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N.Y. Liberty entered WNBA All-Star break on a high note

The New York Liberty entered the All-Star break having won four of their last six games. With Tina Charles and Cappie Pondexter playing in the 2014 WNBA All-Star Game today, we look back at what the Liberty did in their past two games and find a possible theme song for Cappie Pondexter.

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NEW YORK CITY- The two games prior to the all-star ‘break' saw a split by the New York Liberty. Last Friday the LA Sparks claimed a 68-54 victory at the Garden. On Wednesday, New York brought the record to 10-13 with a 77-75 nail biter over Atlanta.

Liberty's offense sputtered against Sparks

The numbers of pace and note:

LA Sparks

NY Liberty

Possessions

73

74

Offensive Efficiency

94

73

eFG

47

41

FT Rate

18

17

OREB Pct

16

20

TO Rate

14

22

In the contest with LA, the offensive output, or lack of it, stand out on the Liberty's assessment. The recurrence of turnovers and poor shooting were keys to the extremely low 73 efficiency.

In 1979, a group by the name of the Boomtown Rats had a hit, ‘I don't Like Mondays'. Made one think could the Liberty's Cappie Pondexter start feeling the same about Fridays? For the second time this season - both on a Friday - Pondexter went scoreless from the field. Eighteen minutes of action yielded 0-for-5 shooting from the floor and not a point entered in the book.

Rebounding carries Liberty against Dream

Atlanta Dream

NY Liberty

Possessions

83

86

Offensive Efficiency

90

90

eFG

44

43

FT Rate

23

18

OREB Pct

23

38

TO Rate

17

21

Pondexter didn't have a vintage game against the Dream. Her line saw eight points on three of fifteen shooting. But her last second shot sealed the verdict for coach Bill Laimbeer's club.

Win the battle lose the war. The efficiency numbers are rounded. This was one of these rare occurrence the winning tea ‘lost' in efficiency.

The numbers in raw totals:

Atlanta .9036

NY .8954

The Liberty gladly took the one entered into the win side of the scorebook ledger. Turnovers, again high for New York while the board work continues to impress.

Atlanta's Angel McCoughtry led all scorers with 20 points and a 27 efficiency. Tina Charles paced the Liberty with 18 points (19 efficiency). Pondexter struggled with an efficiency of three.

The Liberty saw several players step up as their individual efficiencies note:

Efficiency

P. Pierson

15

S. Rodgers

14

A. Cruz

11

A. Warley-Talbert

11

The LA game saw just three lead changes and six ties. The latter meeting with the Liberty and Atlanta saw a game of fifteen lead chanes and eight ties.

A final number in the Atlanta game, 17,252. That was the MSG attendance on an 11 a.m. camp day matinee. Which sent the faithful home happy.