The New York Liberty rallied back from a 14-point deficit, but it wasn’t enough to hold off the Minnesota Lynx, who beat the team 92-83 on Saturday night in Minneapolis.
For the second time this season, Kia Nurse scored double figures (24) against the Lynx, shooting 45.4% (5-11) from the three-point line. She also added three steals on the night.
In the first half, the Liberty outscored the Lynx 43-42 on 44.7% shooting from the field and 45.5% shooting from three.
In the first half, the Minnesota bench outscored New York’s bench, 13-2. Minnesota struggled at the free throw line, shooting only 54.5% in the first half. Both teams struggled to take care of the ball in the first half. New York had 8 turnovers, while Minnesota had 9.
Minnesota came out of the locker room hot to begin the third quarter outscoring the Liberty 28-14, shooting 50% from the field and outrebounding New York 19-9.
New York opened the fourth quarter on a 6-2 run, with Tanisha Wright scoring 4 points in the first two minutes.
Despite outscoring the Lynx in the fourth quarter 26-22, New York came up short in the contest.
The Liberty head home to New York on Sunday. The team’s next matchup is the annual Pride Game on Friday, June 28 against the Dallas Wings at the Westchester County Center.
- New York shot 45.9% from the field and 40% from the three-point line.
- Kia Nurse entered the game third in the league for three-point shots made (24), after tonight’s game, she adds five more made threes on the season.
- Nurse played 40 minutes for the second time this season.
- Tina Charles added 22 points, as the team’s second leading scorer for the night. She also grabbed nine rebounds.
- In Reshanda Gray’s first start of the season, she scored 11 points on 83.3% (5-6) shooting from the field and added 6 rebounds. She also attempted an made her first three point shot of the season.
- Asia Durr scored 10 points on 50% shooting from the field and the three-point line.
- Tanisha Wright scored a season-high nine points on 50% shooting from the field.
- Brittany Boyd continues to lead New York in assists, with eight on the night. She also added seven points.
- Minnesota outrebounded New York 35-26.
- The Lynx shot 51.6% from the field and 33.3% from the three-point line.
- Odyssey Sims led the Lynx with 20 points on 60% shooting from the field. For the first time since June 4, she did not make a three-point shot in the contest.
- Both Napheesa Collier and Sylvia Fowles both added 19 points for the Lynx. Fowles grabbed 10 rebounds and Collier grabbed nine.
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