Fever top Liberty 82-70 behind strong effort from Kizer
NEW YORK (AP) Lynetta Kizer had a career-high 21 points and Marissa Coleman scored 11 of her 14 points during a decisive run to help the Indiana Fever beat the New York Liberty 82-70 on Thursday in the final game for both teams before the Olympic break.
With the game tied at 58 near the end of the third quarter, Coleman hit a 3-pointer to start the 15-2 burst. She had 11 of the team's 15 points during the spurt, including three 3-pointers and a tough fall-away jumper. Her last 3-pointer made it 73-60 with 6:10 left in the game.
The Fever (12-12), who are sixth in the AP WNBA power poll, wouldn't let New York couldn't get closer than nine the rest of the way.
Tina Charles had 25 points and 13 rebounds for third-ranked New York (18-8).
The Fever and the Liberty were both fined by the league on Wednesday for wearing plain black warm up shirts in the wake of recent shootings by and against police officers. While the shirts had the adidas brand – the official outfitter of the league – WNBA rules state that uniforms may not be altered in any way.