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By DOUG FEINBERG
Posted Jul 06 2014 5:01PM

NEW YORK (AP) It's all starting to click for Tina Charles and the New York Liberty.

Charles scored a career-high 32 points to lead the Liberty to an 87-80 win over Maya Moore and the defending champion Minnesota Lynx on Sunday.

''We're starting to play better and I'm being more aggressive doing what my team needs,'' said Charles, who had 28 points in the Liberty's previous game.

New York (7-11) has won three straight and finished its five-game homestand with four victories.

''This was a big homestand for us,'' said Cappie Pondexter, who finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds for New York. ''Now we've got to carry this over to the road.''

The Liberty, who are 1-7 on the road this season, head to San Antonio for a game before returning for two more at Madison Square Garden before the All-Star break.

Trailing 59-53 midway through the third quarter, New York went on a 20-6 run over the next 7 minutes to take a 73-65 lead early in the final period. Charles had six points during the burst, including a jumper that made it 69-65 and gave her a career high for points. Charde Houston's jumper with 8:04 left in the fourth capped the burst.

Moore rallied Minnesota (13-6), scoring nine straight points. Her 3-pointer tied it at 76 with 5:10 left.

''I'm so used to seeing her take over when her team needs her,'' Charles said of her former UConn teammate.

But New York closed the game scoring 11 of the final 15 points, including five by Pondexter to seal the win.

''When you are trying to win on the road in this league you need to play well on defense and rebound, we didn't do either well down the stretch,'' said Moore, who finished with 25 points to lead the Lynx.

This was the first time that Moore had played in Madison Square Garden as a pro as the arena had undergone a $1 billion renovation over the past three years. She flourished at MSG while playing for UConn, averaging 21.3 points in three victories that included the Huskies' NCAA record-tying 88th straight win against Ohio State when Moore was a junior.

She got off to a quick start on Sunday, scoring the Lynx's first seven points, including a nifty reverse layup. Charles, her former UConn teammate, matched her pretty much basket for basket.

Minnesota built a 35-23 lead early in the second quarter before Charles rallied the Liberty. Sugar Rodgers started a 17-4 run with a three-point play and Charles had four points during the spurt. Her layup with 3:48 left in the half gave New York a 40-39 lead. The game was tied at 48 at the half.

Charles had 24 points in the first 20 minutes.

Minnesota was still missing star Seimone Augustus, who has bursitis in her left knee. Augustus has missed the past three games, but did participate in pregame warmups on Sunday. The Lynx haven't had their complete roster healthy for a game yet this season. Rebekkah Brunson is still recovering from a right knee injury.

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Lynx
Liberty
     
    • 44.3%

    • 52.1%

    • 35.7%

    • 10.0%

    • 76.5%

    • 85.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN NYL
Total Rebounds 7 5
Offensive Rebounds 9 10
Turnovers 11 13
Fast Break Pts: 9 12
Biggest Lead: 12 9
Points in the Paint: 38 48
MIN NYL
p Moore   25 Charles   32
rb Moore   8 Pondexter   11
a Whalen   5 Pondexter   4
s Moore   3 2 players   2
b McCarville   2 3 players   1
 
  • 05/24 - NYL 82 @ MIN 87
  • 07/06 - MIN 80 @ NYL 87
Minnesota Lynx (13-6)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Dantas F 11:37 1-3 0-0 0-1 -6 1 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
M. Moore F 32:31 9-20 2-8 5-6 -3 3 5 8 2 2 3 6 1 0 25
J. McCarville C 23:54 2-8 0-0 0-0 0 1 4 5 1 4 2 0 2 1 4
L. Whalen G 35:29 5-15 0-0 3-4 -6 1 4 5 5 0 1 1 0 1 13
M. Wright G 27:39 4-7 0-1 3-3 -12 0 1 1 3 1 0 2 0 1 11
D. Peters   21:50 3-3 0-0 1-2 -1 1 3 4 3 2 1 0 0 0 7
T. White   23:33 4-8 1-2 0-0 -3 1 0 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 9
A. Taylor   15:37 1-2 0-0 1-1 -1 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 0 0 3
T. Liston   07:50 2-4 2-3 0-0 -3 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 6
S. Augustus DND - Left Knee Bursitis
R. Brunson NWT - Sore Right Knee
N. McKenith DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 31-70 5-14 13-17   9 22 31 20 13 10 11 3 3 80
  44.3% 35.7% 76.5%   team rebs: 7 total to: 11
New York Liberty (7-11)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Montgomery G-F 22:20 2-3 0-1 0-0 +6 1 1 2 1 3 1 0 1 1 4
A. Warley-Talbert C 11:37 0-0 0-0 0-0 -7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
T. Charles C 37:03 14-20 0-0 4-4 +9 4 6 10 2 1 2 2 1 1 32
A. Cruz G 33:03 5-11 0-1 0-0 +1 1 3 4 3 1 1 3 0 1 10
C. Pondexter G 35:04 7-19 1-4 3-5 +15 1 10 11 4 2 1 5 0 0 18
C. Houston   13:32 2-3 0-1 0-0 -8 0 2 2 3 2 2 0 1 0 4
P. Pierson   20:50 3-4 0-0 4-4 +8 0 3 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 10
S. Rodgers   16:24 2-6 0-3 1-1 +8 1 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 5
D. Milton-Jones   09:54 2-5 0-0 0-0 +5 2 1 3 2 1 1 2 0 0 4
C. Jeffery   00:13 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
E. Carson DNP - Coach's Decision
S. McKinney DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 37-71 1-10 12-14   10 26 36 20 14 9 13 3 3 87
  52.1% 10.0% 85.7%   team rebs: 5 total to: 13

inactive

  • Lynx: --
  • Liberty: --

technical fouls

  • Lynx: --
  • Liberty: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 13
  • Times Tied: 7

arena stats

  • Arena: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
  • Officials: #8 Daryl Humphrey, #38 Lamont Simpson, #11 Lauren Holtkamp
  • Attendance: 8151
  • Duration: 1:53
Minnesota Lynx (13-6) New York Liberty (7-11)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Charles vs McCarville (Cruz gains possession) 
  09:40 Charles Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:39  
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST)  09:29
[MIN 3-0]
 
  09:13 Cruz Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:11 Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:07
[NYL 2-3]
Pondexter Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
McCarville Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Charles (1 BLK)  08:48  
  08:47 Charles Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:39 Cruz Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:McCarville (1 ST) 
Whalen Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Montgomery (1 ST)  08:20  
  08:15
[NYL 4-3]
Charles Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (1 AST) 
McCarville Jump Shot: Missed  07:53  
Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:52  
  07:51 Montgomery Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:51
[MIN 4-4]
 
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:51
[MIN 5-4]
 
  07:41 Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
McCarville Jump Shot: Missed  07:24  
  07:23 Charles Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:08 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:07 Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:06
[NYL 6-5]
Charles Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Moore Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  06:53
[MIN 7-6]
 
  06:35 Cruz 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dantas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:34  
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:27  
  06:26 Team Rebound 
  06:09
[NYL 8-7]
Montgomery Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Cruz (1 AST) 
Whalen Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dantas (1 AST)  05:51
[MIN 9-8]
 
  05:38 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:37  
Dantas Jump Shot: Missed  05:23  
  05:22 Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:16 Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Moore (1 BLK) 
  05:15 Team Rebound 
McCarville Substitution replaced by Peters  05:15  
Whalen Substitution replaced by White  05:15  
  05:11
[NYL 10-9]
Charles Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Dantas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  05:11  
Dantas Substitution replaced by Taylor  05:11  
  05:11
[NYL 11-9]
Charles Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Peters Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST)  04:59
[MIN 11-11]
 
  04:43 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Peters Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:42  
Moore Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  04:32
[MIN 13-11]
 
  04:14
[NYL 13-13]
Cruz Driving Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:07
[MIN 15-13]
 
  04:07 Pondexter Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
  04:07  
  04:07 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Houston 
  04:07 Warley-Talbert Substitution replaced by Pierson 
Wright Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  04:07
[MIN 16-13]
 
  03:49 Charles Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Peters (1 ST) 
Taylor Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wright (2 AST)  03:45
[MIN 18-13]
 
  03:45 Pierson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Wright Substitution replaced by Whalen  03:45  
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  03:45
[MIN 19-13]
 
  03:29
[NYL 15-19]
Pierson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Houston (1 AST) 
Moore Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: White (1 AST)  03:13
[MIN 21-15]
 
  02:55
[NYL 17-21]
Charles Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Pierson (1 AST) 
Moore Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Houston (1 ST)  02:46  
  02:38
[NYL 19-21]
Charles Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (2 AST) 
  02:26 Houston Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  02:26 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Rodgers 
White Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Whalen (2 AST)  02:14
[MIN 23-19]
 
Moore Substitution replaced by Liston  02:05  
  01:57 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
Liston Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:56  
  01:45 Charles Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Peters Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:45  
Team Rebound  01:45  
Peters Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:45
[MIN 24-19]
 
  01:32
[NYL 21-24]
Charles Step Back Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Liston 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Whalen (3 AST)  01:16
[MIN 27-21]
 
  00:59.8
[NYL 23-27]
Charles Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Pierson (2 AST) 
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  00:48.0  
Peters Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:46.9  
White 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Taylor (1 AST)  00:33.1
[MIN 30-23]
 
  00:18.0 Cruz Driving Jump shot: Missed 
Liston Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:16.9  
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  00:02.2  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (13-6) New York Liberty (7-11)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  09:46  
  09:44 Cruz Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:37 Milton-Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Whalen (1 ST) 
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:31
[MIN 32-23]
 
  09:16 Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:15 Rodgers Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:56 Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:55  
Liston 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Whalen (4 AST)  08:45
[MIN 35-23]
 
  08:30
[NYL 25-35]
Rodgers Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Milton-Jones (1 AST) 
Liston Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  08:30  
  08:30 Cruz Substitution replaced by Pondexter 
  08:30
[NYL 26-35]
Rodgers Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Moore Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  08:16  
Moore Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  08:16  
  07:56 Rodgers Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:55 Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:50 Warley-Talbert Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Taylor (1 ST) 
Moore Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Rodgers (1 ST)  07:39  
  07:33
[NYL 28-35]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  07:16  
Liston Substitution replaced by Wright  07:16  
Team Timeout : Regular  07:16  
McCarville Substitution replaced by Dantas  07:16  
  07:16 Warley-Talbert Substitution replaced by Charles 
  07:07 Milton-Jones Hook Shot: Missed 
  07:06 Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  07:05
[NYL 30-35]
Milton-Jones Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  06:45  
  06:44 Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:30 Rodgers 3pt Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:29  
  06:28 Milton-Jones Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Whalen Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:15
[MIN 37-30]
 
  06:04
[NYL 32-37]
Charles Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Milton-Jones (2 AST) 
Dantas Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taylor (2 AST)  05:54
[MIN 39-32]
 
  05:54 Montgomery Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Dantas Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  05:54  
Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:53  
Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Milton-Jones (1 ST)  05:37  
  05:33
[NYL 34-39]
Montgomery Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Taylor Layup Shot: Missed  05:24  
Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:23  
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  05:20  
  05:19 Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:14
[NYL 36-39]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  04:57  
  04:56 Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  04:50
[NYL 38-39]
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:40  
  04:40 Rodgers Substitution replaced by Pierson 
  04:40 Milton-Jones Substitution replaced by Cruz 
Taylor Substitution replaced by McCarville  04:40  
  04:32 Charles Violation:Kicked Ball 
Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Charles (1 ST)  04:23  
  04:18 Charles Layup Shot: Missed Block: McCarville (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  04:17  
Moore Substitution replaced by White  04:17  
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  04:03  
  04:02 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:47
[NYL 40-39]
Charles Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Cruz (2 AST) 
Wright Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  03:28
[MIN 41-40]
 
  03:16 Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:15  
  03:15 Pierson Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Dantas Substitution replaced by Peters  03:15  
  03:15 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Houston 
McCarville Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:04
[MIN 43-40]
 
  02:49
[NYL 42-43]
Charles Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (3 AST) 
Whalen Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: McCarville (1 AST)  02:30
[MIN 45-42]
 
  02:17
[NYL 45-45]
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Pierson (3 AST) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  02:01  
  02:00 Houston Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Peters Substitution replaced by Moore  01:54  
  01:53
[NYL 47-45]
Charles Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Houston (2 AST) 
McCarville Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  01:53  
  01:53
[NYL 48-45]
Charles Free Throw 1 of 1 (24 PTS) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  01:36  
  01:35 Houston Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:30 Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
McCarville Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Whalen (5 AST)  01:08
[MIN 47-48]
 
  00:52.0 Houston 3pt Shot: Missed 
McCarville Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:50.9  
  00:43.4 Houston Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:43.4
[MIN 48-48]
 
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:43.4  
McCarville Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:42.8  
Whalen Layup Shot: Missed Block: Houston (1 BLK)  00:32.9  
  00:30.9 Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:20.0 Cruz Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: McCarville (2 BLK) 
Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:18.9  
McCarville Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.6  
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (13-6) New York Liberty (7-11)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  09:39  
Dantas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:38  
McCarville Jump Shot: Missed  09:26  
Moore Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  09:25  
  09:24 Montgomery Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:24  
Team Rebound  09:24  
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  09:24
[MIN 49-48]
 
  09:04 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:03  
Wright Step Back Jump shot: Made (7 PTS)  08:46
[MIN 51-48]
 
  08:26 Charles Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Dantas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:25  
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  08:11
[MIN 53-48]
 
  08:03 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
McCarville Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:02  
Dantas Layup Shot: Missed  07:54  
  07:53 Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Wright Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  07:43  
  07:43
[NYL 49-53]
Pondexter Free Throw Technical (12 PTS) 
  07:31 Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Moore (1 ST) 
McCarville Jump Shot: Missed  07:21  
  07:20 Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  07:15 Pondexter Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:14 Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
McCarville Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  07:13  
  07:13
[NYL 50-53]
Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS) 
Dantas Substitution replaced by Taylor  07:13  
McCarville Substitution replaced by Peters  07:13  
  07:13 Warley-Talbert Substitution replaced by Pierson 
  07:13
[NYL 51-53]
Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS) 
Whalen Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Peters (1 AST)  06:57
[MIN 55-51]
 
  06:41 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  06:40  
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  06:24  
  06:23 Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  06:10 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Peters Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:09  
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  05:51  
  05:50 Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:36
[NYL 53-55]
Pierson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (1 AST) 
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  05:15  
Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:13  
Wright Layup Shot: Missed Block: Montgomery (1 BLK)  05:09  
Team Rebound  05:08  
  05:08 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Rodgers 
Whalen Substitution replaced by White  05:08  
  05:08 Cruz Foul: Inbound (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  05:08
[MIN 56-53]
 
Moore Substitution replaced by Liston  05:08  
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  05:08
[MIN 57-53]
 
Taylor Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:58  
  04:58  
  04:46 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:45  
Peters Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Wright (3 AST)  04:26
[MIN 59-53]
 
  04:09
[NYL 55-59]
Cruz Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Cruz (1 ST)  03:48  
  03:29
[NYL 57-59]
Rodgers Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Charles (1 AST) 
Liston Jump Shot: Missed  03:09  
  03:08 Cruz Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:00
[NYL 59-59]
Cruz Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Liston 3pt Shot: Missed  02:45  
  02:44 Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  02:40 Cruz Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Liston (1 ST) 
Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pondexter (1 ST)  02:17  
  02:14 Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:13 Charles Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  02:13
[NYL 61-59]
Charles Putback Layup Shot: Made (28 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  02:07  
Taylor Substitution replaced by Whalen  02:07  
Liston Substitution replaced by Moore  02:07  
White Substitution replaced by McCarville  02:07  
Wright 3pt Shot: Missed  01:45  
  01:44 Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:33
[NYL 63-59]
Charles Jump Shot: Made (30 PTS) Assist: Cruz (3 AST) 
Peters Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST)  01:13
[MIN 61-63]
 
  00:59.7
[NYL 65-61]
Pierson Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rodgers (1 AST) 
McCarville Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  00:59.7  
McCarville Substitution replaced by White  00:59.7  
  00:59.7 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Houston 
  00:59.7
[NYL 66-61]
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
  00:44.0 Rodgers Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:44.0
[MIN 62-66]
 
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:44.0
[MIN 63-66]
 
Peters Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  00:33.2  
  00:33.2
[NYL 67-63]
Pierson Free Throw Technical (8 PTS) 
  00:25.9 Rodgers 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:23.9 Cruz Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:05.1 Cruz Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:03.4 Charles Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  00:03.4 Charles Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
Peters Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:01.8  
End of 3rd Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (13-6) New York Liberty (7-11)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
  09:45 Rodgers 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:44  
Moore Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  09:37
[MIN 65-67]
 
  09:19
[NYL 69-65]
Charles Jump Shot: Made (32 PTS) Assist: Rodgers (2 AST) 
Wright Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Charles (2 ST)  08:55  
  08:48 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:47 Team Rebound 
Peters Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  08:47  
  08:34
[NYL 71-65]
Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Houston (3 AST) 
White Step Back Jump shot: Missed  08:20  
  08:19 Charles Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  08:04
[NYL 73-65]
Houston Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  07:52  
  07:51 Team Rebound 
Wright Substitution replaced by McCarville  07:51  
  07:35 Charles Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO) 
White Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Peters (2 AST)  07:23
[MIN 67-73]
 
  07:09 Pondexter Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Moore (2 ST) 
  07:06 Pondexter Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  07:06
[MIN 68-73]
 
  07:06 Rodgers Substitution replaced by Cruz 
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  07:06
[MIN 69-73]
 
  06:50 Cruz Jump Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  06:49  
Moore Turnover : Lost Ball (6 TO) Steal:Houston (2 ST)  06:47  
  06:45 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:32
[NYL 75-69]
Houston Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (4 AST) 
Moore Pullup Jump shot: Made (18 PTS)  06:20
[MIN 71-75]
 
Moore Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:56  
  05:56
[NYL 76-71]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  05:56 Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
McCarville Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:55  
Moore Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Peters (3 AST)  05:42
[MIN 73-76]
 
  05:26 Milton-Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:McCarville (2 ST) 
  05:26 Milton-Jones Substitution replaced by Pierson 
  05:26 Jump Ball Houston vs McCarville (Whalen gains possession) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: White (2 AST)  05:08
[MIN 76-76]
 
McCarville Foul: Personal (4 PF)  04:50  
  04:50 Houston Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
  04:39
[NYL 78-76]
Cruz Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
White Jump Shot: Missed  04:13  
  04:12 Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:51
[NYL 80-76]
Pondexter Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Charles (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:49  
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  03:33  
  03:32 Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  03:30 Pondexter Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Moore (3 ST) 
  03:30 Jump Ball Pondexter vs Moore (Whalen gains possession) 
White 3pt Shot: Missed  03:20  
  03:19 Cruz Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:58 Cruz Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:White (1 ST) 
Moore Driving Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: White (3 AST)  02:53
[MIN 78-80]
 
  02:31 Pondexter Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  02:30 Montgomery Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:20
[NYL 82-78]
Cruz Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  02:01  
  02:00 Charles Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
Peters Foul: Personal (2 PF)  01:59  
Peters Substitution replaced by Wright  01:59  
Wright Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:47  
  01:47
[NYL 83-78]
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  01:47
[NYL 84-78]
Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Moore Pullup Jump shot: Missed  01:27  
  01:26 Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  01:11 Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  01:10  
  01:09 Pierson Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  00:56.9  
  00:55.8 Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
  00:36.2
[NYL 86-78]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:36.2  
  00:36.2 Pierson Substitution replaced by Rodgers 
Whalen Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:24.1  
Team Rebound  00:23.0  
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  00:18.2  
White Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:17.1  
White Layup Shot: Missed  00:16.0  
  00:14.9 Charles Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
White Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:12.9  
  00:12.9
[NYL 87-78]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  00:12.9 Cruz Substitution replaced by Jeffery 
  00:12.9 Charles Substitution replaced by Warley-Talbert 
  00:12.9 Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
McCarville Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:11.9  
White Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST)  00:05.8
[MIN 80-87]
 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- ESPN 2 National 2:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
MIN
2nd West
25
9
7-3
15-2
10-7
NYL
5th East
15
19
5-5
10-7
5-12
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
MIN
Moore 21.0
Brunson 8.7
Moore 8.5
Moore 3.0
Moore 3.0
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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Chicago Sky (0-0)
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Phoenix Mercury (0-0)
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