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Phoenix Mercury's Samantha Prehalis drives against the New (Credit: Jason DeCrow)

Phoenix Mercury's Samantha Prehalis drives against the New York Liberty during a WNBA game at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. (Sept. 5, 2012)

Liberty vs. Phoenix

Long Islander Samantha Prahalis returned to the area with the Phoenix Mercury, which lost to the Liberty. (Sept. 5, 2012)

Phoenix Mercury guard Samantha Prehalis defends New York
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Phoenix Mercury guard Samantha Prehalis defends New York Liberty guard Cappie Pondexter during an WNBA game at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. (Sept. 5, 2012)

Liberty's Plenette Pierson goes to the basket against
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Liberty's Plenette Pierson goes to the basket against the Phoenix Mercury's DeWanna Bonner during a game at the Prudential Center. (Sept. 5, 2012)

Phoenix Mercury's Samantha Prehalis drives against New York
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Phoenix Mercury's Samantha Prehalis drives against New York Liberty's Nicole Powell during an WNBA game at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. (Sept. 5, 2012)

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Phoenix Mercury's Samantha Prehalis drives against the New
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Phoenix Mercury's Samantha Prehalis drives against the New York Liberty during a WNBA game at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. (Sept. 5, 2012)

Cappie Pondexter drives against Phoenix Mercury's DeWanna Bonner
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Cappie Pondexter drives against Phoenix Mercury's DeWanna Bonner during an WNBA game against Phoenix at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. (Sept. 5, 2012)

NEWARK, N.J. - SEPTEMBER 5, 2012: Phoenix Mercury
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NEWARK, N.J. - SEPTEMBER 5, 2012: Phoenix Mercury #99 Samantha Prehalis loses the ball as she is triple-teamed by New York Liberty #33 Plenette Pierson, #23 Cappie Pondexter and #15 Kia Vaughn during a WNBA basketball game at the Prudential Center, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 in Newark, N.J. (Photo by Jason DeCrow)

Cappie Pondexter is congratulated by Liberty teammate Leilani
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Cappie Pondexter is congratulated by Liberty teammate Leilani Mitchell as she is taken out of the game in the third quarter against the Phoenix Mercury at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. (Sept. 5, 2012)

Cappie Pondexter had 10 points and eight assists
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Cappie Pondexter had 10 points and eight assists in an 87-59 win against the Phoenix Mercury at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. (Sept. 5, 2012)

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Cappie Pondexter smiles as she is taken out
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Cappie Pondexter smiles as she is taken out of the game in the third quarter against the Phoenix Mercury at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. (Sept. 5, 2012)

Cappie Pondexter is congratulated by Liberty teammate Leilani
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Cappie Pondexter is congratulated by Liberty teammate Leilani Mitchell in the third quarter against the Phoenix Mercury at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. (Sept. 5, 2012)

Cappie Pondexter and Liberty teammate Leilani Mitchell in
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Cappie Pondexter and Liberty teammate Leilani Mitchell in the third quarter against the Phoenix Mercury at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. (Sept. 5, 2012)

Cappie Pondexter watches a shot go in against
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Cappie Pondexter watches a shot go in against the Phoenix Mercury during a WNBA game at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Pondexter scored 10 points and recorded 8 assists as the Liberty won, 87-59. (Sept. 5, 2012)

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