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Kara Braxton, left, Cappie Pondexter, center, and Plenette (Credit: AP)

Kara Braxton, left, Cappie Pondexter, center, and Plenette Pierson, right, react at the end Game 1. (Sept. 27, 2012)

Sun 65, Liberty 50

The Liberty lost to the Sun 65-60 in Game 1 of the first round of the WNBA playoffs.

Singer Chubby Checker dances the twist with a
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Singer Chubby Checker dances the twist with a Connecticut Sun dancer during the second half of Game 1 of an opening-round WNBA playoff series against the Liberty in Uncasville, Conn. (Sept. 27, 2012)

Kia Vaughn, right, and Connecticut Sun's Kara Lawson,
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Kia Vaughn, right, and Connecticut Sun's Kara Lawson, second from right, chase down a loose ball as Essence Carson, bottom left, looks on during the second half of Game 1 of an opening-round WNBA playoff series. (Sept. 27, 2012)

The Connecticut Sun's Asjha Jones, top, fights with
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The Connecticut Sun's Asjha Jones, top, fights with Plenette Pierson, bottom, for control of the ball during the first half of Game 1 of an opening-round WNBA playoff series. (Sept. 27, 2012)

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The Connecticut Sun's Tina Charles, left, smiles while
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The Connecticut Sun's Tina Charles, left, smiles while awarded the 2012 WNBA MVP award from WNBA president Laurel Richie during a news conference before Game 1. (Sept. 27, 2012)

The Connecticut Sun's Kara Lawson, left, and Tina
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The Connecticut Sun's Kara Lawson, left, and Tina Charles, right, pressure Kara Braxton, center, during the first half of Game 1. (Sept. 27, 2012)

Connecticut Sun head coach Mike Thibault reacts toward
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Connecticut Sun head coach Mike Thibault reacts toward an official after Kara Lawson, bottom, falls to the court during the first half of Game 1. (Sept. 27, 2012)

The Connecticut Sun's Mistie Mims, left, and Renee
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The Connecticut Sun's Mistie Mims, left, and Renee Montgomery, right, react during the second half of Game 1 against the Liberty. (Sept. 27, 2012)

The Connecticut Sun's Tina Charles goes up for
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The Connecticut Sun's Tina Charles goes up for a basket while Leilani Mitchell goes up for the block during the first half of Game 1. (Sept. 27, 2012)

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Cappie Pondexter reacts during the second half of
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Cappie Pondexter reacts during the second half of Game 1 of an opening-round WNBA basketball playoff series against the Connecticut Sun. (Sept. 27, 2012)

Kara Braxton, left, Cappie Pondexter, center, and Plenette
(Credit: AP)

Kara Braxton, left, Cappie Pondexter, center, and Plenette Pierson, right, react at the end Game 1. (Sept. 27, 2012)

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