The Associated Press
Jun. 01, 2013
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Cappie Pondexter's jumper with five-tenths of a second left lifted the New York Liberty to a 78-76 win over the Tulsa Shock on Friday night.
With the score tied, Pondexter caught the ball at the top of the key and dribbled to her right before pulling up just outside the lane. The ball hit almost every part of the rim before dropping in.
Tulsa had one last chance, but Glory Johnson's layup came just after the buzzer. The officials went to the monitor to review whether the shot was good or not and ruled it came just after.
Pondexter finished with 13 points, eight rebounds and six assists for the Liberty (1-1).
Liz Cambage scored 22 points before injuring her ankle in overtime to lead Tulsa (0-3) while Glory Johnson added 17 points and 11 rebounds.
SKY 86, SUN 75
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Sylvia Fowles had 24 points and a career-high 22 rebounds, Elena Delle Donne scored 20 points, and Chicago beat Connecticut.
Epiphanny Prince added 17 points for the Sky (2-0), who trailed only briefly in their home opener.
Allison Hightower matched a career-high with 20 points, reigning league MVP Tina Charles had 16 points and 15 rebounds, and Kara Lawson added 11 points for the Sun (1-1).
Fowles' 20-20 game was the 13th in WNBA history and first since Los Angeles' Nneka Ogwumike had 22 points and 20 rebounds last July 12.
Fowles finished two rebounds short of the record set by Chamique Holdsclaw in 2003.
DREAM 86, FEVER 77
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Angel McCoughtry had 29 points and nine rebounds to lead Atlanta past Indiana.
Jasmine Thomas had 15 points and Sancho Lyttle had 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Dream (2-0).
Tamika Catchings had 20 points, seven rebounds and four assists and Katie Douglas had 17 points for the Fever (1-1), who were playing their home opener. Indiana also received its championship rings and raised a banner commemorating last season's title before the game.
The Dream went on a 10-0 run to close out the third quarter and to take a 71-61 advantage. They led the rest of the way.