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Fever vs. Sun Game 3 Eastern Conference Finals: Results

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Last night the Indiana Fever played against the Connecticut Sun in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final. This game determined who would go onto play against the Minnesota Lynx in the WNBA Championship Finals.

It was a slow start for both teams as almost two minutes went by without either team scoring. Eventually the Sun got the first points of the game, that would be the only points the Sun would get for awhile as the Fever quickly took the lead 9-2. It was obvious the Sun were having difficulties with their shooting. Five minutes into the game Katie Douglas, one of the star players for the Fever twisted her ankle very bad and had to go to the hospital for x-rays. Needless to say she was out for the rest of the game. But that didn’t seem to faze the rest of the team, in fact it seemed to cause them to play better, and the Fever had the lead at the end of the first quarter 18-10.

As the game went on it got more physical between the two teams as both were trying so hard to get the final place in the WNBA Finals. But the Fever defense was on top last night with the score 25-16. This was the biggest lead the Fever have had in this entire series, but it would not be their biggest lead of the game. The Fever still had the lead at the end of the half 43-24.

In the third quarter the Fever kept their lead of 20+ points over the Sun, but getting closer to the end of the quarter the Sun started to make their baskets. Briann January was having a bit of an off night compared to the past four games but she still played a big part in keeping the Sun from scoring and getting 12 points as well. Fever keep the lead at the end of the third 68-48.

All of the Fever players stepped up last night, Tamika Catchings did really well last night and got 22 points for her team. Jeanette Pohlen who has not played much since the end of the regular season got 14 points as well. The Fever won the game 87-71.

The Fever will now go onto play against the Minnesota Lynx in the WNBA Championship Finals. Game 1 and 2 will be in Minnesota and Game 3 and if necessary Game 4 will be in Indiana. Game 1 will be on Sunday October 14th a@ 8:00 on ESPN2.

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Written by maddiedeckers

October 12, 2012 at 2:44 pm

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