Liberty Take Down No. 1 Sky, 83-80


On Saturday, the New York Liberty (10-17) defeated the Chicago Sky (21-7), 83-80, in the third game of their 2022 four-game season series.

At Barclays Center, the Liberty finished on 43.1% (31-72) shooting from the field, 38.9% (7-18) from three, and 93.3% (14-15) at the free throw line.

Up Next: The New York Liberty will travel to the Windy City in a rematch with the Chicago Sky on Friday, July 29 at 8 p.m. ET.



Q1: New York opened the game on an 8-0 run through the 7:55 mark of the quarter. Chicago responded with a 10-0 run from the 6:44 mark of the first to the 4:21 mark of the quarter.

Q2: The Liberty went on a 13-5 run from the 6:52 mark of the second to the 2:49 mark of the quarter. The Sky responded with a 12-2 run from the 2:36 mark of the second to the 0:31 mark of the quarter.

Q3: New York went on a 13-7 run from the 4:07 mark of the third through the end of the quarter.

Q4: Chicago went on an 18-7 run from the 7:21 mark of the fourth to the 1:03 mark of the quarter.


Four Liberty players scored in double figures in tonight’s game (Ionescu, Howard, Dolson, Han).

Sabrina Ionescu finished with a team-high 17 points on 41.2% (7-17) shooting from the floor, a game-high nine assists, and eight rebounds.

Natasha Howard totaled 16 points on 41.7% (5-12) shooting from the field, a team-high 10 rebounds, and four steals – her sixth double-double of the season.

Against her former team, Stefanie Dolson finished with 13 points on 60% (6-10) shooting from the floor and four rebounds.

Han Xu finished with 12 points, six rebounds, and two assists – her 12th double-digit scoring game of the season.

For Chicago, Candace Parker finished with a game-high 21 points and a game-high 11 rebounds, while Kahleah Copper added 17 points and seven rebounds.