Game Preview: Fever vs Monarchs

by Justin Whitaker | August 20, 2009
Tonight, 10:00 p.m.
Radio: WIBC 93.1 FM
Live Access

The Indiana Fever (19-5) starts a two-game West Coast swing against the Sacramento Monarchs (7-18) (10:00 p.m. ET, WIBC 93.1 FM, WNBA LiveAccess). A Fever victory will clinch Indiana's fifth consecutive appearance in the WNBA Playoffs!

***Note change in tonight’s radio broadcast to WIBC 93.1 FM.

Indiana’s Last Outing (August 15, 2009):
The Fever rebounded from a 14-point first half deficit to defeat the Detroit Shock, 82-59. Tough Fever defense held all five Shock starters below double digit scoring. Rookie Briann January had a career-high 17 points for the Fever. Katie Douglas continued her offensive hot streak, leading all scorers with 19 points.

Sacramento’s Last Outing (August 13, 2009):
The Monarchs were unable to beat the Los Angeles Sparks twice in two days, losing 78-61. The Sparks were led by Candace Parker and her 18 points and seven rebounds. Monarchs center Rebekkah Brunson had a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds.

Last Meeting (July 26, 2008):
The Monarchs matched a franchise-record seven straight wins with the 70-62 victory over the Fever. Katie Douglas scored 23 points for the Fever on 9-for-17 shooting. Brunson scored 15 points to go along with 10 rebounds.

Stats and Trends:

  • Tamika Catchings became the youngest and quickest player in WNBA history to record 600 steals in a career, with four against the Detroit Shock last Saturday.

  • Katie Douglas has scored in double figures in eight straight games, averaging 23.1 points in those games.

  • Six of Indiana’s last 10 games of the regular season are on the road.

    Promos and Tidbits:

  • The Fever offers you a chance to adopt a dog or cat during Adopt A Pet Night on August 27 when the Fever hosts the San Antonio Silver Stars! Come early to the game to check out the pets that are up for adoption.All pets have their shots, are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and are available for adoption that night for only $60. Plus, anyone that adoptsa pet that night will receive a Fever pet adoption prize pack with things you will need for the new addition to your family!

  • Fans, don't forget to watch the Fever LIVE on FeverBasketball.com when the team is on the road! Visit FeverBasketball.com for WNBA Live Accessand don't miss a play all summer!

  • The Fever and Special Olympics Indiana are partnering to help nearly 10,000 people with intellectual disabilities participate in sporting events. Coach Lin Dunn has agreed to be "Freezin' for a Reason" by taking the Polar Plunge if the Fever raises $5,000 for Special Olympics Indiana during the 2009 Fever season. You can sponsor Coach Dunn in the Polar Plunge by making a donation to Special Olympics Indiana at their table located on the Main Concourse. Let's help make Coach Dunn take the Polar Plunge!

  • Test drive a Subara prior to September 12 and get a free $25 Home Court Gift Shop Gift Card! Test drive a Subaru at Dreyer and Reinbold Subaru in Greenwood, Falcone Subaru on West 16th Street or Tom Wood Subaru in Indianapolis and mention the Fever Home Court promotion. This promotion is only at these dealers and while supplies last.

  • Sunday, Sept. 6 is Fan Appreciation Night presented by Denison Parking. The first 3,000 fans to the game will receive a 2009 Fever team commemorative poster courtesy of Sport Graphics and WISH-TV. Join the Fever for the last regular season game, Sept. 6, with tipoff at 4