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POSTGAME NOTES: Fever 92, Liberty 86

May 13, 2022 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) - New York Liberty News Release


LIBERTY 17 24 7 28 10 86

FEVER 19 22 17 18 28 92


POINTS Ionescu (31) K. Mitchell (24)

REBOUNDS Howard (9) N. Smith (16)

ASSISTS Ionescu (7) Egbo (4)


On Wednesday, the New York Liberty (1-2) fell to the Indiana Fever (2-2), 92-86, in the first game of their 2022 three-game season series.

At Barclays Center, the Liberty finished on 36.2% (29-80) shooting from the field, 40.0% (10-25) from three, and 85.7% (18-21) at the free throw line.

The Liberty played their first overtime game since May 29, 2021 against the Atlanta Dream.

Up Next: The New York Liberty will stay home and host the Dallas Wings on Sunday, May 15 at 2 p.m. ET.


Q1: The Fever finished the first quarter leading by two, 19-17.

Q2: Sabrina Ionescu accounted for 79.2% of the team's points in the 2nd quarter (13 points, three assists, six points created from assists). The teams went into the half tied, 41-41.

Q3: Indiana amassed a 12-4 run over the last 5:42 minutes of the frame.

Q4: The Liberty responded with a 13-5 run between 9:01 to 5:41 into the fourth quarter, which they extended to an 18-7 run up to the 4:18 minute mark. Sabrina Ionescu knocked down a game-tying triple with 14.4 seconds remaining to even the score at 76 apiece; ultimately forcing overtime.

1OT: The Fever edged the Liberty in the 16-10 single overtime period.


Three Liberty players scored in double figures in tonight's game (Ionescu, Laney, Dolson).

Sabrina Ionescu led the Liberty's scoring with 31 points on an efficient 55.0% (11-20) from the field and 50.0% (5-10) from deep along with seven assists and three rebounds. Ionescu's 31-point performance was her second-highest career game.

Betnijah Laney recorded 16 points on a perfect 100% (2-2) from deep along with seven rebounds and three rebounds in her 2022 debut at Barclays Center.

Stefanie Dolson totaled her first double-digit scoring performance with New York, adding 12 points on 45.4% (5-11) from the field.

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