UNCASVILLE, Conn., Sept. 3 (Ticker) -- The New York Liberty were
tired and the Connecticut Sun took advantage.
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Playing their second game in as many nights, the Liberty shot
just 32 percent from the field and got to the line eight times
in a 61-43 loss to the Sun, who further tightened the Eastern
On Thursday, the Liberty stormed back for a 56-52 home victory
over Charlotte, erasing a 15-point deficit for their fifth win
in six games. Less than 24 hours later, they were on the road
against the Sun, who are fighting for a playoff berth.
The Liberty made just 17-of-53 shots, including 4-of-19
3-pointers, and 5-of-8 free throws. They also committed 20
turnovers. Elena Baranova scored a team-high nine points.
New York matched the second-lowest point total in franchise
history. It managed 41 at Miami on Aug. 6, 2000.
Katie Douglas had 13 points and five steals for the Sun, who
snapped a three-game slide. Connecticut shot 46 percent
New York (14-13) is the only team in the East above .500.
Connecticut (14-15) is one game back and Washington (12-15) is
sixth and last but just two games out. The top four teams make