Breanna Stewart turned around one of the worst performances of her career with an outstanding performance, scoring 28 points, pulling down 14 rebounds, and dishing out seven assists to lead the New York Liberty to an 89-71 victory over the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday while Brittney Griner was out injured.
I wanted to be assertive and confrontational, Stewart admitted. “Especially in the beginning of the game, and I hope everyone will follow. It happens occasionally that the ball doesn’t get into the basket, as it did in the previous game. Due to the law of averages, things tend to balance out a little.
Griner’s hip injury, which she sustained against Seattle on Tuesday, forced her to miss her second consecutive game. When a clip of the All-Star centre from the first timeout was presented, the crowd gave her a warm standing ovation.