NEW YORK -- Cappie Pondexter and her New York Liberty teammates were tired of losing.
So the veteran guard led a spirited effort and the Liberty ended a five-game skid with an 85-78 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Sunday.
Pondexter scored 23 points and had eight assists against the Eastern Conference leader.
"It's great that we beat the top team in the east," she...
NEW YORK (AP) Tina Charles just wanted to come home and play alongside Cappie Pondexter.
Candice Wiggins scored a season-high 25 points and Riquana Williams added 22, including a pair of crucial free throws with 21.1 seconds remaining, to help the Tulsa Shock beat New York 93-88, further denting the Liberty's playoff hopes.
New York (11-19) now trails fourth-place Indiana by three games with four games to play.
Cappie Pondexter finished with 20 points and became...
The New York Liberty desperately need a win to lift their fading Eastern Conference playoff hopes. They'll try to earn that when they visit the last-place team in the West.
The Liberty will try to collect only their second victory in seven games Sunday against the Tulsa Shock, losers in six of eight.
New York's chances of making a fourth straight postseason appearance took...
Plenette Pierson scored 18 points and the New York Liberty kept their playoff hopes alive with 74-66 win over the Connecticut Sun on Sunday.
Cappie Pondexter scored 14 points and Katie Smith added 13 for the Liberty (11-16), who moved within a game of Indiana for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Kelsey Griffin led Connecticut (7-19) with 22 points while Tina Charles...
After seven consecutive losing seasons, the Eastern Conference-leading Chicago Sky find themselves on the verge of the first playoff berth in team history.
The Sky can lock up a postseason spot with a win over the visiting New York Liberty, who could be without Cappie Pondexter as they try to avoid a five-game season sweep Friday night.
A winner in five of six, Chicago (18-8) reduced...
Matee Ajavon scored 16 points, Crystal Langhorne had 14 and the Washington Mystics beat the New York Liberty 66-57 on Friday night.
Rookie Tierra Ruffin-Pratt had 10 of her 12 points in the fourth quarter and Ivory Latta added 11 points for the Mystics (12-13). Fourth-place Washington increased its lead to 1 1/2 games over the Liberty in the Eastern Conference with their third straight...
Cappie Pondexter motivated the New York Liberty with her words before their most recent game. She's also provided a boost with her play on the court.
Pondexter will try for another big game Friday night while leading the Liberty to a sixth straight win over the Washington Mystics and third in 17 days.
With her team still stinging from an 85-67 drubbing to Los Angeles a day...
ATLANTA -- Cappie Pondexter set the tone for the New York Liberty.
Pondexter scored 33 points and the Liberty earned an 88-82 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Sunday.
Pondexter, the WNBA's third-leading scorer, was irked by New York's 85-67 home loss Saturday to Los Angeles so she spoke up before the Liberty (10-13) took the Philips Arena floor to try and keep her team...
Cappie Pondexter scored 33 points and the New York Liberty earned an 88-82 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Sunday.
Angel McCoughtry scored 30 points and Erika de Souza had a season-high 23 points and 10 rebounds, but the Dream lost for the seventh time in eight games after a 10-1 start to the season.
Atlanta (11-8) became the last WNBA team to lose at home in falling to 8-1 in...
Reserve Jantel Lavender paced a balanced offense with 18 points to lead the Los Angeles Sparks to their fourth straight win, topping the New York Liberty 85-67 on Saturday.
Lavender finished 9 of 13 from the field and helped put the game away with three corner jumpers in the fourth quarter.
Kristi Toliver scored 10 of her 16 points in the first quarter for the Sparks (16-7). Candace...
Reserve Alex Montgomery scored a career-high 21 points to help rally the New York Liberty from a 14-point deficit and defeat the Washington Mystics 93-88 on Tuesday.
Cappie Pondexter also had 21 points to lead the Liberty (9-12), who trailed 79-65 in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter. Kara Braxton, who scored 16 points, gave New York the lead for good with a layup at 85...
Tina Charles scored had 21 points and 13 rebounds, Renee Montgomery scored nine of her 18 points in a decisive third quarter, and the Connecticut Sun cruised to an 88-66 victory over the New York Liberty on Saturday night.
Kelsey Griffin scored 16 points and Allison Hightower added 13 to help the Sun (6-12) get their second straight win after a three-game losing streak.
Currently outside of playoff position in the Eastern Conference, the New York Liberty needed a strong start to the second half of the season. They used a strong inside game to get a much needed victory.
Kara Braxton scored a season-high 22 points, Cappie Pondexter had 11 of her 19 points in the fourth quarter and the Liberty again dominated the Washington Mystics in an 88-78 victory...
Kara Braxton scored 22 points, Cappie Pondexter had 19 and the New York Liberty again dominated the Washington Mystics in an 88-78 victory Wednesday night.
Kelsey Bone had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Liberty (8-11), who had lost four of five games.
Trailing 62-61 early in the fourth quarter in the back-and-forth game, the Liberty took the lead for good on Bone's jumper...
The Connecticut Sun will host the Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star Game for the third time in franchise history on Saturday, July 27. ABC will broadcast the game live at 3:30 p.m. ET from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT.
Here are the rosters for the game:
Despite a challenging season thus far, the San Antonio Silver Stars can head into the All-Star break with two straight victories.
Cappie Pondexter and the New York Liberty have their sights set on doing the same.
San Antonio hosts New York on Thursday looking for its fourth straight win in the series.
At the bottom of the Western Conference, the Silver Stars (5-12) were already...
Cappie Pondexter scored 24 points and the New York Liberty overcame a 16-point second-half deficit to defeat the Indiana Fever 77-72 on Tuesday night.
Plenette Pierson had 14 points and 11 rebounds, Kelsey Bone scored 12 points and Alex Montgomery added 11 for the Liberty (7-10), who snapped a three-game losing streak.
Briann January scored a season-high 21 points and had four...
Plenette Pierson scored nine of her 22 points in the fourth quarter as the New York Liberty recovered after giving up nearly all of a 19-point lead in the third quarter and beat the Seattle Storm 66-57 on Tuesday night.
Cappie Pondexter had 13 points for New York (6-7), which had lost three straight and five of the last six.
Tina Thompson scored 13 points and Tanisha Wright added...
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July 09, 2013
Cappie Pondexter scored 23 points to help the New York Liberty beat the Seattle Storm 67-62 on Friday night for their first road win of the season.
Kara Braxton added a career-high 14 rebounds and eight points for New York (5-4), which was 0-3 on the road. The Liberty also snapped an eight-game losing streak at Seattle, with their first road win against the Storm since 2002.
Elena Delle Donne scored a career-high 26 points and Sylvia Fowles added her fifth double-double of the season as the Chicago Sky rallied from an early deficit on the way to a 87-74 WNBA victory Wednesday afternoon.
Fowles had 19 points and 14 rebounds for Chicago (6-3), Epiphanny Prince had 14 points and Shay Murphy added 13.
''Our defense allows us to run in transition...
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June 26, 2013
Shenise Johnson's jumper with 36.1 seconds remaining in overtime lifted the San Antonio Silver Stars to 78-77 victory over the New York Liberty on Sunday.
Danielle Robinson scored 18 points, Danielle Adams had 16 and DeLisha Milton-Jones 15 to lead the Silver Stars (3-5), who ended a four-game skid.
Cappie Pondexter had 19 points and 11 rebounds and Plenette Pierson scored...
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June 23, 2013
New York Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer knows his team is much more dangerous when Cappie Pondexter is on top of her game.
Another solid performance against visiting San Antonio on Sunday could help New York win a third consecutive contest while sending the reeling Silver Stars to a fifth straight defeat.
The Liberty were down 33-24 at halftime of their June 14 contest versus Connecticut...
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June 22, 2013
Cappie Pondexter scored 18 of her 20 points in the second half, Katie Smith moved into second place on the WNBA's career scoring list and the New York Liberty rallied to beat the Connecticut Sun 78-68 on Friday night.
New York (4-2) trailed 47-36 midway through the third before Pondexter scored eight points in the final 4:50 of the period, including a jumper just before the...
NEWARK, N.J. -- Just two days after losing by 19 points at Atlanta, the New York Liberty were determined to make up for their poor performance.
Cappie Pondexter and Plenette Pierson scored 17 points each to lead the Liberty past the Dream 76-67 on Sunday, handing Atlanta its first loss this season. Kara Braxton added 14 points to help New York (3-2) improve to 3-0 at home. Leilani...