Upcoming Match-up: Sacramento vs. New York

The Liberty will return to New York on Sunday, July 8th to take on the Sacramento Monarchs in a 4:00pm match-up. It marks the second game between these two teams in 12 days. When they last faced off on June 26th, the Monarchs walked away with a 59-46 victory at Arco Arena. Read on to get the skinny on more of what's to come in Sunday's match-up.

New York is on a mission for its first victory over Sacramento on The Garden floor since July 6th of the 2004 season. The all-time series stands even at 11-11.

To get that W, New York will look to its strongest weapon -- the hot hand. The Liberty possess a WNBA-leading three-point shooting percentage of 46.8. In the last meeting against Sacramento, New York's Lisa Willis came off the bench to score a team-high 15 points on five of nine shooting from three-point land and guard Ashley Battle turned in a 10-point, five rebound performance.

Despite a game-high eight rebounds (tied with Monarchs' Rebekkah Brunson) from Janel McCarville in her first Liberty career start, New York was out-rebounded by Sacramento in the last game. As a team, the Liberty pulled down 28 boards to the Monarchs' 34. Each team scored 18 points in the paint.

The Liberty's Lindsay Bowen shared a back-court with the Monarch's Kristin Haynie at Michigan State University and helped lead the Spartans to the 2005 national championship game. Kara Lawson of Sacramento and Loree Moore both suited up for the Lady Vols during their collegiate careers at the University of Tennessee.

Sunday's game is sure to bring plenty of excitement to Madison Square Garden, as the Liberty will celebrate "Maddie Day."

Opponent: Sacramento Monarchs
Date: Sunday, July 8
Tip-Off: 4PM
TV: MSG (Local) | NBA TV (National)

Welcome the Liberty back to Madison Square Garden by scoring your tickets now to Sunday's match-up. Purchase them by clicking here, by visiting The Garden Box Office or by calling 877-WNBA-TIX.