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Fever vs. Connecticut Sun Game 1 of Eastern Conference Finals Results

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Last night the Indiana Fever play against the Connecticut Sun in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals in Connecticut. The Sun have beaten the Fever in three out of the four games that were played in the regular season.

Tamika Catchings opened up the game with a 3-pointer for the Fever and the Fever took the lead early. The Fever did a really good job at keeping the ball away from the Sun, and getting those rebounds. But the Sun catch up and the game is separated by only one point, going back and forth between the two teams. And the Fever pull ahead and lead by the end of the first quarter. The Fever got four 3-pointers in the first, but also two fouls on Briann January. The Fever lead at the end of the first quarter 22-14.

Jeanette Pohlen comes into the game in the second quarter. Pohlen has not played in the past two playoffs game. As the game progresses the players became more physical between the teams. As the Sun close in on the Fever, the Fever have to fight harder for the ball. At the end  of the half the game is tied at 30. In the next half the Fever really need to not play as physical as it is costing them fouls that they cannot afford to have.

At the beginning of the third both teams have stepped up their game. The Fever start to fall behind at the Sun take the lead for only the third time 38-34. The Fever have also struggled with their scoring and are forced to shoot the ball from a distance. Catchings has also struggled with her shooting and the Fever trail at the end of the third 52-43.

Katie Douglas got her momentum back in the and got her team some more 3-pointers. The Fever really needed this kick in order to be able to catch up and to be able to play with the same energy they had in the first half. And though the Fever had that kick they were not able to catch up and the Sun win 76-64.

Game 2 will be in Indiana on Monday October 8th at 8:00 pm. The Fever will need to inprove on their shooting, and need to come out and play like they did in the first half. If they do that, they will win their next game.

The Minnesota Lynx beat the L.A. Sparks in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals on Thursday. Game 2 will be on Sunday in LA @ 3:30 pm.

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Written by maddiedeckers

October 6, 2012 at 8:42 am

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