Liberty Fall To Mystics On Buzzer-Beater; First Round Playoff Matchup Set

POINTS Ionescu (20) Sykes (20)
REBOUNDS Jones (9) Sykes (7)
ASSISTS Ionescu (7) Sykes (6)



On Sunday, the New York Liberty (32-8) fell to the Washington Mystics (19-21), 90-88, in their regular-season finale and final game of their 2023 four-game season series, splitting the series, 2-2.

At Barclays Center, the Liberty finished on 40.5% (30-74) shooting from the field, 32.4% (12-37) from three, and 100% (16-16) at the free throw line.

Up Next: The New York Liberty will host the Washington Mystics on Friday, September 15 at 7:30 p.m. ET in the opener of their 2023 WNBA Playoffs First Round series.


Q1: New York went on a 14-6 run from the 8:21 mark of the first to the 5:04 mark of the opening quarter.

Q2: Washington went on a 13-3 run from the 3:30 mark of the second to the 0:40 mark of the first half.

Q3: Washington went on a 21-9 run from the 8:59 mark of the third to the 0:56 mark of the quarter.

Q4: Washington went on a 13-5 run from the 9:21 mark of the fourth to the 6:35 mark of the final quarter. New York went on a 16-4 run from the 5:51 mark of the fourth to the 0:22 mark of the quarter.


New York finished with four double-digit scorers in today’s game (Ionescu, Jones, Laney, Johannès).

Sabrina Ionescu recorded 20 points on 66.7% (6-9) shooting from the field, including 66.7% (4-6) from three, seven rebounds, and seven assists.

Jonquel Jones finished with a near double-double of 19 points on 61.5% (8-13) shooting from the field, nine rebounds, and two assists.

Betnijah Laney totaled 13 points on 44.4% (4-9) shooting from the field.

Marine Johannès added 11 points on 50% (3-6) from the field, including 50% (3-6) form three, three assists, and two rebounds off the bench.

For Washington, Brittney Sykes finished with 20 points, seven rebounds, and six assists.