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New York: Get it while it’s good

Soccer

Gotham FC, Liberty, Knicks, Nets

April 15, 2021
Source: Business Wire
Source: Business Wire

⚽️Gotham FC: The newly rebranded Gotham FC beat the Orlando Pride 1–0 in their first match of the NWSL Challenge Cup last night. It was scoreless until the 80th minute, when Gotham forward Paige Monaghan channelled her inner hero and snuck in a one-timer goal off an assist from forward Ifeoma Onumonu. Undefeated in the new kits

🏀Liberty: The Liberty made major moves this offseason when they added forward Natasha Howard and shooting guard Betnijah Laney to complement star point guard Sabrina Ionescu. What New York is still missing? A big woman. 

  • The Liberty have the No. 6 overall pick in tonight’s draft, and we’re expecting them to select a tall forward like Alabama’s Jasmine Walker or Oklahoma State’s Natasha Mack to fill out the lineup. Dream team.

Knicks: After Monday’s decisive win against the LA Lakers, the Knicks stayed hot against the New Orleans Pelicans, beating them 116–106. Julius Randle led the team with 30 points, followed by shooting guard Alec Burks — whose recent spark has fueled the Knicks’ offense as of late — with 21. A winning Knicks team: who is she?

Nets: The Nets, who were missing key players due to injury, lost 123–117 to the Philadelphia 76ers, dropping to the No. 2 spot behind the Sixers in the Eastern Conference standings in the process. Sigh.