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Liberty's Alex Montgomery has a shot blocked by (Credit: Jason DeCrow)

Liberty's Alex Montgomery has a shot blocked by Phoenix Mercury's Krystal Thomas (34) during a WNBA basketball game at Prudential Center. (Sept. 10, 2013)

Liberty vs. Mercury

The Liberty fell to the Phoenix Mercury, 80-76, Tuesday at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

Phoenix Mercury's Penny Taylor is fouled as she
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Phoenix Mercury's Penny Taylor is fouled as she shoots against Liberty's Plenette Pierson during a WNBA basketball game at Prudential Center. (Sept. 10, 2013)

Phoenix Mercury's Diana Taurasi drives against Liberty's Katie
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Phoenix Mercury's Diana Taurasi drives against Liberty's Katie Smith, left, during a WNBA basketball game at Prudential Center. (Sept. 10, 2013)

Liberty's Alex Montgomery reacts after missing a three-point
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Liberty's Alex Montgomery reacts after missing a three-point shot in the fourth quarter against the Phoenix Mercury during a WNBA basketball game at Prudential Center. (Sept. 10, 2013)

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Phoenix Mercury's Candice Dupree shoots against a double-team
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Phoenix Mercury's Candice Dupree shoots against a double-team from Liberty's Kara Braxton, left, and Plenette Pierson, right, during a WNBA basketball game at Prudential Center. (Sept. 10, 2013)

Phoenix Mercury's DeWanna Bonner drives against Liberty's Toni
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Phoenix Mercury's DeWanna Bonner drives against Liberty's Toni Young during a WNBA basketball game at Prudential Center. (Sept. 10, 2013)

Liberty's Alex Montgomery looks on as the Phoenix
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Liberty's Alex Montgomery looks on as the Phoenix Mercury shoot free throws in the final seconds of the fourth quarter during a WNBA basketball game at Prudential Center. (Sept. 10, 2013)

Liberty's Alex Montgomery has a shot blocked by
(Credit: Jason DeCrow)

Liberty's Alex Montgomery has a shot blocked by Phoenix Mercury's Krystal Thomas (34) during a WNBA basketball game at Prudential Center. (Sept. 10, 2013)

Liberty's Leilani Mitchell, right, is fouled as she
(Credit: Jason DeCrow)

Liberty's Leilani Mitchell, right, is fouled as she goes to the basket against Phoenix Mercury's Alexis Hornbuckle during a WNBA basketball game at Prudential Center. (Sept. 10, 2013)

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Liberty head coach Bill Laimbeer reacts in the
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Liberty head coach Bill Laimbeer reacts in the second quarter against the Phoenix Mercury during a WNBA basketball game at Prudential Center. (Sept. 10, 2013)

Liberty's Plenette Pierson goes to the basket against
(Credit: Jason DeCrow)

Liberty's Plenette Pierson goes to the basket against Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner during a WNBA basketball game at Prudential Center. (Sept. 10, 2013)

Liberty's Katie Smith shoots against Phoenix Mercury's DeWanna
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Liberty's Katie Smith shoots against Phoenix Mercury's DeWanna Bonner during a WNBA basketball game at Prudential Center. (Sept. 10, 2013)

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