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Silver Stars 77, Liberty 66

Danielle Robinson had 21 points and San Antonio earned a victory Tuesday.

Shameka Christon added 17 points and Becky Hammon 12 for playoff-bound San Antonio (20-12), which has lost seven of its last 11 games.

Cappie Pondexter scored 23 points to lead New York (14-18), which is fighting the Chicago Sky for a the fourth and final berth in the Eastern Conference. Whoever earns that berth will play the top-seeded Connecticut Sun in next week's first round.

Essence Carson had 11 points and Kara Braxton 10 for the Liberty, who had their three-game winning streak snapped.

New York was outscored 22-9 in the fourth quarter and San Antonio rallied for the victory.

Hammon's 3-pointer gave San Antonio a 60-59 edge, its first since leading 18-16 with nine minutes left in the first half.

After a turnover by Nicole Powell, Christon made her fifth 3 of the game to give San Antonio a 63-59 lead with 6 minutes left.

San Antonio took a 68-61 lead on Robinson's free throw, which completed a 3-point play following a foul by Pondexter.

Robinson scored on a fastbreak layup off a pass from Hammon, who stepped into a passing lane for a steal with 3 minutes left.

The Silver Stars scored the first nine points of the game on a 3-pointer by Christon and three straight baskets by Robinson.

It was the largest advantage either team would have in the first half.

by a pair of baskets by Plenette Pierson to take a 37-32 lead.

Robinson hit a pair of baskets as San Antonio opened the second half on a 6-2 run to pull within 39-38.

New York took its largest lead at 47-40 keyed by a pair of layups by Braxton, prompting a timeout by San Antonio coach Dan Hughes.

San Antonio responded with an 8-1 run to pull within 49-48 and leading to a timeout by Liberty coach John Whisenant.

Danielle Adams tied the game at 53 with a free throw to complete a three-point play after being fouled by Kia Vaughn.

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