Game Preview: Fever vs Mystics

By Justin Whitaker | August 6 2009
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The Indiana Fever hosts the Washington Mystics (15-16) in the last home game of the regular season (4:00 p.m., 1070 The Fan, WNBA LiveAccess).

Indiana’s Last Outing (September 4, 2009):
The Fever lost to the Detroit Shock in overtime, 70-63. The Fever missed Katie Douglas for the second straight game as they shot 27 percent from the field. Tamika Catchings had her second double-double in a row with 14 points and a season-high 13 rebounds. She also added three assists, steals and blocks. Indiana outrebounded Detroit 50-39.

Washington’s Last Outing (July 28, 2009):
The Mystics fell to the Chicago Sky 92-86 in a battle between two teams fighting to make the playoffs. Both teams are 15-16, tied for the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Matee Ajavon scored 32 points for the Mystics and Crystal Langhorne added 23.

Last Meeting (August 2, 2009):
Fever starters combined for 73 points as Indiana beat Washington 87-79 at Conseco Fieldhouse. Katie Douglas led all scorers with 24 points. Tamika Catchings added 19 points, nine rebounds and five assists. The Fever shot 49 percent from the field.

Stats and Trends:

  • The Fever is the second-best free throw shooting team in the WNBA, shooting 82 percent from the line.

  • Tamika Catchings has had two straight double-doubles and five on the year.

  • The Fever leads the WNBA with 10.79 steals per game.

    Promos and Tidbits:

  • 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.

  • The Fever has clinched a berth in the 2009 WNBA Playoffs, and tickets for the Eastern Conference Semifinals are on sale now! Indiana will host Game 2 of the East Semifinals on either Friday, Sept. 18 or Saturday, Sept. 19. Tickets for both semifinal games are available at FeverBasketball.com, the Conseco Fieldhouse Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling (800) 745- 3000. Indiana’s first home playoff game will be a Lucas Oil Family Night presented by The Indianapolis Star!

  • 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.