Liberty Visit San Antonio

Ros Gold-Onwude The New York Liberty visit the San Antonio Silver Stars on Thursday, July 25th, at 12:30pm ET.

The Liberty (7-10) are riding high off of a big 77-72 win in Indiana against the Fever on Tuesday, July 23rd. New York overcame a 16-point third quarter lead and outscored Indiana 29-19 in the fourth quarter. Cappie Pondexter, recently named a starter to her fifth WNBA All-Star game, looked every bit the super star as she hit multiple clutch shots in the fourth quarter. Pondexter finished with 24 points on 8 for 16 shooting, 4 assists and 4 rebounds. Plenette Pierson had a monster game her self, tallying 14 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists. Alex Montgomery used her signature hustle and athleticism to bundle a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds. Rookie Kelsey Bone added 12 points in the game. The Liberty put together an all around strong game. They dished out 18 assists as a team and only gave up 13 turnovers. They outrebounded the Fever 39-35 and held them to less than 34% shooting from the field and below 23% from three. New York shot the ball well and found their way to the free throw line connecting on 19 of 21 attempts.

The San Antonio Silver Stars (5-12) ended a four-game losing streak with a 60-52 win over the Connecticut Sun on July 20th. Danielle Adams led all scorers with 20 points and added 8 rebounds. Center Jayne Appel dominated the boards scrapping together a total of 18 rebounds. Jia Perkins added a solid 15 points and Danielle Robinson put in 10 points. Robinson was named an All-Star reserve this Tuesday and will play in her first AllStar game this weekend. The Stars currently play without injured stars Becky Hammon and Sophia Young and recently lost veteran starter DeLisha Milton-Jones to a knee injury.

San Antonio gutted out a 78-77 overtime win over the Liberty at the Prudential Center the last time they faced off on June 23rd. Danielle Robinson enjoyed a balanced game of 18 points, 7 rebounds, 5 steals and 4 assists. Danielle Adams pumped out a double-double of 16 points and 11 rebounds. New York was led by 19 points, 11 rebounds, and 6 assists from Cappie Pondexter, however the scorer turned point guard also gave up 7 turnovers. Plenette Pierson scored 18 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in the game. The Liberty shot the ball well in the game, outrebounded the Silver Stars, notched 21 assists, but could not over come the 23 costly turnovers they gave up as San Antonio made a comeback to win the game.

Keys To The Game:

Care For The Ball!
The Liberty are a nice team when they are taking care of the ball. When they last played the Silver Stars they gave up 23 turnovers that resulted in 15 fewer shots than San Antonio, helping the Silver Stars to stay in the game. The Liberty need each opportunity at the rim they can get, and showed that with just 13 turnovers, they can pull off a win on the road as they did vs. Indiana.

Contain D-Rob.
Danielle Robinson is the key to this teamís ignition. She wants to push the pace- so ball stop her early and make her change directions. She wonít shoot the three, but loves the pull up jumper- make her shots contested and lead her drives into traffic. Rotating and talking will be key.