Vickie Johnson had 17 points and five assists, and Crystal Robinson scored 16 points to lead the New York Liberty to a 77-69 victory over the Phoenix Mercury in front of 12,976 Sunday at Madison Square Garden.
Anna DeForge scored 31 points for Phoenix. She single-handedly kept the Mercury in the game after Shameka Christon's three-point play gave the Liberty a 45-30 lead just under three minutes into the second half.
DeForge accounted for all of the Mercury's scoring during a 17-6 run over a five-minute stretch that cut the deficit to four with 10:54 left. But that was the closest they would get.
Minnesota 83, Sacramento 73 -- Katie Smith scored a season-high 34 points to lead the Lynx to an overtime victory in front of 6,324 at Minneapolis.