BRADENTON, Fla. – After a Dallas Wings loss on Wednesday night, the Indiana Fever look to gain ground in the playoff hunt on Thursday in a 10 p.m. tip against the Phoenix Mercury, who is looking extend its current winning streak to five games.
Last time out, Mercury guard Diana Taurasi dropped 26 of her 32 points in the first half of Tuesday’s 92-85 win against Las Vegas. She finished 10-of-22 from the field and made seven of her 15 attempts made beyond the arc.
Phoenix has been without center Brittney Griner since Aug. 22 due to personal reasons. Mercury Head Coach Sandy Brondello announced on Sunday guard Bria Hartley will miss the rest of the season due to a knee injury.
The first meeting between Indiana and Phoenix this season was a back-and-forth affair on the offensive end as the Fever outlasted Phoenix, 106-100. The 106 points scored by the Fever tied the second most points scored in a regular season game in franchise history and was the ninth time the Fever reached the 100-point plateau in a regular season game.
HOW TO WATCH:
Thursday’s game will be streamed live on FeverBasketball.com, the Indiana Fever’s Facebook page and via the Fever app. Pat Boylan will be joined by Bria Goss and will bring you the action from Indianapolis. Fans can also watch on FOX Sports Indiana.
QUESTIONABLE – Candice Dupree (Lower Back)
OUT – Jantel Lavender (Left Foot), Victoria Vivians (Right Knee), Erica Wheeler (WNBA Medical Protocol)
The Fever meet the Connecticut Sun at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday. Saturday’s game will also be streamed on FeverBasketball.com, the Indiana Fever’s Facebook page and via the Fever app. Fans can also watch on FOX Sports Indiana.