Game Recap: Lynx Escape with Win Against Fever

MINNEAPOLIS – The Indiana Fever and Minnesota Lynx exchanged the lead nine different occasions during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game, but the Lynx prevailed with a 90-80 win. Indiana erased a 16-point deficit to lead with five minutes remaining in the game before Minnesota rattled off a 15-4 run to close the game out.

Kelsey Mitchell led all scorers with 25 points while tying a season-high 10 made field goals. It was the 10th time in her career Mitchell made at least five 3-point field goals in a game. Sunday was also Mitchell’s 20th consecutive game scoring in double figures. She also set a new season-high with six assists.

Mitchell and the entire Fever starting lineup scored in double figures Sunday night. Combining the Lynx starters, it was the first time in a regular season game in Fever franchise history where every starting player scored at least 10 points.

As a team, Indiana shot 50 percent from the field for the second time this season.

Teaira McCowan battled Sylvia Fowles in both games this weekend and finished with 17 points and eight rebounds on Sunday. McCowan’s four blocked shots tied the most by a Fever player this season.

Victoria Vivians earned her fifth starting nod of the season in place of Jessica Breland after Breland suffered a left thumb injury on Friday night. Vivians added 10 points and a career-high seven assists.

Tiffany Mitchell and Lindsay Allen each also scored 10 points on Sunday night. It was the 19th time scoring in double figures in the last 20 games for Mitchell, while Allen reached double figures for the fourth time in her last seven games played.

For Minnesota, Napheesa Collier led the Lynx with 22 points and seven assists. Fowles tallied 18 points and eight rebounds, while Aerial Powers’ three-game streak scoring 20 points came to an end with 17 points.

The Fever travel to take on the Atlanta Dream on Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET. Fans can tune in to Tuesday’s game on and the Indiana Fever’s Facebook page.