The Indiana Fever moved closer
to .500 after Thursday night's 82-64 win over the Chicago Sky. The victory sent Indiana into the All-Star break with a win and
ended their two-game losing streak.
The Fever led by 14 heading into halftime
after outscoring the Sky 24-10 in the second quarter. By the end of the third
quarter Chicago had narrowed the margin to single digits.
However, Indiana was determined to right the wrongs from Tuesday's loss to the Los Angeles Sparks. The
Fever dominated the fourth quarter 29-16 and cruised to an 18-point win.
"We were determined not to
lose," said All-Star Tamika Catchings
Catchings. "We were really looking around
the room looking in everybody's eyes [and] you just saw that fire."
Fever head coach Lin Dunn also
said keeping her starters fresh for the closing stretch was a priority.
''I thought as a staff we did a better
job keeping our starters under 30 [minutes]," Dunn said. ''That was our
goal. I thought that we were less fatigued at the end of the game.''
Indiana now sits at 11-12 and despite
being under .500 they still hold the second spot in the
Eastern Conference. The Fever's next game is July 22
at 8:00 p.m. in Chicago for a rematch with the Sky.