New York Liberty Advance to WNBA Finals for First Time Since 2002

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NEW YORK – OCTOBER 1, 2023 –
With today’s 87-84 win over the Connecticut Sun in Game 4 of the WNBA Semifinals, the New York Liberty have advanced to the WNBA Finals for the first time since 2002.

New York will take on the Las Vegas Aces in a best-of-five series for the WNBA Championship. The 2023 WNBA Finals Presented by YouTube TV schedule is below:

Game Date Matchup Time Channel
Game 1 Sunday, October 8 New York at Las Vegas 3 PM ET ABC
Game 2 Wednesday, October 11 New York at Las Vegas 9 PM ET ESPN
Game 3 Sunday, October 15 Las Vegas at New York 3 PM ET ABC
Game 4* Wednesday, October 18 Las Vegas at New York 8 PM ET ESPN
Game 5* Friday, October 20 New York at Las Vegas 9 PM ET ESPN

*If necessary

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POINTS Stewart (27) Thomas (17)
REBOUNDS Jones (15) Thomas (15)
ASSISTS Ionescu, Vandersloot (7) Thomas (11)



On Sunday, the New York Liberty defeated the Connecticut Sun, 87-84, in Game 4 of their 2023 WNBA Semifinals series, winning the series 3-1 and securing the franchise’s first WNBA Finals appearance since 2002.

New York finished with three 20-point scorers in today’s closeout victory, marking the first-ever occurrence in franchise postseason history. Entering today’s contest, there had only been 13 other times in WNBA postseason history that a team has finished with three 20-point scorers.

At Mohegan Sun Arena, the Liberty finished on 41.2% (28-68) shooting from the field, 45.5% (10-22) from three, and 84.0% (21-25) at the free throw line.

New York out-rebounded Connecticut, 42-33, and also outscored Connecticut, 42-34, in the paint.

Through two rounds this postseason, the Liberty have four players averaging 16-plus points per game: Breanna Stewart (19.8), Betnijah Laney (17.0), Jonquel Jones (16.5), and Sabrina Ionescu (16.3). The Liberty are the first team in WNBA history to have four different players averaging 16-plus points per game entering the Finals.

Up Next: The New York Liberty will take on the Las Vegas Aces in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals on Sunday, October 8, at 3 p.m. ET on ABC.


Q1: Connecticut went on a 21-9 run from the 4:11 mark of the first to the 6:16 mark of the second quarter.

Q2: New York went on a 14-6 run from the 5:58 mark of the second to the 2:54 mark of the quarter.

Q3: New York opened the second half with a 7-0 run through the 7:09 mark of the quarter, prompting a Connecticut timeout.

Q4: Connecticut responded with a 19-7 run from the 1:12 mark of the third to the 3:54 mark of the fourth quarter.


New York finished with three double-digit scorers in today’s game (Stewart, Jones, Laney).

The 2023 Kia WNBA Most Valuable Player, Breanna Stewart, finished with a game-high 27 points on 45% (9-20) shooting from the field, including 60% (3-5) from three, nine rebounds, and two blocks.

Marking the 16th double-double of her postseason career and league-leading sixth double-double this postseason, Jonquel Jones totaled 25 points and a postseason franchise-record-tying 15 rebounds on 50% (7-14) shooting from the field, 66.7% (2-3) from three, and 75% (9-12) from the line, as well as a postseason career-high-tying four blocks, two assists, and a steal. Nine of her 25 points came in the third quarter, while her seven first-quarter rebounds tied a postseason career-high for a quarter.

Following her steal at the 0:45 mark of the fourth quarter, the 20th of her postseason career, Jonquel was fouled on a breakaway layup attempt and sank both free throw attempts, giving the Liberty a two-possession lead with 0:42 remaining in the contest.

Including today’s performance, Jones has recorded a double-double in every contest this postseason, tying the WNBA postseason record for the most consecutive double-doubles in a single postseason and setting the league record for the most consecutive double-doubles to start a postseason.

Her six double-doubles this postseason are a franchise single-postseason record and the franchise career-postseason double-double record.

In today’s Game 4, Jones also recorded her 500th career postseason point with her second free throw at the 8:19 mark of the third quarter.

Highlighted by a postseason career-high-tying nine first-quarter points, Betnijah Laney finished with 21 points on 44.4% (8-18) shooting from the field, including 42.9% (3-7) from three, seven rebounds, and a postseason career-high-tying five assists. She has scored 19-plus points in five of New York’s six games this postseason –– all New York wins.