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WNBA preview: New York at Stars

August 25, 2016 GMT

New York Liberty (18-8) at Stars (5-18)

When, where: 7 p.m. Friday, AT&T Center

Radio, TV: KTKR-AM 760, NBA TV

PROBABLE STARTERS

Stars: PG Moriah Jefferson (5-6, 1st year), SG Alex Montgomery (6-1, 6th), SF Monique Currie (6-0, 11th), PF Dearica Hamby (6-3, 2nd), C Jayne Appel Marinelli (6-4, 7th)

Liberty: PG Tanisha Wright (5-11, 12th), SG Sugar Rodgers (5-9, 4th), SF Swin Cash (6-1, 15th year), PF Tina Charles (6-4, 7th), C Carolyn Swords (6-6, 5th)

RESERVES

Stars: G Sydney Colson (5-8, 3rd), C Kayla Alexander (6-4, 4th), F Haley Peters (6-3, 1st), C Astou Ndour (6-5, 2nd), G Jazmon Gwathmey (6-2, 1st), C-F Vicki Baugh (6-4, 3rd)

Liberty: G Rebecca Allen (6-2, 2nd), G Brittany Boyd (5-9, 2nd), G Shoni Schimmel (5-9, 3rd), C Kiah Stokes (6-3, 3rd), C Amanda Zahui B (6-5, 2nd), G Shavonte Zellous (5-10, 11th), G Epiphanny Prince (5-9, 7th)

COACHES

Stars: Dan Hughes

Liberty: Bill Laimbeer

STAT LEADERS (per-game averages)

Stars: Points (Jefferson, 12.2), rebounds (Hamby, 5.3), assists (Jefferson, 4.0), steals (Jefferson, Colson, 1.3), blocks (Marinelli, 1.1)

Liberty: Points (Charles, 21.4), rebounds (Charles, 9.6), assists (Wright, 3.9), steals (Boyd, 1.3), blocks (Stokes, 1.5)

NOTABLE

The Stars play for the first time since July 20, The WNBA was on a month-long hiatus for the Olympics in Brazil. San Antonio will try to snap a five-game losing streak, with one of the losses a 75-65 setback to New York on July 10.

Terrence Thomas