New York Liberty set franchise records with 107-69 win over Phoenix Mercury
With their NBA-like high scoring 107-69 win over defending champion Phoenix Mercury on Saturday night, the New York Liberty set franchise records for points in a game and consecutive victories (8). They played dominantly from start to finish, with highlights including 28 points from superstar Cappie Pondexter, a career-high 7 three-pointers from Nicole Powell, and a tenacious defense that held Phoenix to only 8 points in the final quarter and Diana Taurasi, the WNBA’s leading scorer, to a season-low 5 points in the game. New York also clinched a playoff spot and are only 1.5 games behind Eastern Conference-leading Indiana Fever, whom they’ll play tomorrow night. Photos by Avi Gerver, ©Madison Square Garden, L.P.
New York’s Cappie Pondexter shows her athleticism:
Kalana Greene and her Liberty teammates grab an offensive rebound:
New York’s Plenette Pierson keeps the ball inbounds:
New York’s Nikki Blue:
Kia Vaughn of the Liberty shoots over Kara Braxton of the Mercury:
During a timeout, MSG Network’s Tina Cervasio interviews newly acquired Knicks star Amar’e Stoudemire, who used to play for Phoenix’s boys team, the Suns:
While New York scored a franchise high 107 points, their game also featured a relentless defense that held superstar Diana Taurasi to only 5 points…
Defensive rebounds from Essence Carson….
Blocks by Plenette Pierson…
And steals by Leilani Mitchell….