If Breanna Stewart had been the one to salvage the Liberty's season, it would have been poetic.
the one who saved them from a 2-0 series hole by single-handedly pulling them back from a 12-point deficit.
The plot line would have made sense. At the pregame Barclays Center logo, Stewart was the one holding the MVP award.
She was the star player on the superteam, and she typically led the offense to its maximum potential.
But Stewart was kept in check by the Sun.
She concluded with just 11 points, far from being the center of the offense's revelation, as she failed to score a field goal in the first half.
Instead, they had balanced performances from Betnijah Laney (20 points) and Sabrina Ionescu (21 points) in addition to their main player.
As the postseason series moves to Connecticut, Courtney Vandersloot (19 points) assisted in the victory over the Sun, 84-77, to even the series at one game each.
Coach Sandy Brondello remarked, "We knew we had to win this game, to win on our home court. You could tell that today's squad was incredibly cohesive.
After struggling offensively for the first five quarters of their series with the Suns, the Liberty offense finally resembled the prolific unit it had been during the regular season.