INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 27 (Ticker) -- Tully Bevilaqua and the Indiana Fever gave the New York Liberty something to think about.

Bevilaqua paced a balanced attack with 10 points and a season-high six assists as the Fever posted a 75-50 rout of the Liberty in a preview of an Eastern Conference first-round matchup.

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Indiana (21-13) travels to New York (18-16) to begin a best-of-three series Tuesday at Madison Square Garden, where it is 3-7 all-time and was knocked from the 2002 playoffs.

The playoff matchup already was set prior to the game, but Bevilaqua was intent on giving the Fever some momentum heading into the postseason.

She gave her club the lead for good at 11-9 on a pair of free throws less than four minutes in and then buried a 3-pointer for a five-point advantage, part of an early 9-0 run.

Kelly Miller scored nine of her 13 points in the first half to help Indiana take a 35-30 lead into the locker room and Bevilaqua opened the second half with a layup.

The Fever led by at least six points thereafter and finished the game with their largest lead.

Crystal Robinson scored a season-high 19 points on 8-of-11 shooting for the Liberty, which has lost three straight after a five-game winning streak.