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Fever vs. Dream: Game 1 Results

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Last night the Indiana Fever played against the Atlanta Dream in game one of the playoffs. The Fever’s record for the regular season against the Dream is 3-2. This game is a rematch for the Fever who got beat by the Dream last year in the finals.

Briann January, Shavonte Zellous, and Katie Douglas were able to play, and back in the starting line up. Though the Fever got the first points of the game, the Dream was quick to take the lead 8-2 three minutes into the game. One mistake in the game that occurred a lot in the first half was whenever the Fever try to pass the ball a Dream player ends up taking the ball away. This seemed to have happened a lot, every time the Fever passed the ball, a Dream player was there to take it away. So after a rough first quarter for the Fever the Dream lead 25-15.

The second quarter was just as rough as the first for the Fever, with missed rebounds and missed baskets, the Dream it seemed were always there to grab the ball. With five seconds left in the first half Angel McCoughtry elbowed January in the mid-section, but was not fouled and January was not able to get up for a couple minutes but was finally able to stand and walk back to the locker rooms. Seconds later the half ended with the Fever still behind 41-32.

When the Fever came back out after the half they managed to hold the Dream off from scoring, while they got 13 points. Throughout the game there were several missed calls that could have greatly effected the outcome of the game. Though the Fever played better they were still trailing at the end of the third 59-46. With 6:30 left in the game January comes back out to play. The Fever really stepped up their game and played really hard with 2:30 left, with a 3-pointer from Douglas and Philips. And with just under a minute the Fever only trail by 3. But the Dream catch back up and push out the lead even more, and January fouls out of the game. Sadly the Fever could not catch up in time and the Dream win 75-66.

The things that the Fever need to work on are their rebounds, and their three point shooting, the Fever led the WNBA in 3-pointers. The Fever play game 2 Sunday the 30th in Atlanta, the Fever really need to win this game in order to remain in the playoffs and a chance at going to the WNBA Championship, the game is at 4:00, so be ready to cheer on the Fever as they fight their way into the finals!

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Written by maddiedeckers

September 29, 2012 at 5:50 pm

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