Game Recap: Fever Fall to the Mercury at Home

INDIANAPOLIS – Kelsey Mitchell and Tiffany Mitchell led the Fever offense with 18 and 17 points each in Saturday afternoon’s 87-65 loss to the Phoenix Mercury. Indiana owned a halftime lead for the second time against Phoenix this season, but the Mercury shot 52 percent in the second half to win its eighth straight game following the Olympic break.

Both teams will square off again on Monday at Indiana Farmers Coliseum at 7 p.m. ET.

Kelsey Mitchell shot 7-of-16 from the floor and passed Tammy Sutton-Brown to move into fifth for most field goals made in franchise history with 609. Tiffany Mitchell moved into a tie with Shavonte Zellous for 10th in franchise history in made 3-point field goals with 106. She has also scored in double figures in 16 of the last 17 games.

In the 82nd game of her WNBA career, Teaira McCowan became the second player in Fever history to record 100 blocks within her first 100 career games, joining Tamika Catchings. Catchings reached 100 blocks in her 79th game back on June 26, 2004. McCowan also tied Jessica Breland with a team-high eight rebounds on Saturday.

Breland also secured her 108th career game with multiple blocked shots.

For Phoenix, Brittney Griner led all scorers with 22 points. Skylar Diggins-Smith and Kia Nurse each added 14 points, while Diana Taurasi was held to only two points.

The Fever conclude the four-game homestand with another matchup with the Phoenix Mercury on Monday at 7 p.m. ET at the Coliseum. Tickets are still available and fans can tune in to Monday’s game on and the Indiana Fever’s Facebook page.