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Preview: Liberty host Storm on Monday morning at Madison Square Garden

Despite being eliminated from the playoffs, the Liberty hope to put a damper on the surging Storm.

Seattle Storm v Las Vegas Aces
Breanna Stewart will be a woman on a mission Monday when the Storm face off against the Liberty.
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The New York Liberty host the Seattle Storm on Monday morning. Here’s a preview of what’s in store!

New York Liberty (7-20) vs. Seattle Storm (21-7)

When: Monday, August 6 at 11 a.m. ET

Where: Madison Square Garden | TICKETS

How to watch: NBA TV (national TV) | MSG Plus (New York City TV) | WNBA League Pass (worldwide streaming)

Injury report: For the Liberty, Epiphanny Prince (knee), Kia Vaughn (ankle) and Shavonte Zellous (ankle) are questionable.

Storylines to follow

The Liberty are heading back to Madison Square Garden for a matinee game where they could use a win. They are already eliminated from the playoffs after losing to the Fever last Saturday, but a win against the Storm would be a boost in an otherwise disappointing year where their ownership situation is uncertain and where the team fell off a cliff despite keeping most of their core players from last season’s third-place team.

The Storm have already clinched a spot but want to keep winning games to clinch a semifinals berth with a top-2 seed. For Seattle, anything but the top overall seed would be a disappointment for the regular season.

Finally, this game will be effectively a reunion of UConn alumnae. The Storm have Sue Bird, Breanna Stewart, and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis on their squad while the Liberty have Tina Charles, Bria Hartley, Kiah Stokes and Kia Nurse on theirs. Expect a good number of UConn women’s basketball fans to show up this morning as well.