Cappie Pondexter and Plenette Pierson scored 17 points, leading the Liberty past Atlanta 76-67 for the Dream’s first loss this season.
Team New York had the touch from outside and won the Shooting Stars event to open the NBA’s All-Star Saturday night festivities.
Angel McCoughtry scored a career-high 42 points to win a high-scoring duel with Cappie Pondexter as the Atlanta Dream beat the New York Liberty 105-93 on Tuesday to complete their unlikely march to the WNBA finals.
As the confetti hit the ground at Phillips Arena in Atlanta so did the New York Liberty’s hopes of winning their first WNBA championship.
Cappie Pondexter is quick to share the credit with her teammates for the New York Liberty’s turnaround.
Despite posting the best regular season win total in franchise history and earning home court advantage, the New York Liberty find themselves one loss away from playoff elimination.
Despite finishing with a franchise playoff record for scoring, Cappie Pondexter gave Kia Vaughn all the credit for helping the New York Liberty advance to the Eastern Conference finals.
Tamika Catchings had 17 points and 13 rebounds to help the Indiana Fever beat the New York Liberty 75-67 on Sunday night to tie their best-of-three Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Cappie Pondexter scored six of her 31 points in overtime, lifting the New York Liberty to an 88-87 win Sunday over the Connecticut Sun for the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.