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