Cappie Pondexter scored 30 points, including a tiebreaking jumper with 28 seconds remaining, to lead the New York Liberty to a 77-74 victory over the Indiana Fever on Wednesday night to advance to the Eastern Conference finals.
Deanna Nolan scored nine of her 22 points in the fourth quarter Sunday, and the Detroit Shock staved off elimination with a 64-55 victory over the New York Liberty in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Janel McCarville scored 17 points and Shameka Christon had 11 points and 11 rebounds to help the New York Liberty hold off the Detroit Shock 60-56 in the opener of the Eastern Conference finals Friday night.
The Connecticut Sun reached the WNBA Finals for the first time by beating the New York Liberty 60-57 Sunday behind Taj McWilliams-Franklin's 18 points to complete a two-game sweep of the Eastern Conference finals.
Bethany Donaphin hit a turnaround jumper with .5 seconds remaining to lift the New York Liberty a 66-64 victory over the defending WNBA champion Detroit Shock on Tuesday night and into the Eastern Conference finals.
Shameka Christon scored eight of her 15 points in the final 6 minutes to lead the Liberty to a 58-52 victory over the Chicago Sky on Sunday, giving New York the last postseason berth in the Eastern Conference.