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New York Liberty #5 Leilani Mitchell throws up (Credit: JASON DECROW)

New York Liberty #5 Leilani Mitchell throws up a shot as she is fouled on her way to the basket by Atlanta Dream #20 Sancho Lyttle. (June 24, 2012)

Atlanta 74, Liberty 64

The Atlanta Dream defeated the New York Libertym, 74-64 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

New York Liberty #5 Leilani Mitchell throws up
(Credit: JASON DECROW)

New York Liberty #5 Leilani Mitchell throws up a shot as she is fouled on her way to the basket by Atlanta Dream #20 Sancho Lyttle. (June 24, 2012)

In this file photo, Cappie Pondexter reacts after
(Credit: Jason DeCrow)

In this file photo, Cappie Pondexter reacts after picking up a foul against the Atlanta Dream. (June 24, 2012)

New York Liberty #5 Leilani Mitchell sinks a
(Credit: JASON DECROW)

New York Liberty #5 Leilani Mitchell sinks a 3-point field goal at the end of the first half against the Atlanta Dream. (June 24, 2012)

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New York Liberty #23 Cappie Pondexter and #17
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New York Liberty #23 Cappie Pondexter and #17 Essence Carson react after Pondexter was charged with committing an offensive foul against Atlanta Dream #20 Sancho Lyttle, on floor. (June 24, 2012)

New York Liberty #23 Cappie Pondexter commits an
(Credit: JASON DECROW)

New York Liberty #23 Cappie Pondexter commits an offensive foul against Atlanta Dream #20 Sancho Lyttle, left, a she goes to the basket. Pondexter scored 12 points for the Liberty and fouled out in the fourth quarter. (June 24, 2012)

Atlanta Dream #35 Angel McCoughtry shoots an open
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Atlanta Dream #35 Angel McCoughtry shoots an open pull-up jumper against the New York Liberty. McCoughtry scored a game-high 23 points and added 8 rebounds for the Dream. (June 24, 2012)

Atlanta Dream #35 Angel McCoughtry celebrates after a
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Atlanta Dream #35 Angel McCoughtry celebrates after a defensive stop in the fourth quarter against the New York Liberty. McCoughtry scored a game-high 23 points and added 8 rebounds for the Dream. (June 24, 2012)

New York Liberty #45 Kara Braxton fights to
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New York Liberty #45 Kara Braxton fights to keep possession against Atlanta Dream #10 Lindsey Harding, left. Braxton recorded a double-double, scoring 14 points and pulling in 13 rebounds for the Liberty. (June 24, 2012)

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Atlanta Dream #8 Ketia Swanier is checked by
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Atlanta Dream #8 Ketia Swanier is checked by a teammate as she waits for treatment for a bloody nose after taking contact during a WNBA basketball game against the New York Liberty. Pondexter scored 12 points for the Liberty and fouled out in the fourth quarter. (June 24, 2012)

New York Liberty head coach John Whisenant watches
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New York Liberty head coach John Whisenant watches from the sideline in the second half against the Atlanta Dream during a WNBA basketball game. New York lost to Atlanta, 74-64. (June 24, 2012)

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