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By DOUG FEINBERG
Posted Jul 29 2014 10:37PM

NEW YORK (AP) Bill Laimbeer and his New York Liberty are in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff chase.

With only a few games separating second and sixth place, every game is important. So the veteran coach knows that any loss could be devastating to the team's playoff chances.

New York looked to be cruising to an easy win before a 15-point third quarter lead evaporated and the Liberty had to scramble to hold off Washington 80-76 in overtime in Tuesday night.

''For the win itself, it was a very big win for our franchise,'' Laimbeer said. ''We're trying to catch anybody and everybody in front of us. ... Every win we can get, especially home wins are so important. It would have been very disappointing for us to lose this game.''

Sugar Rodgers was a big reason why the Liberty (11-14) were able to pull off the victory. Trailing 73-71 in the extra period, Plenette Pierson made a tying jumper with 2 1/2 minutes left. Rodgers then scored five straight, hitting a deep 3-pointer and a runner to put New York up 78-73 with 1:02 to go.

Bria Hartley, who sent the game into OT with a tying layup with 0.6 seconds remaining in regulation, made a 3 with 56 seconds to go. After Pierson made two free throws with 9.9 seconds left, the Mystics had one more chance. But there was Rodgers, forcing two jump balls in the final seconds to seal the victory.

''We know Sugar can play defense,'' Laimbeer said. ''There's no question about that - she's a very solid defender and I had her in down the stretch because she's a solid defender.''

Tina Charles scored 23 points to lead New York, which has won four of its past five games and now heads out for a key three-game road trip - all against Eastern Conference teams.

''These games are all important, but we'll take them one at a time,'' Charles said.

New York looked to be cruising to an easy win. The Liberty led 56-41 with 1:24 left in the third quarter before the Mystics got it going. Ivory Latta hit a 3-pointer to start a 25-10 run and Stefanie Dolson tied the score at 66 with 1:55 remaining. Charles answered with a runner in the lane to give New York the lead. After Washington came up empty on its possession, Anna Cruz hit a jumper from the corner to make it 70-66.

Washington wasn't done as Kara Lawson converted a three-point play with 22.7 seconds left. After New York turned over the inbounds pass, Rodgers stripped Monique Currie and hit a free throw to make it 71-69, setting up Hartley's game-tying shot.

Kia Vaughn had 12 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Mystics (13-14), who saw their four-game winning streak end.

''I hope we learn from it, if we lose this game and learn from it and it makes us better, great,'' Washington coach Mike Thibault said. ''If it doesn't make us smarter, it's a waste.''

Washington is still in second place in the Eastern Conference, but with all the teams so tight anything can happen down the stretch.

''Our running joke is that you could not play for three days and go up or down three places in the standings,'' Thibault said.

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Mystics
Liberty
     
    • 43.8%

    • 40.2%

    • 40.0%

    • 33.3%

    • 46.2%

    • 68.8%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
WAS NYL
Total Rebounds 12 8
Offensive Rebounds 8 20
Turnovers 13 13
Fast Break Pts: 3 0
Biggest Lead: 2 17
Points in the Paint: 36 32
WAS NYL
p 2 players   12 Charles   23
rb Vaughn   12 Charles   12
a Vaughn   6 Cruz   5
s 2 players   2 Lacy   2
b Vaughn   2 Rodgers   2
 
  • 05/30 - NYL 60 @ WAS 68
  • 06/08 - WAS 64 @ NYL 81
  • 07/29 - WAS 76 @ NYL 80
  • 08/05 - NYL 46 @ WAS 79
  • 08/16 - NYL 73 @ WAS 61
Washington Mystics (13-14)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Currie F 33:25 4-10 1-4 3-6 -1 0 2 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 12
E. Meesseman C 24:21 4-8 0-0 1-2 -6 1 6 7 2 1 0 2 1 0 9
K. Vaughn C 35:54 6-14 0-0 0-0 +5 3 9 12 6 0 2 2 2 0 12
B. Hartley G 39:28 5-11 1-1 0-2 -6 1 0 1 2 1 0 2 0 2 11
I. Latta G 36:16 4-11 2-5 0-0 +4 1 1 2 2 3 2 0 0 0 10
K. Lawson   15:29 3-7 2-4 1-1 -1 1 0 1 3 3 0 2 0 0 9
S. Dolson   24:41 4-6 0-0 0-0 +2 0 8 8 4 3 0 1 1 0 8
T. Hawkins   04:40 0-1 0-1 0-0 -8 1 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
T. Ruffin-Pratt   10:47 2-5 0-0 1-2 -9 0 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 5
K. Greene DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Hill DND -
J. Milovanovic DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   225 32-73 6-15 6-13   8 28 36 21 16 6 13 4 2 76
  43.8% 40.0% 46.2%   team rebs: 12 total to: 14
New York Liberty (11-14)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Montgomery G-F 21:56 1-9 1-4 0-0 +3 1 1 2 1 4 0 1 0 0 3
A. Warley-Talbert C 27:28 1-6 0-0 0-0 0 7 4 11 1 1 1 0 0 1 2
T. Charles C 38:35 10-25 0-0 3-4 +3 5 7 12 2 0 1 4 0 1 23
A. Cruz G 36:48 6-9 1-3 0-0 -1 1 2 3 5 1 1 1 0 0 13
C. Pondexter G 33:56 4-9 0-0 3-4 -3 3 4 7 3 2 1 3 0 1 11
S. Rodgers   17:28 4-9 1-2 1-2 +7 0 4 4 1 2 1 0 2 0 10
P. Pierson   23:43 3-8 0-0 3-4 +4 1 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 1 9
S. Cash   09:57 0-1 0-0 0-0 +10 0 3 3 1 0 0 3 0 0 0
N. Lacy   08:12 3-3 0-0 0-0 +5 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 6
C. Houston   06:58 1-3 0-0 1-2 -8 2 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
E. Carson DNP - Coach's Decision
S. McKinney DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   225 33-82 3-9 11-16   20 26 46 16 14 8 13 2 4 80
  40.2% 33.3% 68.8%   team rebs: 8 total to: 13

inactive

  • Mystics: --
  • Liberty: --

technical fouls

  • Mystics: Currie
  • Liberty: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 9

arena stats

  • Arena: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
  • Officials: #53 Jeff Smith, #9 Denise Brooks, #31 Amy Bonner
  • Attendance: 8946
  • Duration: 2:09
Washington Mystics (13-15) New York Liberty (12-14)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Charles vs Vaughn 
  09:45 Pondexter Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Vaughn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:44  
Meesseman Jump Shot: Missed  09:27  
  09:26 Charles Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:13 Charles Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Vaughn Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:12  
Vaughn Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  08:55  
  08:54 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:46 Charles Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Currie Running Jump Shot: Missed  08:34  
  08:33 Warley-Talbert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:23
[NYL 2-0]
Cruz Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Hartley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pondexter (1 ST)  08:14  
  08:03 Charles Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Meesseman Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:02  
Hartley Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Vaughn (1 AST)  07:49
[WAS 2-2]
 
  07:31
[NYL 4-2]
Cruz Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (1 AST) 
Meesseman Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:13
[WAS 4-4]
 
  07:00
[NYL 6-4]
Charles Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Currie Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Vaughn (2 AST)  06:44
[WAS 6-6]
 
  06:28
[NYL 8-6]
Charles Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (1 AST) 
Hartley Running Hook Shot: Missed  06:03  
Vaughn Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:02  
Vaughn Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:01
[WAS 8-8]
 
  05:46 Cruz Layup Shot: Missed 
Meesseman Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:45  
Hartley Layup Shot: Missed  05:33  
  05:32 Warley-Talbert Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:24 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:23 Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:22
[NYL 10-8]
Charles Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Vaughn Jump Shot: Missed  05:05  
Team Rebound  05:04  
Vaughn Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hartley (1 AST)  04:58
[WAS 10-10]
 
  04:47
[NYL 12-10]
Pondexter Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Vaughn Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Meesseman (1 AST)  04:27
[WAS 12-12]
 
  04:11
[NYL 14-12]
Charles Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Warley-Talbert (1 AST) 
Currie 3pt Shot: Missed  03:57  
  03:56 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:46 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
Vaughn Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:45  
Vaughn Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  03:30  
  03:29 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:16 Charles Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  03:15 Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  03:14 Charles Layup Shot: Missed Block: Vaughn (1 BLK) 
  03:13 Montgomery Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:56 Cruz 3pt Shot: Missed 
Currie Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:55  
Meesseman Jump Shot: Missed  02:44  
  02:43 Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:34 Montgomery Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Meesseman Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:33  
Hartley Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:27  
  02:26 Warley-Talbert Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:06 Warley-Talbert Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:05 Charles Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  02:04
[NYL 16-12]
Charles Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Latta Jump Shot: Missed  01:44  
  01:43 Warley-Talbert Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:37 Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed 
Vaughn Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:36  
Currie Step Back Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:25
[WAS 14-16]
 
  01:09
[NYL 18-14]
Charles Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Cruz (1 AST) 
  00:53.4 Montgomery Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
  00:53.4  
Vaughn Substitution replaced by Lawson  00:53.4  
Hartley Substitution replaced by Dolson  00:53.4  
  00:53.4 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Rodgers 
  00:53.4 Warley-Talbert Substitution replaced by Pierson 
  00:53.4 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Cash 
Meesseman Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:53.4  
Team Rebound  00:53.4  
Meesseman Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:53.4
[WAS 15-18]
 
Currie Foul: Personal (1 PF)  00:44.6  
Meesseman Substitution replaced by Hawkins  00:44.6  
Dolson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:33.5  
  00:33.5
[NYL 19-15]
Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  00:33.5 Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Latta Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:32.1  
Hawkins 3pt Shot: Missed  00:24.0  
  00:22.9 Cash Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:02.6
[NYL 21-15]
Pierson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Cruz (2 AST) 
End of 1st Qtr
Washington Mystics (13-15) New York Liberty (12-14)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Lawson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Lacy (1 ST)  09:47  
Lawson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:46  
  09:33 Pierson Hook Shot: Missed 
Dolson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:31  
  09:27 Pierson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ruffin-Pratt Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:27  
Team Rebound  09:27  
Ruffin-Pratt Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:27
[WAS 16-21]
 
  09:06
[NYL 23-16]
Rodgers Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lacy (1 AST) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:58  
  08:57 Cash Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Ruffin-Pratt Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:49  
  08:36 Cash Jump Shot: Missed 
Hawkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:35  
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  08:16  
Hawkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:15  
  08:14 Rodgers Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Ruffin-Pratt Step Back Jump shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dolson (1 AST)  08:08
[WAS 18-23]
 
  07:50 Rodgers Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:48 Warley-Talbert Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:46 Warley-Talbert Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:45 Warley-Talbert Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  07:43 Warley-Talbert Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:42 Warley-Talbert Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  07:39 Warley-Talbert Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:38 Warley-Talbert Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  07:36 Warley-Talbert Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dolson (1 BLK) 
  07:35 Warley-Talbert Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
  07:24
[NYL 25-18]
Lacy Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:22  
Hawkins Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  07:07  
  06:50
[NYL 27-18]
Warley-Talbert Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ruffin-Pratt Jump Shot: Missed  06:28  
Team Rebound  06:27  
  06:27 Pierson Substitution replaced by Charles 
Dolson Substitution replaced by Vaughn  06:27  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  06:24  
  06:09
[NYL 29-18]
Charles Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Cash (1 AST) 
Hawkins Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  06:05  
Hawkins Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  06:05  
  06:05 Cash Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
Hawkins Substitution replaced by Meesseman  06:05  
  05:53 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
Vaughn Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  05:52  
Vaughn Jump Shot: Missed  05:35  
  05:34 Rodgers Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:20 Charles Hook Shot: Missed 
  05:19 Warley-Talbert Rebound (Off:6 Def:4) 
  05:04
[NYL 31-18]
Lacy Driving Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Vaughn Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Lacy (2 ST)  04:43  
  04:36 Rodgers Driving Jump shot: Missed 
  04:35 Charles Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  04:34
[NYL 33-18]
Charles Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:28  
  04:28 Warley-Talbert Substitution replaced by Cruz 
  04:28 Rodgers Substitution replaced by Pierson 
  04:28 Lacy Substitution replaced by Pondexter 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Latta  04:28  
Ruffin-Pratt Substitution replaced by Currie  04:28  
Currie 3pt Shot: Missed  04:19  
  04:18 Cruz Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:09 Charles Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Currie Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Meesseman (2 AST)  03:54
[WAS 20-33]
 
  03:39 Pierson Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Meesseman (1 BLK) 
Meesseman Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:38  
Vaughn Hook Shot: Missed  03:23  
  03:22 Charles Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
Latta Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:13  
  03:13
[NYL 34-20]
Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  03:13
[NYL 35-20]
Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Vaughn Layup Shot: Missed  02:52  
Vaughn Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  02:51  
Vaughn Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Charles (1 ST)  02:48  
  02:48 Jump Ball Charles vs Vaughn (Pierson gains possession) 
  02:25 Charles Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Vaughn (1 ST) 
Hartley Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Latta (1 AST)  02:17
[WAS 22-35]
 
  01:58
[NYL 37-22]
Pierson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Charles (1 AST) 
Currie Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  01:48  
  01:37
[NYL 39-22]
Cruz Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Latta Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:19
[WAS 24-39]
 
Meesseman Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:04  
  01:04 Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:04 Team Rebound 
  01:04
[NYL 40-24]
Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Hartley Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:49.7
[WAS 26-40]
 
  00:36.0 Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:34.9 Charles Rebound (Off:5 Def:3) 
  00:23.0 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:21.9 Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:06.9 Cruz Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Latta (1 ST) 
Latta Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:02.8
[WAS 28-40]
 
  00:00.0
[NYL 43-28]
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
End of 2nd Qtr
Washington Mystics (13-15) New York Liberty (12-14)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Meesseman Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  09:42  
  09:21 Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Meesseman Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Latta (2 AST)  09:05
[WAS 30-43]
 
  08:50
[NYL 45-30]
Pondexter Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Cruz (3 AST) 
Latta 3pt Shot: Missed  08:41  
Latta Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:39  
Meesseman Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Warley-Talbert (1 ST)  08:26  
  08:14 Charles Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Vaughn Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  08:13  
Meesseman Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Hartley (2 AST)  08:01
[WAS 32-45]
 
  07:41 Charles Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:40 Pondexter Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  07:26 Montgomery Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:24 Warley-Talbert Rebound (Off:7 Def:4) 
  07:12 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Meesseman Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:11  
  07:00 Montgomery Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Currie Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:00
[WAS 33-45]
 
Currie Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  07:00
[WAS 34-45]
 
  06:46 Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed 
Vaughn Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  06:45  
Meesseman Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Vaughn (3 AST)  06:29
[WAS 36-45]
 
  06:28 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:16
[NYL 47-36]
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Cruz (4 AST) 
Latta 3pt Shot: Missed  06:06  
  06:05 Pondexter Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  05:53 Montgomery Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Vaughn Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  05:36  
  05:34 Cruz Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Latta Foul: Personal (2 PF)  05:29  
Vaughn Substitution replaced by Dolson  05:29  
  05:13 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
Meesseman Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  05:12  
  04:57 Montgomery Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  04:57 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Cash 
Meesseman Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:52  
  04:51 Cash Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:39 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
Dolson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:38  
Latta 3pt Shot: Missed  04:28  
  04:25 Team Rebound 
Hartley Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  04:25  
  04:25 Warley-Talbert Substitution replaced by Pierson 
Dolson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (3 FTA)  04:03  
  04:03
[NYL 48-36]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 3 (7 PTS) 
  04:03
[NYL 49-36]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 3 (8 PTS) 
Latta Substitution replaced by Lawson  04:03  
  04:03
[NYL 50-36]
Pondexter Free Throw 3 of 3 (9 PTS) 
Dolson Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Currie (1 AST)  03:45
[WAS 38-50]
 
  03:29
[NYL 52-38]
Cruz Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Pierson (1 AST) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dolson (2 AST)  03:13
[WAS 41-52]
 
  02:57 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:56 Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:52 Pierson Layup Shot: Missed 
Dolson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:51  
Dolson Jump Shot: Missed  02:44  
Meesseman Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  02:43  
Meesseman Jump Shot: Missed  02:33  
  02:32 Charles Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
  02:17
[NYL 54-41]
Pondexter Reverse Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Charles (2 AST) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  02:00  
  01:59 Charles Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  01:47 Cash Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Currie Substitution replaced by Ruffin-Pratt  01:47  
Hartley Substitution replaced by Latta  01:47  
  01:47 Cruz Substitution replaced by Rodgers 
  01:47 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Lacy 
Ruffin-Pratt Jump Shot: Missed  01:33  
  01:32 Lacy Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:23
[NYL 56-41]
Lacy Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:22  
Meesseman Substitution replaced by Vaughn  01:22  
  01:16 Pierson Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Latta Running Jump Shot: Missed  01:11  
Team Rebound  01:10  
  01:10 Rodgers Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Dolson Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  00:52.0  
Vaughn Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  00:50.9  
Latta 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Vaughn (4 AST)  00:46.1
[WAS 44-56]
 
  00:30.0 Cash Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Ruffin-Pratt Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dolson (3 AST)  00:12.4
[WAS 46-56]
 
  00:01.4 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
Ruffin-Pratt Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:00.1  
End of 3rd Qtr
Washington Mystics (13-15) New York Liberty (12-14)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
  09:43 Houston Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Vaughn Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  09:30
[WAS 48-56]
 
Ruffin-Pratt Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  09:07  
  09:07 Houston Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:07 Team Rebound 
  09:07 Lacy Substitution replaced by Cruz 
  09:07
[NYL 57-48]
Houston Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dolson (4 AST)  08:45
[WAS 51-57]
 
  08:30 Rodgers Driving Jump shot: Missed 
  08:29 Houston Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:26
[NYL 59-51]
Houston Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:16  
  08:15 Rodgers Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:03 Cruz 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dolson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:02  
Vaughn Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  07:47
[WAS 53-59]
 
  07:19
[NYL 61-53]
Rodgers Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Dolson Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  07:08  
Dolson Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:08  
  07:08 Pierson Substitution replaced by Charles 
  07:08 Rodgers Substitution replaced by Pondexter 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Hartley  07:08  
Ruffin-Pratt Substitution replaced by Currie  07:08  
  06:51 Charles Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Vaughn Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  06:50  
Dolson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:35
[WAS 55-61]
 
  06:17 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:16 Houston Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  06:00
[NYL 64-55]
Cruz 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (2 AST) 
Vaughn Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS)  05:38
[WAS 57-64]
 
  05:24 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Dolson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:23  
Currie 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Vaughn (5 AST)  05:13
[WAS 60-64]
 
  05:04 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:49 Houston Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:48 Pondexter Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  04:41 Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Latta (2 ST) 
  04:31 Warley-Talbert Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Currie Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:31  
Team Rebound  04:31  
Currie Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  04:31
[WAS 61-64]
 
  04:07
[NYL 66-61]
Charles Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Cruz (5 AST) 
Hartley Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Houston (1 ST)  03:46  
  03:34 Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Vaughn (2 ST) 
Latta 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS)  03:27
[WAS 64-66]
 
  03:04 Houston Jump Shot: Missed 
Dolson Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  03:03  
Currie Technical  03:02  
  03:02 Pondexter Free Throw Technical Missed 
Team Rebound  03:02  
  03:02 Houston Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
  02:46 Montgomery Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
  02:46  
  02:46 Warley-Talbert Substitution replaced by Pierson 
Currie Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  02:33  
  02:32 Team Rebound 
  02:12 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
Vaughn Rebound (Off:3 Def:9)  02:11  
Dolson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Vaughn (6 AST)  01:54
[WAS 66-66]
 
  01:32
[NYL 68-66]
Charles Running Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:30  
  01:30 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Rodgers 
  01:16 Jump Ball Pondexter vs Currie (Latta gains possession) 
Latta Running Jump Shot: Missed  01:06  
  01:04 Charles Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
Latta Foul: Personal (3 PF)  00:55.3  
Latta Substitution replaced by Ruffin-Pratt  00:55.3  
  00:42.9 Rodgers Driving Jump shot: Missed 
  00:41.5 Cruz Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:40.4
[NYL 70-66]
Cruz Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:40.4  
Ruffin-Pratt Substitution replaced by Lawson  00:40.4  
  00:38.3 Pondexter Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Lawson Running Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:22.7
[WAS 68-70]
 
  00:22.7 Pierson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
  00:22.7 Rodgers Substitution replaced by Cash 
Hartley Substitution replaced by Ruffin-Pratt  00:22.7  
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  00:22.7
[WAS 69-70]
 
  00:22.7 Team Timeout : Short 
Vaughn Substitution replaced by Meesseman  00:22.7  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Hartley  00:22.7  
  00:21.9 Cash Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Ruffin-Pratt (1 ST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:17.0  
  00:17.0 Pierson Substitution replaced by Rodgers 
Dolson Substitution replaced by Lawson  00:17.0  
Ruffin-Pratt Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rodgers (1 ST)  00:13.5  
Lawson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:12.4  
  00:12.4 Rodgers Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:12.4 Team Rebound 
Ruffin-Pratt Substitution replaced by Dolson  00:12.4  
  00:12.4 Cash Substitution replaced by Pierson 
  00:12.4
[NYL 71-69]
Rodgers Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Hartley Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:00.6
[WAS 71-71]
 
  00:00.6 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:00.1 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
Hartley Substitution replaced by Vaughn  00:00.0  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Ruffin-Pratt  00:00.0  
  00:00.0 Rodgers Substitution replaced by Cash 
End of 4th Qtr
Washington Mystics (13-15) New York Liberty (12-14)
Start of 1st OvertimeBack to Top
(05:00) Jump Ball Charles vs Vaughn (Latta gains possession)
Vaughn Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:38  
  04:37 Team Rebound 
  04:21 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
Currie Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:20  
Dolson Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Currie (2 AST)  04:07
[WAS 73-71]
 
  03:47 Charles Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Currie (1 ST) 
Currie Jump Shot: Missed  03:25  
  03:24 Pondexter Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  03:09 Rodgers 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dolson Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  03:08  
  02:53 Pierson Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Currie Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:53  
Team Rebound  02:53  
Currie Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:53  
  02:53 Rodgers Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:30
[NYL 73-73]
Pierson Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rodgers (1 AST) 
Latta Running Jump Shot: Missed  02:12  
Team Rebound  02:09  
  02:09 Jump Ball Pierson vs Vaughn (Latta gains possession) 
Currie 3pt Shot: Missed  02:01  
  02:00 Rodgers Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:50
[NYL 76-73]
Rodgers 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (3 AST) 
  01:35 Cruz Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:35  
Currie Substitution replaced by Lawson  01:35  
  01:26 Pondexter Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Hartley Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:26  
Team Rebound  01:26  
Hartley Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:26  
  01:25 Charles Rebound (Off:5 Def:7) 
  01:07 Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Vaughn (2 BLK) 
  01:06 Team Rebound 
  01:02
[NYL 78-73]
Rodgers Running Bank shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Hartley 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST)  00:53.5
[WAS 76-78]
 
  00:32.9 Charles Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Dolson Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  00:31.8  
Hartley Running Layup Shot: Missed  00:20.9  
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:18.1  
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Cruz (1 ST)  00:13.9  
Lawson Foul: Personal (3 PF)  00:11.1  
  00:11.1 Team Timeout : Regular 
Latta Substitution replaced by Ruffin-Pratt  00:11.1  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Currie  00:11.1  
  00:11.1 Rodgers Substitution replaced by Cash 
Currie Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:09.9  
  00:09.9
[NYL 79-76]
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  00:09.9
[NYL 80-76]
Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:09.9  
Vaughn Substitution replaced by Lawson  00:09.9  
Dolson Substitution replaced by Latta  00:09.9  
  00:09.9 Cash Substitution replaced by Rodgers 
  00:09.9 Pierson Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
Hartley Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Rodgers (1 BLK)  00:07.2  
Team Rebound  00:07.2  
  00:07.2 Jump Ball Rodgers vs Hartley (Ruffin-Pratt gains possession) 
Ruffin-Pratt Layup Shot: Missed  00:05.9  
Hartley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:04.7  
Hartley Layup Shot: Missed Block: Rodgers (2 BLK)  00:00.7  
Team Rebound  00:00.7  
  00:00.7 Jump Ball Rodgers vs Hartley (Ruffin-Pratt gains possession) 
End of 1st Overtime
broadcast information
country channel time
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
WAS
3rd East
16
18
5-5
8-9
8-9
NYL
5th East
15
19
5-5
10-7
5-12
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
WAS
Latta 10.9
Meesseman 6.6
Hartley 3.3
Dolson 1.2
Meesseman 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)
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Phoenix Mercury (0-0)
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