Liberty take the W in 72-63 match up.
The New York Liberty came out the gate strong as the starters including S. Ionesco were clicking on all cylinders creating ball movement, running the floor and getting high percentage shots in transition. In other words, they were just playing great basketball and taking what the defense gave them, as well as controlling the tempo of the game.
The Indiana Fever also had a strong starting line-up with T. McCowan and K. Mitchell leading the way to get the team going. Throughout the game both teams had their moments of sloppy play, but it definitely kept the game interesting as each fought to stay in it to win it.
For Indiana, the coaching staff made nice selections in substitutions allowing the Mitchell duo - T. Mitchell and K. Mitchell to shine in a little two-man game. Other key standouts were T. McCowan who cleaned up nicely on the boards with 10 rebounds, and J. Lavender who was also a major factor in assisting her team in the battle. It was nice to see V. Vivians in action as well as she made some clutch baskets for the team down the stretch and (G) D. Robinson
who managed the floor well setting up her teammates and creating her own opportunities for shots too.