Sabrina Ionescu’s 3-Pointer Gives the Liberty a Season-Opening Win

Sabrina Ionescu made a 3-pointer from the wing with four tenths of a second left to give the Liberty a 90-87 victory over the Indiana Fever on Friday night in the W.N.B.A. season opener.

Ionescu finished with 25 points, 11 assists and 6 rebounds in her Barclays Center debut. The former Oregon star played only three games last season because of an ankle injury.

Welcome back Sabrina. #[email protected]_i20 hits the game-winner in her first game back with the @nyliberty! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/7hhTV7jRa3

She scored the final 8 points for the Liberty, hitting a 3-pointer from the wing and then making two free throws with 21.8 seconds remaining to tie it at 87.

After a timeout, Indiana worked the clock down before Kelsey Mitchell was called for a traveling violation with 5.8 seconds left setting up Ionescu’s winner with her family watching in the arena.

Betnijah Laney scored 30 points to lead the Liberty, and the rookie Michaela Onyenwere added 18.

Mitchell finished with 23 points and Teaira McCowan added 22 points and 16 rebounds for Indiana.

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