Game Preview: Fever vs Storm

Indiana Fever (3-22) vs Seattle Storm (18-7)

Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m. (EDT)
Site: Bankers Life Fieldhouse
TV: none
Live Stream: ESPN 3

Probable Starters
Fever: F- Victoria Vivians, F – Candice Dupree, C – Natalie Achonwa, G – Cappie Pondexter, G – Erica Wheeler
Storm: F – Natasha Howard, F – Alysha Clark, C – Breanna Stewart, G – Sue Bird, G – Jewell Loyd

The Indiana Fever return to Bankers Life Fieldhouse, after a three-game road trip, to face the Seattle Storm, on Tuesday night. The Fever defeated the Los Angeles Sparks, 78-76, Friday, but are looking to bounce back after falling to the Las Vegas Aces, 88-74, on Sunday. Seattle is in search of another win after losing to the Atlanta Dream, 87-74, Sunday night.

Indiana was led by Natalie Achonwa with 21 points and seven rebounds against the Aces. Breanna Stewart led the Storm in their loss to the Dream with 31 points and eight boards.

Injury Report
Guard Shenise Johnson (left knee ACL rehabilitation) remains out and will not play.

Storylines & Promotion
• It’s Hoosier Lottery Night as the Fever welcome the Seattle Storm to Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The first 2,000 fans 18 and over will receive scratch-off lottery tickets courtesy of the Hoosier Lottery!

• Tuesday’s game will be the second of three games Seattle and Indiana will play this season. Seattle currently leads the series 1-0, defeating the Fever 72-63 earlier this season. The Fever were led by veteran Candice Dupree shooting 7-of-14 from the field and adding 15 points in the loss. The Storm were led by Jewell Loyd with 25 points on 10-of-15 shooting.

• Indiana continues a stretch of seven games in 14 days as they host the Seattle Storm tonight in their final game before the WNBA All-Star break.

• Natalie Achonwa led the Fever with 21 points and seven rebounds in Sunday’s loss to the Aces. Achonwa has now scored 20 or more points three times this season. With those seven rebounds, Achonwa moved into ninth place in Indiana history with 440 career rebounds.

• Candice Dupree record 13 points to reach double figures in scoring for her fourth-straight game on Sunday.

• Victoria Vivians shot 3-of-4 from 3-point range to contribute nine points on Sunday. Fellow rookie Kelsey Mitchell got all her scoring in the second half, and matched Vivians’ nine points. The Mitchell-Vivians duo combined on four 3-pointers to become the second rookie tandem in league history, and the first since 1999, to amass more than 100 3-point field goals made.

• Cappie Pondexter handed out a team-high seven assists on Sunday against Las Vegas. Pondexter also added five points and two boards for the Fever.