Betnijah Laney scored 26 factors and Natasha Howard added 17 to assist the New York Liberty beat the Dallas Wings 88-81 on Monday night time.
New York (5-1) is off to its finest begin since 2007.
Sabrina Ionescu added 15 factors and 9 rebounds for New York, which made 10 3-pointers and 22 of 27 free throws. Howard performed simply 22 minutes earlier than leaving with an harm.
“We do not know something proper now,” New York coach Walt Hopkins mentioned. “We’ll get some exams finished tomorrow. Now we have our fingers crossed.”
It was tied at 39 at halftime till New York began the third on a 10-2 run. Dallas’ second area objective of the third quarter did not come till the two:14 mark.
Sami Whitcomb’s 3-pointer early within the fourth prolonged New York’s result in 66-52, however Dallas pulled inside 73-71 with 3:53 left. Ionescu scored New York’s subsequent eight factors for an eight-point lead.
Arike Ogunbowale struggled from the ground, taking pictures 6 for 20, however made 9 of 10 free throws to complete with 24 factors to steer Dallas (1-2). Marina Mabrey had 21 factors, seven rebounds and 5 assists, Kayla Thornton had 12 factors and 11 rebounds, and Isabelle Harrison scored 11.
Mabrey scored 10 of Dallas’ 22 first-quarter factors, and she or he completed the half with 16 after making 6 of 8 pictures. Dallas led by eight factors with 2:28 left earlier than halftime till New York closed on an 8-0 run with 3-pointers by Howard and Whitcomb. Laney led the Liberty with 12 factors on the half and Howard added 10.