On Friday, the New York Liberty (15-20) defeated the Atlanta Dream (14-21), 80-70, in the third game of their 2022 four-game season series.
At Gateway Center, the Liberty finished on 47% (31-66) shooting from the field, 25% (4-16) from three, and 77.8% (14-18) at the free throw line.
The Liberty held the Dream scoreless until the 4:37 mark of the third quarter.
Following tonight’s result, Atlanta is now 0-19 this season when trailing at halftime.
Up Next: The New York Liberty will return to Brooklyn host the Atlanta Dream in their regular season finale on Sunday, August 14 at 2 p.m. ET.
Q1: New York went on a 13-4 run from the 6:44 mark of the first to the 4:23 mark of the quarter that included a 9-0 run from the 6:44 mark to the 5:21 mark of the opening quarter.
Q2: New York went on a 14-1 run from the 4:37 mark of the second to the 1:48 mark of the quarter.
Q3: New York opened the second half on a 9-0 run through the 4:58 mark of the third quarter.
Q4: Atlanta went on a 21-6 run from the 2:23 mark of the third quarter to the 6:15 mark of the fourth quarter.
Four Liberty players scored in double figures in tonight’s game (Dangerfield, Laney, Ionescu, Howard).
Highlighted by a nine-point first quarter on a perfect 100% (4-4) shooting from the floor, Crystal Dangerfield finished with a season-high 18 points on 58.3% shooting from the field and a season-high six assists – her fourth double-digit scoring game of the season.
Betnijah Laney totaled a season-high 17 points on 50% (5-10) shooting from the floor, including 40% (2-5) from deep, three assists, and three rebounds.
Sabrina Ionescu finished with 15 points on 54.5% (6-11) shooting from the field, eight rebounds, and six assists.
Natasha Howard finished with 14 points on 50% (6-12) shooting from the field, a game-high and season-high-tying 12 rebounds, three assists, and two steals – her tenth double-double of the season.
For Atlanta, Erica Wheeler finished with a team-high 16 points and three assists, while Rhyne Howard added 14 points and six rebounds.