Make it five in a row for the New York Liberty.
Tina Charles scored 19 points and Epiphanny Prince added 15 to lead New York over the league-leading Minnesota Lynx, 70-61.
“We said all along that we’d have a better idea of who we are this month,” Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer said. “Everyone is accepting their roles.”
Despite the winning streak and clinching a postseason berth for the third straight year, Charles took a more cautious approach to the win over the top-seeded Lynx.
“I don’t think it says anything. I think we should have been playing like that since May. I don’t get too high on games,” she said. “If you want a big ole jumping up and down, you can ask anyone that’s not me. Anything can happen in the playoffs.”
The Liberty had the third best record in the league last season and lost in their playoff opener.