Minnesota dropped their third game in a row on Wednesday evening inside the Target Center as the New York Liberty mounted a ferocious comeback in the fourth quarter, tying the game in regulation and then pulling out the victory in overtime.
With the Lynx leading by 15 points with six minutes to go in the game, the now 11-5 Liberty went on a 17-2 run to tie the game. New York was without their best player Tina Charles, but still managed to pull out the ‘W’ thanks to Sugar Rodgers tallying a career-high 30 points.
The 26-year-old out of Georgetown University put on a shooting clinic against the Lynx, going 11-for-24 from the field and 7-for-13 from 3-point range.
“It would be an understatement to say that was incredibly disappointing,” Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve said. “I’m sure that Sugar Rodgers enjoyed handing us 30 points – I’m sure she enjoyed that.”
Maya Moore and Sylvia Fowles had solid games for the 2015 WNBA Champions, combining for 42 points, 13 boards, five assists and five blocks.
Renee Montgomery was a great spark for the Lynx off the bench, scoring 14 points and dishing out four assists in 20 minutes of action.