Sparks 79

(3-3, 3-3 away)

Liberty 89

(1-4, 1-0 home)

    Coverage: ABC

    4:00 PM ET, June 3, 2006

    Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

    1 2 3 4 OT T
    LA 10 20 18 20 1179
    NY 12 22 16 18 2189

    Top Performers

    Los Angeles: L. Leslie 26 Pts, 15 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    New York: B. Hammon 24 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    Hammon, Liberty still chasing first win

    Los Angeles (3-2) at New York (0-4) 4:00 pm EDT

    NEW YORK (Ticker) - All-Star Becky Hammon and the New York Liberty look to collect their first win of the season as they welcome in the Los Angeles Sparks on Saturday.

    Ashley Battle and Sherill Baker scored 18 point apiece off the bench and Barbara Farris added 13 as the Liberty dropped a heartbreaking 64-63 loss at Detroit on Thursday.

    A seven-year veteran, Hammon was less than stellar as she managed only seven points on a dismal 3-of-14 shooting, including 0-of-6 from 3-point range.

    Tamara Moore scored 18 points and rookie Lisa Willis added a career-high 12 off the bench for Los Angeles, which was routed, 114-71, by then winless Minnesota on Wednesday.

    Superstar Lisa Leslie, who enters the contest leading the league in four categories, had her worst outing with only eight points and four rebounds in 18 minutes of play.

    This contest will mark the end of the Sparks' six-game road trip to start the season. New York won both matchups a season ago.