NEW YORK, July 27 (Ticker) -- Michelle Snow came up big down the stretch and the Houston Comets came up with a big win over the New York Liberty.

Snow grabbed a pair of key rebounds in the final minute and scored the game-winning basket with less than a second left as the Comets defeated the Liberty, 71-69.

Houston (14-9) trailed by as many as 16 points in the first half but fought back to tie the game at 69 on a three-point play by Sheryl Swoopes with 47 seconds to play.

Crystal Robinson missed a jumper on New York's next possession and Snow snared the rebound. Snow then grabbed an offensive rebound off a miss by Janeth Arcain and her follow shot bounced off the rim and in with three-tenths seconds to play.

Shameka Christon got off a desperation shot at the buzzer that glanced harmlessly off the backboard for the Liberty (11-10), who had a three-game winning streak snapped.

Swoopes scored 21 points, Tina Thompson added 17 and eight rebounds and Snow chipped in 10 points and six boards for Houston, which led 2-0 and not again until Snow's last-second layup.

Becky Hammon scored 15 points and Ann Wauters 11 for New York.