WNBA Scores

Wednesday, Jul 23rd

Final

Liberty 80

(13-10, 5-7 away)

Mystics 73

(9-15, 6-6 home)

    11:30 AM ET, July 23, 2008

    1 2 3 4 T
    NY 22 14 16 2880
    WSH 13 17 21 2273

    Top Performers

    New York: T. Jackson-Jones 14 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast

    Washington: T. McWilliams-Franklin 19 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl, 2 Blk

    Liberty get 42 points from bench to outlast Mystics

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tiffany Jackson came off the bench to score a team-high 14 points as the New York Liberty beat the Washington Mystics 80-73 on Wednesday.

    Jackson's basket gave the Liberty a 73-69 lead with about a minute to play, and her free throw with 25.2 left put them up 76-71.

    Loree Moore added 10 points and was the only New York starter in double figures.

    Washington (9-15) lost its fourth straight to New York even though four starters scored in double figures: Taj McWilliams-Franklin (19), Alana Beard (16), Monique Currie (14) and Nakia Sanford (14 points, 10 rebounds).

    The Mystics, who trailed by nine after the first quarter, went ahead at 45-44 on a basket by Currie late in the third quarter. She scored again on the next possession to give Washington a 47-44 lead.

    But New York (13-10) came back and took a 50-49 lead on a 3-pointer by reserve Lailani Mitchell in the closing minute of the third quarter. The Liberty bench outscored the Washington reserves 42-10.

    It was the second game for the Mystics under interim head coach Jessie Kenlaw, who won her first game 89-57 at home against Seattle on Sunday.

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    Team Stat Comparison

      New York Washington
    Points 80 73
    FG Made-Attempted 28-63 (.000) 32-69 (.000)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-23 (.435) 3-14 (.214)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-18 (.000) 6-13 (.000)
    Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 7-29 13-38
    Assists 20 12
    Turnovers 14 14
    Steals 10 10
    Blocks 3 4
    Fast Break Points 5 13
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 22 (0/0)