Indiana Fever Match WNBA Record by Reaching Conference Finals in Fifth Consecutive Season
INDIANAPOLIS – The No. 3-seed Indiana Fever have beaten the No. 2-seed Chicago Sky in the WNBA Eastern Conference Semifinals, advancing to the conference finals for the fifth straight season, and the eighth time in 11 years.
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The Indiana Fever playoffs are presented by Old National Bank.
In the conference finals, Indiana will face either No. 1-seed New York or No. 4-seed Washington. The Liberty and Mystics meet at Madison Square Garden, Tuesday, to determine the winner of their first-round series.
If New York wins at home on Tuesday, the Liberty will host Game 1 of the East Finals just one day later – Wednesday, Sept. 23 – due to the Pope’s visit to New York on Friday. Indiana would host Game 2 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Sunday, Sept. 27. The Liberty would host a possible Game 3 on Tuesday, Sept. 29.
If Washington wins its semifinal series, Indiana hosts Game 1 of the East Finals on Thursday, Sept. 24. Washington would host Game 2 on Sunday. The Fever would host a possible Game 3 on Tuesday, Sept. 29.
Indiana’s streak of five straight seasons in the conference finals (2011-15) match the WNBA record held by the Los Angeles Sparks (1999-03). Only the Fever and Sparks have ever reached the conference finals in at least eight seasons. The Fever is participating in their WNBA-record 11th consecutive postseason. Indiana’s 31 all-time playoff victories are third in WNBA history.