The New York Liberty (13-18) have won three straight and moved up to eighth in the WNBA standings. Their lead for the final playoff spot is weak and on Saturday they visit the Footprint Center in Phoenix to take on the Phoenix Mercury (13-19), who are half a game behind New York. Mercury has suffered three consecutive defeats, including a 20-point loss to Liberty in Brooklyn on Sunday. Phoenix are at home for the final four games of the regular season, where they are 9–5. New York are 5-9 on the road, where they play their next four games before closing at home on August 14.
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Game Date: August 6, 2022
time to play: 10 p.m. ET
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The Liberty came on Wednesday in a 64-61 win over the Sparks to complete back-to-back sweeps of Los Angeles in Phoenix. New York is five behind with 3:36 before Sabrina Ionescu took the lead on a pair of free throws with 1:17 on the clock. Ionescu iced it with a pull-up jumper with 6.9 seconds remaining. She finished with 20 points, eight rebounds and six assists, while Natasha Howard added 12.
Connecticut pulled away from Mercury in the second half on Thursday for a 77-64 victory. Skylar Diggins-Smith was just 5-of-15 off the floor with 16 points for Phoenix. Brian Turner had 12 rebounds and seven assists.
Mercury and Liberty have had two meetings this season.
Mercury legend Diana Taurasi missed Thursday’s game after injuring a quad in Tuesday’s defeat in Connecticut. He is listed as suspect.
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