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Posted Jul 24 2014 1:52AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Tina Charles and the New York Liberty knew the Los Angeles Sparks would come out with extra energy for their new coach, Penny Toler. But the Liberty prevailed with their own motivation.

Charles had 31 points and 15 rebounds to lead New York to a 66-64 win against the Sparks on Wednesday night, spoiling the coaching debut of Toler.

Cappie Pondexter added 16 points as the Liberty (9-13) snapped an eight-game road losing streak, dating to their only other road win in their season opener May 16. New York took advantage of the absence of Sparks leading scorer Candace Parker, who is day-to-day with an left knee strain, and outrebounded the Sparks, 42-34.

The Liberty entered the game with a league-worst 1-8 road record but moved into fourth place in the Eastern Conference.

''Sometimes we have seasons like that,'' Charles said. ''It's not going to be pretty. It's not how you start. It's how you finish. It's the second half of the season and we got the first one. It feels great.

''Before the game, (coach Bill Laimbeer) said we need to take the rest of the season as if every game's a playoff game. I took that to heart. Right now, we're in a good stand.''

Charles scored on a jumper to give the Liberty a 66-62 lead and blocked Jantel Lavender on the Sparks' next possession. The Sparks pulled to 66-64 when Nneka Ogwumike scored on a baseline jumper. Plenette Pierson missed two free throws to give the Sparks a chance to win or tie, but Kristi Toliver missed a 3-point attempt and Lavender missed the putback.

Ogwumike led the Sparks (10-13) with 23 points and eight rebounds and Lavender had 16 points and eight rebounds. Toler was named interim coach in addition to her general manager duties Sunday after former coach Carol Ross was fired.

Toler pulled players aside at times for advice but was ultimately disappointed with her team's continuing rebounding issues even though Parker was out.

''That was the one negative that I said to them,'' Toler said. ''That was one of the keys for the game and we got outrebounded. We needed to have the ball because those are like possessions . as you saw down the stretch, when we needed key rebounds we didn't get those either. At that point, you have to pretty much say, `I've got to get this ball.' And we didn't get the ball.''

Pondexter made back-to-back long jumpers to give New York the lead for good at 64-62. It was the second straight game that Pondexter started slow but delivered late. She started out 3-for-10 from the field and Laimbeer moved her to the other guard spot.

Pondexter was grateful to get out of the building with a win as New York began a stretch of six of seven on the road.

''We felt that they would come out with a great deal of energy,'' Pondexter said. ''I think not having Candace on the floor, which is their leader, it took a lot for them, offensive-wise. It was a great win for us. That's the only thing I can really think about.''

The Sparks began stretch of five games in seven days. They fell to a league-worst 3-8 at home, a major reason for the coaching change.

''I think it's always something to adjust to, but I think everybody took it maturely and kind of kept going,'' Ogwumike said. ''You can't stop, because no one else in the league is stopping.

''A lot of changes have been made this year for our team, and we're trying not to let what may seem like a distraction keep us from winning.''


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Liberty
Sparks
     
    • 40.0%

    • 36.2%

    • 0.0%

    • 14.3%

    • 73.7%

    • 92.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
NYL LAS
Total Rebounds 7 6
Offensive Rebounds 8 7
Turnovers 18 10
Fast Break Pts: 6 11
Biggest Lead: 9 7
Points in the Paint: 38 28
NYL LAS
p Charles   31 Ogwumike   23
rb Charles   15 Lavender   8
a Pondexter   5 Toliver   7
s 2 players   2 Herrington   4
b Charles   2 Gruda   2
 
  • 07/11 - LAS 68 @ NYL 54
  • 07/23 - NYL 66 @ LAS 64
New York Liberty (10-13)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Warley-Talbert C 15:31 2-3 0-0 0-0 +2 0 2 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 4
A. Montgomery G-F 26:20 0-2 0-0 0-0 -11 1 2 3 1 4 1 2 0 0 0
T. Charles C 37:52 12-22 0-0 7-7 +2 5 10 15 1 2 1 2 2 0 31
C. Pondexter G 35:04 6-16 0-2 4-7 +2 0 5 5 5 1 1 4 0 2 16
A. Cruz G 22:42 2-7 0-0 1-1 -9 0 3 3 3 1 0 3 0 1 5
P. Pierson   19:51 3-6 0-0 2-4 +6 1 3 4 0 5 0 2 0 0 8
S. Cash   11:19 0-4 0-1 0-0 +6 1 5 6 1 1 0 3 1 1 0
N. Lacy   04:25 1-2 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 2
S. Rodgers   17:49 0-2 0-0 0-0 +9 0 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
E. Carson   02:22 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
S. McKinney   01:04 0-0 0-0 0-0 -5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
C. Houston   05:40 0-1 0-0 0-0 +6 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   200 26-65 0-3 14-19   8 34 42 13 18 7 18 3 5 66
  40.0% 0.0% 73.7%   team rebs: 7 total to: 18
Los Angeles Sparks (10-14)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Herrington G-F 27:24 0-1 0-0 0-0 +6 0 4 4 1 2 4 0 0 0 0
N. Ogwumike F 36:33 7-18 0-0 9-9 0 0 6 6 2 3 0 1 0 0 23
J. Lavender C 37:28 8-19 0-0 0-0 +3 3 5 8 1 2 1 1 0 2 16
A. Beard G-F 40:00 2-12 0-3 2-2 -2 0 2 2 6 1 2 1 1 0 6
K. Toliver G 27:19 6-12 1-4 0-0 +14 1 4 5 7 5 1 2 0 0 13
C. Wiggins   11:16 0-1 0-0 0-0 -9 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0
L. Harding   08:48 0-3 0-0 0-0 -12 0 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 0 0
S. Gruda   11:12 2-3 0-0 2-3 -10 2 4 6 0 1 0 3 2 0 6
F. Abdi DNP - Coach's Decision
N. Greene DNP - Coach's Decision
C. Parker DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 25-69 1-7 13-14   7 27 34 19 15 11 10 5 3 64
  36.2% 14.3% 92.9%   team rebs: 6 total to: 12

inactive

  • Liberty: --
  • Sparks: --

technical fouls

  • Liberty: --
  • Sparks: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 9
  • Times Tied: 15

arena stats

  • Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Officials: #39 Michael Price, #31 Amy Bonner, #21 Byron Jarrett
  • Attendance: 9089
  • Duration: 1:54
New York Liberty (9-13) Los Angeles Sparks (10-13)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Ogwumike vs Charles (Toliver gains possession) 
  09:45
[LAS 2-0]
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lavender (1 AST) 
Charles Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Cruz (1 AST)  09:23
[NYL 2-2]
 
  08:54 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Cruz Layup Shot: Missed  08:44  
  08:41 Toliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:36
[LAS 4-2]
Lavender Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Toliver (1 AST) 
Cruz Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:22
[NYL 4-4]
 
  08:22 Toliver Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Cruz Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  08:22
[NYL 5-4]
 
  08:05
[LAS 6-5]
Toliver Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beard (1 AST) 
Pondexter Step Back Jump shot: Missed  07:52  
Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:50  
Charles Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  07:49  
  07:48 Toliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:42
[LAS 8-5]
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Toliver (2 AST) 
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  07:18  
  07:16 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:12 Beard Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Warley-Talbert (1 ST) 
Montgomery Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Herrington (1 ST)  07:09  
  07:03
[LAS 10-5]
Beard Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Herrington (1 AST) 
Charles Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Herrington (2 ST)  06:42  
  06:39 Toliver Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) 
  06:39 Toliver Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Warley-Talbert Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Cruz (2 AST)  06:29
[NYL 7-10]
 
  06:19
[LAS 12-7]
Lavender Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Toliver (3 AST) 
Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed  05:55  
  05:54 Lavender Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:47 Beard Jump Shot: Missed 
Warley-Talbert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:46  
Charles Jump Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Cruz (3 AST)  05:38
[NYL 9-12]
 
  05:38 Ogwumike Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Warley-Talbert Substitution replaced by Pierson  05:38  
  05:38 Toliver Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
Montgomery Substitution replaced by Cash  05:38  
Charles Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  05:38
[NYL 10-12]
 
  05:19 Beard Jump Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:16  
Pierson Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  05:16  
Pierson Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  05:16  
  05:04 Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed 
Cash Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:03  
Cruz Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Cash (1 AST)  04:42
[NYL 12-12]
 
  04:28 Herrington Jump Shot: Missed 
Cruz Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:27  
Cash Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Beard (1 ST)  04:14  
  03:57 Lavender Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Cash Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:55  
Cruz Jump Shot: Missed Block: Wiggins (1 BLK)  03:48  
Team Rebound  03:48  
  03:48  
  03:48 Herrington Substitution replaced by Harding 
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  03:40  
Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  03:40  
  03:40 Lavender Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:40
[NYL 13-12]
 
  03:40 Lavender Substitution replaced by Gruda 
Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:40
[NYL 14-12]
 
  03:26
[LAS 14-14]
Ogwumike Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harding (1 AST) 
Cash Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gruda (1 BLK)  03:09  
Charles Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  03:06  
Charles Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  03:04
[NYL 16-14]
 
  02:54 Harding Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:52 Gruda Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Pierson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:52  
  02:52 Gruda Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:52 Team Rebound 
Pierson Substitution replaced by Warley-Talbert  02:52  
  02:52
[LAS 15-16]
Gruda Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:36
[NYL 18-15]
 
  02:27 Gruda Jump Shot: Missed 
Cruz Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:26  
Charles Hook Shot: Missed  02:18  
  02:17 Team Rebound 
Cruz Substitution replaced by Lacy  02:17  
  02:03 Gruda Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Lacy (1 ST) 
Lacy Jump Shot: Missed Block: Harding (1 BLK)  02:00  
Team Rebound  01:59  
  01:57 Ogwumike Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:57
[NYL 19-15]
 
  01:57 Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Lavender 
Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  01:57
[NYL 20-15]
 
  01:36 Lavender Jump Shot: Missed Block: Cash (1 BLK) 
Charles Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  01:35  
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed Block: Beard (1 BLK)  01:27  
  01:25 Gruda Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Warley-Talbert Foul: Personal (1 PF)  01:18  
Pondexter Substitution replaced by Rodgers  01:18  
  01:12 Lavender Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Cash Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:11  
Cash Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Wiggins (1 ST)  01:06  
  00:51.8 Gruda Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Charles (1 ST) 
Rodgers Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harding (1 ST)  00:34.9  
  00:29.9 Beard Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Cash Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:25.8  
Rodgers Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  00:05.9  
  00:04.4 Team Rebound 
  00:00.4 Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Charles (1 BLK) 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Qtr
New York Liberty (9-13) Los Angeles Sparks (10-13)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Warley-Talbert Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rodgers (1 AST)  09:37
[NYL 22-15]
 
  09:21 Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lacy (2 ST) 
Lacy Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:16
[NYL 24-15]
 
  09:16 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:16 Harding Substitution replaced by Ogwumike 
Lacy Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:05  
  09:05 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Herrington 
  08:54
[LAS 17-24]
Ogwumike Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Beard (2 AST) 
Pierson Layup Shot: Missed  08:30  
  08:28 Herrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:22 Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:22  
Carson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:06  
Warley-Talbert Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  07:52  
  07:52
[LAS 18-24]
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Warley-Talbert Substitution replaced by Cruz  07:52  
Pierson Substitution replaced by Pondexter  07:52  
Lacy Substitution replaced by Charles  07:52  
Rodgers Substitution replaced by McKinney  07:52  
  07:52
[LAS 19-24]
Ogwumike Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Charles Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  07:38  
Carson Substitution replaced by Montgomery  07:38  
  07:28
[LAS 21-24]
Ogwumike Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Beard (3 AST) 
McKinney Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  07:28  
  07:28
[LAS 22-24]
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS) 
Charles Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:05  
  07:02 Herrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:56
[LAS 24-24]
Lavender Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Toliver (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:48  
McKinney Substitution replaced by Pierson  06:48  
  06:39 Herrington Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:39
[NYL 25-24]
 
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  06:39
[NYL 26-24]
 
Charles Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:31  
  06:15
[LAS 26-26]
Lavender Jump Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Ogwumike (1 AST) 
Cruz Jump Shot: Missed  05:48  
  05:45 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:31 Lavender Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:29  
Pondexter Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  05:26  
  05:11 Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed 
Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:10  
  05:02 Herrington Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Cruz Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Herrington (3 ST)  04:55  
Montgomery Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:46  
  04:46
[LAS 27-26]
Beard Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  04:46
[LAS 28-26]
Beard Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Charles Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (1 AST)  04:29
[NYL 28-28]
 
  04:20
[LAS 30-28]
Beard Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Charles Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  04:06  
Charles Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  04:04  
Pierson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Charles (1 AST)  04:00
[NYL 30-30]
 
Montgomery Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  03:40  
Pierson Substitution replaced by Cash  03:40  
  03:40
[LAS 31-30]
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  03:40
[LAS 32-30]
Ogwumike Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Cash 3pt Shot: Missed  03:22  
  03:20 Lavender Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:12
[LAS 34-30]
Toliver Step Back Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Charles Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (1 AST)  02:52
[NYL 32-34]
 
  02:43 Beard Layup Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  02:42  
Cash Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Herrington (4 ST)  02:21  
  02:03
[LAS 37-32]
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  01:45  
Cash Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:44  
Cash Jump Shot: Missed  01:41  
  01:39 Beard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:19 Ogwumike Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  01:17  
Cruz Jump Shot: Missed  01:06  
Team Rebound  01:06  
  01:06 Toliver Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) 
  01:06 Herrington Substitution replaced by Harding 
  01:06 Lavender Substitution replaced by Gruda 
  01:06 Toliver Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
Cash Substitution replaced by Warley-Talbert  01:06  
Pondexter Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Harding (2 ST)  01:00  
  00:56.8 Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:53.6 Gruda Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  00:43.9 Gruda Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Pondexter (1 ST) 
  00:39.7 Harding Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:39.7
[NYL 33-37]
 
Warley-Talbert Substitution replaced by Cash  00:39.7  
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:39.7
[NYL 34-37]
 
  00:36.0 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:22.9 Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed 
Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:20.9  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:16.7  
  00:16.7 Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Lavender 
Cruz Substitution replaced by Rodgers  00:16.7  
Pondexter Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gruda (2 BLK)  00:03.2  
  00:01.6 Lavender Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
End of 2nd Qtr
New York Liberty (9-13) Los Angeles Sparks (10-13)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Pondexter Layup Shot: Missed  09:42  
  09:41 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:20 Toliver Jump Shot: Missed 
Warley-Talbert Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:19  
Warley-Talbert Layup Shot: Missed  09:00  
  08:58 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Charles Foul: Personal (2 PF)  08:52  
  08:40 Beard 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:39 Toliver Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:35
[LAS 39-34]
Toliver Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Charles Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:22  
  08:20 Herrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:12 Lavender Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  08:10  
Cruz Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Lavender (1 ST)  08:03  
  07:58 Ogwumike Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:54  
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  07:45  
  07:44 Lavender Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:33 Ogwumike Layup Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  07:32  
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed  07:09  
  07:07 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Montgomery Foul: Personal (3 PF)  06:58  
Warley-Talbert Substitution replaced by Pierson  06:58  
Montgomery Substitution replaced by Houston  06:58  
  06:44 Beard Jump Shot: Missed 
Houston Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:43  
Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Beard (2 ST)  06:40  
  06:27 Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cruz Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:26  
Pierson Jump Shot: Missed  06:10  
  06:07 Herrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:52 Beard Jump Shot: Missed 
Houston Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:50  
Cruz Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Toliver (1 ST)  05:43  
  05:38
[LAS 41-34]
Toliver Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Beard (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:38  
Cruz Substitution replaced by Rodgers  05:38  
  05:27 Ogwumike Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:27
[NYL 35-41]
 
Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  05:27
[NYL 36-41]
 
  05:05
[LAS 43-36]
Ogwumike Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Toliver (5 AST) 
Pierson Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:57
[NYL 38-43]
 
  04:41 Toliver Jump Shot: Missed 
Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:40  
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:34
[NYL 40-43]
 
  04:34 Toliver Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) 
  04:34 Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Gruda 
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  04:34  
  04:33 Gruda Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  04:14
[LAS 45-40]
Gruda Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Toliver (6 AST) 
Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  04:05  
  04:05 Toliver Substitution replaced by Ogwumike 
  03:48
[LAS 47-40]
Lavender Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Ogwumike (2 AST) 
Charles Hook Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Rodgers (2 AST)  03:33
[NYL 42-47]
 
  03:18 Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:17  
Charles Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (2 AST)  03:09
[NYL 44-47]
 
  02:54 Lavender Jump Shot: Missed 
Rodgers Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:53  
Charles Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (3 AST)  02:46
[NYL 46-47]
 
  02:22 Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:20  
Houston Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:05  
  02:00 Gruda Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  01:42 Beard 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:41  
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  01:20
[NYL 48-47]
 
  01:18 Team Timeout : Short 
Houston Substitution replaced by Montgomery  01:18  
  01:18 Herrington Substitution replaced by Harding 
  00:53.7 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  00:32.9  
  00:31.4 Gruda Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  00:25.6
[LAS 49-48]
Gruda Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Beard (5 AST) 
Pierson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  00:25.6  
Pierson Substitution replaced by Cash  00:25.6  
  00:25.6
[LAS 50-48]
Gruda Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS) 
  00:07.4 Gruda Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:07.4  
Team Rebound  00:07.4  
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:07.4  
  00:04.9 Harding Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:01.2 Harding Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Qtr
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  09:45 Harding Jump Shot: Missed 
Cash Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  09:44  
Cash Layup Shot: Missed  09:29  
  09:28 Harding Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:19 Harding Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Montgomery (1 ST) 
Charles Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (4 AST)  09:08
[NYL 50-50]
 
  08:41 Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed 
Rodgers Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:40  
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  08:23
[NYL 52-50]
 
Cash Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:08  
Pondexter Substitution replaced by Cruz  08:08  
  08:08 Harding Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  08:08 Gruda Substitution replaced by Toliver 
Cruz Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:06  
  08:06
[LAS 51-52]
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  08:06
[LAS 52-52]
Ogwumike Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Montgomery Foul: Offensive (4 PF)  07:58  
Montgomery Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  07:58  
Cash Substitution replaced by Pierson  07:58  
  07:38 Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:37 Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:27 Beard Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  07:24  
Charles Running Hook Shot: Made (25 PTS)  07:08
[NYL 54-52]
 
  06:54
[LAS 54-54]
Lavender Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Toliver (7 AST) 
Pierson Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  06:41  
Team Rebound  06:41  
  06:38 Lavender Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS)  06:38
[NYL 55-54]
 
Cruz Substitution replaced by Pondexter  06:38  
Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS)  06:38
[NYL 56-54]
 
Pierson Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  06:28  
  06:28
[LAS 55-56]
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  06:28
[LAS 56-56]
Ogwumike Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  06:13  
Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:12  
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  06:06  
  06:05 Lavender Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  05:54 Lavender Jump Shot: Missed 
Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:53  
Pierson Driving Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:38
[NYL 58-56]
 
  05:19 Lavender Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:17 Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  05:16
[LAS 58-58]
Lavender Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  05:04  
  05:03 Toliver Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:56 Toliver Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
  04:56  
Rodgers Substitution replaced by Cruz  04:56  
Pierson Foul: Offensive (5 PF)  04:48  
Pierson Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  04:48  
Pierson Substitution replaced by Warley-Talbert  04:48  
  04:48 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Herrington 
  04:38 Lavender Jump Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  04:36  
Cruz Jump Shot: Missed  04:18  
Montgomery Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:17  
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed  04:01  
  03:58 Beard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:46 Lavender Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Warley-Talbert (2 ST) 
Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed  03:33  
  03:33 Team Rebound 
  03:24 Team Timeout : Short 
Cruz Substitution replaced by Rodgers  03:24  
  03:09
[LAS 60-58]
Lavender Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Beard (6 AST) 
Rodgers Jump Shot: Missed  02:51  
Charles Rebound (Off:5 Def:8)  02:50  
Charles Layup Shot: Made (29 PTS)  02:48
[NYL 60-60]
 
  02:36
[LAS 62-60]
Toliver Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  02:20
[NYL 62-62]
 
  02:07 Ogwumike Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  02:07 Team Timeout : Regular 
Warley-Talbert Substitution replaced by Pierson  02:07  
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  01:52
[NYL 64-62]
 
  01:27 Beard 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  01:26  
Charles Jump Shot: Made (31 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (5 AST)  01:08
[NYL 66-62]
 
  00:45.9 Toliver Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:45.3 Lavender Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  00:43.9 Lavender Layup Shot: Missed Block: Charles (2 BLK) 
Charles Rebound (Off:5 Def:9)  00:41.6  
  00:37.8 Toliver Foul: Personal Take (5 PF) 
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  00:20.9  
  00:19.5 Toliver Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Pondexter Foul: Personal Take (1 PF)  00:17.3  
  00:17.3 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:17.3 Herrington Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  00:13.9
[LAS 64-66]
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:13.9  
  00:13.1 Beard Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:13.1  
Team Rebound  00:13.1  
Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:13.1  
  00:12.6 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  00:05.0 Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:02.5 Lavender Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  00:02.0 Lavender Jump Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:5 Def:10)  00:00.9  
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
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-- MSG+ Local 10:30 pm ET
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
NYL
5th East
15
19
5-5
10-7
5-12
LAS
4th West
16
18
6-4
7-10
9-8
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
NYL
Charles 16.9
Charles 9.0
Pondexter 3.9
Charles 0.8
Cruz 1.4
LAS
2 players 21.5
4 players 6.0
2 players 6.5
2 players 2.5
2 players 1.5
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)
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Phoenix Mercury (0-0)
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