On Sunday afternoon, the New York Liberty (6-10) fell to the Seattle Storm (10-6), 81-72, in the third and final matchup of their 2022 season series.
At Barclays Center, the Liberty finished on 40% (30-75) shooting from the field, 37% (10-27) from three, and 40% (2-5) at the free throw line.
Up Next: The New York Liberty will hit the road to take on the Connecticut Sun on Wednesday, June 22 at 7 p.m. ET.
Q1: Seattle opened the game on a 9-3 run through the 6:34 mark of the first quarter. New York went on an 8-0 run from the 1:34 mark of the first to the 9:11 mark of the second quarter.
Q2: The Storm went on an 8-0 run from the 8:50 mark of the second to the 7:43 mark of the quarter. The Liberty went on a 16-6 run from the 7:07 mark in the second to the 2:19 mark in the quarter.
Q3: Highlighted by a Marine Johannès triple that gave the Liberty a 50-49 lead, New York went on a 15-4 run from the 7:46 mark of the third to the 1:29 mark of the quarter.
Q4: Seattle went on an 8-0 run from the 2:14 mark of the fourth to the 0:21 mark of the quarter.
Four Liberty players scored in double figures in tonight’s game (Johannès, Ionescu, Whitcomb, Howard).
Highlighted by her 11-point first half, Marine Johannès scored in double figures for the second time in five appearances this season, finishing with a career-high 23 points on 75% (9-12) shooting from the field, including a career-high five made triples on 62.5% (5-8) shooting from deep. She also added four assists.
Sabrina Ionescu totaled 12 points, 10 assists, eight rebounds, and two steals – two rebounds shy of a third-career triple-double.
Sami Whitcomb finished with 11 points, including 33.3% (3-9) from deep, and four rebounds. Her makes from deep tied a season high.
Natasha Howard totaled 11 points and a season-high 11 rebounds – her second double-double of the season.
For Seattle, Gabby Williams finished with 23 points and nine rebounds, while Sue Bird finished with 11 points and four assists in her last game regular season game against her hometown team.