New York Snaps Five-Game Losing Streak, Plans to Surge Forward
After a rough five-game losing streak, the Liberty (4-10) secured a win over the Atlanta Dream on June 22nd by a final score of 85-78. The Dream, who currently sit in first place in the Eastern Conference, were unable to take back-to-back wins against New York.
In lieu of celebrating the end of his team’s losing streak, Laimbeer chose to focus on what his team needs to do moving forward.
“The awareness factor of what it’s going to take to win every game is starting to elevate,” Laimbeer stated. “They have to look inside themselves and bring it. If they do it, we’re okay… We’ll win a lot of games.”
While the season has clearly not been perfect, the Liberty have another chance to attempt to establish a winning streak against the Chicago Sky on June 27th. New York also signed free agent Charde Houston, a six-year veteran of the league, earlier in the week.
If the Liberty continue to have outstanding ball distribution (5 players finished in double figures in their last game) combined with well-executed shots, their chances of completing the season with a better record than last years dismal 11-23 will be very high.
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