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    So you schedule a conference rival, not a team you only host once in a rematch of the WNBA Finals!

    (Tinfoil hat theory: The Lynx requested it to keep that crazies that Cheryl hates so much from being behind their bench again )

    Meanwhile, ESPN2 will host LA vs Tulsa tonight..... instead of the rematch of the WNBA Finals...... )
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    So you schedule a conference rival, not a team you only host once in a rematch of the WNBA Finals!

    (Tinfoil hat theory: The Lynx requested it to keep that crazies that Cheryl hates so much from being behind their bench again )

    Meanwhile, ESPN2 will host LA vs Tulsa tonight..... instead of the rematch of the WNBA Finals...... )
    There you go, thinking that showing teams who were recently in the finals is more important than showing a Big Market beating down on the worst team in the league. Clearly you don't work for ESPN with such radical non-commercial ideas.

    In all fairness, though, showing #1 in the West vs. an injury-riddled shell of the team from last year currently standing at #5 in the East wouldn't have been very exciting either, I suspect. Though I don't know how the game actually went.
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    In all fairness, though, showing #1 in the West vs. an injury-riddled shell of the team from last year currently standing at #5 in the East wouldn't have been very exciting either, I suspect. Though I don't know how the game actually went.
    7 point Lynx win.
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    Tonight is Candace versus Skylar. That's why they are showing it. If Skylar was playing at any level other than awful, this might have been a highly rated matchup. But as it is...

    Anyway, the irony of the women's game has always been that despite it being more "team oriented"...it's actually more "star oriented" than the NBA. Sure, Taurasi doesn't get nearly the amount of attention that Lebron gets. But consistently, when you put the "stars" on tv, they have better ratings. Whereas market size is actually more determinative for the NBA. (It's similar with WCBB too. Everytime there is a WCBB star, it's talked about considerably more, and watched considerably more, than when there isn't.)

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    So much fun watching the Liberty unravel. The mental makeup on that team is so incredibly fragile. Contrast that with the cohesiveness of our group and the difference is clearly apparent. At one point after our huge second half run, Pearson literally jumped up and down in place and waved her arms at a teammate in frustration in the middle of a play. I'm thinking Cappie at the point isn't a good idea...

    We're right there with the Liberty now for that 4th spot. They have a home and away against Chicago coming up before playing us again. We've got a home and away with Washington. I'm thinking Chicago takes both games, so we could very realistically jump them in the standings in the near future... Slowly but surely this team is rounding into form. Just gotta dodge that injury bug. I got a little nervous when Larkins and Christmas got banged up today.

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    Phoenix released Prahalis today. Anyone else think we should make a play for her? Other than Bri, we don't have a true PG on the roster. Our injured players are either returned or nearing return but Sam would be great insurance and she sure beats these injury replacement signings.

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    Don't do it.

    Phoenix doesn't have another competent guard on the roster other than Taurasi, and they released Sammy.

    I don't know what happened to her, she was so fun to watch last season. She got worse.

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    So, I'm watching the Fever - Liberty game. Breland has 3 blocks in 7 minutes. That's impressive.

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    In the first half last night the Fever were actually running something other than a "you move, then she moves, then I move" offense. In the second half it stagnated back to everyone standing around the perimeter waiting for a pass, followed by a missed jump shot. Given Cappy able to drive a Liberty comeback, that was the story of the game, really.
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    Shavonte Zellous made the all star team as a reserve. Good for her, it's her first time. Of course Tamika Catchings is a starter.

    EASTERN CONFERENCE RESERVES
    Guards: Alison Hightower (Connecticut Sun), Ivory Latta (Washington Mystics), Shavonte Zellous (Indiana Fever)
    Frontcourt: Tina Charles (Connecticut Sun), Sylvia Fowles (Chicago Sky), Crystal Langhorne (Washington Mystics)

    WESTERN CONFERENCE RESERVES
    Guards: Danielle Robinson (San Antonio Silver Stars), Kristi Toliver (Los Angeles Sparks), Lindsay Whalen (Minnesota Lynx)
    Frontcourt: Rebekkah Brunson (Minnesota Lynx), Glory Johnson (Tulsa Shock), Nneka Ogwumike (Los Angeles Sparks)
    http://www.wnba.com/news/2013_allsta...es_072313.html

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    All Star Game was really fun. Latta, of course, can't enter the state of Connecticut without scoring her little butt off. CP3 likes Connecticut a little too much too. :P

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    Welcome back Jeanette Pohlen!

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Fever star Jeanette Pohlen will make her 2013 WNBA debut on Saturday when the Fever hosts Eastern Conference-leading Chicago at Bankers Life Fieldhouse (7:00 p.m.). Pohlen sustained a torn right ACL in Game 2 of the 2012 WNBA Finals and has undergone surgery and rehabilitation since that time.

    Rookie forward Jasmine Hassell has been released to accommodate Pohlen’s return. Originally drafted by the Fever in the second round of the 2013 WNBA Draft, Hassell was waived in training camp and twice was added as a replacement player to help fill a roster decimated by injuries.

    Hassell appeared in 12 games for Indiana, averaging 1.8 points and 1.3 rebounds per game.

    Pohlen, the Fever’s top draft pick out of Stanford in 2011, begins her third pro season boasting a 44 percent shooting clip from 3-point range over two years. She was the first rookie to lead the WNBA in 3-point percentage in 2011 (.468), and ranked 11th in 2012 (.421) while helping Indiana to its first league championship.

    Pohlen is one of four Fever players who have missed extended time due to injury this season. Others include Erin Phillips (torn right meniscus), Katie Douglas (bulging disc in lower back), Jessica Davenport (left tibia stress fracture). In all, eight different Fever players have missed time due to injury this season, including six of the club’s top seven scorers from its 2012 championship team.
    http://www.wnba.com/fever/news/hasse...013_08_02.html
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    Impressive win vs. the Dream. I really like how the team is coming together down the stretch. We'll definitely be the team no one wants to face during the playoffs at this rate.
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    Impressive win vs. the Dream. I really like how the team is coming together down the stretch. We'll definitely be the team no one wants to face during the playoffs at this rate.
    I was thinking the same thing after that win. It's something I've believed all season, even during the rough start, but it's beautiful to watch the team play together. That's a huge advantage we have over other teams -- the chemistry and cohesion is unmatched. They've all been through it before and they know they can rely on each other. That'll pay off on more than one occasion in the playoffs.

    Now, if only we could find some consistent offense...

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    Of course, we had to miss the game Saturday night - I hope we don't find a correlation to Fever wins and our absences...

    Meanwhile, I agree that the offense seems to be very susceptible to certain defenses. It seems like those teams that recognize how difficult it is for the Fever to move off the ball and take a little time to disrupt what does try to occur are very successful at stopping the offense cold. Against LA, it seemed like they had a body ready to intercept Tamika or Erlana when they made their moves, which broke their rhythm and kept them from being effective both getting to the basket and passing out. That means we live or die by the jump shot, and we're definitely Jekyll-and-Hyde when it comes to that.
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    The Fever are built for the playoffs. Getting there could still be problematic, however. 7 of the next 8 are on the road, and the next three are out west where the Fever traditionally haven't done well.


    When is Katie Douglas coming back? When she first missed a game she was listed as "day to day" and then it was reported she would be "out awhile" but that was two months ago. I guess I didn't think it was that serious. It would be great to have everyone back and healthy four weeks from now.


    I live in a small town not near Indianapolis and today I saw someone wearing a "2012 WNBA champions" Fever T-shirt with each player's name listed on the back. That was pretty cool.

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    When is Katie Douglas coming back? When she first missed a game she was listed as "day to day" and then it was reported she would be "out awhile" but that was two months ago. I guess I didn't think it was that serious. It would be great to have everyone back and healthy four weeks from now.
    I personally suspect she is done for the year. I'd hate to see her get impatient and have back surgery which could make things worse.
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    Nice to see a Fever win and break my streak of only attending losses.

    When Erin went down in the 4th I almost soiled myself, but figured it wasn't extremely serious when they kept her on the bench and iced it up rather than taking her into the locker room. Hopefully it is something she can recover from quickly.
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    Goodbye Sasha Goodlett. I suspect she just wasn't mobile enough for the pro game.

    August 27, 2013

    INDIANAPOLIS Rookie forward Jasmine Hassell has signed a contract for the rest of the season with the Indiana Fever, replacing the roster spot vacated by Sasha Goodlett who was waived by the club in a corresponding move.

    Hassell, drafted by the Fever in the second round of the 2013 WNBA Draft, returns to the Fever for whom she appeared in 12 games earlier this season as a replacement player. She was waived in training camp and twice was added as a replacement player to help fill a roster decimated by injuries.

    Most recently, Hassell was released by Indiana on August 2 when veteran guard Jeanette Pohlen returned from injury. She subsequently signed three consecutive 7-day contracts with the Seattle Storm.

    In her first pro season, Hassell averaged 1.8 points and 1.3 rebounds per game in limited duty with the Fever. With Seattle, she saw brief action in four games.

    Goodlett was a first-round draft pick by Indiana in 2012. She made 26 appearances in her rookie campaign, averaging 3.1 points and 1.6 rebounds per game. In 25 appearances this season, she averaged 1.8 points and 1.6 rebounds.

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    And back to the playoffs with an outstanding 4th quarter to put away the Sun!
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    Katie's back! http://www.wnba.com/fever/news/dougl...ay_130912.html


    Kind of sucks to lose Breland, as she provided some depth for what is now a razor-thin frontline, but I guess we'll just have to see how it works out.

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    Fever versus the Sky in Round 1!
    Complete First Round Schedule:

    Game 1: Indiana at Chicago - Friday, September 20 (7:00 PM EDT, NBA TV)

    Game 2: Chicago at Indiana - Sunday, September 22 (3:00PM EDT, ESPN2)

    Game 3: Indiana at Chicago* - Tuesday, September 24 (TBD,TBD)
    http://www.wnba.com/fever/news/playo...013_09_15.html

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    Anyone think there's any realistic chance of pulling off an upset?

    After the way this season's gone, just making the playoffs is an achievement, IMO.

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    Anyone think there's any realistic chance of pulling off an upset?

    After the way this season's gone, just making the playoffs is an achievement, IMO.
    Considering that a wounded Fever team went 3 - 1 on the season with Chicago, yes.
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    Anyone think there's any realistic chance of pulling off an upset?

    After the way this season's gone, just making the playoffs is an achievement, IMO.
    Definitely. We've had their number all season and their top three players have zero WNBA playoffs experience. Chicago as a franchise is in the postseason for the very first time. That is a lot of pressure riding on the shoulders of the #1 seed.
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