Sabrina Ionescu now has a solitary figure in her mind this week: 1

Because it's the number of wins needed to finish off Chicago

The New York Liberty are in the WNBA playoffs for the second sequential season

They've already dazed Candace Parker and the reigning champ Sky in the main round of the foes' series

Although the second game wasn't exactly as great for the Liberty, to say the least, Ionescu is more than prepared to polish off the Sky

There are many justifications for why the Libs are very near to the semifinals

But the most compelling motivation, New York is in this position presently is the play of third-year star Ionescu.

Ionescu turned into the first player in WNBA history to record 500 points, 200 rebounds, and 200 assists a solitary season

Ionescu is averaging 17.4 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 6.3 assists per game in the current season