WNBA Roundup

Liberty 77, Fever 72

Cappie Pondexter scored 24 points and New York overcame a 16-point second-half deficit to defeat Indiana Tuesday night.

Plenette Pierson had 14 points and 11 rebounds, Kelsey Bone scored 12 points and Alex Montgomery added 11 for the Liberty (7-10), who snapped a three-game losing streak.

Briann January scored a season-high 21 points and had four assists for the Fever (7-9). Tamika Catchings scored 16 points but made just 5 of 17 field goals. Karima Christmas scored 10 points and Erlana Larkins added seven points and a regular-season career-high 16 rebounds for Indiana.

The Fever had won six of seven and were on their way to another win before their shooting failed them. Indiana made just 12 of 39 shots in the second half.

Notes

Taurasi suspended one game for receiving seventh technical foul

former UConn star Diana Taurasi was suspended one game for an accumulation of technical fouls.

Under WNBA rules, a player or coach is automatically suspended without pay for one game upon receiving a seventh technical foul during the regular season. For every two additional technical fouls received during that regular season, the player or coach will be automatically suspended for an additional game.

The All-Star guard, who has played in 17 games this season, incurred the technical at 7:31 of the second quarter on Sunday during the Mercury's game against the Lynx. She will serve the suspension today when the Mercury visit Minnesota.

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