Liberty on Five Game Win Streak After Victory in Atlanta, 78-61

POINTS Stewart (25) Gray (16)
REBOUNDS Stewart (14) Charles (8)
ASSISTS Fiebich, Ionescu, Stewart (5) Howard (5)


On Thursday, the New York Liberty (9-2) defeated the Atlanta Dream (4-4), 78-61.

After three Commissioner’s Cup games, the Liberty sit at 3-0 with a +66 point differential.

At 9-2, the 2024 Liberty are tied for the team’s best record through 11 games in franchise history, matching New York’s 9-2 start in 1997.

New York has won the team’s last five games, marking the 16th winning streak of at least five games in franchise history.

The Liberty allowed a season-low four points off turnovers and finished with a season-high 44 rebounds in the win.

New York had five players finish with at least four rebounds and three assists for the fourth time in franchise history.  

Up Next: The New York Liberty will face the Connecticut Sun on Saturday, June 8 at 1:00 p.m. ET at Mohegan Sun Arena.


Q1: New York went on a 13-2 run from the 6:30 mark of the first to the 0:08 mark of the first quarter.

Q2: New York went on a 15-2 run from the 1:59 mark of the second to the 6:27 mark of the third quarter.

Q3: Atlanta went on a 10-2 run from the 5:35 mark of the third to the 2:41 mark of the third quarter.

Q4: New York went on a 12-2 run from the 8:46 mark of the fourth to the 5:17 mark of the final quarter.


Breanna Stewart led the Liberty offense with a game-high 25 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. With her 12th career game of at least 20 points, 10 rebounds and five assists, Stewart tied Tamika Catchings for the second-most such games in WNBA history. Stewart also had her seventh career game of at least 20 points, 10 rebounds and five assists, which ranks second in WNBA history.

Reigning Eastern Conference Player of the Week Sabrina Ionescu scored 10 points and added one three-pointer to extend her streak of regular season games with at least one made three-pointer to 36, passing Shameka Christon for the longest such streak in Liberty franchise history. Ionescu finished with five rebounds and five assists for her ninth career game of at least 10 points, five rebounds and five assists, tying Sancho Lyttle for the 10th most in WNBA history.

Betnijah Laney-Hamilton finished with 15 points, five rebounds and four assists. Laney-Hamilton posted at least four assists for the third consecutive game, which is her longest such streak within the same season since 2021.

Jonquel Jones posted 10 points, eight rebounds and three blocks. Jones also finished with a+9 plus-minus in the win and remains the all-time leader in career plus-minus per game against the Dream among players with more than 15 games played (+8.96).

With seven rebounds in the first half against Atlanta, Leonie Fiebich more than doubled her previous career high for rebounds in a single half (3). Fiebich finished with eight points to go along with a career-high five assists and nine rebounds, including five offensive boards. Fiebich joins Caitlin Clark as the only rookies in 2024 to record a stat line of at least eight points, nine rebounds, and five assists in a single game.