Early Homestand Critical for Liberty in June

March 9, 2017

The month of June opens in the midst of New York’s longest home stand of the season. Starting with the May finale against Los Angeles, the Liberty play five-straight games at The Garden, and 5-of-8 during June before hitting the road for 9-of-12 beginning with the month’s finale at Washington.

Three of the first four games of June come against WNBA Playoff teams from a year ago. Key matchups to circle on the calendar include the only trip to The Garden for both Seattle (June 4) and Phoenix (June 11), which means it will be the first time the Mercury come to New York since last year’s playoff matchup. The Wings will also visit NYC just once (June 2), and the Liberty will face off against the new-look Washington Mystics and Elena Delle Donne on Washington, D.C., on June 29.

JUNE 2017 BY THE NUMBERS
Home (5) Away (3)
Games against 2017 WNBA Playoff teams: 3
Combined 2016 record of opponents: 112-160 (.412)
Longest home stand: 4 games
Longest road trip: 2 games

HOME COURT ADVANTAGE
The Liberty opens June in the midst of its longest home stand of the season, as the first four games of the month will all be played at Madison Square Garden. Dating back to the May finales, the Liberty will play 5-straight games on its home court, four of which come against 2016 WNBA Playoff teams.

REMATCH
The Phoenix Mercury will make their first trip back to The Garden since last year’s WNBA Playoff 2nd Round matchup on Sunday, June 4 at 3 PM. This will be the only all season the Mercury will be in New York, with the Liberty scheduled to make a pair of trips out to Phoenix.

SCHOOL DAY
The Liberty’s annual School Day game will be played on Wednesday, June 7, against the Atlanta Dream.

GET A GOOD LOOK
Four of the Liberty’s five home games in June will be against teams who are making just one trip to NYC in 2017 (Dallas, Phoenix, Atlanta, Seattle). The other game is against the Connecticut Sun on June 23, the only team New York plays four times this season.

NEW LOOK MYSTICS
The Liberty closes out June with a trip to the nation’s capital to face the Washington Mystics. It will be the first meeting of the season between New York and the new look Mystics, who traded for former league MVP Elena Delle Donne during the offseason.

NOTES
• The Liberty will play the Connecticut Sun and Dallas Wings both home and away during the month of June.
• The Mystics game at the end of the month is the 1st in a four-game road trip for New York.
• Three of the first four games of the month will be against WNBA Playoff teams from a year ago.