New York came in shooting a league-best 46 percent on 3s but finished 5-for-20 against the Mystics.
After opening the season with six of eight at home, the Liberty play seven of the next nine on the road starting with a contest at Chicago on Friday night.
Jessica Davenport’s layup pushed the Liberty’s lead to 51-33 with 7:20 left in the third quarter.
Nikki Teasley then hit a 3-pointer for Washington that started an 11-3 run and cut the Mystics’ deficit to 10 with four minutes left in the quarter. However, New York used an 8-0 run to return the lead back to 18 with 1:32 left in the third.
New York led 43-25 at halftime, shooting 44 percent from the field and hitting 12 of 16 free throws. Washington shot just 26 percent (8-for-30) from the field in the first two quarters.
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