Liberty Continue Best Start in Franchise History With 81-75 Win Over Dream

POINTS Stewart (22) Gray (24)
REBOUNDS Stewart (12) Charles (12)
ASSISTS Vandersloot (7) Canada (9)



On Sunday, the New York Liberty (16-3) defeated the Atlanta Dream (7-10), 81-75.

At 16-3, the 2024 Liberty are off to the team’s best start through 19 games in franchise history.

The Liberty trailed by as many as 16 points in the first half, marking the team’s largest comeback win of the 2024 season.

New York has made at least 10 three-pointers in the team’s last seven games, which is the second-longest streak of double-digit threes in WNBA history.

The Liberty recorded at least 25 assists in five consecutive games, which is tied for the longest such streak in WNBA history.

Up Next: The New York Liberty will face the Minnesota Lynx on Tuesday, July 2 at 7:00 p.m. ET at Barclays Center.



Q1: Atlanta went on a 19-4 run from the 8:14 mark of the first to the 2:13 mark of the first quarter.

Q2: New York went on a 9-0 run from the 1:26 mark of the second to the 0:04 mark of the second quarter.

Q3: New York went on a 13-2 run from the 7:33 mark of the third to the 3:36 mark of the third quarter.

Q4: New York went on a 9-0 run from the 8:45 mark of the fourth to the 6:33 mark of the final quarter.



With her field goal at 8:10 of the second quarter, Breanna Stewart became the fastest player in WNBA history to reach 5000 career points (242 games), passing Diana Taurasi (243 games). Stewart led the Liberty offense with 22 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, two steals, and a block. With her 83rd career double-double, Stewart passed Rebekkah Brunson for the ninth-most double-doubles in WNBA history.

Sabrina Ionescu reached 2000 career points with her floater at 7:04 in the fourth quarter. Ionescu finished with 10 points, four assists, and four rebounds, while hitting two three-pointers to extend her streak of regular-season games with at least one made three-pointer to 44, a Liberty franchise record and the longest active streak in the WNBA.

Betnijah Laney-Hamilton recorded 18 points on 50% (6-12) shooting from the field to go along with six assists and five rebounds. Laney-Hamilton tied her career high with four three-pointers on 67% (4-6) shooting from beyond the arc. Laney-Hamilton has recorded at least three assists in her last eight regular-season games, which is tied for the second-longest streak of her career.

Leonie Fiebich tied her career high with 12 points on 56% (5-9) shooting from the field and added two assists with a career-high three steals in the win. Fiebich has recorded at least one steal in her last eight games to pass Angel Reese for the second-longest steals streak among 2024 rookies. Fiebich also joined Caitlin Clark as the only two 2024 rookies to record at least 10 points, three steals, and two three-pointers in a single game.

With her assist at 8:55 of the first quarter, Courtney Vandersloot became the fastest player in WNBA history to reach 2,750 assists for her career (407 games). Vandersloot joined Sue Bird (496 games) as the only two players in WNBA history to record at least 2,750 career assists. Vandersloot tied her season high with seven assists to go along with seven points and two steals.

Jonquel Jones finished with five points, four rebounds and two assists for her 15th multi-assist game of the season, which ranks within the top five among frontcourt players in 2024.