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Liberty rallies past Mystics, 93-88

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP)

Reserve Alex Montgomery scored a career-high 21 points to help rally the New York Liberty from a 14-point deficit and defeat the Washington Mystics 93-88 on Tuesday.

Cappie Pondexter also had 21 to lead the Liberty (10-12), who trailed 79-65 to open the fourth quarter. Kara Braxton, who scored 16 points, gave New York the lead for good with a layup at 85-84 with 2:43 left.

The Liberty moved ahead of Washington into fourth place in the Eastern Conference and snapped a three-game home losing streak.

Crystal Langhorne scored a game-high 24 points and had 10 rebounds for the Mystics (9-13), while Matee Ajavon added 13 points.

The Mystics finished the third quarter on a 14-3 run to take the 14-point lead into the final period.

Washington lost for the fourth straight game, including an 88-78 home loss to the Liberty on July 31.

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