Game Preview: Fever Host Connecticut and Welcome Back 2012 WNBA Title Team

The Fever will welcome back the 2012 WNBA title team on Sunday afternoon, when they host the Connecticut Sun at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Players and staff from the team who helped capture the first title in franchise history will be recognized on the court throughout Sunday’s game at 2 p.m. ET. Tickets are still available to purchase by visiting FeverBasketball.com.

Fans are encouraged to wear red to the game to commemorate the ‘Red Out’ during Game 4 of the WNBA Finals when Indiana eliminated the Minnesota Lynx.

The Fever and Sun also met on Tuesday in Connecticut. Fever guard Kelsey Mitchell set a new franchise record for most points scored in a quarter with 19 in the fourth quarter, but the Sun held on to defeat Indiana, 94-85. Mitchell finished with 23 points on the night for her fourth game this season and 38th career game finishing with at least 20 points.

Indiana outscored Connecticut 19-16 in the first quarter and 34-31 in the final frame in the first of two consecutive matchups against the Sun. It was the lowest scoring first quarter for Connecticut and the highest scoring first quarter for a Connecticut opponent this season.

Despite the veteran length inside for Connecticut, Indiana outscored the Sun 42-34 in the paint, which set a new season-best for the Fever.

Victoria Vivians finished with 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting for her third game in the last four outings finishing in double figures for Indiana.

In the 300th career regular season game of her career, Fever guard Danielle Robinson finished with 10 points and a new season-high six assists. Robinson earned the starting nod again, which was her 217th career regular season game in the starting lineup.

Alanna Smith led the Fever reserves with nine points, while Tiffany Mitchell pulled down two rebounds in the first half to give her 500 rebounds in her career.

For the Sun, six players finished in double figures, led by 2021 WNBA MVP Jonquel Jones with 19 points and a game-high eight rebounds. Alyssa Thomas added 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the free throw line.

Injury Report 
Fever: NaLyssa Smith – doubtful (right ankle), Bria Hartley – out (left hamstring)
Sun: TBD

Broadcast Information
Livestream: Indiana Fever Facebook Page, ESPN3
Pat Boylan (play-by-play), Tully Bevilaqua (analyst)