Sugar Rodgers scored a game-high 20 points but the New York Liberty (1-1) lost to the Minnesota Lynx (2-0) 90-71 on Thursday night at The Garden. Brittany Boyd also finished in double figures for the Liberty scoring 16 points, 14 in the 2nd half.
After trailing by as many as 11 in the 1st half, the Liberty closed to within 43-40 at the half, and regained the lead 45-43, only to see the Lynx answer with an 8-0 run to retake the lead for good. All five starters finished in double figures for Minnesota, led by Maya Moore who finished with 16 points.
New York opens a two-game West Coast road trip at Phoenix on Tuesday, May 23, at 10 PM (ET)