The celebration will have to wait until Sunday. Barely. Down 21 in the third quarter, the Liberty almost pulled off the greatest comeback in franchise history before falling 94-89 to the Connecticut Sun on Pride Night at The Garden. When Shavonte Zellous powered in a layup with 1:06 left, the game was tied 86-86 and […]
When the Liberty left New York to begin a brutal stretch of six-of-seven road games, coach Bill Laimbeer raved about the team’s “good mental state of playing basketball.’’ No doubt. Despite losing Epiphanny Prince and Kia Vaughn for most of June to the 2017 FIBA EuroBasket Tournament, the team had won four straight and improved […]
June 11 was a bittersweet day for Brittany Boyd. The New York Liberty guard celebrated her 23rd birthday. It was not the celebration she had in mind. After tearing her Achilles tendon in a freak injury on May 18, Boyd decided to take a seat behind the team bench next to assistant coach Teresa Weatherspoon. […]
LIBERTY 94, STORM 86 When the 2017 WNBA schedule was announced, New York Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer saw a five-game homestand early in the season and smiled. Home games are gold in pro sports, perhaps the single greatest advantage a team has. The Liberty had five straight seemingly at the perfect time when players and […]
Liberty 94, Storm 86
The Liberty made some key plays down the stretch, securing their fourth consecutive victory.
When Seattle Storm guard Sami Whitcomb walks into The Garden Sunday afternoon for her team’s game against the Liberty (3 p.m., MSG), she should not be surprised if a wanted poster with her likeness is plastered above her locker. Whitcomb, a rookie, made it to the top of the Liberty’s Most Wanted List when she […]
Liberty 76, Dream 61 After getting bludgeoned in the first two games of the NBA Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers had gone into last night’s Game 3 with horrific odds of 41-to-4 in rallying to win it all. Those might be slightly better odds than Vegas would have given New York Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer uttering […]