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Liberty Fall to Taurasi, Mercury In Playoffs

(Diana Taurasi (second from left) and her Phoenix Mercury teammates lock arms during the national anthem – Photo by @LolitaLens)

The Phoenix Mercury beat the Liberty 101-94 in their second-round playoff game on Saturday night. The Liberty will have to wait another season to attempt to capture their first WNBA championship.

Diana Taurasi led Phoenix with 30 points on 9-17 from the field, including four three-pointers, three assists, and two rebounds.

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Mystics, Ruffin-Pratt Roll By Liberty

(Washington’s Tierra-Ruffin Pratt driving past Carolyn Swords – Photo by @LolitaLens)

The Washington Mystics came into Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night and got a big win against the Liberty, 75-62.

Stefanie Dolson led the way for Washington with 23 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and three blocks. Tierra Ruffin-Pratt had 19 points, six rebounds, and two assists.

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Charles Leads Liberty Past Connecticut

(Tina Charles eyes the basket – @LolitaLens)

The Liberty earned a hard-fought victory over the Connecticut Sun, 89-82, on Friday night at Madison Square Garden.

It was another big night for Tina Charles, who led the Liberty with a double-double, 23 points and 10 rebounds.

Sugar Rodgers had 18 points, six rebounds, and four assists. Epiphanny Prince had 13 points off the bench on 3-5 from the field, and all baskets from behind the arc. Amanda Zahui B had 10 points and four rebounds.

The Liberty improved to 21-10, and are 4 1/2 games ahead of Atlanta in the Eastern Conference.

Enjoy these moments from the Liberty’s big win:

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Tina Charles Gets Gold Medal, Leads Liberty Rout of Mercury

(Tina Charles puts up a jumper – Photo by @LolitaLens)

Tina Charles received her Olympic gold medal, and her 23 points led the New York Liberty to a 92-70 win over the Phoenix Mercury on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.

In addition to her 23 points on 9-for-23 from the field, including a three-pointer, Charles also had 15 rebounds.

Sugar Rodgers and Brittany Boyd had 19 points each, with Boyd shooting a sterling 7-for-8 from the field. Carolyn Swords had eight points and seven rebounds.

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Afropunk Brooklyn: Where Everyone’s A Star

One of the landmark cultural events of the summer, AfroPunk Brooklyn, took place at Commodore Barry Park on August 27 and 28.

The annual festival brought acts like Ice Cube, Janelle Monae, Fishbone, Living Color, and Young Fathers, to the stage, with some of the most creative people in Brooklyn looking on.

The appeal of AfroPunk is that the people in the crowd are the stars that turned it into a global phenomenon.

BrooklynFans.com Photographer LolitaLens captured these moments from the festival:

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BrooklynFans Of Art: Coney Island Murals

One of the distinctive things about walking around Brooklyn is all the street art you encounter.

This is true from Williamsurg to Park Slope to Sunset Park.

It is especially true in the people’s playground of Coney Island.

People flock to see the Art Walls along the boardwalk, near the rides, and by the beach.

Here is a photo essay of the creation of these murals from these accomplished street artists:

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