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The 2017 WNBA season is the 21st season for the New York Liberty franchise of the WNBA. The season tips off on May 13.[1] The Liberty rode an end of season surge to the top of the Eastern Conference and the third overall see in the WNBA playoffs. The Liberty were 12–12 on August 4, but won 10 straight games to finish the season with a 22–12 record. The team lost in the second round of the playoffs to the Washington Mystics after receiving a first round bye.

2017 New York Liberty season
CoachBill Laimbeer
ArenaMadison Square Garden
Attendance9,888 per game
Results
Record22–12 (.647)
Place1st (Eastern)
Playoff finishLost in Second Round to Washington
Team Leaders
PointsTina Charles 19.7 ppg
ReboundsTina Charles 9.4 rpg
AssistsEpiphanny Prince 2.9 apg
Media
TelevisionMSG Network (MSG), MSG Plus (MSG+)

TransactionsEdit

WNBA DraftEdit

Current rosterEdit

New York Liberty roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Height Weight DOB From Yrs
G/F 9   Allen, Rebecca 6' 2" (1.88m) 164 lb (74kg) 11-06-1992 Australia 3
G 15   Boyd, Brittany   5' 9" (1.75m) 156 lb (71kg) 06-11-1993 California 3
F/C 31   Charles, Tina 6' 4" (1.93m) 186 lb (84kg) 12-05-1988 Connecticut 8
G 10   Prince, Epiphanny 5' 9" (1.75m) 179 lb (81kg) 01-11-1988 Rutgers 8
G 14   Rodgers, Sugar 5' 9" (1.75m) 166 lb (75kg) 12-08-1989 Georgetown 6
C 41   Stokes, Kiah 6' 3" (1.91m) 191 lb (87kg) 03-30-1993 Connecticut 3
C 7   Vaughn, Kia 6' 4" (1.93m) 198 lb (90kg) 01-24-1987 Rutgers 9
G 8   Hartley, Bria 5' 8" (1.73m) 145 lb (66kg) 09-30-1992 Connecticut 4
C 17   Zahui B., Amanda 6' 5" (1.96m) 250 lb (113kg) 09-08-1993 Minnesota 3
G 1   Zellous, Shavonte 5' 10" (1.78m) 188 lb (85kg) 08-28-1986 Pittsburgh 9
F/C 4   Raincock-Ekunwe, Nayo 6' 2" (1.88m) 175 lb (79kg) 08-29-1991 Simon Fraser R
G 12   Allen, Lindsay 5' 8" (1.73m) 144 lb (65kg) 03-20-1995 Notre Dame R



East: ATLCHICONINDNYWAS | West: DALLVLAMINPHOSEA
Head coach
  Bill Laimbeer (Notre Dame)
Assistant coaches
  Katie Smith (Ohio State)
  Herb Williams (Ohio State)
Athletic trainer
  Rosemary Ragle (Troy)
Strength and conditioning coach
  Kevin Duffy (Ohio)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  •   Injured

WNBA roster page

Game LogEdit

Pre-SeasonEdit

2017 pre-season game log
2017 pre-season schedule

Regular SeasonEdit

2017 game log
Total: 22-12 (Home: 13–4; Road: 9–9)
2017 season schedule

PlayoffsEdit

2017 playoff game log
2017 playoff schedule

StandingsEdit

# Eastern Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
1 New York Liberty - (3) 22 12 .647 - 13–4 9–8 10–6
2 Connecticut Sun - (4) 21 13 .636 1 12–5 9–6 10–6
3 Washington Mystics - (6) 18 16 .529 4 11–6 7–10 12-4
4 Chicago Sky - e 12 22 .353 10 4–13 8–9 6–10
5 Atlanta Dream - e 12 22 .353 10 9–8 3–14 5–11
6 Indiana Fever - e 9 25 .265 13 6–11 3–14 4–12

PlayoffsEdit

 
First round:
Single elimination
(Sept. 6)
Second round:
Single elimination
(Sept. 10)
Semifinals:
Best-of-five
(Sept. 12 – Sept. 17)
WNBA Finals:
Best-of-five
(Sept. 24 – Oct. 4)
 
              
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2
Los Angeles Sparks
3
 
 
5
Phoenix Mercury
0
 
 
 
 
 
4
Connecticut Sun
83
 
 
 
5
Phoenix Mercury
88
 
5
Phoenix Mercury
79
 
 
 
8
Seattle Storm
69
 
1
Minnesota Lynx
3
 
 
 
2
Los Angeles Sparks
2
 
6
Washington Mystics
86
 
 
 
7
Dallas Wings
76
 
3
New York Liberty
68
 
 
6
Washington Mystics
82
 
 
 
 
 
1
Minnesota Lynx
3
 
 
6
Washington Mystics
0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Note: Teams re-seeded after second round and semi-finals.

Semifinals
Team 1 2 3
1
Minnesota Lynx
101 93 81
6
Washington Mystics
81 83 70
Team 1 2 3
2
Los Angeles Sparks
79 86 89
5
Phoenix Mercury
66 72 87
WNBA Finals
Team 1 2 3 4 5
1
Minnesota Lynx
84 70 64 80 85
2
Los Angeles Sparks
85 68 75 69 76


Awards and honorsEdit

Recipient Award Date awarded Ref.
Epiphanny Prince Player of the Week award May 29, 2017 [2]
Tina Charles Player of the Week award June 4, 2017 [3]
June 11, 2017 [4]
July 23, 2017 [5]
July 30, 2017 [6]
August 21, 2017 [7]
August 28, 2017 [8]
September 5, 2017 [9]
Tina Charles Player of the Month award July [10]
August [11]
Sugar Rodgers Sixth Woman of the Year Season-Long Award [12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2017 New York Liberty Schedule". Women's National Basketball Association. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  2. ^ "Sylvia Fowles, Epiphanny Prince Named WNBA Players of the Week". wnba.com. WNBA. May 30, 2017. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  3. ^ "New York's Charles and Phoenix's Taurasi Named WNBA Players of the Week". wnba.com. WNBA. June 5, 2017. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  4. ^ "Tina Charles and Sylvia Fowles Named WNBA Players of the Week". wnba.com. WNBA. June 12, 2017. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  5. ^ "New York's Charles and Minnesota's Fowles Named WNBA Players of the Week". wnba.com. WNBA. July 24, 2017. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  6. ^ "Candace Parker, Tina Charles Named WNBA Players of the Week". wnba.com. WNBA. July 31, 2017. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  7. ^ "Seattle's Stewart, New York's Charles Named WNBA Players Of The Week". wnba.com. WNBA. August 21, 2017. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  8. ^ "New York's Charles, Los Angeles' Parker Named WNBA Players of the Week". wnba.com. WNBA. August 28, 2017. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  9. ^ "New York's Charles, Phoenix's Griner Named WNBA Players Of The Week". wnba.com. WNBA. September 5, 2017. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  10. ^ "2017 WNBA PLAYERS OF THE MONTH". wnba.com. WNBA. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  11. ^ "New York's Charles, Los Angeles' Parker Named WNBA Players of the Month". wnba.com. WNBA. September 6, 2017. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  12. ^ "New York's Sugar Rodgers Named 2017 WNBA Sixth Woman Of The Year". wnba.com. WNBA. September 10, 2017. Retrieved September 21, 2017.

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