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By JIM JOHNSON
Posted Sep 07 2013 10:41PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The road back to the playoffs for the defending WNBA champion Indiana Fever hasn't been easy.

The Fever fell behind early in the season and had to endure injuries to several players. Still, they managed to persevere to return to the postseason for a ninth straight year.

Tamika Catchings had 15 points, six rebounds and four steals to help the Fever beat the Connecticut Sun 69-60 Saturday night, clinching another playoff berth.

``When we came in (the locker room) it was just like a relief,'' Catchings said. ``I would like to see us going into the playoffs on a winning streak.''

Erlana Larkins had 12 points and Jessica Breland added 12 points and nine rebounds for the Fever (15-16), who have won three of four.

Kelsey Griffin had 14 points and seven rebounds and Tan White had 13 points for Sun (8-23), who lost for the eighth time in their last nine games.

Rene Montgomery tied the score at 44-all before Catchings made two free throws and a jumper to give the Fever a 48-44 lead.

The Fever went on an 8-2 run in the fourth to take a 58-48 lead when Breland hit a free throw with 6:16 left.

``Indiana had better focus in the fourth quarter,'' Connecticut coach Anne Donovan said. ``The fourth quarter, the backboard hurt us. (And) both teams were on back-to-back games.''

Indiana was coming off a win at Chicago and Connecticut beat Washington at home on Friday.

After winning the season opener, the Fever lost seven straight. Indiana has had a .500 record just three times. The single win at the start of the year was the only time Indiana had a winning record.

And the Fever have dealt with injuries from the start.

``I've never had this many injuries,'' Indiana coach Lin Dunn said. ``But I've been in situations where injuries were huge. We've dealt with tough situations before and we know you fight through it.''

Indiana has had seven different starting lineups this year and Larkins is the only player to start every game. Seven of Indiana's top scorers from the 2012 championship team have missed games, including forward Katie Douglas who has played in only two games because of a back injury.

Nine different Indiana players have combined to miss a total of 107 1/2 games. To help, the Fever signed three different replacement players this season, including Jasmine Hassell, who the Fever drafted in the second round this year, waived, and resigned three times. Breland was also signed and came through for Indiana on Saturday.

Breland put the game out of reach when she was fouled on a shot and scored a free throw to give Indiana 65-54 lead with 3:12 left.

``For us, we've talked about from the beginning of the season to now, and just how valuable (the bench) is to our team,'' Catchings said. ``Having the minutes they've had throughout the season brings us to this point where they're confident enough to go in there and to make things happen.''

Indiana has three regular season games left before the start of the playoffs, including one more matchup at Connecticut on Sept. 15.


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Sun
Fever
     
    • 37.5%

    • 43.5%

    • 12.5%

    • 20.0%

    • 71.4%

    • 80.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CON IND
Total Rebounds 8 4
Offensive Rebounds 12 13
Turnovers 17 15
Fast Break Pts: 6 3
Biggest Lead: 2 11
Points in the Paint: 30 34
CON IND
p Griffin   14 Catchings   15
rb Bass   11 Breland   9
a 3 players   2 Clarendon   6
s 2 players   2 Catchings   4
b Pedersen   1 Christmas   3
 
  • 06/12 - CON 73 @ IND 61
  • 07/06 - CON 66 @ IND 78
  • 08/01 - IND 64 @ CON 70
  • 09/07 - CON 60 @ IND 69
  • 09/15 - IND 80 @ CON 82
Connecticut Sun (8-23)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Greene G 25:25 1-2 0-0 0-0 -10 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 2
K. Griffin F 31:45 5-12 2-5 2-2 -5 4 3 7 0 3 1 0 0 0 14
M. Bass F 28:51 2-7 0-0 0-0 -17 2 9 11 1 1 1 4 0 2 4
T. White G 31:11 6-13 0-4 1-4 -5 0 3 3 2 4 0 3 0 1 13
R. Montgomery G 29:59 5-14 0-3 0-0 -17 0 2 2 2 1 1 5 0 0 10
S. Carter   16:21 3-8 0-3 1-2 +4 3 1 4 1 0 2 2 0 1 7
K. Pedersen   19:24 0-3 0-0 2-2 +4 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 0 2
I. Castro Marques   17:04 2-5 0-1 4-4 +1 2 2 4 0 2 0 1 0 1 8
T. Charles NWT - Coach's Decision
K. Faris NWT - Left Foot
A. Hightower NWT - Right Knee Strain
K. Lawson NWT - Right Knee
Total   200 24-64 2-16 10-14   12 22 34 8 16 7 17 1 5 60
  37.5% 12.5% 71.4%   team rebs: 8 total to: 18
Indiana Fever (15-16)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Christmas G-F 29:49 4-6 0-1 1-1 +16 3 2 5 0 1 1 0 3 1 9
T. Catchings F 23:22 5-13 1-3 4-4 +6 0 6 6 1 3 4 3 0 0 15
E. Larkins F 27:49 5-7 0-0 2-2 +16 2 4 6 1 3 2 2 1 0 12
S. Zellous G 16:48 3-6 0-1 1-3 +1 1 2 3 1 1 0 2 0 0 7
B. January G 27:29 4-11 2-5 0-0 +2 0 1 1 4 2 0 1 0 0 10
J. Breland   23:02 5-11 0-0 2-3 -2 6 3 9 1 1 2 3 1 0 12
L. Clarendon   25:19 1-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 5 5 6 4 0 2 0 0 2
J. Hassell   05:47 0-2 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. Pohlen   20:35 0-4 0-4 2-2 +8 1 0 1 0 2 2 2 0 0 2
J. Davenport DND - Left Tibia Stress Fracture
K. Douglas DND - Bulging Disc in Lower Back
E. Phillips DND - Right Eye
Total   200 27-62 3-15 12-15   13 23 36 14 18 11 15 5 1 69
  43.5% 20.0% 80.0%   team rebs: 4 total to: 17

inactive

  • Sun: --
  • Fever: --

technical fouls

  • Sun: --
  • Fever: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 4
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
  • Officials: #9 Denise Brooks, #24 Tony Dawkins, #8 Daryl Humphrey
  • Attendance: 9826
  • Duration: 1:50
Connecticut Sun (8-23) Indiana Fever (15-16)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Larkins vs Bass (Catchings gains possession) 
  09:45 January Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:44 Larkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Montgomery Violation:Jump Ball  09:40  
  09:40 Jump Ball Larkins vs Montgomery 
  09:28
[IND 2-0]
Zellous Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Larkins (1 AST) 
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed  09:10  
  09:08 Catchings Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:56 Catchings Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  08:56 Catchings Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Griffin 3pt Shot: Missed  08:44  
  08:42 Zellous Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Griffin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:34  
  08:34
[IND 3-0]
Catchings Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:34
[IND 4-0]
Catchings Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Bass Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Christmas (1 ST)  08:17  
Bass Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:12  
  08:12
[IND 5-0]
Zellous Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:12 Zellous Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:12  
Bass Layup Shot: Missed  07:53  
  07:52 Catchings Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Montgomery Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:41  
  07:29
[IND 8-0]
Catchings 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: January (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:28  
Montgomery Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Larkins (1 ST)  07:17  
  07:07 January 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:05  
Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed  06:56  
  06:55 Larkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:48
[IND 10-0]
Larkins Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: January (2 AST) 
White 3pt Shot: Missed  06:27  
  06:25 Catchings Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:18 Catchings Jump Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:17  
Bass Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Catchings (1 ST)  06:03  
  05:56 Zellous 3pt Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:55  
White Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:45
[CON 2-10]
 
  05:20
[IND 12-2]
Christmas Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  05:04  
  05:02 Larkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:50 Christmas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:48  
White Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  04:42  
White Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:42  
Montgomery Substitution replaced by Carter  04:42  
Bass Substitution replaced by Pedersen  04:42  
  04:42 Larkins Substitution replaced by Breland 
  04:42 Christmas Substitution replaced by Clarendon 
  04:28 Breland Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Griffin Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:09
[CON 4-12]
 
  03:52 January Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Carter Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:38
[CON 6-12]
 
  03:20 Breland Jump Shot: Missed 
White Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:19  
White Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:13
[CON 8-12]
 
  03:13 Team Timeout : Regular 
Greene Substitution replaced by Castro Marques  03:13  
  03:02 Zellous Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  03:02 Zellous Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
White 3pt Shot: Missed  02:45  
Carter Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:43  
Carter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Breland (1 ST)  02:39  
  02:24 Clarendon 3pt Shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:22  
Carter 3pt Shot: Missed  02:13  
Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:12  
Griffin Jump Shot: Missed  02:09  
  02:06 Catchings Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:52 Catchings Layup Shot: Missed 
White Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:51  
  01:47 Breland Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pedersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:47
[CON 9-12]
 
  01:47 Catchings Substitution replaced by Hassell 
Griffin Substitution replaced by Bass  01:47  
White Substitution replaced by Montgomery  01:47  
Pedersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  01:47
[CON 10-12]
 
  01:35
[IND 14-10]
Breland Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Zellous (1 AST) 
Pedersen Jump Shot: Missed  01:14  
  01:13 Clarendon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:06 Clarendon Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Carter (1 ST) 
  01:06 Clarendon Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  01:06 Zellous Substitution replaced by Christmas 
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed  00:56.9  
  00:55.5 Clarendon Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:47.9 Hassell Jump Shot: Missed 
Castro Marques Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:45.8  
Castro Marques Jump Shot: Missed Block: Christmas (1 BLK)  00:39.9  
Team Rebound  00:37.8  
Pedersen Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  00:29.4  
  00:12.9 Breland Layup Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:11.9  
Carter Layup Shot: Missed Block: Breland (1 BLK)  00:02.9  
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:01.3  
Bass Jump Shot: Missed Block: Christmas (2 BLK)  00:00.6  
Castro Marques Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:00.4  
Castro Marques Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:00.4
[CON 12-14]
 
End of 1st Qtr
Connecticut Sun (8-23) Indiana Fever (15-16)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed  09:47  
  09:45 Breland Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:28 Pohlen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bass (1 ST) 
  09:15 Hassell Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Greene Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:06
[CON 14-14]
 
  08:57 Breland Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Montgomery Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:45
[CON 16-14]
 
  08:25
[IND 16-16]
Breland Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed  08:16  
Pedersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:15  
Castro Marques 3pt Shot: Missed  08:11  
  08:09 Clarendon Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:44
[IND 18-16]
Breland Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Clarendon (1 AST) 
  07:31 Christmas Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  07:31 Hassell Substitution replaced by Larkins 
  07:31 Breland Substitution replaced by Catchings 
Castro Marques Substitution replaced by White  07:31  
Pedersen Substitution replaced by Griffin  07:31  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  07:17  
  07:00
[IND 20-16]
Catchings Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Montgomery Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:46
[CON 18-20]
 
  06:32
[IND 22-18]
Christmas Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed  06:12  
Griffin Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  06:10  
  06:10 Catchings Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Griffin Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:10
[CON 19-22]
 
  06:10 Clarendon Substitution replaced by January 
Griffin Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  06:10
[CON 20-22]
 
  05:46
[IND 24-20]
Catchings Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: January (3 AST) 
Bass Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Pohlen (1 ST)  05:30  
Greene Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:24  
  05:24  
  05:08 January Jump Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  05:07  
Montgomery Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Catchings (2 ST)  04:52  
  04:43 Catchings Layup Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  04:42  
  04:41 Larkins Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  04:41 Pohlen Substitution replaced by Zellous 
Griffin Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bass (1 AST)  04:26
[CON 22-24]
 
  04:19
[IND 26-22]
January Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
White Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:56
[CON 24-26]
 
  03:38 Catchings Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:36 Christmas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Griffin Foul: Personal (2 PF)  03:29  
Montgomery Substitution replaced by Carter  03:29  
Bass Substitution replaced by Pedersen  03:29  
  03:13
[IND 28-24]
Catchings Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: January (4 AST) 
  03:03 January Violation:Kicked Ball 
  03:03 Team Timeout : Regular 
Carter Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:56
[CON 26-28]
 
  02:40 Zellous Jump Shot: Missed 
White Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:38  
  02:16 January Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Carter Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:16
[CON 27-28]
 
Carter Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:16  
Carter Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:13  
Greene Layup Shot: Missed  02:07  
  02:06 Larkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:00 Zellous Layup Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  01:59  
Griffin 3pt Shot: Missed  01:34  
  01:31 Team Rebound 
  01:31 Zellous Substitution replaced by Clarendon 
Griffin Substitution replaced by Bass  01:31  
  01:19 Catchings 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:17  
Team Timeout : Regular  01:17  
  01:02 Clarendon Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
White Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:02  
Team Rebound  01:02  
White Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:02
[CON 28-28]
 
  00:47.1
[IND 31-28]
January 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Clarendon (2 AST) 
Greene Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  00:30.5  
  00:11.9 January 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pedersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:10.5  
Carter 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.9  
  00:00.0 Christmas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
End of 2nd Qtr
Connecticut Sun (8-23) Indiana Fever (15-16)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Griffin Jump Shot: Missed  09:44  
  09:43 Catchings Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  09:35 January Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:34 Zellous Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:31
[IND 33-28]
Zellous Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
  09:08 Larkins Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Griffin 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: White (1 AST)  08:56
[CON 31-33]
 
  08:36
[IND 35-31]
Zellous Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Greene Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  08:36  
  08:36 Zellous Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  08:36  
White Jump Shot: Missed Block: Christmas (3 BLK)  08:20  
Team Rebound  08:20  
White Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Catchings (3 ST)  08:15  
  08:11 January Layup Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  08:10  
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed  08:04  
  08:03 January Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:47 Catchings Jump Shot: Missed 
Greene Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:46  
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  07:26  
  07:25 Catchings Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  07:04
[IND 37-31]
January Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Catchings (1 AST) 
White 3pt Shot: Missed  06:48  
Griffin Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  06:46  
Griffin 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS)  06:32
[CON 34-37]
 
  06:11 Larkins Jump Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  06:10  
Montgomery Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  06:05  
Montgomery Substitution replaced by Carter  06:05  
Greene Substitution replaced by Castro Marques  06:05  
  05:51 Catchings Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF) 
  05:51 Catchings Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  05:51 Catchings Substitution replaced by Breland 
Castro Marques Jump Shot: Missed  05:35  
  05:32 Zellous Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:29 Zellous Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Carter (2 ST) 
White Jump Shot: Missed  05:17  
Team Rebound  05:16  
Bass Substitution replaced by Pedersen  05:16  
  05:16 Christmas Substitution replaced by Clarendon 
  05:16 Zellous Substitution replaced by Pohlen 
Carter 3pt Shot: Missed  05:09  
Griffin Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  05:07  
Team Timeout : Regular  05:04  
White 3pt Shot: Missed  04:54  
  04:53 Team Rebound 
  04:28 Pohlen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Castro Marques Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:27  
Castro Marques Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  04:23  
  04:09 Larkins Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Pedersen (1 ST) 
  04:07 Pohlen Foul: Clear Path (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Castro Marques Free Throw Clear Path 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:07
[CON 35-37]
 
Castro Marques Free Throw Clear Path 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:07
[CON 36-37]
 
Griffin Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Carter (1 AST)  03:58
[CON 38-37]
 
  03:34
[IND 39-38]
Larkins Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Clarendon (3 AST) 
Carter Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Pohlen (2 ST)  03:29  
White Foul: Personal Block (2 PF)  03:29  
  03:29 Larkins Substitution replaced by Catchings 
  03:09 Catchings Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:07 Breland Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:06 Breland Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:05 Breland Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  03:02
[IND 42-38]
January 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Breland (1 AST) 
Carter Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Pedersen (1 AST)  02:43
[CON 40-42]
 
  02:30 Pohlen 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:28 Team Rebound 
Griffin Substitution replaced by Bass  02:28  
White Substitution replaced by Montgomery  02:28  
Pedersen Foul: Personal (1 PF)  02:25  
  02:12 Catchings Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Bass Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Catchings (4 ST)  01:57  
Castro Marques Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:53  
  01:53
[IND 43-40]
Pohlen Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:53 January Substitution replaced by Christmas 
  01:53
[IND 44-40]
Pohlen Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Montgomery Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pedersen (2 AST)  01:41
[CON 42-44]
 
  01:25 Catchings 3pt Shot: Missed 
Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:23  
Montgomery Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:08
[CON 44-44]
 
Castro Marques Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:50.7  
  00:50.7
[IND 45-44]
Catchings Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  00:50.7
[IND 46-44]
Catchings Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed  00:36.9  
  00:35.9 Christmas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:33.2 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:10.2
[IND 48-44]
Catchings Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Clarendon (4 AST) 
Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
Carter Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  00:00.6  
Carter Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Qtr
Connecticut Sun (8-23) Indiana Fever (15-16)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
  09:41
[IND 50-44]
Breland Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Clarendon (5 AST) 
  09:26 Clarendon Foul: Personal Block (3 PF) 
Griffin Jump Shot: Missed  09:16  
  09:15 Clarendon Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:11 Clarendon Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Griffin Jump Shot: Missed  08:53  
Castro Marques Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  08:51  
  08:50 Pohlen Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Castro Marques Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  08:50
[CON 45-50]
 
Castro Marques Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  08:50
[CON 46-50]
 
  08:31
[IND 52-46]
Christmas Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Griffin 3pt Shot: Missed  08:15  
  08:14 Clarendon Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  08:03 Pohlen 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:02 Pohlen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:59 Breland Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:57 Breland Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
Castro Marques Substitution replaced by Greene  07:55  
Carter Substitution replaced by White  07:55  
  07:55 Jump Ball Breland vs Griffin (Larkins gains possession) 
  07:48
[IND 54-46]
Larkins Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Clarendon (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  07:40  
Bass Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: White (2 AST)  07:30
[CON 48-54]
 
  07:06 Larkins Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:03 Christmas Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  07:00
[IND 56-48]
Christmas Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Greene Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  07:00  
  07:00
[IND 57-48]
Christmas Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
Bass Jump Shot: Missed Block: Larkins (1 BLK)  06:40  
Team Rebound  06:40  
Bass Substitution replaced by Pedersen  06:40  
Pedersen Jump Shot: Missed  06:38  
  06:37 Breland Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
Griffin Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  06:16  
  06:16 Breland Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:16 Team Rebound 
  06:16
[IND 58-48]
Breland Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
White Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  06:02
[CON 50-58]
 
  05:35 Breland Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:34 Larkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  05:31
[IND 60-50]
Larkins Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
White Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Breland (2 ST)  05:16  
Pedersen Foul: Personal (2 PF)  05:12  
  05:12  
  05:02 Breland Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Pedersen (2 ST) 
  04:53 Clarendon Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
White Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  04:41
[CON 52-60]
 
  04:19 Christmas Jump Shot: Missed Block: Pedersen (1 BLK) 
  04:17 Breland Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  04:16 Breland Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:14 Christmas Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  04:12 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Pedersen Jump Shot: Missed  04:02  
  04:01 Larkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  03:41
[IND 62-52]
Larkins Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
White Floating Jump shot: Made (13 PTS)  03:23
[CON 54-62]
 
  03:14 Pohlen 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:12 Breland Rebound (Off:5 Def:2) 
  03:12
[IND 64-54]
Breland Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
White Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  03:12  
  03:12 Christmas Substitution replaced by January 
Greene Substitution replaced by Castro Marques  03:12  
Pedersen Substitution replaced by Bass  03:12  
  03:12
[IND 65-54]
Breland Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS) 
Bass Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (1 AST)  02:58
[CON 56-65]
 
  02:37
[IND 67-56]
Clarendon Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Montgomery Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Larkins (2 ST)  02:26  
  02:23 Larkins Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Griffin (1 ST) 
White Jump Shot: Missed  02:19  
Bass Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  02:17  
  02:17 Larkins Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  02:17 Team Timeout : Regular 
Montgomery Jump Bank Shot: Made (10 PTS)  02:08
[CON 58-67]
 
White Foul: Shooting Block (4 PF) (2 FTA)  01:50  
  01:50
[IND 68-58]
Larkins Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  01:50
[IND 69-58]
Larkins Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  01:31 January Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
White Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:31  
Team Rebound  01:31  
  01:31 Larkins Substitution replaced by Hassell 
White Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:31  
  01:31 Breland Rebound (Off:5 Def:3) 
  01:12 Hassell Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:10 Breland Rebound (Off:6 Def:3) 
  00:52.9 January 3pt Shot: Missed 
Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:51.9  
Montgomery Turnover : Double Dribble (5 TO)  00:50.6  
  00:32.9 Pohlen Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Montgomery (1 ST) 
Castro Marques Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (2 AST)  00:29.0
[CON 60-69]
 
  00:05.0 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
End of 4th Qtr
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standings
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CON
6th East
10
24
3-7
8-9
2-15
IND
4th East
16
18
5-5
9-8
7-10
 
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Lynx Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .474 .
FT% .790 .
Points 82.9 NaN
Rebounds 36.9 NaN
Assists 20.5 NaN
Steals 7.7 NaN
Blocks 4.8 NaN
3-Point % .365 .
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  season playoffs
FG% .423 .
FT% .741 .
Points 76.9 NaN
Rebounds 35.6 NaN
Assists 16.6 NaN
Steals 10.2 NaN
Blocks 4.3 NaN
3-Point % .275 .
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