Houston Comets vs. New York Liberty
Opponent: Houston Comets
Date: Friday, July 20
TV: MSG (Local) | NBA TV (National)
THE UPPER HAND
When playing Houston, New York possesses an advantage not only on The Garden floor (7-4), but also in the all-time series history (12-9). The Comets and Liberty have yet to face off this season, however did meet during the 2007 pre-season on May 12th, which resulted in a 74-63 New York victory ... Cathrine Kraayeveld led the Liberty with 13 points and seven boards and Shameka Christon poured in 11 points and three rebounds.
The Liberty is the WNBA's leading three-point shooting team ... In the pre-season match-up versus the Comets, four New York players combined to connect on nine shots from the three-point line, finishing with a 40.9 shooting percentage from beyond the arc … The long-range scoring surge was led by Kraayeveld and Erin Thorn with three each … Christon recorded two and Ashley Battle netted one.
In 2006, Houston swept its season series against New York, grabbing victories on June 9th and June 16th ... Tina Thompson was the leading scorer in both match-ups, posting 23 and 22 points, respectively.
Liberty guard Loree Moore will take the court against her former University of Tennessee teammate, Comets center Michelle Snow … These Lady Vols played together during in the 2001-2002 season, when Moore, a freshman, averaged 5.7 ppg, 2.7 rpg and a team-leading 3.91 assists per contest and Snow, capped her senior season as a Naismith College Player of the Year finalist. Reserve guards Ashley Battle (New York) and Barbara Turner (Houston) were team-mates at the University of Connecticut … Liberty rookie guard Shay Doron and Comets forward Mistie Williams squared off in the Maryland-Duke 2006 NCAA national championship game.
The in-arena theme for the game will be "Rock and Roll Night." Fans are also in for a special treat, check out the Liberty Mystery Bag Promotion.
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