Talk about a nail-biter. Last night, the New York Liberty overcame a 16-point deficit against the Indiana Fever to close the evening with a 77-72 road win. The two teams previously met a little over a week ago, when the roles were reversed and Indiana scored a win in New York. The Liberty weren’t going to let that happen again, as veteran guard Cappie Pondexter led the way with 24 points, four rebounds, four assists, and near-perfect three-point shooting, going 3-4 from the arc.
“She’s always made big shots throughout her career. She’s not afraid of taking it. I wish we’d got a little bit better shot, but overall, I’ll take the ball in her hands every day of the week,” said two-time NBA champion and Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer. He continued with thoughts on the team’s play, “I think our defense was solid. We’re a pretty sound defensive ballclub. We started to get the rebounds, which helped us. I think overall, we kept their team perimeter in the second half especially, and they didn’t make the shots.” The 7-10 Liberty, who are second-to-last in the East, will look to continue their streak on Thursday as they face San Antonio.
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