Game Preview: Fever look to get first win vs. Phoenix Mercury

The Indiana Fever and the Phoenix Mercury will look to get into the win column on Wednesday night after each team suffered a loss on the opening day of the 2020 season.

Phoenix fell to Los Angeles, 99-76, before the Fever dropped the season opener against the Washington Mystics in Saturday night’s finale. Los Angeles outscored the Mercury, 30-8, in the third quarter to take an 80-54 lead into the fourth. The Mercury committed 27 turnovers on Saturday – its most since 2016 – including nine in the third quarter.

Wednesday will feature the first of two matchups this season between two of the five all-time leading scorers in WNBA history, featuring Mercury guard Diana Taurasi and Fever forward Candice Dupree.

HOW TO WATCH:
Wednesday’s game will be streamed live at no cost to fans at FeverBasketball.com, on the Indiana Fever’s Facebook page, or via the Fever app. Pat Boylan and former Fever coach and player, Tully Bevilaqua. will bring you the action from Indianapolis.

The game will also be available to watch on NBA TV.

INJURY REPORT
OUT – Lauren Cox (WNBA Medical Protocol), Erica Wheeler (WNBA Medical Protocol).
QUESTIONABLE – Kathleen Doyle (Right Ankle)

STAT TO KNOW

ESPN’s WNBA opening weekend coverage (July 25 and 26) tipped the season off strong with Saturday’s opener between the Los Angeles Sparks and Phoenix Mercury on ABC becoming the league’s most-watched opener on the ESPN family of networks since 2012, delivering an average 539,000 viewers. ESPN’s four-game opening slate averaged 401,000 viewers across ESPN and ABC, up 63% over the 2019 WNBA regular season average on ESPN’s Networks.

 UP NEXT

The Fever square off with the Dallas Wings for the first of two matchups this season on Friday at 8 p.m. ET.