jump Bank Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
McCoughtry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Cruz (4 ST)  04:50  
Lyttle Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  04:49  
  04:49  
de Souza Substitution replaced by Henry  04:49  
  04:36 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:36 Team Rebound 
  04:33 Montgomery Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lyttle (4 ST) 
Henry Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lyttle (2 AST)  04:05
[ATL 46-49]
 
  03:59 Pierson Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:59  
McCoughtry Layup Shot: Missed  03:44  
Lyttle Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:44  
  03:44 Jump Ball Pierson vs Lyttle (Hayes gains possession) 
Schimmel 3pt Shot: Missed  03:31  
Lyttle Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  03:30  
Lyttle Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  03:30  
  03:13
[NYL 52-46]
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Missed  03:03  
  03:03 Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  02:57
[NYL 54-46]
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (8 AST) 
Hayes 3pt Shot: Missed  02:37  
  02:37 Cruz Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:27 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:26 Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:23
[NYL 57-46]
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Charles (2 AST) 
Henry Foul: Away From Play (1 PF) (1 FTA)  02:23  
Lyttle Substitution replaced by de Souza  02:23  
Hayes Substitution replaced by Dumerc  02:23  
  02:23 Cruz Substitution replaced by Rodgers 
  02:23
[NYL 58-46]
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
  02:09 Pierson Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  02:09 Pierson Substitution replaced by Milton-Jones 
  01:59 Milton-Jones Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  01:59
[ATL 47-58]
 
McCoughtry Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  01:59
[ATL 48-58]
 
  01:43 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
Schimmel Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:43  
McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Schimmel (1 AST)  01:34
[ATL 51-58]
 
  01:12 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
de Souza Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  01:11  
de Souza Jump Shot: Missed  00:52.9  
McCoughtry Rebound (Off:7 Def:2)  00:52.8  
McCoughtry Putback Layup Shot: Missed  00:50.9  
  00:47.8 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:39.9 Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Schimmel (1 ST) 
Schimmel Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  00:36.0
[ATL 53-58]
 
  00:16.1 Charles Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
Dumerc Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
McCoughtry Rebound (Off:8 Def:2)  00:01.2  
  00:00.4 Montgomery Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS)  00:00.4
[ATL 54-58]
 
McCoughtry Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:00.4  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Qtr
Atlanta Dream (9-4) New York Liberty (4-10)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
Henry Foul: Personal (2 PF)  09:50  
  09:40
[NYL 60-54]
Pondexter Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
  09:25 Charles Foul: Defense 3 Second (2 PF) 
McCoughtry Free Throw Technical (24 PTS)  09:25
[ATL 55-60]
 
Schimmel 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dumerc (3 AST)  09:15
[ATL 58-60]
 
de Souza Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  08:58  
  08:58
[NYL 61-58]
Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  08:58 Jeffery Substitution replaced by Cruz 
  08:58 Milton-Jones Substitution replaced by Warley-Talbert 
  08:58
[NYL 62-58]
Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  08:43 Warley-Talbert Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Henry Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:43  
Team Rebound  08:43  
Henry Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:43  
  08:42 Cruz Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  08:25 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
de Souza Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  08:24  
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed  08:18  
  08:18 Cruz Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  08:10
[NYL 65-58]
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Cruz (4 AST) 
McCoughtry Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS)  07:43
[ATL 60-65]
 
  07:41 Warley-Talbert Turnover : Inbound Turnover (1 TO) 
McCoughtry Substitution replaced by Lyttle  07:41  
Henry Substitution replaced by Hayes  07:41  
  07:40 Warley-Talbert Substitution replaced by Pierson 
Dumerc Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Charles (2 ST)  07:35  
  07:30
[NYL 67-60]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
de Souza Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  07:24  
de Souza Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  07:24  
  07:17 Cruz Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Lyttle (5 ST) 
Lyttle Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  07:12
[ATL 62-67]
 
  06:51 Cruz Jump Shot: Missed 
de Souza Rebound (Off:3 Def:9)  06:51  
  06:48 Cruz Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  06:48 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
Schimmel Jump Shot: Missed  06:41  
  06:41 Team Rebound 
de Souza Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF)  06:41  
de Souza Foul: Personal (5 PF)  06:25  
de Souza Substitution replaced by Henry  06:25  
Dumerc Substitution replaced by McCoughtry  06:25  
  06:19
[NYL 70-62]
Rodgers 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Lyttle Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  06:08  
McCoughtry Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:57  
  05:57 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:57 Rodgers Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:57 Team Rebound 
  05:57 Rodgers Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Team Rebound  05:56  
  05:56 Pierson Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Schimmel 3pt Shot: Missed  05:36  
  05:36 Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:25
[NYL 72-62]
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Charles (3 AST) 
Lyttle Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA)  05:25  
  05:25 Pierson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Henry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:23  
McCoughtry Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Pierson (1 ST)  05:14  
  05:00 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:00 Team Rebound 
Lyttle Foul: Loose Ball (5 PF) (2 FTA)  05:00  
  05:00
[NYL 73-62]
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Lyttle Substitution replaced by Cash  05:00  
  05:00 Rodgers Substitution replaced by Pondexter 
  05:00
[NYL 74-62]
Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Cash Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  05:00  
  04:55 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
Henry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:55  
Schimmel Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  04:40
[ATL 64-74]
 
  04:24 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Henry Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:24  
Hayes 3pt Shot: Missed  04:16  
  04:15 Cruz Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  03:53 Cruz Jump Shot: Missed 
Cash Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:53  
Schimmel 3pt Shot: Missed  03:41  
  03:41 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Cash Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  03:25  
  03:25 Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:25 Team Rebound 
  03:25 Pierson Substitution replaced by Milton-Jones 
Schimmel Substitution replaced by Lyttle  03:25  
Cash Substitution replaced by de Souza  03:25  
Henry Substitution replaced by Thomas  03:25  
  03:25
[NYL 75-64]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Charles (3 ST)  03:13  
  02:54 Milton-Jones Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  02:54 Milton-Jones Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:54  
Hayes Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:40
[ATL 66-75]
 
  02:20 Cruz Layup Shot: Missed 
de Souza Rebound (Off:3 Def:10)  02:20  
  02:13 Charles Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 2 (27 PTS)  02:13
[ATL 67-75]
 
  02:13 Milton-Jones Substitution replaced by Pierson 
McCoughtry Free Throw 2 of 2 (28 PTS)  02:13
[ATL 68-75]
 
  01:57 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
Lyttle Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  01:56  
Hayes Layup Shot: Missed  01:51  
  01:50 Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Hayes Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:50  
  01:50
[NYL 76-68]
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  01:50
[NYL 77-68]
Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed  01:40  
de Souza Rebound (Off:4 Def:10)  01:39  
de Souza Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:38
[ATL 70-77]
 
  01:18 Pondexter Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:McCoughtry (4 ST) 
McCoughtry Driving Layup Shot: Made (30 PTS)  01:12
[ATL 72-77]
 
  01:11 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:46.5
[NYL 79-72]
Charles Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (1 AST) 
McCoughtry Layup Shot: Missed  00:39.9  
  00:39.4 Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
McCoughtry Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:29.6  
  00:29.6
[NYL 80-72]
Cruz Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  00:29.6
[NYL 81-72]
Cruz Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  00:21.9  
Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:21.4  
  00:20.1 Cruz Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Hayes Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:20.1  
Team Rebound  00:20.1  
Hayes Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:20.1
[ATL 73-81]
 
Hayes Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:13.9  
  00:13.9
[NYL 82-73]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  00:13.9 Pierson Substitution replaced by McKinney 
  00:13.9 Charles Substitution replaced by Milton-Jones 
  00:13.9 Cruz Substitution replaced by Jeffery 
  00:13.9
[NYL 83-73]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Hayes Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lyttle (3 AST)  00:10.9
[ATL 75-83]
 
McCoughtry Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:08.5  
  00:08.5
[NYL 84-75]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  00:08.5
[NYL 85-75]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Made (33 PTS)  00:02.7
[ATL 78-85]
 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
ATL
1st East
19
15
4-6
13-4
6-11
NYL
5th East
15
19
5-5
10-7
5-12
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
ATL
2 players 26.7
2 players 11.3
2 players 5.7
2 players 1.0
2 players 2.7
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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Chicago Sky (0-0)
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