NYLiberty.com Breaks Down the Liberty's Next Match-up

Game Preview: Liberty vs. Fever

Liberty Category Fever
10-8 RECORD 14-4
Won 2 STREAK Won 4
70.17 PPG 76.72
0.414 FG% 0.441
0.376 3PT FG% 0.352
31.78 REBOUNDS 34.33


New York (10-8) @ Indiana (14-4)
Thursday, July 12, 7:00 pm
Arena: Conseco Fieldhouse
TV: NBA TV, MSG

2007 Season Series: Fever leads 2-1
All-Time Regular Season Series: Fever leads 15-12

The Liberty will travel to Indiana to conclude its season series against the Fever on Thursday, July 12 at Conseco Fieldhouse ... Indiana currently possesses the all-time series (15-12), as well as the season series (2-1) advantage, over New York ... The last time these two teams met resulted in a Fever victory on the Liberty's home court, despite a 17-point performance from guard Loree Moore ... New York has come home without a victory when playing in Indiana since July 19, 2002 ... In its last two matches, the Liberty has faced the top teams in the WNBA and comes into Thursday's match-up against the best in the Eastern Conference … New York dropped its first meeting against the Shock and the Monarchs, before topping each team in its next match-up … On Thursday, the Liberty is looking to continue its current streak against the best in the League.

KEY MATCHUP
Janel McCarville
Position:Forward/Center
Ht / Wt: 6-2 / 205
Experience: 3 years
Points: 5.3
Rebounds: 3.2
Assists: 0.6
Tamika Catchings
Position: Forward
Ht / Wt: 6-1 / 167
Experience: 6 years
Points: 16.9
Rebounds: 8.8
Assists: 4.4
Skinny: Janel McCarville recorded her first Liberty career start on June 26th against Sacramento and has proven to be a key asset to the team’s success since then … Before the west coast jaunt, McCarville’s season average was 3.2 points and 2.3 rebounds … Across the last five matches, she averaged 9.4 points and 6.4 rebounds per game ... Look for her to put the pressure on the Fever's post system of Tamika Catchings and Tammy Sutton-Brown.

TEAM LEADERS
LIBERTY

Points: Shameka Christon - 11.8
Rebounds: Cathrine Kraayeveld - 5.4
Assists: Loree Moore - 4.9
FEVER

Points: Tamika Catchings - 16.6
Rebounds: Tamika Catchings - 8.9
Assists: Tamika Catchings - 4.4
Etc.: Even though no Liberty players were named to the 2007 WNBA All-Star Game roster, seven members of the team are ranked in the Top 20 of the WNBA’s League leaders in nine statistical categories … Guard Loree Moore is currently ranked amongst the Top 10 across four categories (assists, three-point field goals, steals and minutes), and guard Erin Thorn and rookie center Jessica Davenport are listed in the Top 10 in one category apiece, with three-point field goals and blocks, respectively.