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Liberty beat Fever 73-61 in season finale


By DOUG FEINBERG
Posted Aug 17 2014 9:12PM

NEW YORK (AP) Tina Charles and the New York Liberty ended a disappointing season with a victory, just barely missing the playoffs for the second straight season.

Plenette Pierson scored 15 points and Anna Cruz added 10 to help the Liberty beat the Fever 73-61 on Sunday night, closing out the regular season for both teams. New York finished tied with Chicago for the final playoff spot, but lost the tiebreaker after getting swept by the Sky.

''It's frustrating because we didn't do what it takes to make the playoffs,'' said Charles. ''We can't rely on luck we needed to put forth the same effort the entire year.''

It's the second straight season that the Liberty missed the postseason, which didn't sit well with Cappie Pondexter.

''When I first came to New York, I envisioned bringing a title here,'' she said. ''I'm upset. I don't think it's acceptable to not make the playoffs two years in a row. Fortunately, we're going in the right direction to end the season.''

With the second seed in the playoffs already clinched, Indiana rested star Tamika Catchings along with starters Erlana Larkins and Briann January. The Fever (16-18) will open up the playoffs at home against Washington.

''I thought we did what we wanted to do, rest our three players ... and give our backups some quality minutes against a very good team,'' Indiana coach Lin Dunn said.

Rookie Maggie Lucas scored a season-high 17 points to lead the Fever.

''I thought Maggie Lucas did a great job off the bench, she's competing for some backup minutes,'' Dunn said. ''It's going to be hard keeping her on the bench. Real pleased with what she did.''

The Liberty (15-19) started out the year with high expectations after the draft day trade for Tina Charles, but the season ended in disappointing fashion again.

They led from the opening minutes. Indiana got within 59-55 with 6:31 left before New York scored six straight to restore its double-digit lead and seal the win.

The Liberty don't have a pick in the league's draft lottery, which takes place Thursday, because New York traded it to Connecticut as part of the deal to get Charles.

She had a great first season for the Liberty but couldn't get them to the playoffs. Charles finished with 17 double-doubles, which tied for tops in the league.

''They worked very hard this year,'' New York coach Bill Laimbeer said. ''They can look back at themselves and realize the opportunity missed. We're one game out of second. Pretty strange.''

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Fever
Liberty
     
    • 35.3%

    • 50.9%

    • 29.4%

    • 0.0%

    • 88.9%

    • 65.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
IND NYL
Total Rebounds 12 12
Offensive Rebounds 11 3
Turnovers 17 10
Fast Break Pts: 3 10
Biggest Lead: 2 12
Points in the Paint: 22 34
IND NYL
p Lucas   17 Pierson   15
rb 2 players   8 Rodgers   6
a Lucas   4 Cash   6
s Kizer   3 Cruz   3
b Thomas   4 2 players   1
 
  • 05/31 - NYL 66 @ IND 70
  • 08/10 - IND 90 @ NYL 76
  • 08/14 - NYL 63 @ IND 76
  • 08/17 - IND 61 @ NYL 73
Indiana Fever (16-18)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Coleman G-F 12:26 1-4 1-4 1-1 +1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 4
N. Howard F 23:01 4-8 0-0 0-0 -5 5 1 6 1 4 0 5 0 1 8
L. Kizer F 27:44 4-13 0-0 0-0 0 1 7 8 0 5 3 2 0 1 8
S. Zellous G 19:17 5-9 0-1 1-2 -4 0 2 2 3 1 0 1 0 0 11
L. Clarendon G 23:20 1-5 0-0 1-1 -11 0 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 3
K. Christmas   26:57 1-7 0-3 0-0 -10 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 2
K. Thomas   22:52 2-8 0-0 0-0 -16 3 5 8 2 2 0 3 4 0 4
S. Carter   16:55 1-4 0-2 2-2 -11 1 1 2 3 1 0 1 0 0 4
M. Lucas   27:28 5-10 4-7 3-3 -4 1 1 2 4 2 1 1 0 0 17
T. Catchings DNP - Coach's Decision
B. January DNP - Coach's Decision
E. Larkins DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 24-68 5-17 8-9   11 20 31 15 18 5 17 4 2 61
  35.3% 29.4% 88.9%   team rebs: 12 total to: 18
New York Liberty (15-19)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Warley-Talbert C 16:04 3-6 0-0 0-2 +12 0 3 3 0 5 1 2 0 0 6
S. Cash F 24:26 3-5 0-1 0-0 +9 1 0 1 6 1 2 0 1 0 6
T. Charles C 08:32 2-3 0-0 0-0 +9 0 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
C. Pondexter G 19:51 3-4 0-0 0-0 +6 0 4 4 1 1 2 3 0 0 6
A. Cruz G 23:28 5-10 0-1 0-0 +14 0 2 2 3 0 3 0 0 0 10
C. Houston   09:19 3-5 0-1 0-0 +9 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 6
E. Carson   14:51 1-2 0-0 0-0 -3 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 2
S. McKinney   20:42 2-7 0-0 4-8 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 8
S. Rodgers   16:59 2-4 0-0 2-2 +11 1 5 6 2 0 1 0 0 0 6
N. Lacy   16:32 1-3 0-1 0-0 -2 0 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 2
P. Pierson   18:52 3-6 0-0 9-11 +1 0 1 1 2 1 1 4 0 1 15
A. Montgomery   10:24 1-2 0-0 0-0 -4 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Total   200 29-57 0-4 15-23   3 23 26 20 12 12 10 2 4 73
  50.9% 0.0% 65.2%   team rebs: 12 total to: 10

inactive

  • Fever: --
  • Liberty: --

technical fouls

  • Fever: --
  • Liberty: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
  • Officials: #9 Denise Brooks, #55 Eric Brewton, #24 Tony Dawkins
  • Attendance: 9432
  • Duration: 1:49
Indiana Fever (16-19) New York Liberty (16-19)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Charles vs Howard (Zellous gains possession) 
Kizer Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Zellous (1 AST)  09:38
[IND 2-0]
 
  09:13
[NYL 2-2]
Cash Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Kizer Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  08:53  
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:51  
Howard Layup Shot: Missed  08:48  
  08:47 Charles Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:42
[NYL 4-2]
Cruz Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Coleman 3pt Shot: Missed  08:31  
  08:29 Warley-Talbert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:22
[NYL 6-2]
Charles Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (1 AST) 
Howard Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Cruz (1 ST)  08:02  
  08:02 Jump Ball Charles vs Howard (Cash gains possession) 
  07:48 Warley-Talbert Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Coleman (1 ST) 
Kizer Driving Jump shot: Missed  07:29  
  07:28 Warley-Talbert Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Howard Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:27  
Zellous Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:14  
  07:05
[NYL 8-2]
Cruz Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Coleman Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Warley-Talbert (1 ST)  06:39  
Howard Foul: Personal (2 PF)  06:33  
Coleman Substitution replaced by Christmas  06:33  
  06:24 Cash Jump Shot: Missed 
Kizer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:23  
Clarendon Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:17
[IND 4-8]
 
  06:17 Warley-Talbert Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Kizer Substitution replaced by Thomas  06:17  
Clarendon Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  06:17
[IND 5-8]
 
  06:00
[NYL 10-5]
Warley-Talbert Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Cruz (1 AST) 
Zellous Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:50
[IND 7-10]
 
  05:36
[NYL 12-7]
Charles Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Cruz (2 AST) 
Zellous Jump Shot: Missed  05:16  
  05:15 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:11 Pondexter Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Howard Substitution replaced by Carter  05:11  
Carter Jump Shot: Missed  04:50  
  04:49 Charles Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:43
[NYL 14-7]
Warley-Talbert Driving Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Cash (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:42  
  04:42 Cash Substitution replaced by Carson 
  04:42 Warley-Talbert Substitution replaced by Houston 
Zellous Substitution replaced by Lucas  04:42  
Lucas Jump Shot: Missed  04:20  
  04:18 Charles Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:58 Houston Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lucas (1 ST) 
Thomas Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lucas (1 AST)  03:46
[IND 9-14]
 
  03:25 Charles Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:23  
Christmas Jump Shot: Missed  03:12  
  03:11 Carson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:54
[NYL 16-9]
Carson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Charles (1 AST) 
Thomas Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  02:26  
  02:24 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:16
[NYL 18-9]
Houston Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Cruz (3 AST) 
Carter Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:51
[IND 11-18]
 
  01:29
[NYL 20-11]
Cruz Driving Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:28  
Clarendon Substitution replaced by Kizer  01:28  
  01:28 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Rodgers 
  01:28 Charles Substitution replaced by McKinney 
  01:28 Cruz Substitution replaced by Lacy 
Christmas Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  01:09  
Christmas Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  01:09  
  00:51.9 Houston 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lucas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:50.0  
  00:31.4 McKinney Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
  00:31.4 Houston Substitution replaced by Pierson 
Lucas Free Throw Technical (1 PTS)  00:31.4
[IND 12-20]
 
Lucas 3pt Shot: Missed  00:23.9  
  00:22.7 Rodgers Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:03.4
[NYL 22-12]
Pierson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lacy (1 AST) 
Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lacy (1 ST)  00:02.2  
  00:01.1 Lacy 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Qtr
Indiana Fever (16-19) New York Liberty (16-19)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:40 Pierson Hook Shot: Missed 
Kizer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:39  
Coleman 3pt Shot: Missed  09:28  
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  09:26  
Howard Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:23
[IND 14-22]
 
Coleman Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  09:11  
  09:11 McKinney Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:11 Team Rebound 
  09:11 Rodgers Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
  09:11
[NYL 23-14]
McKinney Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Lucas 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:53
[IND 17-23]
 
  08:37 Pierson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Zellous Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST)  08:23
[IND 19-23]
 
Howard Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  08:07  
  08:07 Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:07 Team Rebound 
  08:07 McKinney Substitution replaced by Warley-Talbert 
Howard Substitution replaced by Christmas  08:07  
  08:07
[NYL 24-19]
Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  07:47 Warley-Talbert Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lucas Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:47
[IND 20-24]
 
Lucas Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  07:47
[IND 21-24]
 
Kizer Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:29  
  07:29
[NYL 25-21]
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  07:29 Carson Substitution replaced by Cash 
  07:29
[NYL 26-21]
Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  07:22 Warley-Talbert Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  07:22 Warley-Talbert Substitution replaced by McKinney 
Coleman 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lucas (2 AST)  07:04
[IND 24-26]
 
  06:45 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:43 Team Rebound 
  06:43 Lacy Substitution replaced by Cruz 
Kizer Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF)  06:34  
  06:34
[NYL 27-24]
Pierson Free Throw Technical (6 PTS) 
  06:28 Cruz Jump Shot: Missed 
Zellous Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:26  
Christmas 3pt Shot: Missed  06:15  
  06:13 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:02 Pierson Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:01 Team Rebound 
Kizer Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA)  06:01  
  06:01
[NYL 28-24]
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  06:01 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Pondexter 
Zellous Substitution replaced by Clarendon  06:01  
  06:01 Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Kizer Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:00  
Kizer Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Christmas (1 AST)  05:45
[IND 26-28]
 
  05:29
[NYL 30-26]
Pondexter Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pierson (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  05:27  
  05:27 Team Timeout : Regular 
Coleman Substitution replaced by Thomas  05:27  
  05:16 Pondexter Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Christmas 3pt Shot: Missed  05:06  
Kizer Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:04  
Thomas Hook Shot: Missed  04:57  
  04:56 Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:41 Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Kizer (1 ST) 
Kizer Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST)  04:22
[IND 28-30]
 
Thomas Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:08  
  04:08
[NYL 31-28]
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  04:08
[NYL 32-28]
Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Christmas Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:46  
  03:45 Team Rebound 
  03:33
[NYL 34-28]
McKinney Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Cash (2 AST) 
Kizer Jump Shot: Missed Block: Cash (1 BLK)  03:18  
Lucas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:17  
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  03:03  
  03:02 Cruz Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:52
[NYL 36-28]
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Cash (3 AST) 
Clarendon Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  02:24  
Team Rebound  02:23  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  02:23  
  02:23  
  02:12 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Clarendon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:11  
  02:06 McKinney Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Christmas Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lucas (3 AST)  01:51
[IND 30-36]
 
  01:31 Cruz Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Kizer Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:30  
Kizer Jump Shot: Missed  01:17  
  01:15 Cruz Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:54.9 Pierson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Kizer (2 ST) 
Kizer Driving Jump shot: Missed  00:43.9  
  00:42.4 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:32.0 Cruz Jump Shot: Missed 
Kizer Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:30.8  
Thomas Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) Steal:Pondexter (1 ST)  00:18.8  
  00:17.7 Pierson Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  00:17.7 Pierson Turnover : Offensive Foul Turnover (3 TO) 
Kizer Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Clarendon (1 AST)  00:02.7
[IND 32-36]
 
  00:01.0 Cruz 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Qtr
Indiana Fever (16-19) New York Liberty (16-19)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:49 Warley-Talbert Layup Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  09:47  
Zellous Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  09:31  
  09:29 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:07 Cash 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:06  
  08:48 Cash Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Coleman Free Throw Technical (4 PTS)  08:48
[IND 33-36]
 
Clarendon Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  08:40  
Team Rebound  08:39  
Howard Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Pondexter (2 ST)  08:36  
  08:18
[NYL 38-33]
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Zellous 3pt Shot: Missed  07:51  
Team Rebound  07:50  
  07:50 Cash Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Clarendon Substitution replaced by Carter  07:50  
Zellous Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Carter (1 AST)  07:37
[IND 35-38]
 
  07:20
[NYL 40-35]
Cash Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  07:07 Montgomery Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Zellous Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  06:55
[IND 37-40]
 
  06:32 Cruz Jump Shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:31  
Coleman 3pt Shot: Missed  06:18  
  06:17 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:13 Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Kizer Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  05:52  
Carter Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:50  
Kizer Jump Shot: Missed  05:36  
Team Rebound  05:34  
Coleman Substitution replaced by Christmas  05:34  
  05:34 Jump Ball Cash vs Howard (Christmas gains possession) 
Howard Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Zellous (2 AST)  05:21
[IND 39-40]
 
  05:01 Warley-Talbert Foul: Offensive (4 PF) 
  05:01 Warley-Talbert Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  05:01 Cash Substitution replaced by McKinney 
  05:01 Warley-Talbert Substitution replaced by Pierson 
Howard Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Cruz (2 ST)  05:00  
  04:59
[NYL 42-39]
Cruz Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  04:42 McKinney Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
  04:42  
Kizer Substitution replaced by Thomas  04:42  
  04:42 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Rodgers 
Carter Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:42
[IND 40-42]
 
Carter Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:42
[IND 41-42]
 
  04:31 McKinney Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thomas (1 BLK) 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:29  
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:20  
  04:18 Rodgers Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:58 Rodgers Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:57  
Carter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pierson (1 ST)  03:52  
  03:39
[NYL 44-41]
Cruz Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rodgers (1 AST) 
Howard Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Cruz (3 ST)  03:32  
  03:09 McKinney Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:07  
Howard Layup Shot: Missed  02:57  
  02:56 Rodgers Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:51
[NYL 46-41]
Montgomery Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rodgers (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:46  
  02:46 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Carson 
Carter Substitution replaced by Lucas  02:46  
  02:36 McKinney Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Zellous Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:36  
Team Rebound  02:36  
Howard Substitution replaced by Kizer  02:36  
Zellous Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:36
[IND 42-46]
 
  02:17
[NYL 48-42]
Pierson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Kizer Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  02:02  
Kizer Foul: Personal (3 PF)  01:52  
Kizer Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  01:47  
  01:47
[NYL 49-42]
McKinney Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  01:47 Cruz Substitution replaced by Lacy 
  01:47 McKinney Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  01:46 Carson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:30 Carson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thomas (2 BLK) 
Kizer Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  01:29  
Zellous Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  01:25  
Thomas Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:07  
  01:07
[NYL 50-42]
McKinney Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  01:07
[NYL 51-42]
McKinney Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Zellous Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  00:56.2
[IND 44-51]
 
  00:35.9 Rodgers Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Zellous Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:34.2  
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Zellous (3 AST)  00:27.7
[IND 46-51]
 
  00:11.5 Pierson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thomas (3 BLK) 
  00:10.4 Team Rebound 
  00:08.2
[NYL 53-46]
Pierson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Carson (1 AST) 
Zellous Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.2  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Qtr
Indiana Fever (16-19) New York Liberty (16-19)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
Lucas Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Thomas (2 AST)  09:41
[IND 48-53]
 
  09:24 Pierson Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Kizer (3 ST) 
Kizer Layup Shot: Missed  09:07  
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  09:06  
Thomas Tip Shot: Missed  09:06  
  09:05 Team Rebound 
Kizer Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA)  08:55  
  08:55
[NYL 54-48]
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Kizer Substitution replaced by Howard  08:55  
  08:55 McKinney Substitution replaced by Warley-Talbert 
  08:55
[NYL 55-48]
Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  08:44 Warley-Talbert Foul: Personal (5 PF) 
  08:44 Warley-Talbert Substitution replaced by McKinney 
Lucas 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS)  08:31
[IND 51-55]
 
  08:12
[NYL 57-51]
McKinney Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lacy (2 AST) 
Howard Jump Shot: Missed  07:56  
Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  07:55  
Christmas Jump Shot: Missed  07:52  
Team Rebound  07:51  
Clarendon Pullup Jump shot: Missed  07:46  
Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  07:45  
Clarendon Jump Shot: Missed  07:40  
Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  07:38  
Howard Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:35
[IND 53-57]
 
  07:19 McKinney Layup Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  07:18  
Clarendon Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rodgers (1 ST)  07:13  
  07:05
[NYL 59-53]
Rodgers Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pierson (2 AST) 
Lucas Jump Shot: Missed  06:45  
Thomas Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  06:44  
Thomas Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  06:41  
Team Rebound  06:40  
Team Timeout : Regular  06:40  
  06:40 Pierson Substitution replaced by Cash 
Clarendon Substitution replaced by Carter  06:40  
Howard Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lucas (4 AST)  06:38
[IND 55-59]
 
Lucas Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:25  
  06:18 McKinney Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thomas (4 BLK) 
  06:17 Team Rebound 
  06:12 Lacy Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Christmas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:11  
Howard Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Carson (1 ST)  05:54  
Lucas Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:41  
  05:41 McKinney Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:41 Team Rebound 
  05:41 McKinney Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Team Rebound  05:39  
Lucas 3pt Shot: Missed  05:25  
  05:24 Lacy Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:09 McKinney Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:08  
  05:08 Carson Substitution replaced by Houston 
Thomas Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  04:51  
  04:51 McKinney Substitution replaced by Warley-Talbert 
  04:29
[NYL 61-55]
Cash Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Carter 3pt Shot: Missed  04:18  
  04:17 Warley-Talbert Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Carter Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:14  
  03:56
[NYL 63-55]
Houston Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Cash (4 AST) 
Christmas 3pt Shot: Missed  03:40  
  03:38 Rodgers Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Christmas Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  03:34  
  03:34
[NYL 64-55]
Rodgers Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Kizer  03:34  
  03:34
[NYL 65-55]
Rodgers Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Kizer Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  03:17  
Christmas Substitution replaced by Clarendon  03:17  
  03:07 Houston Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:05 Cash Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:53 Warley-Talbert Jump Shot: Missed 
Clarendon Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:52  
Lucas 3pt Shot: Missed  02:44  
Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:1)  02:42  
Howard Layup Shot: Missed Block: Houston (1 BLK)  02:41  
Team Rebound  02:40  
  02:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
Lucas 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Carter (2 AST)  02:33
[IND 58-65]
 
  02:17
[NYL 67-58]
Houston Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Cash (5 AST) 
Lucas 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Carter (3 AST)  02:08
[IND 61-67]
 
  01:40
[NYL 69-61]
Lacy Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Cash (6 AST) 
Carter 3pt Shot: Missed  01:29  
  01:27 Rodgers Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Howard Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA)  01:19  
  01:19 Warley-Talbert Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:19 Team Rebound 
  01:19 Warley-Talbert Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Kizer Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  01:18  
Clarendon Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Cash (1 ST)  01:05  
  00:45.0
[NYL 71-61]
Warley-Talbert Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Houston (1 AST) 
Lucas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Cash (2 ST)  00:28.9  
  00:24.7
[NYL 73-61]
Rodgers Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Houston (2 AST) 
Kizer Jump Shot: Missed  00:10.9  
  00:09.4 Lacy Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:04.0 Warley-Talbert Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:02.9 Rodgers Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- NBA TV National 6:00 pm ET
-- MSG Local 6:00 pm ET
-- WNDY Local 6:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
IND
2nd East
16
18
5-5
7-10
9-8
NYL
5th East
15
19
5-5
10-7
5-12
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
IND
Catchings 24.0
Larkins 11.0
January 4.5
2 players 1.0
Catchings 4.5
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)
field goalsrebounds
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Phoenix Mercury (0-0)
field goalsrebounds
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