Even though the Fever was the fourth seed, and while you could say that it was an upset, something seemed “duh” that the Fever would beat the Sky. I say that because, out of the ten losses by the Sky, three of them were to the Fever and they lost the season series 1-3. Also, the Fever are the reigning champs and while they had a slow start to the season, they have been playing at a high level. So, it wasn’t much of a surprise when they swept the Sky.
I watched this game instead of football because I’m such a basketball fan.
The Fever started off fast and didn’t let up. They were up by 20 at the half and the feeling was that this game was over. Again, you wasn’t really surprised that the Fever were dominant like this. It was easy to see.
The Fever were the only WNBA team to reach the playoffs with a losing record. But Indiana took advantage of Chicago’s poor shooting to defeat the Sky for the fifth consecutive time.
The Sky (24-12) missed their first six shots from the field but took an early 6-3 lead by hitting 6-of-6 free throws. But Catchings scored six consecutive points for the Fever to give Indiana a lead it would never relinquish.
So, yeah, the Fever, led by Catchings, would go early and on for a final score of 79-57. Catchings finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds. The Fever will have to get used to winning on the road since they will always be the lower seed in a match. But, again, as the champs, you have to believe they can handle it. USA Today with the story.