Lynx Fall To Liberty In New York

Mitchell Hansen
Web Editorial Associate

The Minnesota Lynx fell to the New York Liberty, one of the hottest teams in the WNBA as of late, on Sunday afternoon in New York.

Coming off of the largest win in WNBA history on Friday, the Lynx fell 70-61 at the hands of the Liberty at Madison Square Garden.

New York entered the game with the longest active winning streak in the league at four games, extending that to five straight with Sunday’s win.

Maya Moore led the way for the Lynx in the game, finishing with 22 points and six rebounds. Seimone Augustus had 13 points, three assists and three rebounds, Sylvia Fowles had seven points, 15 rebounds and two blocks, Plenette Pierson had seven points and three assists and Jia Perkins added six points and five rebounds off the bench.

Tina Charles had 19 points and nine rebounds for the Liberty. Epiphanny Prince added 15 points, Sugar Rodgers had 10 points and five rebounds, Bria Hartley had nine points and six assists, Shavonte Zellous had six points and six assists and Kia Vaughn added five points and four rebounds.

With the loss, Minnesota drops to 22-6 on the season with six games remaining in the regular season.

With the win, New York clinched a spot in the WNBA Playoffs and improved to 17-12 overall.

Highlight Of The Game

With 6:41 left in the second quarter, Fowles dodged a Liberty triple-team in the paint and finished with a right-handed layup.

That basket gave Minnesota a 26-17 lead over New York and helped lead the Lynx to a 33-28 lead going into halftime.

The Numbers Game

  • Minnesota finished shooting 34.2 percent from the field in the game. New York shot 46.6 percent in the game.
  • The Lynx held a 13-7 advantage in offensive rebounds and held a 35-34 advantage in total rebounds.
  • New York went 11-of-14 from the free throw line in the game. Minnesota went 4-for-5 from the line.

Player Of The Game

Sunday’s Lynx Player of the Game goes to Maya Moore.

With her team-best 22 points, Moore tallied her 100th career game scoring 20 or more points.

Moore finished shooting 8-of-19 from the field, 4-for-8 from three and went 2-for-2 from the free throw line.

Up Next

The Lynx return home to take on the Phoenix Mercury at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The game will be aired on Fox Sports North Plus, NBATV, 106.1 BOB FM and TuneIn Radio.