It was Dads and Daughters Day at the Prudential Center on Sunday as the New York Liberty hosted the Atlanta Dream. There were numerous current and former New York Knicks in attendance, including current Knick guard JR Smith (with his adorable daughter), former Knick and current assistant coach Herb Williams, former Knick and current Director, Special Projects & Community Relations Cal Ramsey, former Knick and current MSG color analyst Walt “Clyde” Frasier, former Knick and current Alumni Relations & Fan Development Advisor John Starks and former Knick Earl “The Pearl” Monroe were all in attendance.
Unfortunately, the current and former players didn’t bring the team enough luck, as the Atlanta Dream defeated the New York Liberty 74-64. The Dream began the game on fire, leading by as much as 12 in the first quarter, but the Liberty stormed back in the second, taking a lead of two points into half time on a three-pointer by Leilani Mitchell. The Liberty took their biggest lead of the game, four points, on a lay up by DeMya Walker to open the third quarter, but the Dream responded with an 11-0 run and would never look back.
Mitchell led the Liberty with 16 points, while Walker and Cappie Pondexter both finished with 12 points. Kara Braxton came off the bench to score 14 points. Angel McCoughtry led the Dream with 23 points and 8 rebounds, and Sancho Lyttle added 19 points and 6 rebounds. The Liberty next play Saturday, when they host the Seattle Storm at 4pm at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.