Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Torch Report: Liberty vs. Dream

The Liberty head to Atlanta to face off against the Dream with their backs against the wall. In Sunday's game they were dominated on the boards and on the free throw line. Atlanta's DeSouza and Little waxed the glass with 24 rebounds-almost equaling the total for the Liberty (28). Atlanta also picked up 15 offensive rebounds with a lot of those turning into second-chance points. Despite having near equal foul totals the Dream shot 31 free-throws to just 14 for New York. In a close game where each possession counts giving up too many offensive rebounds and losing the battle at the free throw line proved too much for the Liberty to overcome.

For tonight's game expect it to be a fierce and physical game. Atlanta will look to remain perfect in the playoffs and close out the series on their home court. New York is the better team, but everyone needs to step it up tonight and get contributions from the bench and starters alike. Cappie is carrying the team and finally got some offensive help from Nicole Powell and Plenette Pierson, but the bench that was so impressive in Round 1 vs. Indiana went silent at MSG on Sunday. Look for Essence Carson to pick it up tonight and be the key to bringing the series back to New York.

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