Fever Too Hot For Sun

Katie Douglas
Katie Douglas scored a game-high 23 points for Indiana in her return to Connecticut to go along with five rebounds and five assists.
Ebony Hoffman
Ebony Hoffman racked up 13 rebounds and dished out five assists to provide the energy for a Fever team coming off a tough loss at Detroit.
Katie Douglas
On anticipating this game:
"Honestly, it's been so hectic just getting acclimated to my new team and new place since I got here from Spain, this game really just came up fast and I didn't have much time to think much about it until I got here."

Lin Dunn
On Fever game strategy:
"We really wanted to push tempo. We wanted to [have] 10-11 players, attack and play pressure defense. We wanted to disrupt their backcourt."

Points in the paint:
Fever 30, Sun 16
Second-chance points:
Fever 12, Sun 10
Fast-break points:
Fever 9, Sun 2
Points off turnovers:
Fever 17, Sun 6
Starters scoring:
Fever 58, Sun 30
Bench scoring:
Fever 15, Sun 16
Fever 73, Sun 46
May 27, 2008 at Mohegan Sun Arena (Uncasville, CT)
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Team Record 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Indiana 2-1 28 18 16 13 75
at Connecticut 3-1 11 13 15 7 46

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) -- Katie Douglas scored 23 points in her return to Connecticut, leading the Indiana Fever to a 75-46 win over the Sun on Tuesday night.

Douglas, who played five seasons in Connecticut, was traded to Indiana for Tamika Whitmore during the offseason.

She scored 14 of her points in the first half when the Fever (2-1) took a double-digit lead it never gave up. Tan White added 15 points for the Fever.

Lindsay Whalen led the Sun (3-1) with 13 points.

Connecticut trailed by 22 points at halftime and got as close as 16 early in the third quarter at 48-32. But Indiana outscored Connecticut 14-7 the rest of the way and had a 62-39 lead entering the fourth period.

Douglas hit a 3-pointer early in the fourth period and later a pair of free throws that gave Indiana its largest lead at 75-44.

It was the lowest point total for the Sun franchise since Aug 1, 2003, when they scored 45 points in a 48-45 loss to Washington. Connecticut's seven-point output in the fourth was a franchise record low.

  • Connecticut's 46 total points is the fewest they have scored against Indiana.
  • This was Connecticut's largest defeat of all-time surpassing their old record by one point.
  • This was Indiana's second-largest road win, all-time(Record is 33 points at New York in 2006).
  • This was Indiana's largest win over Connecticut, all-time, breaking the old record of 25 points.
  • The largest lead of the game was 31 points for Indiana.
  • Ebony Hoffman's 13 rebounds tied a career-high.