Thursday's WNBA Capsules
Friday, August 19, 2011
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Cappie Pondexter hit a fall-away jumper with 24.3 seconds left in overtime and finished with 27 points to help the New York Liberty rally for an 84-81 victory over the Connecticut Sun on Thursday night.
Down by 15 points after the third quarter, the Liberty (15-11) limited the Sun to seven points in the fourth quarter and seven more in overtime to win their third straight game.
Pondexter hit an off-balance 3-pointer to give the Liberty a 74-71 lead with 50.6 seconds left, but Kara Lawson countered with a 3-pointer with 30 seconds left to force overtime.
Essence Carson scored 19 points for the Liberty, including two free throws with 6 seconds left to seal the win.
Tina Charles had 29 points and 13 rebounds for the Sun (16-9), Renee Montgomery added 16 points and Lawson and Asjha Jones had 10 each.
Lynx 81, Mystics 62
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seimone Augustus scored 18 points, Maya Moore added 14 and Minnesota rebounded from its worst loss of the season.
Rebekkah Brunson scored 13 points for the Lynx (19-6), who shot 57.1 percent (36 for 63) from the field — matching their season high set at Seattle on June 9. The Western Conference leaders lost by 29 points at Connecticut on Tuesday, but bounced back to win for the 12th time in 14 games.
Matee Ajavon scored 15 points and Marissa Coleman had 12 points for the Mystics (5-18), in their most lopsided loss of the season. Washington has lost three straight and four of five.
Sparks 75, Fever 70
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ebony Hoffman scored 21 points against her former Indiana teammates to lead Los Angeles.
Candace Parker added 18 points and Los Angeles (10-14) held Indiana (18-8) to four points over the final 4:57 Tamika Catchings and Erin Phillips each had 16 points for the Eastern Conference-leading Fever.
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