Game Day Preview: August 21 vs. Connecticut

CONNECTICUT SUN (13-11) @
NEW YORK LIBERTY (9-16)

REGULAR SEASON GAME NO. 26
HOME GAME NO. 12

Friday, August 21, 2009 @ 7:30 p.m.
Madison Square Garden
TV: NBA TV (National) | MSG (Local)

2009 Season Series: 0-2
All-Time Regular Season Series Overall: 17-21
All-Time Regular Season Series at NY: 9-8
Last Liberty Win at NY: 08/17/07
Last Liberty Loss at NY: 06/07/09
Overall Streak vs. CT: Lost 2
Overall Streak vs. CT at NY: Lost 1
High Point Games, Individual: 24, McCarville, 07/26/07; Hammon, 07/31/04 (NY) | 31, Sales, 08/12/03 (CT)
High Point Games, Team: 91, 05/20/06 (NY) | 89, 05/30/08; 07/24/06 (CT)
Low Point Games, Team: 52, 08/01/06 (NY) | 51, 08/01/06 (CT)

TEAM NOTES

Tonight’s game is the third meeting this summer for the Liberty and Sun … Connecticut holds the season series advantage at 2-0 … The series will conclude at Mohegan Sun on 9/4.

With a 17-point first half lead, New York was unable to control the Sun’s second-half tempo and suffered a 69-74 loss in Connecticut on Wednesday evening … It was the Liberty’s first loss at Mohegan Sun since 7/15/08.

Tonight’s game is the end of the home-and-home series between the Liberty and Sun … The last time there was a home-and-home series (07/26-07/29/07), the Sun won both match-ups … The last time New York won at home against Connecticut was Game No. 33 of the 2007 regular season.

KEY PLAYERS

Janel McCarville: Averaging 15.7 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 2.6 apg and 1.6 bpg over New York’s last 10 games.

Cathrine Kraayeveld: Made her first start on Wednesday in Connecticut, for the first time since 7/26 … Kraayeveld netted a team-high 13 points … It was the veteran forward’s eighth time posting in double figures this summer … Coming off the bench for eight games, she averaged 8.1 ppg and 3.5 rpg, including a 16-point performance in Seattle on 8/8.

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