• Kaunda Chama

Charles, Nurse help Liberty beat the Storm

Tina Charles had 26 points, five rebounds and four assists, Kia Nurse put up 24 points and the New York Liberty beat the Seattle Storm 84-83 on Wednesday night.

Charles scored 11 straight points for the New York franchise in the fourth quarter and gave the Liberty a one-point lead with 57.3 seconds left in the game.

After a timeout at 25.7, the Storm passed the ball around the arc and Jordin Canada missed an open three-pointer from the top of the key. Alysha Clark grabbed an offensive rebound but her put-back attempt rolled off at the buzzer.

Tanisha Wright added 10 points to the Liberty’s tally, which has won three straight games.

New York trailed 70-60 after being outscored 30-19 in the third quarter, but the Liberty scored the first 10 points of the fourth to tie it.

Mercedes Russell got a career-high with 19 points for Seattle, while Natasha Howard had 15 points, six rebounds and four steals and Sami Whitcomb contributed 13 points.

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