Early in the 3rd quarter of Friday’s 2021 WNBA year opener among the New York Liberty and Indiana Fever, former No. 1 in general pick Sabrina Ionescu banked in a 3-place heave as the shot clock winded down to one particular. 

The fortuitous bounce prompted a wry smile from Ionescu as she jogged back again on protection. 

In the final seconds of a tie sport in the fourth quarter, the previous Oregon star came off a stagger screen with a little bit more conviction, draining a contested shot about a closing Jessica Breland, lifting the Liberty to a 90-87 acquire. 

By Harriet