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Posted Aug 08 2014 10:57PM

NEW YORK (AP) With the season winding down, every game is key to the New York Liberty's chances of making the playoffs.

Tina Charles had 15 points and 14 rebounds to help the Liberty beat the Connecticut Sun 71-66 on Friday night, moving New York into third place in a tight Eastern Conference.

''We knew how important this game was,'' Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer said. ''It's not a death game but it was Game 5 or Game 6 in the world that I come from. You had to win this game to get yourself an advantage. We didn't play well but at the same time we gutted it out.''

Avery Warley-Talbert added her own double-double with 11 points and 11 boards for New York (13-16), which hosts Indiana on Sunday. The Liberty are a half-game in front of the Fever and Chicago.

Katie Douglas scored 26 points to lead the Sun (11-20), who were missing rookie Chiney Ogwumike for a second straight game because of an abscessed tooth.

Douglas rallied the Sun from an eight-point halftime deficit to take a 45-44 lead midway through the third quarter.

Swin Cash's jumper gave New York a 55-53 lead with 7:09 left in the game. She added two free throws 45 seconds later and New York never trailed again.

''Our heart was tested today there's no question about that,'' Laimbeer said. ''We got tested; we were down by two at the start of the fourth, I think. Down two, you had to look deep. Cappie (Pondexter) didn't have her shot going tonight but all of a sudden she makes two of the biggest shots of the game in the last couple minutes.''

With the loss, Connecticut was pushed to the brink of elimination from the playoff chase.

''I'm disappointed that we didn't come out with a better first half,'' Douglas said. ''Not so much proud but I definitely liked our effort and fight in the second half. As professionals we have to do a better job coming out the gates.''

The Liberty won despite shooting 33 percent from the field because they made 31 of 37 free throws.


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Sun
Liberty
     
    • 32.8%

    • 33.3%

    • 50.0%

    • 0.0%

    • 89.5%

    • 83.8%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CON NYL
Total Rebounds 8 14
Offensive Rebounds 9 12
Turnovers 9 12
Fast Break Pts: 4 9
Biggest Lead: 3 16
Points in the Paint: 26 28
CON NYL
p Douglas   26 Charles   15
rb Pedersen   7 Charles   14
a 3 players   2 Cruz   5
s Bentley   2 Charles   2
b 2 players   1 Charles   2
 
  • 05/16 - NYL 75 @ CON 54
  • 06/13 - CON 83 @ NYL 75
  • 06/15 - NYL 72 @ CON 76
  • 06/29 - CON 65 @ NYL 67
  • 08/08 - CON 66 @ NYL 71
Connecticut Sun (11-20)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Pedersen F 23:07 0-2 0-0 0-0 -7 5 2 7 1 2 1 0 1 2 0
A. Thomas F 28:16 3-12 0-0 3-3 -6 0 3 3 0 3 0 2 0 1 9
K. Bone F-C 22:42 2-8 0-0 2-2 -14 0 5 5 1 5 0 0 0 0 6
A. Bentley G 33:41 6-16 0-4 2-2 -2 0 2 2 2 4 2 2 0 0 14
K. Douglas G-F 33:47 6-13 4-5 10-12 +4 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 26
R. Montgomery   12:26 1-4 0-0 0-0 -9 1 0 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 2
K. Griffin   20:11 3-7 0-0 0-0 +2 2 3 5 1 5 0 1 0 1 6
D. McCray   09:04 1-2 1-1 0-0 -2 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
E. Hoffman   14:00 0-3 0-0 0-0 +9 1 2 3 1 4 1 2 0 0 0
K. Faris   02:46 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Hightower NWT - Left Knee Surgery
C. Ogwumike DND - Dental Procedure
Total   200 22-67 5-10 17-19   9 21 30 10 27 4 9 2 4 66
  32.8% 50.0% 89.5%   team rebs: 8 total to: 10
New York Liberty (13-16)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Montgomery G-F 19:49 1-4 0-0 2-2 +2 1 2 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 4
A. Warley-Talbert C 27:17 3-4 0-0 5-5 +2 4 7 11 0 2 0 1 0 0 11
T. Charles C 37:16 6-14 0-0 3-7 +3 4 10 14 0 1 2 2 2 0 15
A. Cruz G 27:45 2-6 0-1 4-5 +9 0 3 3 5 2 1 5 0 0 8
C. Pondexter G 26:29 3-12 0-2 0-0 +4 0 2 2 3 2 1 1 0 1 6
S. Rodgers   21:43 3-12 0-4 6-6 -4 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 12
P. Pierson   15:27 0-2 0-0 6-6 +5 1 2 3 0 2 0 2 0 0 6
S. Cash   16:21 1-3 0-0 5-6 +9 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 7
E. Carson   04:17 0-1 0-1 0-0 +1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
C. Houston   03:36 1-2 0-0 0-0 -6 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
N. Lacy DNP - Coach's Decision
S. McKinney DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 20-60 0-8 31-37   12 29 41 11 15 4 12 4 2 71
  33.3% 0.0% 83.8%   team rebs: 14 total to: 12

inactive

  • Sun: --
  • Liberty: --

technical fouls

  • Sun: --
  • Liberty: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
  • Officials: #38 Lamont Simpson, #21 Byron Jarrett, #46 Tim Greene
  • Attendance: 9125
  • Duration: 1:59
Connecticut Sun (11-21) New York Liberty (14-16)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Charles vs Bone (Pondexter gains possession) 
  09:37 Cruz 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:36  
Bone Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Douglas (1 AST)  09:14
[CON 2-0]
 
  08:55
[NYL 2-2]
Charles Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Cruz (1 AST) 
Bone Jump Shot: Missed  08:31  
  08:30 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:19 Charles Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:17  
Bentley Jump Shot: Missed  08:09  
Pedersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:08  
Douglas 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Pedersen (1 AST)  08:02
[CON 5-2]
 
  07:53
[NYL 4-5]
Charles Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (1 AST) 
Bone Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:40  
Pedersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  07:39  
Pedersen Layup Shot: Missed Block: Charles (1 BLK)  07:37  
Pedersen Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  07:36  
Douglas Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  07:30  
Bone Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:15  
  07:15
[NYL 5-5]
Warley-Talbert Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  07:15
[NYL 6-5]
Warley-Talbert Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Douglas Jump Shot: Missed  06:57  
  06:56 Charles Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:43 Cruz Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Thomas Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  06:20  
  06:18 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:10
[NYL 8-5]
Charles Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (2 AST) 
Bentley Jump Shot: Missed  05:55  
Pedersen Rebound (Off:4 Def:0)  05:54  
Bentley 3pt Shot: Missed  05:49  
  05:48 Charles Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:37 Charles Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:35  
Bone Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  05:20  
  05:18 Warley-Talbert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:12 Cruz Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bentley (1 ST) 
  05:09 Cruz Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Bentley Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:00
[CON 7-8]
 
  04:46
[NYL 10-7]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Bentley Jump Shot: Missed  04:18  
  04:17 Charles Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:14 Charles Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  04:14  
Bone Substitution replaced by Montgomery  04:14  
Bentley Substitution replaced by Griffin  04:14  
  04:14 Warley-Talbert Substitution replaced by Rodgers 
  04:14 Cruz Substitution replaced by Pierson 
Griffin Jump Shot: Missed  04:03  
  04:02 Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:44 Rodgers Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Douglas (1 BLK) 
  03:43 Team Rebound 
Griffin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:42  
  03:42
[NYL 11-7]
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  03:42 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Cash 
  03:42
[NYL 12-7]
Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  03:22  
Team Rebound  03:21  
Douglas Jump Shot: Missed  03:19  
  03:17 Rodgers Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:01 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:00 Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Montgomery Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:59  
  02:59
[NYL 13-7]
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Pedersen Substitution replaced by McCray  02:59  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Hoffman  02:59  
  02:59
[NYL 14-7]
Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Griffin Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (1 AST)  02:44
[CON 9-14]
 
  02:33 Charles Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:32  
Hoffman Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  02:24  
Hoffman Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  02:24  
  02:09 Cash Jump Shot: Missed 
Hoffman Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:07  
Griffin Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:57
[CON 11-14]
 
Montgomery Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:49  
  01:49
[NYL 15-11]
Rodgers Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Montgomery Substitution replaced by Bentley  01:49  
  01:49
[NYL 16-11]
Rodgers Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Griffin Jump Shot: Missed  01:32  
  01:31 Charles Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:23 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:22 Cash Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:05 Rodgers 3pt Shot: Missed 
McCray Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:04  
Griffin Layup Shot: Missed Block: Rodgers (1 BLK)  00:54.9  
Team Rebound  00:53.8  
Griffin Substitution replaced by Bone  00:53.8  
  00:53.8 Charles Substitution replaced by Warley-Talbert 
  00:53.8 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Cruz 
Bentley Layup Shot: Missed  00:50.8  
  00:48.9 Cruz Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
McCray Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:36.4  
  00:36.4
[NYL 17-11]
Cash Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:36.4
[NYL 18-11]
Cash Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Hoffman Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  00:20.9  
  00:18.9 Warley-Talbert Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:02.7
[NYL 20-11]
Warley-Talbert Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Cruz (2 AST) 
Bentley 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.5  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Qtr
Connecticut Sun (11-21) New York Liberty (14-16)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:44 Pierson Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
McCray Jump Shot: Missed  09:40  
  09:39 Team Rebound 
Bone Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  09:39  
  09:17 Pierson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:15  
  08:53 Warley-Talbert Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bone Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:53
[CON 12-20]
 
McCray Substitution replaced by Thomas  08:53  
Bone Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  08:53
[CON 13-20]
 
  08:41 Cash Jump Shot: Missed 
Pedersen Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  08:39  
Douglas Jump Shot: Missed  08:29  
  08:28 Warley-Talbert Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:12 Rodgers Driving Jump shot: Missed 
  08:11 Warley-Talbert Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Thomas Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:10  
  08:10 Cash Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
Douglas Substitution replaced by Montgomery  08:10  
  08:10 Pierson Substitution replaced by Charles 
  08:02 Rodgers Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Bone Jump Shot: Missed  07:42  
  07:41 Warley-Talbert Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:32 Rodgers 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:30  
  07:21 Montgomery Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  07:21 Rodgers Substitution replaced by Pondexter 
Thomas Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:10  
  07:08 Charles Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  06:49 Cruz Jump Shot: Missed 
Bone Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:48  
Thomas Layup Shot: Missed Block: Montgomery (1 BLK)  06:35  
  06:35 Team Rebound 
  06:35 Jump Ball Montgomery vs Thomas (Pondexter gains possession) 
  06:27 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:26 Montgomery Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:15 Charles Hook Shot: Missed 
  06:14 Warley-Talbert Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  06:11 Warley-Talbert Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:10 Warley-Talbert Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  06:08
[NYL 22-13]
Warley-Talbert Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed  05:55  
  05:53 Cruz Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:39
[NYL 24-13]
Charles Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:38  
Pedersen Substitution replaced by Hoffman  05:38  
Bone Substitution replaced by Griffin  05:38  
  05:38 Cruz Substitution replaced by Carson 
Hoffman Jump Shot: Missed  05:23  
  05:21 Charles Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  05:13
[NYL 26-13]
Charles Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (3 AST) 
Hoffman Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  05:13  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Faris  05:13  
Montgomery Substitution replaced by Douglas  05:13  
  05:13
[NYL 27-13]
Charles Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Hoffman Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Charles (1 ST)  04:50  
  04:44 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:43 Carson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:31 Carson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:30  
  04:10 Pondexter Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bentley Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:10
[CON 14-27]
 
Bentley Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:10
[CON 15-27]
 
  03:53 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:52 Team Rebound 
  03:38 Montgomery Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:37 Warley-Talbert Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
Bentley Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:36  
  03:36
[NYL 28-15]
Warley-Talbert Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  03:36 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Houston 
  03:36
[NYL 29-15]
Warley-Talbert Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Douglas 3pt Shot: Missed  03:22  
  03:21 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:12 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Faris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:11  
  03:04 Pondexter Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Douglas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:04  
Team Rebound  03:04  
  03:04 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Cruz 
Hoffman Substitution replaced by Bone  03:04  
Douglas Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:04
[CON 16-29]
 
  02:50
[NYL 31-16]
Houston Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  02:27 Carson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
  02:27 Team Timeout : Regular 
Faris Substitution replaced by Thomas  02:27  
Douglas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:27  
Team Rebound  02:27  
Douglas Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:27
[CON 17-31]
 
  02:04
[NYL 33-17]
Cruz Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Bentley Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  01:48
[CON 19-33]
 
  01:28 Cruz Jump Shot: Missed 
Bone Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:27  
  01:21 Houston Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Douglas Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:21
[CON 20-33]
 
  01:21 Carson Substitution replaced by Rodgers 
Douglas Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:21
[CON 21-33]
 
  01:06 Houston Jump Shot: Missed 
Bone Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:05  
Thomas Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bentley (1 AST)  00:59.5
[CON 23-33]
 
  00:46.8 Warley-Talbert Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bentley (2 ST) 
Bentley Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  00:37.3  
  00:21.0 Rodgers 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bone Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:19.9  
Bentley Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:05.6
[CON 25-33]
 
  00:00.3 Rodgers Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Qtr
Connecticut Sun (11-21) New York Liberty (14-16)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Pedersen Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Charles (2 BLK)  09:45  
Pedersen Rebound (Off:5 Def:1)  09:44  
Bone Layup Shot: Missed  09:37  
  09:36 Charles Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  09:30
[NYL 35-25]
Warley-Talbert Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (1 AST) 
Bone Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  09:30  
Bone Substitution replaced by Hoffman  09:30  
  09:30
[NYL 36-25]
Warley-Talbert Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Thomas Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  09:05  
  09:03 Warley-Talbert Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
Bentley Foul: Personal (2 PF)  08:45  
  08:36 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Bentley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:35  
Bentley Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:26  
  08:25 Team Rebound 
Thomas Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  08:25  
  08:15 Cruz Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Hoffman (1 ST) 
Douglas Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  08:05
[CON 27-36]
 
  07:41 Cruz Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:24
[CON 29-36]
 
  07:24 Warley-Talbert Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
  07:24 Cruz Substitution replaced by Rodgers 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  07:24
[CON 30-36]
 
  07:16 Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Douglas 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Hoffman (1 AST)  07:07
[CON 33-36]
 
  06:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:52 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed Block: Pedersen (1 BLK) 
Bentley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:51  
Thomas Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  06:45  
Bentley Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  06:25  
  06:25
[NYL 37-33]
Rodgers Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  06:25
[NYL 38-33]
Rodgers Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Douglas 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Bentley (2 AST)  06:11
[CON 36-38]
 
  05:59 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Pedersen Rebound (Off:5 Def:2)  05:58  
Bentley Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  05:53  
  05:38
[NYL 40-36]
Rodgers Step Back Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Bentley Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:15  
  05:14 Warley-Talbert Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  05:09
[NYL 42-36]
Montgomery Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rodgers (1 AST) 
Douglas Jump Shot: Missed  04:44  
Hoffman Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:43  
  04:27 Charles Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Douglas Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  04:27
[CON 37-42]
 
Pedersen Substitution replaced by Griffin  04:27  
  04:27 Warley-Talbert Substitution replaced by Pierson 
Douglas Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  04:27
[CON 38-42]
 
  04:10 Rodgers 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hoffman Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:09  
Douglas 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS)  04:02
[CON 41-42]
 
  03:48 Pierson Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) 
  03:48 Pierson Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Thomas Hook Shot: Missed  03:32  
  03:31 Montgomery Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:16 Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:15 Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  03:14 Charles Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Thomas Substitution replaced by McCray  03:14  
Hoffman Jump Shot: Missed  02:59  
  02:58 Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:42
[NYL 44-41]
Rodgers Floating Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (2 AST) 
Griffin Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Douglas (2 AST)  02:25
[CON 43-44]
 
  01:58 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:57  
Bentley Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  01:43
[CON 45-44]
 
Hoffman Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  01:32  
  01:32
[NYL 45-45]
Montgomery Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Douglas Substitution replaced by Montgomery  01:32  
  01:32
[NYL 46-45]
Montgomery Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
McCray 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Griffin (1 AST)  01:15
[CON 48-46]
 
Hoffman Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA)  01:03  
  01:03 Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:03 Team Rebound 
  01:03 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Cash 
Hoffman Substitution replaced by Bone  01:03  
  01:03 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Cruz 
  01:03 Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Bone Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  01:02  
Griffin Jump Shot: Missed  00:45.9  
Montgomery Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:43.9  
Montgomery Floating Jump shot: Missed  00:39.9  
  00:38.4 Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  00:20.5 Rodgers Hook Shot: Missed 
  00:19.4 Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  00:18.2 Jump Ball Charles vs Bone (Rodgers gains possession) 
  00:00.7 Rodgers Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Qtr
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Griffin Foul: Personal (2 PF)  09:54  
  09:37 Charles Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
McCray Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:36  
Bone Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  09:25  
  09:24 Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  09:12 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:11 Team Rebound 
Bone Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF)  09:11  
  09:01
[NYL 48-48]
Rodgers Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Cruz (3 AST) 
Montgomery Driving Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:49
[CON 50-48]
 
Bentley Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  08:36  
  08:36
[NYL 49-50]
Rodgers Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Bentley Substitution replaced by Thomas  08:36  
  08:36
[NYL 50-50]
Rodgers Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed  08:23  
  08:22 Cash Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:16
[NYL 52-50]
Cruz Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Bone Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (1 FTA)  08:16  
McCray Substitution replaced by Douglas  08:16  
Bone Substitution replaced by Pedersen  08:16  
  08:16
[NYL 53-50]
Cruz Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Douglas Driving Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS)  07:57
[CON 52-53]
 
  07:57 Rodgers Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Douglas Free Throw 1 of 1 (23 PTS)  07:57
[CON 53-53]
 
  07:35 Cruz Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:34  
Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Cruz (1 ST)  07:16  
  07:10
[NYL 55-53]
Cash Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Cruz (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:01  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  06:43  
Thomas Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  06:23  
  06:23
[NYL 56-53]
Cash Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  06:23
[NYL 57-53]
Cash Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  06:11 Cash Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  06:11
[CON 54-57]
 
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  06:11
[CON 55-57]
 
  05:54 Pierson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Pedersen (1 ST) 
Thomas Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  05:39  
  05:37 Cash Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:23 Charles Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:22 Charles Rebound (Off:3 Def:9) 
  05:21 Charles Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:20 Charles Rebound (Off:4 Def:9) 
Griffin Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  05:19  
  05:19 Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:19 Team Rebound 
  05:19 Pierson Substitution replaced by Warley-Talbert 
Griffin Substitution replaced by Bone  05:19  
  05:19
[NYL 58-55]
Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Bone Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (2 AST)  05:00
[CON 57-58]
 
  04:42 Cruz Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  04:42 Cruz Turnover : Foul (5 TO) 
Montgomery Substitution replaced by Bentley  04:42  
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  04:24  
  04:22 Warley-Talbert Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
Pedersen Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:09  
  04:09 Cash Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:09 Team Rebound 
  04:09 Rodgers Substitution replaced by Pondexter 
  04:09
[NYL 59-57]
Cash Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Thomas Hook Shot: Missed  03:48  
  03:47 Charles Rebound (Off:4 Def:10) 
  03:34
[NYL 61-57]
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Cruz (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  03:26  
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Bone (1 AST)  03:07
[CON 59-61]
 
  02:46
[NYL 63-59]
Charles Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Douglas Jump Shot: Missed  02:25  
  02:24 Cruz Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Pedersen Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:05  
  02:05  
Pedersen Substitution replaced by Griffin  02:05  
  02:05 Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:05 Team Rebound 
  02:05
[NYL 64-59]
Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Douglas Jump Shot: Missed  01:50  
  01:47 Team Rebound 
  01:47 Jump Ball Cash vs Griffin (Warley-Talbert gains possession) 
  01:24 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
Douglas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:23  
Bentley Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  01:10
[CON 61-64]
 
Griffin Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:43.8  
  00:43.8 Cruz Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:43.8 Team Rebound 
  00:43.8
[NYL 65-61]
Cruz Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:43.8  
Bentley Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  00:39.2
[CON 63-65]
 
  00:39.2 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:32.4
[NYL 67-63]
Pondexter Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:32.4  
Bentley 3pt Shot: Missed  00:29.9  
Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:28.3  
Griffin Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Charles (2 ST)  00:26.7  
Douglas Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:21.7  
  00:21.7
[NYL 68-63]
Cruz Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  00:21.7
[NYL 69-63]
Cruz Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  00:14.8 Cash Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (3 FTA) 
Douglas Free Throw 1 of 3 (24 PTS)  00:14.8
[CON 64-69]
 
Douglas Free Throw 2 of 3 (25 PTS)  00:14.8
[CON 65-69]
 
Douglas Free Throw 3 of 3 (26 PTS)  00:14.8
[CON 66-69]
 
  00:14.8 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:14.8 Warley-Talbert Substitution replaced by Pierson 
Griffin Foul: Personal Take (5 PF) (2 FTA)  00:13.6  
  00:13.6
[NYL 70-66]
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Montgomery  00:13.6  
  00:13.6 Cash Substitution replaced by Rodgers 
  00:13.6
[NYL 71-66]
Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Bentley 3pt Shot: Missed  00:05.1  
Griffin Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:03.6  
Montgomery Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Pondexter (1 ST)  00:02.1  
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- MSG Local 7:30 pm ET
-- CPTV Local 7:30 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CON
6th East
13
21
3-7
9-8
4-13
NYL
5th East
15
19
5-5
10-7
5-12
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CON
Ogwumike 15.3
Ogwumike 8.5
Bentley 3.5
Ogwumike 1.4
Griffin 1.4
NYL
Charles 16.9
Charles 9.0
Pondexter 3.9
Charles 0.8
Cruz 1.4
Sky Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .433 .
FT% .810 .
Points 76.2 NaN
Rebounds 34.2 NaN
Assists 16.4 NaN
Steals 7.2 NaN
Blocks 5.9 NaN
3-Point % .332 .
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Mercury Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .484 .
FT% .812 .
Points 83.5 NaN
Rebounds 33.7 NaN
Assists 19.4 NaN
Steals 6.9 NaN
Blocks 6.0 NaN
3-Point % .350 .
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 0
Chicago Sky (0-0)
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Phoenix Mercury (0-0)
field goalsrebounds
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