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Basketball

Liberty Report: Home Cooking

by Sean Hahner

Sean Hahner : WFUV Sports

By: Sean Hahner and James Decker 

The Liberty came into this five game home stand with a 3-10 record, losers of 5 straight and were searching for answers. Laimbeer said “I told the team six, seven games ago that I only know of one way out of this- to come to work every day and play as hard as you can.” After Tuesday night’s 90-74 win against the Tulsa Shock, the Libs are 6-11.  While it is still not the prettiest record, there are definitely signs that the Liberty are poised for a run in the second half of the season.

Liberty Report: Moving Forward

by Sean Hahner, Sam Torres Jr

Sean Hahner : WFUV Sports

Maddie the mascot’s birthday was not the only reason to celebrate this Sunday for the New York Liberty (5-10). The team, who had just lost a close game on Friday against Chicago 73-69, bounced back and beat the Connecticut Sun 67-65 in another tight one. 

Liberty Report: Hodgepodge

by James Decker

James Decker/WFUV Sports

The Liberty are in the midst of a critical five-game homestand, in which they hope to turn around what has been a poor start to the season. Coach Bill Laimbeer and the entire Liberty team had obvious frustration after Friday night’s 73-69 loss to the Chicago Sky. Laimbeer said at the conclusion of the press conference that this defeat was “a tough one to take.” New York was outscored 50-37 in the first half, and despite a second half run, were unable to complete the comeback. This loss put the Liberty at 4-11, last place in the Eastern Conference.

Thanasis Antetokounmpo, brother of Giannis, Drafted by the Knicks

by Kenny Ducey

Kenny Ducey/WFUV Sports

Thanasis Antetokounmpo was selected by the New York Knicks late in the 2nd Round of Thursday's Draft, and emerged from section 25 at the Barclays Center to walk on stage. He spoke to media shortly after, and expressed his gratitude towards the team for trusting in him, and his desire to give it all he's got to try and make the team. Hear what he had to say below.