UNCASVILLE, Conn. — There was nothing that the Liberty could do to help as New York City — and Brooklyn — dealt with flooding Friday from the nearly eight inches of rain that fell.
They were in Connecticut for their playoff games this weekend, but it reminded head coach Sandy Brondello of the floods she experienced in Australia, where she grew up.
She called flooding stemming from Tropical Storm Ophelia “terrible because it ruins many things” before the Liberty defeated the Sun, 92-81 in Game 3 of their WNBA semifinals series to take a 2-1 lead.
Brondello also wanted the Liberty to play well so their fans in Brooklyn had something to distract them from the water.
“Thoughts definitely go out to everybody in Brooklyn and those that are under water,” Stewart said. “It’s a crazy time, but we just want to continue to represent Brooklyn and the Liberty well, and so doing that, making sure we got the win tonight.”
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Stewart, who led the Liberty with 25 points and 11 rebounds Friday, said everyone on the team appeared OK and not impacted by the rainfall, adding that the Liberty will likely try to coordinate something to help after returning.
They’ll play Game 4 on Sunday at the Mohegan Sun Arena, with a chance to advance to their first WNBA finals since 2002 and play the Aces starting Oct. 8.
The Rangers-Islanders game at UBS Arena was postponed until Sept. 30, and the Mets’ game against the Phillies was likewise postponed with a doubleheader now scheduled for Saturday.
Streets flooded as water levels rose, and 7.97 inches of rain fell at JFK Airport, according to Fox Weather.
Gov. Kathy Hocul and Mayor Eric Adams both issued state of emergency announcements Friday.
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