Game Preview: May 30 vs. Connecticut

Liberty Sun
63.0 PPG 77.0 
40.7 FG% 45.0
29.4 3PT FG% 43.5
27.0 REBOUNDS 46.0

New York Liberty @ Connecticut Sun
Friday, May 30, 2008 – 7:00PM
Arena: Mohegan Sun
TV: MSG/NBA TV

Online: NYLiberty.com

2008 Season Series: Sun leads 1-0
All-Time Regular Season Series: Connecticut leads 18-16

The Liberty will hit the road for the second time this summer with a trip to Mohegan Sun and its second match-up against the Sun ... These two Eastern Conference rivals previously met during the WNBA's opening weekend on Sunday, May 18 and Connecticut walked away with a 77-63 win ... Despite the Opening Day excitement, New York came out flat and was never able to recover ... This year will be the first time in the series history that both teams will not play four games.

KEY MATCHUP

Janel McCarville
Position:Forward/Center
Ht: 6-3
Experience: 4th Season
Stat Line: 7.0 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 2.0 spg

Tamika Whitmore
Position: Forward
Ht: 6-2
Experience: 10th Season
Stat Line: 16.7 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 2.0 apg

Skinny: Coming off its second loss of the season, New York will be looking to attack Connecticut from the start to get back on the road to success ... Keys to the Liberty's success on Friday will be solid transition defense, limiting the Sun's second chance point opportunities and on the offensive end, execute dominant post play from McCarville, Kraayeveld, Jackson and Larkins ... Whitmore was deadly both inside and out on May 18, so New York's frontcourt must cut off her looks to go down low or shoot on the perimeter.

TEAM LEADERS
LIBERTY

Points: Christon - 13.7
Rebounds: Kraayeveld/Jackson - 5.3
Assists: Moore - 5.0
SUN

Points: Whalen - 14.8
Rebounds:  Gruda- 6.0
Assists: Whalen - 6.5
Etc, Etc.: With a 87.5 shooting percentage from the charity stripe, the Liberty is currently ranked second in the WNBA behind the Fever … New York has only missed four free throw attempts so far this season.

The Liberty will return to The Garden on Tuesday, June 3 at 7:30 pm to quiet the Storm. To purchase, click here, visit The Garden Box Office or call 877-WNBA-TIX.