Phillips Suffers Fractured Right Hand


(Los Angeles, CA) – June 29, 2004 — During practice on Monday, June 28, 2004 in Los Angeles, New York Liberty center Tari Phillips fractured the fifth metacarpal of her right hand. The injury will sideline her for a minimum of four weeks.

The four-time WNBA All-Star, who is in her sixth WNBA season, was averaging 6.7 ppg and 5.4 rpg.

New York begins its second half of a four-game road trip tonight against the Los Angeles Sparks. New York is currently 1-1 on the road trip, losing to the Phoenix Mercury 72-60 and beating the Seattle Storm 67-62. New York will complete the road trip with a game against the Sacramento Monarchs on Thursday, July 1st. Tonight’s contest versus the Sparks will be broadcast live on Metro TV. The Monarchs game will be on WWRL 1600 AM.

The New York Liberty basketball team, in its eighth year of operation with the 2004 season, is part of the Madison Square Garden, L.P. Cablevision Systems Corporation owns a controlling interest in the MSG L.P., which also include the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL), the Hartford Wolfpack (American Hockey League), the MSG Network, Fox Sports New York and the Madison Square Garden arena complex, located in the heart of the New York metropolitan area.