Los Angeles Sparks vs. New York Liberty: Preview, Predictions and Picks for June 22, 2024

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Jun 22, 2024 8:10 AM
The New York Liberty, riding high on a 13-3 record, look to extend their dominance at home when they host the struggling Los Angeles Sparks at the Barclays Center on Saturday, June 22, at 3:00 PM. Following Sabrina Ionescu's impressive 31-point performance, the Liberty aim to build on their 7-1 home record against a Sparks team that has struggled on the road, holding a dismal 1-8 away record.
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Los Angeles Sparks
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Sparks vs Liberty statistics

Stat Sparks Liberty
Streak L5 W1
Last Ten Games 2-8 9-1
Points Per Game 77.3 87.0
Rebounds Per Game 33.8 36.2
Assists Per Game 19.3 22.8
Blocks Per Game 3.3 4.3
Steals Per Game 7.0 8.1
Field Goal % 42.5 44.7
Three Point % 32.4 34.8
Points Against 84.3 78.0

New York Liberty recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/20/24 vs Los Angeles Sparks W 93-80
6/18/24 @ Phoenix Mercury L 99-93
6/15/24 @ Las Vegas Aces W 90-82
6/9/24 vs Washington Mystics W 93-88
6/8/24 @ Connecticut Sun W 82-75

Los Angeles Sparks recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/20/24 @ New York Liberty L 93-80
6/18/24 @ Connecticut Sun L 79-70
6/16/24 @ Atlanta Dream L 87-74
6/14/24 @ Minnesota Lynx L 81-76
6/11/24 @ Seattle Storm L 95-79

Sparks vs Liberty predictions

When the Los Angeles Sparks hit the court against the New Upcoming York Liberty, all eyes will be on Dearica Hamby. She's been a standout this season, leading her team with an average of 17.7 points and snagging upwards of 10 rebounds per game. With her on the floor, the Sparks might just have that spark they need to challenge the Liberty. But let's not forget, she'll need some solid support from her teammates to really make a dent. It's going to be crucial for the Sparks to tighten up their game and bring their A-game to Barclays Center.

Now, swinging over to New York Liberty's side, Sabrina Ionescu and Breanna Stewart are expected to keep up their high-level performances. Ionescu, fresh off a staggering 31-point game, is likely to continue her streak of dazzle and precision, dishing out assists and knocking down threes with her signature flair. Stewart, on the other hand, is expected to dominate both the boards and the scoring, potentially adding another double-double to her impressive season tally. Their synergy on the court is just terrific, making them a tough duo for any team to handle.

Given the current form of both teams and considering how they've been playing, the New York Liberty appears to be the favorite to clinch this matchup. They've been exceptional at home this season and with the crowd behind them at the Barclays Center, the atmosphere will be electrifying. The Sparks will put up a good fight, no doubt, but the Liberty's robust lineup and stellar season form might just be too much for Los Angeles to handle this time around. What do you think? Could we be in for an upset, or will it be business as usual for New York?

New York Liberty injuries

  • Betnijah Laney-Hamilton (F): Day-To-Day
  • Courtney Vandersloot (G): Out
  • Nyara Sabally (F): Out

Los Angeles Sparks injuries

  • Lexie Brown (G): Out
  • Cameron Brink (F): Out
  • Azura Stevens (F): Out

Sparks vs Liberty game info

Venue Barclays Center
Location Brooklyn, NY
Tip-off Sat 3:00 PM

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