The Indiana Fever (11-13) dropped their first game back from the All-Star break to the Chicago Sky (9-14) 60-57 in Chicago on Tuesday night. The loss ended Indiana's three-game road-winning streak and gives them a 6-5 road record this season. It also snapped the Sky's six-game losing streak.
The Fever came out strong but were outscored 16-6 in the second quarter. The Fever's 20 point first half was their lowest of the season, according to WNBA.com.
Indiana fought back in the second half outscoring Chicago 21-15 in the third quarter, but 11 missed free throws and 19 turnovers were just too much to overcome. Tamika Catchings' missed free throw with 4.1 seconds remaining sealed the victory for the Sky.
"Unfortunately, we gave the game away," said Fever coach Lin Dunn. "I thought we did everything we had to do in the second half to come back and win. But when you're on the road, you can't miss free throws and expect to win."
The Fever now move on to San Antonio to go head-to-head with the Stars. The game begins at 8 p.m. July 26 at the AT&T Center.