Game Preview: Washington Mystics vs. New York Liberty

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The New York Liberty will host the Washington Mystics in a pre-season game at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, May 8 at 11:00 a.m. ... This matinee match-up marks the Liberty's third annual School Day game, offering local schools and community groups the opportunity to bring its students to an affordable and educational outing at the “The World’s Most Famous Arena" ... This will be the lone pre-season game for New York, before tipping off the regular season on Sunday, May 18 against the Connecticut Sun at 4:00 p.m. at The Garden.

THE FACTS ...

Date

Thursday, May 8

Tip-off

11:00 AM

Home

Opponent

Team High

91, 08/13/06

Team High

95, 05/23/06

Team Low

54, 07/08/04 & 08/08/02

Team Low

45, 08/23/98

Player High

23, Vickie Johnson, 06/01/05

Player High

31, Chamique Holdsclaw, 06/10/01

LAST TIME AROUND ...

Date Site W/L Score NY High Scorer WAS High Scorer
05/24/07 New York W 76-81 Christon/Thorn -17 Beard - 23
06/12/07 New York W 69-79 Christon - 16 Milton-Jones - 20
08/03/07 Washington L 68-80 McCarville -15 Beard - 24
08/16/07 Washington W 73-72 McCarville - 18 Milton-Jones - 21
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THE SERIES SKINNY ...

The Liberty holds a 13-5 record when playing the role of host to the Mystics in the regular season ... The last win on The Garden Floor in this series went to New York on June 12 last season ... Washington has been unsuccessful in leaving the Big Apple as the victors since August 23, 2005.

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NOTABLE NUMBERS ...

10 Number of career-high rebounds for forward Shameka Christon, which came against Washington on 08/13/06.
5 Number of career-high assists for forward Cathrine Kraayeveld, which came against Washington on 05/24/07.
3 Number of times the Liberty and Mystics will face off in the 2008 regular season. New York will host two matches.
1 Number of career high of three-point field goal attempts for centers Janel McCarville and Jessica Davenport, which both came against Washington on 08/16/07.


Individual tickets for School Day and the season are on sale now. To purchase, visit The Garden Box Office, buy online or call 877-WNBA-TIX. It's not too late to purchase season tickets or partial plans for this summer -- get more information.