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Fever vs. Lynx Game 2 of the WNBA Finals: Results

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Last night the Indiana Fever played against the Minnesota Lynx in game 2 of the WNBA Finals in Minnesota. The Fever lead the series (best of 5) 1-0. This is the last game in Minnesota unless a game 5 is required.

Tamika Catchings got the first points of the game but it took them 1:30 to get it. The Lynx were quick to get the lead 6-4 and the game went back and forth between the two teams. In the first half both of the teams were having trouble with their shooting, but despite that the Fever got on top for the first half 18-11.

In the second quarter the Fever picked up their shooting and got a 10-point lead on the Lynx 23-13. The game was turned out to be a very rough game many players ended up on the floor from either a shove or a trip, Jeanette Pohlen injured her left knee and was not able to play for the rest of the game. It was a very physical game and Lynx player Lindsay Whalen got in early foul trouble with 3 fouls before the half. As rough as this game was the Lynx caught up and the Fever start to have trouble holding them off. But the Fever prevailed and barely stayed on top at the end of the half 33-31.

After the break the Lynx took their first lead (36-35) since back in the first quarter (9-8). But the Fever were quick to come back and they tied the game at 44. Then the game goes back and forth between the teams. The Lynx are soon in foul trouble and some of their star players have 3 fouls. A technical foul was called on the Lynx’s coach Cheryl Reeve after she ripped off her jacket and yelled at the refs, soon afterwards Whalen got called for a technical as well. But that just seemed to encourage the Lynx to play harder and they did as well as took the lead at the end of the third 60-55.

Things just went downhill from there for the Fever as they did not score for 4:30, and Pohlen out for the rest of the game and Katie Douglas at home because of a sprained ankle, they were lacking some people who could throw the 3-pointers that they really needed. During that time the Lynx took a 14-point lead 73-59 and didn’t look back. The Fever were unable to overcome the Lynx in the end, and the Fever lose 83-71.

Game 3 will be in Indiana on Friday October 19th @ 8:00. It will also be aired on ESPN2. With the series tied at 1-1 both teams need 2 more wins in order to win the WNBA Finals.

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Written by maddiedeckers

October 18, 2012 at 12:04 pm

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