NEW YORK — The Liberty’s formula for success has been pretty simple over the past couple of seasons: dominate on defense, rebound well and stack up victories.
That approach helped win a combined 44 games during the past two seasons, the Liberty finishing atop the Eastern Conference in each campaign.
But the end result always was disappointment. In 2015, New York seemed to be running on empty in the conference semifinal against Indiana. Last season, the Liberty lost in the second round in a one-game playoff against Phoenix.