dropped their second game on their Western Conference road trip as they
fell to the Phoenix Mercury
69-79. Saturday night's loss dropped Indiana to 13-15 on the season,
placing them second place in the Eastern Conference.
two teams traded blows through the first half exchanging leads back and forth.
However, Phoenix scrapped to the top taking a five-point lead into halftime.
second half was more of the same with the two teams going back-and-forth with the lead. The Fever eventually tied 63-61 with just a little over seven minutes remaining in the
game. The Mercury then went on a 18-6 run to close out the game.
"I thought we had a chance down the
stretch, but we missed 2-3 wide open shots," said Fever coach Lin Dunn. "You
have to keep scoring against [Phoenix]. We put ourselves in a position to steal
one against the league's best team, on the road. What you worry about is not
getting shots; but that wasn't the case."
Four Fever players scored double
figures, but the team was hurt by an uncharacteristic 0-10 shooting night from
All-Star Tamika Catchings. For the Mercury,
All-Star Brittney Griner finished with 17 points and Diana Taurasi added 15.
Bankers Life Fieldhouse.