Mystics Avoid Season Series Sweep, Defeat Liberty 78-69

TEAM NOTABLES

On Thursday, the New York Liberty (9-17) fell to the Washington Mystics (17-11), 78-69, in the final game of their 2022 season series.

At Capital One Arena, the Liberty finished on 41.9% (26-62) shooting from the field, 30.8% (8-26) from three, and 90% (9-10) at the free throw line.

Up Next: The New York Liberty will return home and host the Chicago Sky on Saturday, July 23 at 7 p.m. ET.

 

KEY RUNS

Q1: New York opened the contest on a 15-2 run through the 6:50 mark of the first quarter. Washington responded with a 14-5 run from the 6:31 mark of the first through the end of the quarter.

Q2: The Mystics went on a 7-0 run from the 9:00 mark of the second to the 8:01 mark of the quarter. Additionally, the Mystics went on a 12-0 run from the 3:50 mark of the second to the 1:12 mark of the quarter.

Q3: Washington went on an 18-6 run from the 5:58 mark of the third to the 0:57 mark of the quarter.

Q4: New York went on a 15-6 run from the 8:56 mark of the fourth to the 5:16 mark of the quarter.

PLAYER NOTABLES

Three Liberty players scored in double figures in tonight’s game (Howard, Ionescu, Johannès).

Natasha Howard finished with a team-high 17 points on 58.3% (7-12) shooting from the floor, including 50% (1-2) from deep, and a game-high 10 rebounds – her fifth double-double of the season.

Sabrina Ionescu finished with 15 points on 42.9% (6-14) shooting from the field, eight rebounds, four assists, and a steal – her steal with 7:14 remaining in the fourth marked the 50th of her career.

Marine Johannès came off the bench and added 12 points on 44.4% (4-9) shooting from the field, two assists, and two steals.

For Washington, Elena Delle Donne totaled a game-high 25 points, while Ariel Atkins added 16 points and six rebounds.