INDIANAPOLIS – When the final buzzer sounded, the postgame handshakes had been exchanged and the Fever had broken down its final huddle, players congregated at center court and raised their hands to thank the remaining fans.
Fever faithful filed in Bankers Life Fieldhouse for the second straight game, creating a raucous WNBA Finals environment. It was evident that the Fever fed off their energy and passion.
After the game, Fever players offered their thanks to the thousands of fans who showed up to support Indiana through thick and thin during the 2015 season.
Shenise Johnson: “Thank you. For their commitment throughout the year, for their dedication throughout the year. I think we have the best fans, the best turnouts in the league. They’ve been relentless the entire year, especially throughout the playoffs. I want to thank the Mayor for giving us a shoutout and making it ‘Fever Friday’. And I hope everybody can make it to Minnesota. If not, everybody tune in and watch. We’re trying to bring this back to Indiana.”
Erlana Larkins: “We just want to thank them for being here all year long, through the ups and the downs, through the indifferent. We were confident when it looked like we weren’t getting any better, but we just really appreciate their support, and I think they really helped us tonight.”
Briann January: “I just want to thank them for all of their support this year. They were with us through the highs and lows. We started off a little rocky, but they stuck with us, and the energy that they brought really fueled us. Stay tuned in, watch the game, send us your positive energy. We’re playing for you guys as much as we’re playing for each other. Hopefully, we can bring one home for you.”
Shavonte Zellous: “Our fans have been amazing throughout. I wouldn’t even be surprised if some of them try to come to Minnesota and pack their house out. The fans are amazing. They stuck with us through adversity in the first half of the season when we lost seven games out of 10. Whatever the case may be, they were with us through thick and thin. We are so honored and we are so happy to have them behind us and supporting us.”