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:
|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:
|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.