Ray Floriani

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Will Dunn's effort to find rest for Fever pay off?

Lin Dunn discussed the importance of finding time for rest at the end of a compressed WNBA schedule in 2014.

Laimbeer, Pondexter reflect on frustrating season

After the New York Liberty's regular season finale, head coach Bill Laimbeer attributed the disappointing outcome of the season to poor halves, turnovers and not boxing out among other things.

Q&A with Maggie Lucas: The NCAA to WNBA adjustment

While the Indiana Fever look forward to the postseason, rookie Maggie Lucas looked back on her adjustment from Penn State to the WNBA this summer.

First half notes from Liberty-Fever

New York City - The Indiana Fever, for the 10th straight year, are in the WNBA's 'second season'. The Liberty, once again, are out. The two met or the regular season final at Madison Square...

Why the Liberty fell to the Mercury

New York Liberty center Tina Charles put up impressive numbers against the Phoenix Mercury on Tuesday, but she didn't get enough help from her teammates for her team to make up the gap between the...

N.Y. failing to match opponents' intensity

As the end of the 2014 WNBA regular season nears with playoff seeding in the Eastern Conference almost entirely uncertain, the New York Liberty are still impossible to figure out. And facing a...

Fever exploit poor Liberty defense in first half

New York City- Coming off a home win over Connecticut on Friday, the Liberty enter winners of two of their last three. Indiana, in jeopardy of missing the playoffs for the first time in a decade,...

The Liberty are coming together just in time


What might matter more than the fact of the New York Liberty's win on Tuesday night is the way that they won it: they had the lead, lost it, yet never panicked as they beat the Washington Mystics...

Video: Alex Montgomery's buzzer beater

Video of Alex Montgomery's buzzer-beating shot at the end of the first half of the New York Liberty's win tonight along with some analysis of what preceded the shot.

N.Y. enters All-Star break on high note

With Tina Charles and Cappie Pondexter playing in the 2014 WNBA All-Star Game today, we look back at what the Liberty did in their past two games.

Nadirah McKenith on new role with the Lynx

After spending her rookie year with the Washington Mystics, Nadirah McKenith is transitioning into a new role with the Minnesota Lynx. Swish Appeal interviewed her about her new role and learning...

Preview: N.Y. takes its winning streak on the road

The New York Liberty are starting to find some confidence after winning three games in a row. Tonight, they try to win four in a row with a win in San Antonio.

NYL rebounding key to extending streak

The New York Liberty have won three games in a row for the first time since September 2012. The numbers show that rebounding was a significant factor.

Video: Charles' dominant game against the Lynx

Video above of highlights from Tina Charles' career-high 32 point performance in the New York Liberty's win over the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday.

Liberty-Lynx early possessions

New York City - The 'Minnesota Lynx enter MSG with a 13-5 mark. New York is 6-11. Both have won three of their last four while the LIberty have two straight and are at home to make things...

How Pondexter bounced back after scoreless game

The New York Liberty host the Tulsa Shock tonight after a gratifying win against the Connecticut Sun on Sunday. With a win tonight, the Liberty would have their first consecutive wins of 2014.

Stats breakdown for Liberty's win against Sun

After a poor performance on Friday, Cappie Pondexter bounced back to lead New York to a victory on Sunday.

The Liberty's defensive struggles against the Sun

After losing a home-and-home set to the Sun this past weekend, the Liberty face the Sky in Chicago for a matinee game today. Although the Liberty have been plagued by a number of problems, defense...

Liberty searching for leadership, chemistry

The New York Liberty are a talented team on paper, but coach Bill Laimbeer says the team lacks the leadership and chemistry to win consistently.

Offensive consistency continues to elude New York


After seemingly making productive changes, the Liberty still have problems to address.

The Liberty's offensive adjustments paid off

The New York Liberty face the Tulsa Shock today after ending a three game losing streak on Sunday. An offensive adjustment designed to help their guards was part of what made the difference.


Mystics invade the Garden

New York City - Attempting to snap a three game slide, the New York Liberty host the Washington Mystics. Entering the afternoon contest at Madison Square Garden the Mystics strength is defense....

Q&A with Kayla McBride: The rookie year adjustment

Swish Appeal caught up with rookie Kayla McBride to discuss the adjustment to the WNBA and her career at Notre Dame.

No easy games in sight for New York

The New York Liberty suffered a disappointing loss to the San Antonio Stars on Thursday. Coach Bill Laimbeer was more perplexed than angry.

Early observations from NYL-SAS

Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer spent a good part of pre-game warmups passing to Tina Charles on the blocks.

Liberty look to build on solid defensive effort

After an impressive defensive performance on Tuesday night against the Storm, the Liberty head out on the road this weekend looking to continue improving.

Liberty's defense key to beating Storm


The Liberty almost dropped a home game against the Storm on Tuesday, but an impressive defensive performance earned them a victory.

Efficiency statistics are tough on guards

New York City - The knock on NBA/WNBA efficiency is that its unforgiving to backcourt players. Up front the theory is, and often stands, players can accumulate efficiency points on rebounds...


Efficiency grades are in: Backs to the wall edition

It is now do or die. By virtue of a 102-96 loss to the Heat at Barclays Center, the Nets trail 3-1 in the series. The Brooklyn starting five efficiency. Efficiency P...


Nets 104 Miami 90: The efficiency grades are in

We have a series. The Nets ‘held serve’ to borrow tennis vernacular with a 104-90 victory over the Heat Saturday at Barclays Center. The Net starting five efficiency. Efficiency ...

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