On Wednesday, the New York Liberty (1-2) fell to the Indiana Fever (2-2), 92-86, in the first game of their 2022 three-game season series.
At Barclays Center, the Liberty finished on 36.2% (29-80) shooting from the field, 40.0% (10-25) from three, and 85.7% (18-21) at the free throw line.
The Liberty played their first overtime game since May 29, 2021 against the Atlanta Dream.
Up Next: The New York Liberty will stay home and host the Dallas Wings on Sunday, May 15 at 2 p.m. ET.
Q1: The Fever finished the first quarter leading by two, 19-17.
Q2: Sabrina Ionescu accounted for 79.2% of the team’s points in the 2nd quarter (13 points, three assists, six points created from assists). The teams went into the half tied, 41-41.
Q3: Indiana amassed a 12-4 run over the last 5:42 minutes of the frame.
Q4: The Liberty responded with a 13-5 run between 9:01 to 5:41 into the fourth quarter, which they extended to an 18-7 run up to the 4:18 minute mark. Sabrina Ionescu knocked down a game-tying triple with 14.4 seconds remaining to even the score at 76 apiece; ultimately forcing overtime.
1OT: The Fever edged the Liberty in the 16-10 single overtime period.
Three Liberty players scored in double figures in tonight’s game (Ionescu, Laney, Dolson).
Sabrina Ionescu led the Liberty’s scoring with 31 points on an efficient 55.0% (11-20) from the field and 50.0% (5-10) from deep along with seven assists and three rebounds. Ionescu’s 31-point performance was her second-highest career game.
Betnijah Laney recorded 16 points on a perfect 100% (2-2) from deep along with seven rebounds and three rebounds in her 2022 debut at Barclays Center.
Stefanie Dolson totaled her first double-digit scoring performance with New York, adding 12 points on 45.4% (5-11) from the field.