You know that whole "root for the Liberty because they'd be only the third Madison Square Garden champions in the last 38 years" thing? Well, that's in serious danger tonight: The Liberty lost to the Atlanta Dream on Sunday at the Garden, and they face elimination in Game 2 tonight in Atlanta. If the Liberty win, they'll come back to the Garden for a decisive Game 3 Thursday, but that's only if they win tonight in the Eastern Conference finals. Winner gets the Seattle Storm in the WNBA Finals, which we vow to go to, if the Liberty can make it. Hey, it's not just us: The Knicks like them, too! Why are you pointing at us? Stop that.
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