Game Preview: Fever vs. Silver Stars

by Justin Whitaker
Tonight, 7:00 p.m.
Radio: The Fan 1070-AM
TV: FSI, NBA TV

The Indiana Fever (19-7) plays its first game of a three-game homestand against the San Antonio Silver Stars (11-16) (7:00 p.m., 1070 The Fan, FSI).

Indiana’s Last Outing (August 22, 2009):


The Fever lost their second game in a row, 74-60, to the Seattle Storm. Seattle had six players score in double figures, led by Sue Bird with 16 points. The Fever had four players score in double digits with Katie Douglas’ 12 points leading the team. The Fever was never closer than five points in the fourth quarter.

San Antonio’s Last Outing (August 18, 2009):
The Detroit Shock handed the Silver Stars their third loss in a row with a 99-84 victory. Katie Smith scored a season-high 31 points to lead the Shock. Sophia Young had 19 points for the Silver Stars.

Last Meeting (July 23, 2009):
The Silver Stars handily beat the Indiana Fever 84-65 at the AT&T Center. The Silver Stars were led by Sophia Young’s 24 points and five rebounds. No Fever starter scored in double figures, while Jessica Davenport came off the bench to lead the team with 13 points and six rebounds.

Stats and Trends:

  • In the last ten games of the WNBA season, Katie Douglas is averaging a league high 21.8 points per game.

  • The Fever defense leads the WNBA in fewest points scored per game with 72.12.

    Promos and Tidbits:

  • The Fever has clinched a berth in the 2009 WNBA Playoffs, and tickets for the Eastern Conference Semifinals (Round 1, Home Games 1 and 2) are on sale now! Tickets are available at FeverBasketball.com, the Conseco Fieldhouse Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling (317) 239- 5151. Indiana’s first home playoff game will be a Lucas Oil Family Night presented by The Indianapolis Star!

  • Join the Fever this season for Lucas Oil Family Nights presented by The Indianapolis Star! You'll receive four tickets to the game, four vouchers for free hot dogs, chips, drinks, four free t-shirts and thechance to shoot free throws on the court after the game. Your next opportunity is Saturday, August 29 when the Fever battles the Sacramento Monarchs.

  • 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 p.m.