Game Preview: June 11 @ Atlanta

Liberty Dream
72.7 PPG 70.9
41.7 FG% 39.0
38.1 3PT FG% 31.6
31.9 REBOUNDS 29.9

New York Liberty (3-4) @ Atlanta Dream (0-7)
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 – 7:00PM
Arena: Philips Arena
TV: MSG/NBA TV

Online Stream: NYLiberty.com

It's the traditional North vs. South match-up, as the Liberty travel to Atlanta to face the Dream for the first time in WNBA history ... Celebrating its inaugural season, Atlanta is looking for its initial win of the summer, while New York visits the south in search of its first win away from The Garden ... Wednesday evening's game will be one of three meetings between the two clubs ... The Liberty is looking to get back on the road to victory and have history on its side by coming into the match-up with an all-time 14-6 record against expansion teams in their first season.

KEY MATCHUP

Shameka Christon
Position: Forward
Ht: 6-1
Experience: 5th Season
Stat Line: 14.9 ppg; 3.6 rpg; 1 apg

Betty Lennox
Position:Guard
Ht: 5-8
Experience: 9th Season
Stat Line: 18.6 pts; 3.7 rebounds; 3.6 apg

Skinny: When she was suited up for the Storm last season, Lennox was key to Seattle's sweep over the Liberty in the two-game series ... With Lennox in Atlanta's backcourt on Wednesday, New York will have to turn up its defensive pressure, while exploiting Atlanta on the other end of the floor ... The Dream is statistically the worst defensive team in the league ... The Liberty will look to its veteran in Christon to lead the offensive charge of threes and feeds inside to posts Kraayeveld and McCarville.

TEAM LEADERS

LIBERTY

Points: Christon - 14.9
Rebounds: Kraayeveld - 6.1
Assists: Moore - 5.2

DREAM

Points: Lennox - 18.6
Rebounds: De Souza - 9.0
Assists:Latta - 4.3
Etc, Etc.: In the third road game of the season, the Liberty has an all-time record of 5-6 … When New York has returned home from road game No. 3, it is 8-3 in its next match-up.

Compiled by Ria Charles & Maria Villena


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