Fever Clinches Fifth Straight Playoff Berth
INDIANAPOLIS – By virtue of Tuesday evening’s losses by the Chicago Sky and Washington Mystics, the Indiana Fever has clinched its fifth straight berth in the WNBA Playoffs. The Fever, with a WNBA-leading 19-7 record, has advanced to the playoffs for the sixth time in the franchise’s 10 seasons.
The Fever hosts defending Western Conference champion San Antonio on Thursday night (7:00 p.m.) at Conseco Fieldhouse. A Fever victory could move Indiana within one more game of clinching first or second place in the Eastern Conference. Holding a five-game lead in the East standings, Indiana is on pace to clinch its first regular season conference title in franchise history.
WNBA Playoffs begin Wednesday, Sept. 16. Below are facts about the Fever and the upcoming WNBA Playoffs.
The Indiana Fever celebrates its 10th anniversary season in 2009 and hosts the San Antonio Silver Stars on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009 (7:00 p.m.). Led by five time WNBA All-Star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Tamika Catchings, Olympic silver medalist Tully Bevilaqua, 2008 WNBA Most Improved Player Ebony Hoffman and two-time WNBA All-Stars Katie Douglas and Tammy Sutton-Brown, the Fever bids for its fifth consecutive playoff appearance in 2009. Season tickets are available at FeverBasketball.com, or by calling (317) 917-2500. Live video for all Indiana Fever games can be obtained via WNBA LiveAccess by visiting FeverBasketball.com.