Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Sun up on Liberty, 35-33, at halftime

For the first time in a long time, the Sun looked unreal the first six minutes of the game, jumping out to 17-0 lead while the Liberty shot 0-for-6 with just one rebound. But coach Mike Thibault subbed out the starters, the Liberty started chopping into the lead and by the middle of the second, New York was in the midst of an 18-7 run.

New York's press and trapping defense gave the Sun a lot of problems throughout the second quarter and the Liberty also hit of four-of-nine threes, somewhat expected out of the league's top three-point shooting team. (They do it with a lot of high pick-and-rolls and penetrating-and-dishing).

It's the Sun second first-half lead in three games -- they led Detroit at the half last Friday -- but it feels like it should have been more. Now, instead of a laugher -- which judging by the first five minutes, it could have been -- they have a game on their hands. Check back around 9:30 p.m. for the final score.

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