Sunday's sports scheduled featured the final games of the WNBA's regular season, with playoff implications on the line in terms of positioning. The New York Liberty were trying to gain the No. 3 seed in the playoffs to start off their postseason with a win at the Dallas Wings. Tina Charles and New York did just that, but it didn't come easy, as Dallas nearly won at the buzzer. Here's the latest Liberty vs. Wings game recap, including top performers, statistics, and what's up next for these two playoff teams.

Game recap

Today's New York vs. Dallas game was a back-and-forth affair through four quarters.

With under 30 seconds to go, Shavonte Zellous missed a close shot but Tina Charles was there for the offensive rebound to score, making it 82-79 New York. Skylark Diggins-Smith would miss a layup and Kiah Stokes grabbed the rebound before getting fouled. However, Diggins-Smith would redeem herself on the next play, stealing the ball from Epiphany Prince which allowed Aerial Powers to cut the game to a one-point contest.

After a brief timeout, New York turned the ball over on a Sugar Rodgers backcourt violation. Dallas called for the timeout but Diggins-Smith's last second three-point jumper missed, allowing the Liberty to escape with the 82-81 win.

Tina Charles led the New York Liberty today with a double-double.

She shot 8-for-21 to get 18 points while also collecting a game-high 18 rebounds in the win. All of the starters for New York finished in double-digits with Epiphany Prince scoring 20 points on 7-14 shooting and Kia Vaughn scoring 11 points to go with six rebounds.

For the Dallas Wings, Glory Johnson led in scoring with 17 points and eight rebounds.

Diggins-Smith added 16 points, four assists, and three rebounds, while Teresa Pleisance had 10 points for the game. Both teams shot well for the game at a rate of 41 percent with Dallas hitting more threes. The rebounding battle was won by Charles and the Liberty, 43-33, while the two teams combined for 27 turnovers in today's closely contested game.

Standings & what's next

With today's win, the New York Liberty close out their regular season at 21-12 overall and 8-8 on the road. The team went 13-4 on their home court. New York will be the No. 3 seed in the playoffs thanks to today's win and will have a first-round bye when the playoffs start this coming week.

The Dallas Wings finish their regular season at 16-18 overall, 10-7 at home, and 6-11 on the road. They'll have a few days of rest before they begin their 2017 WNBA Playoffs journey. As of this report, Dallas is scheduled to begin with a series against the Phoenix Mercury on Wednesday night.

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