Playoff Bound

In the 12 years of the Women's National Basketball Association's existence, there have only been three Playoffs that have not included the Liberty.

After earning the final post-season berth on the final day of the regular season last summer, New York surprised the league and fans alike with its come from behind entry in a season when no one expected anything great from the young club.

Still wet behind the ears, as the youngest club in the league, this season's Liberty did not want to keep anyone guessing, instead took charge and clinched its ninth Playoff berth in franchise history on September 5 in front of its home crowd at Madison Square Garden.

As the regular season begins to wind down, we're taking a peak at the history books to see what the franchise has done in those previous eight post-season journeys.

The following is a look at the franchise's results in the history of the WNBA Playoffs:

Season Series Result
1997 Semi-Final vs. Phoenix Won 1-0
WNBA Finals vs. Houston Eliminated 0-1
1999 First Round vs. Charlotte Won 2-1
WNBA Finals vs. Houston Eliminated 1-2
2000 First Round vs. Washington Won 2-0
Conference Finals vs. Cleveland Won 2-1
WNBA Finals vs. Houston Eliminated 0-2
2001 First Round vs. Miami Won 2-1
Conference Finals vs. Charlotte Eliminated 1-2
2002 First Round vs. Indiana Won 2-1
Conference Finals vs. Washington Won 2-1
WNBA Finals vs. Los Angeles Eliminated 0-2
2004 First Round vs. Detroit Won 2-1
Conference Finals vs. Connecticut Eliminated 0-2
2005 First Round vs. Indiana Eliminated 0-2
2007 First Round vs. Detroit Eliminated 1-2

The Liberty's Playoff summary year-by-year is as follows:

Season Home Away
1997 0-0 1-1
1999 2-1 1-2
2000 3-1 1-2
2001 1-3 2-0
2002 4-1 0-3
2004 1-2 1-1
2005 0-1 0-1
2007 1-0 0-2
TOTALS 12-9 (.571) 6-12 (.333)

What's in store for this year's post-season run? You'll just have to be there to find out. Tickets for the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals go on sale Friday, September 12 at 10 a.m. Score your tickets by purchasing online, visiting the Madison Square Garden Box Office or calling 877-WNBA-TIX.