INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Fever led 67-60 heading into the fourth quarter in Sunday’s game at the Atlanta Dream. Indiana held Atlanta to only eight points in the final 10 minutes for a 79-68 win heading into the Olympic break. The eight points scored are the least amount of points scored in a quarter by the Dream this season, and was also the fewest amount of points scored by a Fever opponent in a quarter this season.
This is the first three-game winning streak for the Fever since winning three consecutive games on September 6, September 9 and September 11 in the 2016 season.
All five Fever starters scored in double figures for the first time since September 8, 2019, highlighted by 21 points and 14 rebounds from Teaira McCowan. Despite picking up two personal fouls in the first two minutes of the game, Sunday was McCowan’s eighth double-double performance of the season and the 24th of her career. McCowan was inserted back into the starting lineup after Jantel Lavender was ruled out with a left knee injury.
Tiffany Mitchell finished with 14 points and a season-high eight rebounds. Mitchell moved into fourth in scoring in franchise history ahead of Tammy Sutton-Brown, and now has 1,671 points in an Indiana Fever jersey.
Mitchell and McCowan combined to make 19 of the team’s 20 free throws. Mitchell now sits at 496 career made free throws.
Danielle Robinson added 12 points and a season-high nine assists. Kelsey Mitchell and Jessica Breland pitched in 11 and 10 points each.
Indiana outrebounded Atlanta 49-30, including a season-high seven rebounds off the bench from Victoria Vivians. Sunday was the largest rebounding differential for both the Fever and Dream this season.
Odyssey Sims led Atlanta with 15 of her team-high 20 points in the first half, while Crystal Bradford scored 14.
Indiana held Atlanta to 1-of-13 shooting from 3-point range on the night, which is the fewest Atlanta has made in a game this season.
Following the Olympic break, the Fever will take on the Los Angeles Sparks on Sunday, August 15 at 9 p.m. ET. The game will be available for viewing on FeverBasketball.com and the Indiana Fever’s Facebook page.