Game Day Preview: August 23 vs. Minnesota

MINNESOTA LYNX @ NEW YORK LIBERTY

REGULAR SEASON GAME NO. 27
HOME GAME NO. 13

Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 4 p.m.
Madison Square Garden
Online Stream: WNBA Live Access

2009 Regular Season Series: 0-1
All-Time Regular Season Series Overall: 11-7
All-Time Regular Season Series at NY: 4-4
Last Liberty Win vs. MN at NY: 06/14/08
Last Liberty Loss vs. MN at NY: 07/15/05
Liberty Streaks Overall vs. MN: Lost 2
Liberty Streaks vs. MN at NY: Won 1
High Point Games, Individual: 33, Hammon, 06/06/03 (NY) | 32, Augustus, 07/20/06 (MN)
High Point Games, Team: 93, 06/24/06 (NY) | 91, 06/24/08 (MN)
Low Point Games, Team: 49, 08/06/02 (NY) | 47, 07/24/05 (MN)

(IN) THE KEY
An essential factor in this contest will be point production in the paint … In all nine Liberty victories, New York has outscored the opponent in the paint … Standing in the way is New York native Nicky Anosike, the league's second leading rebounder and one the top 10 scoring threats.

TEAM NOTES
-- Sunday's game will conclude the season series between the Liberty and Lynx … Minnesota leads at 1-0 … With a New York win, it would tie the season series for the fourth time in the all-time history … If the Liberty lose, it would be the third series win for the visitors.

-- New York suffered its fourth loss of the summer on 6/23 at the Target Center … The Liberty committed a then season-high 20 turnovers and was unable to overcome a 21-point third quarter deficit … Shameka Christon finished with 25 points.

TEAM LEADERS
LIBERTY
Points: Christon, 17.2
Rebounds: McCarville, 5.3
Assists: Moore, 4.4

LYNX
Points: Houston, 13.4
Rebounds: Anosike, 7.8
Assists: Anosike, 2.8

Compiled by Casey Riley & Elissa Dolacky