Fever Holds On To Top Dream

Tan White
White scored a season-high 21 points on 7-of-12 shooting to go along with three assists and a career-high five steals.
Tammy Sutton-Brown
Sutton-Brown recorded her first double-double of the season with 16 points and 12 rebounds including 10-of-12 shooting at the free throw line.
Lin Dunn
On Overcoming Turnovers:
"Early in the game, I thought a lot of our turnovers were unforced. We've tried to be more up-tempo this year, so you expect a little of that, but we were out of control a lot - sometimes even being a little too unselfish and making too many passes and creating bad turnovers. But I thought a key in the second half was we didn't turn it over as much (6)."

Tan White
On A Slow Start And Executing The Game Plan:
"The game was a little sloppy at first, but once we settled down, we started to execute our plays. I thought Tully [Bevilaqua] did a good job of defending Betty Lennox, too, and making her work hard for her shots. We just stuck to our game plan, we executed later in the game and we did a good job making them work for their shots."

Points in the paint:
Fever 26, Dream 18
Second-chance points:
Fever 10, Dream 10
Fast-break points:
Fever 11, Dream 3
Points off turnovers:
Fever 21, Dream 15
Starters scoring:
Fever 65, Dream 55
Bench scoring:
Fever 11, Dream 12
Fever 76, Dream 67
June 13, 2008 at Philips Arena (Atlanta, GA)
Box Score | WNBA Recap

Team Record 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Indiana 5-3 15 17 20 24 76
at Atlanta 0-9 14 15 16 22 67

ATLANTA(AP) -- Tan White scored a season-high 21 points and the Indiana Fever held off Atlanta's late comeback attempt to beat the winless Dream 76-67 on Friday night.

The expansion Dream (0-9), in their inaugural year, own the third-longest winless streak to open a WNBA season. The Houston Comets lost their first 10 games in 2007, and the Detroit Shock started 0-13 in 2002.

White scored 11 points in the first half to reach double figures for a seventh straight game. Ebony Hoffman had 12 points, and Tammy Sutton-Brown added 16 points and 12 rebounds.

Indiana's Katie Douglas, third in the league in scoring at 20 points per game, had two in the first half and finished with 11.

Ivory Latta and Tamera Young each scored 14 points for Atlanta but combined to go 9-of-27 from the field. Betty Lennox had 13 points.

A 3-pointer by White gave Indiana a 59-48 lead with 7:38 left, and a free throw by Douglas pushed the advantage to 15 before the Dream staged a late rally.

Atlanta's Kristen Mann made a 3-pointer with 1:49 left, and Latta's layup with 1:01 remaining pulled the Dream to 70-64 but that was as close as they would come.

The Dream's 24 turnovers led to 21 points for Indiana.

Latta made buzzer-beating shots at the end of each of the first two periods, each requiring a video review by the officials. Latta's turnaround jumper at the end of the first half cut Indiana's lead to 32-29.

  • Tan White scored a game-high and season-high 21 points and posted a career-high five steals. This was her seventh consecutive game of scoring in double-figures.
  • Tammy Sutton-Brown's game-high 12 rebounds fell one shy of her career high.
  • Ebony Hoffman finished with 12 points. Katie Douglas had 11 points, and her game-high seven assists were one shy of her career-high.
  • Atlanta remains winless (0-9) in their first season.
  • Ebony Hoffman's streak of six consecutive games of leading Indiana in rebounds ended.