Game Preview: July 27 @ Atlanta

Liberty 2008 Series Dream
81.0 PPG 77.0
44.6 FG% 48.3
22.2 3PT FG% 35.3
45.0 REBOUNDS 29.0

New York Liberty @ Atlanta Dream
Sunday, July 27, 2008– 3:00PM
Arena: Philips Arena
TV: MSG/NBA TV

Online Stream: NYLiberty.com

2008 Season Series: Liberty lead 1-0
All-Time Regular Season Series: Liberty lead 1-0

Sunday afternoon's game will be the second match-up of this three-game season series ... Previously, the Liberty made its debut at Philips Arena on June 11 and earned its first road victory of the summer ... Despite a game high 28 points from Atlanta's Betty Lennox, it was not enough for the league's newest franchise to earn its first win ... Five New York players posted double digits, led by Janel McCarville, who tied her then career high of 25 points and handed out a career-high seven assists.

KEY MATCHUP

Janel McCarville
Position: F/C
Ht: 6-2
Experience: 4th Season
Stat Line: 12.2 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 2.1 apg

Katie Feenstra
Position: C
Ht: 6-8
Experience: 4th Season
Stat Line: 6.3 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 0.4 apg

Skinny: Look for McCarville and the post crew to turn in another dominant defensive effort against Feenstra and the struggling Dream, as the Liberty makes a strong push heading into the WNBA Olympic Break. ... The fourth year center's magnificent transition play in the last meeting of these two clubs helped significantly for the Liberty ... Missing only three shots (11 for 14) on the night, her play down the stretch was key to sealing the win for New York ... McCarville and her team-mates turned up the defensive pressure in the final minutes to take the lead just over the minute-mark.


TEAM LEADERS
LIBERTY

Points: Christon - 16.1
Rebounds: Kraayeveld/Jackson - 5.7
Assists: Moore - 5.1

DREAM

Points: Lennox - 17.3
Rebounds: DeSouza - 9.0
Assists: Latta - 3.6 

Etc.: Heading into Sunday's game, the Liberty holds an all-time 15-6 record against expansion teams in their inaugural season.

Compiled by Maria Villena

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