The New York Liberty stormed to the No. 2 seed in the WNBA playoffs, which begins tonight at Madison Square Garden, with the Liberty taking on Indiana in what is probably the most compelling of the four series.
A large factor in the Liberty’s surge was the play of former Stanford standout Nicole Powell, who came out of a midseason slump to turn in some very big performances.
In New York’s last 10 games, she’s hit 29 3-pointers and averaged 12.7 points a game. In the previous 10 games, she averaged 5.1 points and went 11 of 45 from beyond the arc.
Liberty coach Anne Donovan talked about Powell on Tuesday’s conference call previewing the playoffs series.
She talked about keeping the faith in Powell.
“It really wasn’t difficult.